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The COVID-19 pandemic hit many industries hard. Builders and contractors were the ones hit hardest, but not in the way you may imagine.
Yes, supplies have been challenging to acquire through the pandemic, however, it’s the labor shortage in these industries that is a cause for concern.
The Q4 2020 Commercial Construction Index (CCI), released quarterly by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Dodge Data & Analytics, sheds some light on this issue with several eye-opening stats:
- 83% of contractors are asking skilled workers to do more work, up from last quarter;
- 71% of contractors report struggling to meet schedule requirements, up from last quarter;
- 58% of contractors are putting in higher bids, up from last quarter; and
- 39% of contractors report turning down work opportunities, up from last quarter.
Contractors are struggling to find the labor they need to complete their projects, let alone skilled labor.
Easier Installation Means Less Labor
So how does Qora help your customers who are struggling with labor issues?
Qora Cladding weighs less, and installs faster and easier than traditional brick and manufactured stone. No additional labor is necessary.
Qora is the easy-to-install cladding product that looks like real stone without compromising performance or aesthetic appeal.
Professional bricklayers or stone masons are not required. This results in significantly fewer labor hours, saving your customers time and money.
With innovative, lightweight panels, it is easy to see Qora’s simplicity and efficiency. One of the biggest benefits of installation is that you do not need a mason.
Brick and stone installations require professional masons who are skilled, trained, and experienced in laying brick and stone. These installations require the ability to expertly cut brick and stone and apply cement and mortar to create beautiful, uniform joints.
Qora cladding panels, however, are simply cut and fastened with general carpentry skills. Your customers can easily install the beauty of stone with the workers they already have.
By selling a premium stone siding solution—that your competition does not offer—your customers can make more money through lower installation costs. And many of your builder customers that previously could not install stone veneer, now have an option to increase their margins as well.
Qora’s mission is to simplify the construction process by delivering better designed and better engineered products compared to traditional materials and installation methods. That is why we offer a 20-year-limited warranty on Qora Cladding products.
Qora cladding panels give your customers all the benefits of real and faux stone veneers with none of their weaknesses, making it the ideal solution for today’s modern builders.
To learn more about becoming a Qora Cladding dealer or distributor, please visit www.QoraCladding.com.
You can also contact a representative directly by emailing email@example.com or by calling (330) 223-2266.