Cost Of Home Building In Frederick County Increases Due To Supply Chain Shortages

Danielle Adams

Lumber prices have risen by almost 450% since April 2020.

Frederick, Md. (NS) – Nationwide supply chain issues have made home building in Frederick County more expensive.

Danielle Adams, Executive Officer for the Frederick County Building Industry Association said many costs are rising.

“We are very concerned with the supply chain. It has consumed our focus over the last 18 months. Most everything uses the rule of thumb of the price of lumber, but it is not just lumber it’s steel, plastic, concrete, appliances, you name it. All of that is impacted,” Adams explained.

Lumber prices specifically have risen by almost 450% since April 2020.

For those interested in building or renovating their home, the Building Industry Association has an upcoming event at the Frederick Fair Grounds.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating our 47th Annual Frederick Home Show and it’s going to be held on March 19th and the 20th. That’s a Saturday and a Sunday. On Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. On Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.” said Adams.

There will be over 100 exhibitors, local builders, a student competition and food.