Demand. The demand for remodeling has gone through the roof. People are spending more time at home and less going out. They want to make the space they spend the most time in a great one. But, since everyone’s doing it, there are several hiccups.
Production. Due to the pandemic, production lines are slowing down. Factories have to keep to distancing standards, which means fewer workers.
Transportation. Overseas transportation is slowing way down. The ports had to cut back production and workers for pandemic reasons. This means fewer people to sort through the stock.
Shipping containers. There’s a shortage of these because most are sitting in port waiting for processing. This means fewer items can ship.
For items made in America, it’s mostly an issue with high demand and low production.