Repairs On Hurricane Matthew Damage Could Take A Long Time Due To Labor Shortage

Georgia and South Carolina are seeing more requests for new window installation and work on tile roofs

By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | October 19, 2016

Homeowners impacted by Hurricane Matthew face long waits for repairs due to a construction labor shortage that was acute before the storm. The hurricane caused large-scale damage in southeast coastal areas. Requests for new window installation were up 133% in Myrtle Beach, S.C., compared with the same day last year, according to HomeAdvisor. Requests for repair work on tile roofs were up 120% in Savannah, Ga. The storm may have caused about $10 billion in damage, according to a recent estimate by Goldman Sachs.

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