Roofing Material Supplies During The  COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused disruption to everyone’s lives and livelihoods. Suffice to say it has also caused significant impact on those involved within the roofing industry.


Lockdown forced many contractors to stay at home, unable to complete their projects as planned and delaying the start of new ones. Some contractors were able to complete running projects while adhering to social distancing and other safety measures, while sadly some businesses were forced to close their doors for good.

Even in the case of projects that were able to continue during lockdown, there were still other hurdles to face throughout the entire supply chain.


The lockdown closed down merchants and suppliers, causing difficulty obtaining building materials to supply buyers and contractors. The various delivery companies, despite being able to continue, were suddenly finding themselves under unprecedented pressure and this was leading to delays, and subsequently projects were falling behind schedule.


Factories were forced to close during the lockdown, causing material supply disruptions and delays. Despite reopening during the summer, many facilities have been unable to return to their pre-pandemic output and may not be able to resume supply until at least the end of the year, causing on-going project scheduling issues as the manufacturers try to catch up with producing delayed orders.


Post lockdown, Metrotile Lightweight Roofing has managed to regain footing – our office is open, and COVID Secure. Our factory output is at pre-lockdown levels and our warehouse is stocked and ready to provide our wide range of lightweight steel roof tile profiles and accessories. We’ve also introduced new products to our range including the sleek new Moderna tile, and profiles such as the Oberon, as we became the UK’s supplier of Decra Lightweight Roofing.

Whatever your project, Metrotile’s customer support solutions – including full NBS specification services – ensure your project is designed for you and supported every step of the way.

If you are needing to source a low pitch, vandal and extreme weather resistant roofing system available with a wide variety of styles and colours, please get in touch for a free no-obligation estimate. We also offer a 40 Year Guarantee and can deliver your new roof within days – no months of waiting due to COVID impact.

For further details please contact us via our online contact form, email at or phone 01249 658514.