Today, claims are more prevalent, and repairs and replacements are more costly.
Here are some of the factors that may influence premiums going forward:
Material goods for new residential construction prices up 14.3% Oct ‘21–Oct ‘22 1
Asphalt roofing materials prices up 14.5% Oct ‘21–Oct ‘22 2
Prices for lumber and wood products up 6.2% Oct ‘21–Oct ‘22 3
18 separate $1B+ loss events from weather and climate as of Dec 2022 4
423,000 job openings in the construction industry as of Sept ‘22 5
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1 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Producer Price Index by Commodity: Inputs to Industries: Net Inputs to Residential Construction, Goods, October 2022; 2 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Producer Price Index by Commodity: Asphalt Felts and Coatings, October 2022; 3 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Producer Price Index by Commodity: Lumber and Wood Products, October 2022; 4 NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), U.S. Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters, (2022). https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions; 5 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Job Openings: Construction, September 2022.