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Friday Feedback: Which materials are most expensive?

The cost of popular construction materials has been hard to nail down since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 82.5% of construction materials have experienced a significant cost increase since 2020, with an average jump of 19%, according construction cost data tracking firm Gordian.

Although prices for some commodities have leveled off this year, they remain for the most part way above their pre-COVID amounts. And many economists predict that they will stay elevated indefinitely, thanks to inflation, a scarcity of labor and rising energy costs.

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