City sees record number of roofs, permits

The pandemic and a hail storm last May led to a significant increase in building permit requests. But the costs of material also is much higher, putting a bit of damper on building projects.

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April 2, 2021 - 11:26 AM

A crew with H&H Roofing and Restoration replaces a roof in the 400 block of South Elm Tuesday. The roof, like many in Iola, suffered damage from a severe storm and hail in May. The damage, along with the pandemic, led to a record number of building permits this year. Photo by Vickie Moss / Iola Register

When it comes to building and repair work this year, everything is going up.

The number of permits are up as well as prices. 

In fact, they’re setting records.

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