Associated Materials Incorporated

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Judge shoots down a city ordinance requiring fire-rated roofs

A Montana judge ruled invalid a Helena 2008 fire ordinance that restricts exposed wood building materials, and requires fire-resistant roofs when more than 10% of a roof must be replaced. What next? More

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Today's kitchen gives futuristic edginess a human spin

Predictions made during any decade of the 20th century regarding the kitchen of... More

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Disastrous Prices

Hurricane Katrina reminded contractors that price increases -- sudden, unavoidable, and steep -- could easily be brought on by product shortages arising from a natural disaster. And with the price of vinyl, asphalt, and other materials associated with exterior remodeling projects rising, no specialty contractor anywhere escaped rising product costs in 2005. More

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