Spahn & Rose Blog

6 Insulation Tips for the Toughest Winters

Midwest winters can be an unforgiving assault of snow, ice and bone-chilling temperatures. Summers in Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, meanwhile, offer sizzling, steaming temperatures as the blazing sun beats down. But one thing protects a home from both Midwest weather extremes: insulation. (more…)

Doug Hunt, Insulation Manager with Spahn & Rose Dubuque, Receives October Above & Beyond Award

As part of his sometimes dirty job, Doug Hunt, Insulation Manager at Spahn & Rose Dubuque, crawls through tight, out-of-the-way places in customers’ houses, shivering in winter’s chill or sweating in the heat and humidity of summer. This cramped job of temperature extremes is essential, though, for homeowners looking to save money on energy bills and for contractors building houses to meet rigorous energy-saving standards.

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4 Tips for Storing OSB on the Job Site

With the weather getting colder and wetter, protecting lumber on your job site is more important than ever. Preserving oriented strand board (OSB) means a better overall project—and you’ll save money and time by avoiding having to replace any damaged or wet wood. (more…)