Spahn & Rose Blog
3 Sure Signs Your Roof Needs to Be Replaced
Your roof is the unsung hero of your home. As the primary shield against the Midwest’s harshest elements, a roof bears the brunt of snow, ice and freezing temperatures in winter. During the spring and summer, it endures blistering heat, rainstorms and high winds.
4 Reasons Contractors, Builders Rely on Rollex Siding
Siding is a home’s armor. As the years go by, weather, pests and decay do battle with a home’s exterior, but the strong protection Rollex siding provides lasts decades. Even better, Rollex siding is American-made in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. Every Rollex product is fabricated and warehoused in its Illinois facility.
Contractors and builders have come to rely on Rollex’s quality, durability and versatility. Here are four reasons why. (more…)
4 Simple Steps to Clean Fiberon Composite Decking
One of the biggest advantages of a Fiberon composite deck is how easy it is to maintain. With composite decking, you don’t have to worry about cracking, splinters or refinishing every few years. With some minimal maintenance, a Fiberon composite deck will look beautiful for many years.
4 Tips for Storing OSB on the Job Site
5 Exterior Door Trends for Style and Security
The centerpiece to any home’s curb appeal is its front door. Whether you’re a new-home builder providing customers with exterior door options or a homeowner upgrading your house’s look, the front door is the place to start. Spahn & Rose’s front door experts can help you find the best one for your home.
5 Things Contractors, Builders Need to Know About the Lumber Market Right Now
Buying lumber the past couple of years has been a financial rollercoaster. Since the beginning of the pandemic, lumber futures have risen 359 percent, declined 68 percent, risen again by 159 percent and declined again 55 percent. For contractors and builders, this unpredictable pricing has made it difficult to accurately quote jobs and, sometimes, to have building materials delivered as quickly as in the past.
5 Tips for Handling and Storing Sheetrock on the Job Site
Drywall, a staple of new-home building and renovations, is one of the most common building materials contractors use. More than 20 billion square feet of drywall is manufactured in North America annually, according to the Gypsum Association. (more…)
5 Ways ProWood Makes Building and Renovations Easier
A beautiful home starts with high-quality materials that will stand the test of time and defy tough weather. The ProWood line of building materials from Universal Forest Products offers the kind of outstanding production from the elements that pro contractors and builders have come to rely on. In fact, this September, ProWood was named a Top 100 Product by Pro Builder magazine.
6 Benefits of Pre-Made Structural Building Components
With Spahn & Rose, builders and contractors can always enjoy a solid foundation of roof trusses, floor trusses and many other kinds of high-quality building materials. When builders plan a project, they can rely on Spahn & Rose to have a wide selection of pre-made structural building components such as ag trusses, roof trusses, floor trusses and wall panels. (more…)