Spahn & Rose Blog

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…)

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…)

6 Ways Contractors and Builders Can Save Money on Job Sites

Contractors and builders know that time equals money. Time spent running back and forth to a store to return unneeded or incorrect building materials is time away from the job site. And unnecessary time spent keeping a site clean or tracking down errant tools means it’ll take longer to complete a project and get paid. (more…)

A Guide to Installing Composite Decking From Fiberon and Trex

Composite decking is a great way to refresh an aging deck or build a new one that will last for decades. As a leading building materials supplier in the Midwest, Spahn & Rose partners with two composite decking suppliers—Fiberon and Trex—to help you design and build your next great outdoor project.

Choosing The Right Finish When Painting Your Home

You want to re-paint your home but maybe you don’t know where to start? Or, maybe you do have painted a few times but could use a little help. Either way, here is some advice on picking out the right finish for the room you are painting.

Contractors and Homeowners Build Better with Spahn & Rose

For new home builds, renovations or even everyday repairs, Spahn & Rose is where contractors and homeowners meet to build better. Spahn & Rose is like an extra member of a contractor’s crew, providing expert advice on buying, project planning and job-site building-material delivery. For homeowners, Spahn & Rose is an invaluable planning and design resource, enabling you to turn your dream home, kitchen or bathroom into reality.