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…)

6 Secrets to Amazing Bathrooms from a Spahn & Rose Cabinet Design Expert

When there’s a place for everything and everything’s in its place, that provides a certain sense of calm and order. It can also mean getting ready more quickly in the morning and not having a mess of cords, brushes and makeup scattered throughout a bathroom cabinet. Cabinets designed specifically to the homeowner are so much more functional—and beautiful.

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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…)

6 Ways to Know When Siding Is Toast

Think of your home’s siding as its shining armor. Good siding protects a house against storms, hail, rain and other bad weather. But after years of battling the elements, siding can start to show its age and fail to protect as well as it should. When that happens, it’s time for a new suit of armor.

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7 Tips to Maintain Your Sanity During a Home Build or Home Improvement Project

As one of the country’s leading dealers of building materials, Spahn & Rose is uniquely positioned at the point where professional contractors and homeowners meet. Employees at every Spahn & Rose location help contractors, builders and homeowners coordinate projects from bathroom and kitchen renovations to complete new home builds. Here are seven tips to help you keep your sanity intact during your next home improvement project, no matter how big or small.

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8 Reasons to Plan Your Ag Steel Building with Spahn & Rose and Metal Sales

This past December, storms with strong winds roared through Iowa. The gusts blew the roof off a number of farmers’ barns, leaving essential machinery and vulnerable livestock exposed to the elements. The next day, Spahn & Rose delivered agricultural steel to many customers, enabling them to protect their vital equipment and animals. (more…)

8 Ways to Make the Final Walkthrough a Success for Contractors and Homeowners

Spahn & Rose is positioned at a unique junction between homeowners and builders. Just about every day, homeowners consult with Spahn & Rose kitchen and bathroom cabinet design experts as they make choices about cabinet finishes and hardware. Contractors, meanwhile, rely on Spahn & Rose to help them prepare materials lists and ensure timely delivery of building products to job sites. (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.