Spahn & Rose Blog


Professional contractors demand a lot from their tools. They have to be tough enough for everyday use, accurate (to guard against costly errors) and durable enough to save money over the long haul. As a Do It Best retailer, Spahn & Rose offers a complete line of products just like you’d find in any hardware store. But Spahn & Rose locations cater to contractors, stocking specific brands and models built contractor-tough.

Here are 10 tools every contractor needs that Spahn & Rose offers every day of the week: (more…)


Buying cabinets at a big-box store is like trying to pick between the last two kids for a dodgeball team: Just point at one and hope it all works out.

When you work with a Spahn & Rose cabinet design expert, though, you control every detail of the buying process, including how much you spend. (more…)

2017 Home Trend

The good thing about this year’s trend is that it is going to be, or suspected to be better than 2016. With that being said, it will not be by much. Slow growth rates, and different events like our new president being elected, are just a few of the factors that contribute to trends in the housing market. But hey, growth is growth, even if it is minimal.

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.


3 Ways to Refresh Your Home for Spring

Looking to update your home for the season but don’t have time or budget for a major renovation? Do it right with these three easy DIY paint projects that can each be done in just a day.


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 Ways James Hardie Siding Can Make Your Next Job Easier

Combining eye-catching curb appeal and superior durability, James Hardie siding is an easy choice for your next job. The fiber cement used to make it is stronger and more flame-resistant than vinyl siding—and looks more natural. Recently, James Hardie, from Boise Cascade, introduced a new line of nature-inspired siding with reality TV home makeover stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. (more…)

5 Game-Changing Innovations in Composite Decking

Composite decking material is sort of like the cellphone: In the late 1980s and early ’90s, both mobile phones and composite decking made marketplace inroads. Early versions of cellphones didn’t have cameras, and texting involved a lot more button punching. Initial lines of composite decking didn’t offer many color options, could be slippery and often got hot in the sun.