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4 Types Engineered Lumber for Builders

For builders looking to maximize jobsite efficiency, engineered lumber is the solution. Prefabricated roof, wall and floor trusses can speed building projects while providing a high-quality option for just about any project. A smart solution for Midwest builders is Spahn & Rose vendor partner Lumber Specialties engineered lumber.


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 Design Ideas Using Black Soffit and Fascia

If you’re looking for information on black soffit and fascia, you’ve come to the right place! In this article, we’re going to start by discussing what soffit and fascia are, including their place on the home’s exterior. We’ll also share five unique ways to use black soffit and fascia on a home to help inspire your next design. (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.


5 New Decking and Outdoor Living Trends Contractors Should Know About

From minor fix-ups to major additions, this past year saw homeowners putting money into their homes instead of spending it on vacations. This spring, that trend has continued. Among the most popular home improvements are adding a deck and making outdoor living spaces bigger, better and more comfortable overall. A recent National Kitchen & Bath Association membership survey found a 65 percent increase in outdoor living project interest.


5 Reasons Metro Building Products Is the Atlanta Area’s Cedar Leader

Cedar is an amazing building material. Boards, shingles and accents made of cedar can be incorporated into indoor and outdoor designs alike. The wood’s deep red, eye-catching tones provide a warm, homey feel no matter where it’s used—whether for the beams of an outdoor pergola or as indoor V-joint siding. It’s also an ideal material for gables, inlays or decking, according to Greg Couch, General Manager of Metro Building Products in Marietta, Georgia.