Spahn & Rose Blog

Protect Your Home: Paint vs. Stain

Dramatic temperature swings, relentless summer sun and punishing winters mean Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin homeowners need to protect their homes with high-quality paints and stains. 


Quiz: How to Buy the Right Big Green Egg For Your Barbeque Needs

You know you’re serious about your barbeque when you’re considering buying a Big Green Egg. There are many sizes of Big Green Egg to choose from, including Mini, MiniMax, Small, Medium, Large, XLarge and 2XL. This quick quiz will help guide you through the questions that will make your choice of Big Green Egg easier.


Save on Energy Costs This Summer with Insulation

Insulating your attic or crawl space might feel like a project best done just before winter. Yet you can potentially save a lot on energy costs by insulating your home this summer. Especially given today’s high energy costs, it makes even more sense to do whatever you can to keep the cool air in and the summer heat out. (more…)

Spahn & Rose Display Directory: An Essential Resource for Contractors, Builders

“Is the shingle really that color?”

“What’s the siding’s texture feel like?”

“Does that composite decking look like wood?”

It just got a lot easier for contractors and builders to answer questions like these from homeowners who are building a new house or renovating. Contractors in the Midwest can now find in-store samples of a vast range of building materials through the Spahn & Rose Display Directory.



New siding greatly enhances the curb appeal of your home while also protecting your investment from the elements. For decades, Spahn & Rose has been a leader of siding sales in Eastern Iowa, northwest Illinois and southwest Wisconsin. With high-quality siding brands such as CertainTeed and Diamond Kote, Spahn & Rose also has expert staff to help you buy the best siding for your home. (more…)