Contractor Resources: Buying Guides and More Helpful Info

Spahn & Rose offers a lumberyard full of quality products, and whether you’re an experienced contractor or new to the industry, we believe our collection of online resources should be just as useful. Our knowledgeable staff have used their decades of experience to help compile a number of handy installation guides. You’ll find detailed information including instructions for making the most of our lumber and building materials. Remember to check back every now and then, as we’re always adding new resources.


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Lumber Buying Guide

Quality lumber is at the core of projects such as construction, decking, roofing and many, many more. We’ve made a lumber buying guide to help professionals choose the best types for the job, whatever that may be. You’ll learn how the species, cut and chemical treatments influence the final product as well as how to identify true quality between the various types of lumber.

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Window Buying Guide

Finding good replacement windows can be a different process from new construction. Learn what to know about buying new windows with a guide from Spahn & Rose.