Tri-State Home Improvement, We Are Here for Your Needs

In the Mississippi Valley and all around it, there are a plethora of home improvement companies to chose from for your next home project. Some are big corporations, while others are small businesses. With this wide range of options available, how can you determine which company is right for you? At Tri-State Home Improvement, we are dedicated to the communities we serve. Our operation is just the right size to keep us connected and reliable to our customer. Our top-notch, knowledgeable employees are just what you need for your next home renovation.blog 3

Our Services

We offer a large variety of services for both residential, and commercial properties. We install siding, roofing, doors, and windows from the most reputable brands. Our options include:

  • Royal® Woodland Siding – This is a high-quality siding that will add curb appeal to your home, but also keeps it warm all winter long. This siding comes in a variety of colors and styles to fit anyone’s taste.
  • Berkshire Premium Vinyl Windows– These windows are energy-efficient and easy-to-clean. All window instillation come with a double warranty meaning that you and your next home’s owner get our guarantee.
  • GAF 3-Tab Shingles – We offer many different asphalt and metal roofing options. GAF 3-Tab Shingles come in Marquis WeatherMax® and GAF’s Advanced Protection™. Both are long-lasting and beautiful options.

These are just a few of the many options we offer at Tri-State Home Improvement. We guarantee high-quality instillation in your home, and our wide variety of doors, windows, siding and roofing options are available to suit everyone’s taste. Fill out our form online to get a FREE estimate or give us a call at 866-583-6700.

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Make Your House Fashionable This Fall, It’s Easier to Do Than You Think!

 

Leaves are changing, people in sweaters are popping up all around town, and pumpkin spice EVERYTHING is now available! This can only mean one thing, it must be fall. Is your home ready for the new season? It is the perfect season to deck your house out in festive décor that can be on display for the next few months.sept 1 blog

Bring in the Rustic Look

The fall aesthetic is easier to achieve than you may think. An inexpensive way to decorate is by using thrift store finds and seasonal vegetables to add pops of color.

  • Squash It Up – Whether you like the light-yellow hue of a butternut squash or the bright orange pop of a pumpkin, this is the season for warm and inviting colors. You also can eat the décor once the season is over!
  • Invest in Knowledge – Many thrift stores have a good selection of old books. Buy a few that you find interesting and use them as accents throughout your home. Once fall is over, you get the bonus of a few new reads for the winter!
  • Spice Up Your Windows – This tip is for those seeking style and security. Cooler breezes may start to creep in through old windows. Invest in a few new windows this season. Berkshire Premium Vinyl Windows are safe and weather-proofed windows that will keep your home comfortable all year long. At Tri-State Home Improvement, you get the bonus of a double lifetime warranty on your windows, you and your home’s next owner are covered.
  • Add a New Scent – Candles and fall go together like peanut butter and jelly. The combination just makes “scents”. Try out pumpkin spice, hot buns, or red apple scents this season.
  • Spruce Up Your Table- A country table runner, fake flowers, or leaves, and a pretty vase can make any dining area look fall ready. Pick up these items from your local second-hand store.
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Take these simple tips, and impress all your guests with your design savvy. The best part about these decorations is they are timeless! The rustic look is in every autumn, so pull your finds out of storage again next year.

If you want to take your decorating a to the next level by adding a new front door or by updating your siding, contact Tri-State Home Improvement. We have a variety of door, window, siding and roofing options. Fill out our form online to get a FREE estimate or give us a call at 866-583-6700.

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Winter is On the Horizon, Replace Your Roof Before the End of The Year

In the Midwest, you can never predict how extreme or mild a season is going to be. Just in the last few years, we have had a mix of the coldest, snowiest years on record but also very mild years. Being prepared for the worst is the only way to get ready for the winter to come. One key element for preparation is for snow is to get a new roof. Having your roof collapse during a long, cold winter is not what you want this winter.

Should I Replace Now?

Typically, a new asphalt roof last 20 to 25 years before it needs to be shingled again. If your roof is hitting that age, you should call Tri-State Home Improvement for your free estimate. If you are unsure of the age of your home’s roof, there ares a few other ways to determine if you need to think about replacing it.

  • Check Your Shingles – Giving your roof a good examination to see its condition is one of the easiest ways to know if you need to replace it. Unsecure, cracked, or curling shingles are a red flag, the loose seams could cause a leak and rot the sub-roof underneath. If you let your sub-roof get damaged, it can add thousands of dollars on to your replacement cost.
  • Look in Your Gutters – As a roof decays, asphalt residue falls into the gutters around your home. Inspect your gutters and see if there are any signs of granules.
  • Moss and Algae on Shingles – This is not the biggest issue and does not necessarily mean you need a new roof, but as your roof ages, algae tends to grow on the roughed-up shingles. It is advised to get a professional inspection on your roof if moss is growing all over it.
  • Saggy Roof – A caving roof is a glaring issue that should convince any homeowner to invest money on new shingles. If your roof is sloping, that usually means the sub-roof is compromised. If any substantial weight hits a weak point, your whole roof could collapse in.

 If you are having any combination of these problems with your roof, it is time to get an inspection. Tri-State Home Improvement offers high-quality roofing products in asphalt and metal options. We have a variety of door, window, siding and roofing options. Fill out our form online to get a FREE estimate or give us a call at 866-583-6700.

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Fall Is Right Around the Corner, Are Your Windows Ready for Colder Temps?

Summer heat is here to stay, but fall is right around the corner with chillier days and nights, increased winds and the shock that winter is coming soon. Don’t be left “inside” in the cold and purchase a few new windows for your home. Stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer, while saving money every month.

Should You Buy Now?

There are a few general guidelines to follow when considering buying new windows for your home. Here is the checklist for when it’s time to replace:

  • Age of Windows – If your windows are older then 10 years, it is time to replace them. The old seals are not effective anymore.
  • Your Energy Bill – Seeing an increase in your energy bill over the past few months could mean that your windows are no longer sealed correctly.
  • The Appearance – Cracked glass, humidity in the pains or broken/warped frames are not appealing to the eye. Damaged windows are not only unattractive, but they are dangerous. Intruders may be able to break into your home easier through an old, broken window.

 What Should I Look for in New Windows?

Th most popular type of windows in America are made of vinyl. They have a variety of different benefits including:

  • Durability – Vinyl does not rot, rust or chip like wood or other kinds of windows.
  • Style – The sleek, smooth and clean look of vinyl is better than any other window style on the market.
  • Maintenance – Vinyl is easy to clean and requires very little upkeep over the years.

At Tri-State Home Improvement, we offer Berkshire Premiere Vinyl Windows. They are some of the best in the industry. They are simple to install, come in a variety of different sizes and styles and are energy efficient. One of the best parts about purchasing windows from Tri-State Home Improvement is the double lifetime warranty, meaning that you and the next owner of your home get the peace of mind of our lifetime guarantee. Call us now at 866-583-6700 or click the button below to schedule your FREE estimate today!

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Back-To-School Kitchen Design Ideas to Make Mornings Easier

The kids are registered for classes and back-to-school shopping is taken care of, you are all ready for the beginning of a wonderful new school year. But wait, is your kitchen ready? From making breakfast and lunches in the morning to preparing after school snacks and dinner at night, the school year takes place centered around the kitchen. With all this craziness happening in one place, your home’s food hub is going to get cluttered and messy. With a few organization pointers and a little bit of layout help, your kitchen can become as ready for school as you are.

Rethink Your Layout

Having a nonfunctional kitchen layout is a nightmare no matter the time of year, but it becomes more troubling at the beginning of a new school year. Proper arranging of all your dishes, utensils and food is crucial to making a usable kitchen layout.

  • Make a Snack Station – Consider making a separate food area for your kids to grab healthy snacks after school.
  • Create More Storage – Using an undercover on your table creates more practical storage at a low cost.
  • Rearrange the Room – Quick changes like moving decorations around a bit or switching the placement of the plates cabinet can change your flow in a kitchen. Bigger changes like moving or switching up your table can alter the whole appearance of a kitchen.

Spice Up theStyle

Sometimes a new perspective is all you need to feel more organized and less stressed. A few added design pointers will take your kitchen in the direction you want it to go.

  • Make a Chalkboard – Having an area to write due dates, grocery lists or cute notes to your kids is just the touch you need to make your kitchen feel fun and functional. Making a chalkboard for your kitchen is the finishing touch to make your kitchen even better.
  • Get a new door – Buying a new backdoor, that leads out of the kitchen, is one way to improve both the inside and outside of your home. Tri-State Home Improvement offers beautiful Therma-Tru doors that not only improve curve appeal, but also kitchen appeal.

With a few small changes, your kitchen will be in great shape for the beginning of the school year. Adding new windows and doors could improve your kitchen. At Tri-State Home Improvement, we offer the most energy efficient and secure doors you can find in the area. For a free estimate, call us at 563-823-0979 or fill out our estimate request form online today.

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Don’t Compromise, Siding Can be Stylish and Functional

The realization that your home’s exterior could use an upgrade is bound to happen… and it could be sooner than you think. The worry that the new siding color will be wrong or that the durability won’t last is an awful feeling! Those thoughts can be settled by following a few simple tips and tricks to choose the perfect exterior for your home.

Find Your Perfect Look

Tri-State Home Improvement offers a variety of different colors and styles for all your siding needs. With free estimates, competitive pricing and professional installation, you will feel great about your choice in siding. Some guidelines on picking the right color and kind of exterior for your home include:

Color

  • Consider Your Home’s Age – Depending on the year your home was built; different colors and kinds of siding should be considered. A Victorian era home may need Haven Insulated Siding to keep the house warm. Using fun colors like light pink or green will fit the style of the home. A new home may call for a more muted color family, like white or tan tones.
  • Look at the Neighborhood – Do you want to stand out on the block or match the existing esthetic? Be sure to know how bold a color choice you want to attempt before you buy.
  • Pick Two Complimenting Colors – You will need at least two colors for the primary cover of your home and then a secondary color for the trim. If you have a bold color for most of the home, you may want a more muted tone for the trim.

Type

  • Vinyl – This is a great choice for longevity and style on a budget. Royal Crest Vinyl Siding comes in a variety of colors to fit any homeowner’s needs and it’s extremely durable.
  • Aluminum – This type of siding is resistant to weather and last for years! Most come in rust resistant finishes and are weather proof Royal® Woodland comes in over 25 different colors and has a lifetime warranty.

If you are on the fence about a color or style, use the Tri-State’s GAF Virtual Home Remodeler tool to see how the color will look on your home. No color indecision anymore! Try it out now and test out a few different color combinations to make the perfect look for you. Once you have found the perfect look, fill out our form online to get a FREE estimate or give us a call at 866-583-6700.

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Choose the Right Roof for Your Home

One of the reasons you work so hard is to keep a roof over your head. In fact, in terms of your home’s longevity and efficiency, a new roof is likely to be the most important purchase you’ll ever make. When it comes to choosing that roof, it’s important to know the differences between each option and how the right one might fit into your home and your lifestyle.

Asphalt

Tri-State Home Improvement offers asphalt shingles from GAF, the #1 manufacturer in North America. These are an affordable and durable option that has become a homeowner favorite because of its numerous style choices. The asphalt shingles we offer include:

  • Architectural Shingles – for those who want the blend of durability and the popular dimensional look of real wood shake shingles.
  • Premium Design Shingles – for those who want the option of giving their roof the appearance of real slate, wood shakes, hand-cut European shingles, clay tile, and more!
  • Architectural Specialty Shingles – for those who want the look of real wood shakes combined with the energy efficiency of the Timberline Cool Series or the impact resistance of Timberline Armorshield II.
  • 3-Tab Shingles – for those looking for a timeless, traditional design with superior performance.

Metal

Metal roofs are becoming more popular due to their resistance to impact, the speed of installation and their sleek looks. Tri-State offers two options for metal roofs:

  • Stone Coated Steel can look the part of any design you may desire, like slate, cedar shakes, or old-world tile, and provide unparalleled longevity. The level of impact resistance gives you peace of mind and the designs give you the look you’ve always wanted.
  • Standing Seam Metal roofs are made for those who want extreme strength and weather resistance. The only seams on this type of roofing are located in standing ridges that run the length of the panel, meaning fewer seams and, most importantly, fewer leaks!

The best part? You don’t have to wait for the installation to know how your new roof will look on your home with Tri-State’s GAF Virtual Home Remodeler. This innovative tool makes shopping for roofing fun by letting your home try on different roofs, trim and siding. The combination of possibilities are endless! Try it out to erase any doubt that the design choice you have made is the right one.

Whether you have your perfect style picked out, or just aren’t sure where to start, let a Tri-State professional guide you every step of the way! Tri-State Home Improvement offers free estimates for our services, so give us a call at 866-583-6700, or fill out our estimate request form to schedule your free estimate today!

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Dress Up Your Front Door

Summer has arrived and now is the time for barbecues, graduation parties and bonfires. Whatever kind of shindigs you decide to throw this summer, you might want to think about the first thing people see when they arrive at your humble abode: your front door! Make a great first impression with these decorative DIYs that won’t break the bank!

Summer Wreath

Welcome your guests with a pretty floral wreath that says “come on in!” Actually, this wreath can quite literally say whatever you like! Sarah from Little Vintage Nest shows you how to make an inviting front door wreath that says “hi,” but you can replace that with another phrase or even an initial to make it more personal.

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Potted Plants

Nothing says summer quite like an arrangement of flowers right at your front door. Large flower pots make for great curb appeal, but they can sometimes be a bit pricey and hard to carry. Lucky for you, you can get that aged stone look with plastic planters and some paint, making these planters easy on your wallet and your back!

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Modern House Numbers

People too often find themselves squinting as they slowly drive down the street to find the house they are looking for. Set yourself apart and make your house numbers pop with a modern upgrade! This wooden house number sign is quick and easy to make, and will surely make your house the envy of the block!

Money-saving tip: If you don’t want to splurge on fancy metal numbers, you can get the same effect with wood numbers and metallic paint!

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It’s no secret that making a great entrance starts with the right door. At Tri-State, we sell and install stunning Therma-Tru doors that will increase your home’s value and reduce your energy bills by up to 15%! Contact a Tri-State professional, or fill out a free-estimate request below to receive your free, no-obligation, in-home estimate!

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Are You Ready for Summer Storms?

The arrival of summer typically means sunny days and warm weather, but sometimes it can also mean cloudy skies and summer storms. Do you have everything you need to protect your home against the elements? Living in the Midwest, it’s important to make sure your house is prepared for whatever Mother Nature dishes out.

Windows

Tri-State features Berkshire windows, one of the most respected names in the vinyl window industry. With features like Gradient true sloped sill and LinkSync sash-to-sill interlock, Berkshire windows are the only choice for preparing your home for a summer storm. The true sloped sill drains water quickly to prevent buildup of moisture and debris without the need for weep holes, increasing protection from inclement weather. The sash-to-sill interlock increases control against extreme winds, ensuring you and your home are safe.

Siding

When the wind gets going, it can severely damage the look of your home if you don’t have durable siding. Tri-State offers highly durable vinyl siding that exceeds industry impact standards. Royal Crest Vinyl Siding, for example, achieved a test pressure of 49.70 lbs/ft2, equating to a wind speed of 144 mph. To put that in perspective, according to the Fujita Scale, the average tornado will have wind speeds of only 112 mph! This is how you know that Tri-State offers the very best.

Roof

When it comes to impact resistance, metal roofing is unparalleled. Its strength and weather resistance makes for a smart choice for houses in severe storm areas. As a bonus, Tri-State’s Stone Coated Steel roofs can be just as attractive as they are durable. Their styles can look like virtually any roof you can imagine and still withstand a heavy winter storm.

Are you getting ready for storm season? Or have you already endured the damage of a storm? Let Tri-State Home Improvement help by making sure your home is protected for years to come. Contact us today to request a free in-home estimate!

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The Style of Your Shingles

The architectural integrity of every building relies on a strong foundation and a well-built roof. In terms of your home’s longevity and efficiency, a new roof is likely to be the most important purchase you’ll ever make. Nothing shields you from the elements as well and no other single structure has as dramatic of an effect on your home’s comfort and energy efficiency.

Most homes that are more than 10 or 15 years old have roofs topped off with 3-tab asphalt shingles. They’re still available, and still do a fine job, but you have many other options today. The styles of asphalt shingles that we offer from GAF, the #1 manufacturer in North America, include architectural, architectural specialty, premium designer, and 3-tab shingles. Learn more about each different type of shingle below to determine which is best for you and your home.

Architectural Shingles

Architectural shingles have become a homeowner favorite because they blend the affordable durability of asphalt shingles with the look of real wood shake shingles. Color, size and shape variations among the tabs result in a more “dimensional” look that has become popular.

Architectural Specialty Shingles

Specialty Shingles give you an architectural shingle profile that looks just like wood shake shingles with a couple of different options. The Timberline® Cool Series reflects sunlight to help reduce attic heat build-up and save energy in the hot summer months. Timberline® ArmorShield™ II Roofing offers Class IV impact resistance to guard against storms. They’re so strong, you may even save on homeowners insurance!

Premium Designer Shingles

Designer styles make it easy to give your roof the appearance of real slate, dramatic, handcrafted wood shakes, hand-cut European shingles, clay tile and more. Choose from 10 distinctive profiles, each available in a wide range of colors, to give your home the perfect finishing touch.

3-Tab Shingles

You have two different options when it comes to 3-Tab Shingles. Marquis WeatherMax® shingles are designed for homeowners who demand superior performance, classic detailing and the traditional appeal of a basic, 3-tab shingle. Royal Sovereign® shingles offer simple, timeless beauty and GAF’s Advanced Protection™ technology, making it GAF’s most popular 3-tab shingle. Both options are available in many colors, too.

At Tri-State Home Improvement, quality defines value which is why we exclusively feature GAF roofing products – the #1 selling brand in North America. See the Tri-State difference for yourself and book a free, no-obligation home estimate for your home improvement needs!

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