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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 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.


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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Budget-Friendly Backyard Updates for Summer

Living in the Midwest, there’s only about a five month period where we can enjoy the outdoors without a winter coat, so it’s important to take advantage of the outdoors while we can! This year, give your backyard the boost it needs and transform it into a retreat that’ll be the envy of the neighborhood with the below tips!


There’s no better place to sip on summer cocktails, listen to spooky stories or simply stargaze than next to a fire-pit. It’s a summer staple that you can add to your retreat in just one hour (according to the Shabby Creek Cottage). Once it’s done, be sure to invite us over for s’mores!

What you’ll need:

  • Stones
  • Lava rock
  • Shovel
  • Level

DIY | The One Hour Firepit

Outdoor String Lights

Living in, or near, a city you lose the ambient twinkle of stars. But, with globe string lights you can create your own night sky. Just a few strands can give your yard a picturesque glow and it can be accomplished for under $60!

What you’ll need:

  • Electric conduit
  • Plastic piping
  • Single anchor pipe straps
  • ½ in. Knock out seals
  • Rust-oleum hammered dark bronze spray paint
  • String lights

DIY | Outdoor String Lights 

Plant Lemongrass

After you’ve been cooped up in the house, you can’t wait to get outside to breathe in fresh air. This year don’t let anything stand in your way of that – especially mosquitos. Instead of burning candles or spraying repellent with harsh chemicals, plant lemongrass in your backyard to keep mosquitos at-bay. No room in your actual garden? Lemongrass can also grow in big pots on your patio!

Or, if playing in the dirt isn’t your thing, consider creating all-natural mosquito repellent candles!

What you’ll need:



  • Mason Jars
  • Floating candles
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Basil
  • Lemongrass essential oil

DIY | Lemongrass  OR DIY | Mosquito Repellent Candles


Go Green with Tri-State Home Improvement

Tri-State is committed to the communities we serve and to our environment. Our goal is to reduce the waste associated with home improvement projects to make both our neighborhoods and Earth more beautiful and sustainable for years to come.

One easy, but effective, way we do this is by recycling doors. During a new door installation, our team of professionals determines whether an old door is in good enough condition for recycling. If so, it is delivered to the Quad Cities Habitat for Humanity where it will be available for others to use on their home improvement projects. This donation helps Habitat for Humanity provide strong and stable homes that build strong and stable communities.

In addition to recycling at our local Habitat for Humanity chapter, it’s also important to us that Tri-State works with suppliers and manufacturers that are committed to providing environmentally friendly products for your home.

It doesn’t stop there. Our commitment to the environment lasts long after our truck pulls away. Tri-State professionals install energy efficient solutions that positively impact your energy consumption and bills.

We’re proud to provide quality, lasting products for your home that work to keep inside air in, and outdoor air out. That means you’ll be comfortable keeping your thermostat lower and because your HVAC won’t be working overtime. This, in turn, reduces the amount of energy your home uses which helps the environment by reducing power plant emissions from burning coal, crude oil and other fossil fuels.

Whether you want to learn more about our commitment to the environment or you’re ready to get started on your home improvement, contact us today to start the conversation over a free, in-home estimate!

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Simple Outdoor Home Updates

The arrival of spring means warmer weather and more time outdoors. Whether you’ve purchased your first house or been in your dream home for years, it’s always fun to switch things up by making simple outdoor updates. Making these quick changes will make all the difference.

Change out your address plaque

Some neighborhoods require a uniformed address plaque on all homes, but most times, you’re able to switch it out as you please! This is a fun way to personalize your home and there are plenty of options for you to choose from. Home improvement stores like The Home Depot, Wayfair and Frontgate always have address plaques in stock, or try a more customized design from Etsy!

Wear-in a new welcome mat

It’s the first thing your friends, family and neighbors see when they walk up to your home. So, it’s time to trash the old rag you have greeting visitors and invest in a bright, new welcome mat! If you’re into more traditional matts, try Bed Bath & Beyond, where you’ll find welcome mats with simple, yet classic, designs. Or, if you’re a little more quirky, a simple search for “Funny Door Mats” will result in pages upon pages of results!

Replace your front door

First impressions are everything. “Wow” your neighbors and guests by adding a statement-making door. Whether it’s a fresh coat of paint or, a Therma-Tru Door from Tri-State, your possibilities are endless. Because there are so many different options to consider, take these style factors into consideration before diving into your project.

If your home is in need of more than a few simple updates, call a Tri-State Home Improvement team member! One of our professionals will come to your home to evaluate your windows, siding, roofing, doors, etc. and give you an estimate at no cost to you. Fill out our form to request your free estimate today!

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3 Ways to Fill Your Home with Positivity

There’s no doubt that winter can leave you feeling tired and even lethargic. It must be something about the cold, short days that leave us feeling drained. While sunlight’s energy is in short demand during the winter months, you can still fight the blues by making these additions to your home.


According to The Gazette, incorporating greenery into your home can clean the air, lighten your mood and brighten your home. Adding anything from an indoor herb garden to some decorative countertop succulents can improve your mood significantly while giving your home the pop of color it needs.

Himalayan Salt Lamp.

Another mood-boosting home addition is a salt lamp. Popular with Millennials, these lamps made from Himalayan salt, are said to help with air quality and increase energy levels. The verdict is still out with doctors as to whether or not these salt lamps have measurable health benefits, but they do offer a warm orange glow making it a better, and more calming, light source after-dark.


There have been countless studies linking certain scents with mood-boosting qualities. Essential oils can purify your indoor air while providing you with an extra dose of energy when you need it most. Try diffusing peppermint scented essential oil, as it’s been known to enhance your mood. Not into essential oils? Put a bowl of lemons in your kitchen. According to Reader’s Digest, the smell of fruits containing vitamin C can reduce stress and leave a positive impression on others.

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Move-In Ready Home Updates

Is your family expanding? Perhaps you’d like to move closer to your job? Whatever the reason, you’re ready to make a different house a home and Tri-State is here to help you in the process.

According to a report from Zillow, homes that are listed in April or May are more likely to be sold faster and for more money. With spring just around the corner, now is the time to give your house some much-needed updates to make sure you get top dollar for your investment.

Curb Appeal.

Did you know installing a new front door can help increase the curb appeal and value of your home by 4.2 percent?! Start by replacing your old front door with a Therma-Tru door from Tri-State – named a “Best Buy” by Consumers Digest.

Once the weather warms up, stop by your local home improvement store and make some updates to your landscaping. First impressions are key, so really wow potential buyers right off the bat!


Do your windows need replacing? Right now, homebuyers are looking for energy efficient homes and one way to accomplish this is by installing energy efficient windows. Newly replaced windows that help reduce energy bills are a huge selling point for potential buyers. At Tri-State Home Improvement, you get a double warranty on windows which means it transfers to the next owner!


Before selling your house, your home will go through an inspection and they will undoubtedly look at your roof to make sure it’s in good overall condition. The inspector will want to know when it was last replaced and will take a serious look at the structure to make sure it’s sturdy and doesn’t have any leaks. While this is a more costly home update, it may very well be necessary to attract buyers. Depending on the material, most roofs need to be replaced anywhere between 20 to 50 years. Enlist in the help of a Tri-State professional to determine your roof’s longevity with our free estimate.

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2018 Home Décor Trends

Winter is the perfect time to give the inside of your home a little TLC. Take a look at some of the design trends we’re loving for 2018!


Velvet is making its way from the runway to your hallway in 2018. It’s the perfect way to add a little functional luxury to your home. Get your feet wet by adding a nice velvet pillow or blanket to your bedroom. Or, if you’re really feeling adventurous – splurge on an entire sofa! Either way, your home is sure to be the envy of all your friends with the addition of this elegant, yet comfortable fabric.

Millennial Pink

Millennials can’t seem to get enough of this color! It’s in their hair, on their walls, and in their Starbuck’s beverages, so it’s safe to say this color isn’t going anywhere. Add a splash of Millennial Pink to you walls or accent your existing color with a framed print to wake up every morning feeling refreshed!

Jewel Tones

Looking for another way to feel like royalty? Look no further than adding some jewel tones to your home. Whether you’re into traditional or more boho chic décor, jewel tones are the perfect way to warm up any room.


Say goodbye to the days where the only ounce of copper in your home was a Moscow mule mug! This metal can be seen all over the place, so you shouldn’t have a hard time incorporating it into your home décor. Pots, pans, planters – you name it and it can be found in copper. The best part? You don’t have to spend a fortune to incorporate this trend. There’s plenty of DIY copper crafts you can make to update your home for less.

Indoor Plants

Breathe some life into your home with indoor plants. Over the years, studies have shown that plants help reduce stress levels and make you feel happier. Don’t have a green thumb? There are plenty of low-maintenance succulents to choose from. Or, opt for a faux plant to add a splash or color and a sense of serenity without the upkeep.

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Winterize Your Garage

When the first nice day of spring or summer arrives, everyone is chomping at the bit to get outside. Whether it’s mowing the lawn, or planting the first seeds for your home garden, the adventures often start in your garage. But why only utilize that space for six months, when you can enjoy it year-round?

Take some time this winter to tidy up your garage space with our helpful tips.

1. Utilize your wall space.

Older homes usually come with smaller garages, so if you’re constantly having a rock-paper-scissors war on what can and can’t stay in the garage, it’s time to utilize your walls for some alternative storage.

Instead of investing in a pricy toolbox, get some pegboard from your local home improvement store and hang it on the walls of your garage to store everything from hammers and screwdrivers, to drills and even cleaning supplies. Not only will this free up space on your garage floor, but you’ll also spend much less time sifting through supplies or trying to remember the last place you put your pliers.

Larger items can find a home on your walls, too. Shovels, rakes, leaf blowers, etc. can reside out-of-tripping territory with the use of a mounted tool rack, with some products holding as many as 20 tools!

2. Inspect winter equipment.

Year after year your snow blower lays dormant from the last snowfall of one season to the first of the next. It’s easy to push it out of sight, out of mind when there’s no snow to be seen, but the last thing you, or your back, needs is a faulty blower during the first blizzard of the season.

When the weather turns cold, it’s a good idea to run tests on your winter tools to make sure there are no kinks. If you find any, it’s better to deal with them then, as opposed to when there’s three feet of snow sitting between you and the rest of the world. A simple search in your internet browser for “snow blower tune up” will turn up tutorials and step-by-step guides for you to follow.

If you don’t consider yourself very handy, take your snow blower to a nearby hardware shop.

3. Upgrade the garage door.

Think about your own behavior for a minute. When you come home from picking the kids up from school, from work, the grocery store, etc. which door are you most likely to enter your house from? For many families, it’s the garage door and if you don’t have a well-sealed garage door, a lot of the cold outside air could be cooling your home.

Not only will replacing your garage door help with energy efficiency, it’s also an investment for your family’s safety. A favorite point-of-entry for many burglars are garage doors, with some being able to gain access to your home, family and valuables within a matter of seconds.

A solution to your energy efficient and safety needs would be investing in a steel garage door. This style of door is long-lasting, durable and insulated with polyurethane, or polystyrene, to keep the cold out and the heat in. Steel garage doors also eliminate the way burglars access your home with traditional roll-up garage doors, which makes it a safe and cost-effective investment for you and your family.

Tri-State Home Improvement is an area specialist when it comes to providing you with a safe, energy-efficient, high-quality garage. Our team of professionals provide you with custom solutions and designs to match your existing home and needs. Call Tri-State today, or click below, to access our free estimate on new garage construction!