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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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The three ‘R’s of home improvement

Tri-State is more than just windows, siding and roofing—we are a complete home improvement company. Tri-State can do some heavy lifting when it comes to your home’s exterior, but don’t miss out on our professional help with the interior, as well!

Re-think your curb appeal

Never underestimate the power and importance of curb appeal. Not only does curb appeal add value to a home, but it also demonstrates a pride of ownership. For simple exterior upgrades, consider refreshing your home’s landscaping by updating your walkway, front door or mailbox. These are all great, low-cost ways to add style and personality to any home. But if you’re really interested in taking your curb appeal to the next level, consider replacing your home’s windows, siding or roofing. Tri-State offers a wide variety of home renovation products that will make any home stand out from the crowd.

Re-style your bathroom

Remodeling a bathroom adds value to any home, and small cosmetic changes can re-style your bathroom in a big way. For simple bathroom upgrades, try replacing bathroom countertop accessories or adding fun and colorful pictures to brighten up the room. If you want to make your bathroom appear more elegant, think about installing a pedestal sink or replacing your dated countertops with marble or granite. Switching up your bathroom sink or countertops is an excellent way to update the entire look and feel of the room—without breaking the bank. Contact Tri-State to find out how our professionals can help!

Re-fresh your kitchen

Refreshing a kitchen’s décor is easier than most people think. Beyond making sure appliances work well and look good, updating cabinets, countertops and light fixtures can dramatically increase a kitchen’s aesthetic appeal. When it comes to creating value in the kitchen, replacing cabinet doors and countertops is a great way to update a kitchen’s overall look. Switching out dated light fixtures will brighten up the kitchen and make it more inviting, as well. Find out how Tri-State can help you add value to your kitchen by contacting our professional team today.

When it comes to home improvement, a little effort goes a long way. Making simple upgrades over time is the perfect solution to improving a home’s visual appeal and increasing its value. Remember, Tri-State is here to help! Whether you’re looking to make small home improvement changes or to remodel, Tri-State has the products and services to turn any homeowner’s dreams into reality. Visit our website for a free estimate today.

Why replace your roof in the springtime? We’ll give you three good reasons.

Spring is the time to look into replacing your roof. With April showers on their way, you don’t want a leaky roof to catch you by surprise, and the winter storms may have left damage you don’t know about. Plus, spring is perfect for re-roofing projects, and Tri-State has openings. We’ll give you three good reasons you should pencil us in this spring:

Reason 1: Winter left its mark
Winter is hard on everything—the roads, your skin and even your roof. Shingles have supported the burden of snow all season, and ice dams have weighed your roof down while sharp winds found their way underneath loose shingles. It’s probable that winter has damaged your roof in some way, leaving it vulnerable to coming storms.

Reason 2: Spring weather is the best weather
As the Midwest begins to thaw, warmer weather starts moving in. Roofing materials like shingles and adhesives love the moderate temperatures. Plus, while winter snow and ice makes it difficult and dangerous to undergo a roofing project, the freedom from the low temperatures and high winds makes roofing safer for professional teams—and faster. Mild weather means fewer interruptions in our work for quicker project completion.

Reason 3: You’re our first priority
Early on in the year, our less crowded schedule means competitive rates and a better chance of getting your roof finished in the timeframe you’re hoping for. Scheduling a roofing project in the springtime allows you to avoid any complications from backlogged projects. Just be sure you act before the schedule fills up!


Even if you don’t suspect damage, it’s beneficial to have your roof inspected as winter comes to an end. Whether you’re looking for an inspection or go straight for a replacement roof, sign up for a free estimate with Tri-State, and be sure to get on our schedule before it fills up for spring!​

How siding can increase the value of your home


Re-siding your home is a great way to increase the value of your home for a relatively low cost. Siding replacement is one of the projects that saw an increase in its cost-value ratio in the 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, with vinyl siding replacement gaining 5.2 percent.

What that means for you is that you get a high return on your investment when you choose to re-side your home. From looking fresh to saving energy, new siding is a great value for homeowners, whether they’re looking to stay or to sell.

It looks brand new.

First impressions are important in the housing market. Part of the value of new siding is that it heightens curb appeal by giving your whole home a facelift. Replacement siding can make a home look brand new, and that adds loads of value for homes going on the market. When prospective buyers are searching for homes, a house wrapped in new siding will outshine—and out-value—one with a faded exterior that appears to need repair.

It increases efficiency.

New siding provides the opportunity to invest in energy efficiency. Old, damaged siding could be leaking air from your home, allowing moisture to seep in or breeding mold. When your new siding is installed correctly (by the professionals at Tri-State, for example), air leaks are blocked, condensation can be reduced and mold can be prevented. Especially with insulated siding styles, siding replacement increases the efficiency of your home’s heating and air systems, which saves money in utility costs.

It endures.

Vinyl siding is tough, durable and low maintenance, making it a great investment when it comes to re-siding your home. Vinyl siding doesn’t rot, and it resists fading from the elements. That means home buyers have the peace of mind of knowing they wouldn’t need to replace siding anytime soon, another aspect of re-siding that adds overall value to your home.

Whether selling or staying, replacing your siding is a great option in today’s housing market to increase the value of your home, update its look and increase its efficiency for many years. The time for re-siding is now, and Tri-State is available to help choose and professionally replace your siding! Visit our website today for a free estimate, and take that step toward increasing your home’s value with our high-performance siding options.

Woodpecker damage leads Moline family to invest in beautiful, new home remodel

Before and After, Royal Crest traditional vinyl siding, Tri-State Windows, Siding and Roofing

A Moline family was tired of living in a home whose wooden siding was covered in holes. The only thing worse was the constant tapping sound they heard throughout the day from the woodpeckers that made them.

One phone call later, Hank the Squirrel and the rest of the Tri-State Windows, Siding & Roofing crew was on the scene. After the Tri-State crew presented a variety of vinyl siding options, the Moline family decided on Royal Crest traditional vinyl siding. This deterred future woodpecker damage, as well as provided extra insulation to increase the home’s energy efficiency.

Royal Crest traditional vinyl siding captures the look and feel of natural wood, but will never warp, buckle or sag like wood does. Plus, Tri-State Windows Siding & Roofing offers a Double Lifetime Warrantee. That means protection against color fading and hail damage for as long as you live in your home, and as long as the next homeowner does.

It may not be optimal weather to replace your siding now, but it’s never too early to get it scheduled! Visit our website and print out the coupon to get $1,000 off your siding remodel project, and schedule your free estimate today.

Over and out, folks –

Hank the Squirrel

Tri-State comes to the rescue and repairs storm damage


Hank and the crew came to the rescue of a homeowner with a hole in the wall and a broken window from a wind storm, and completely replaced the entire sunroom.

“We called Tri-State because a tree limb broke a window and we needed it replaced,” said Stephanie, the Rock Island homeowner. “I was very pleased to find out they could help us with the structural damage as well.”

The sunroom addition had been put on by the previous homeowner using poor materials, so when the window broke, the wind whipped through the sunroom pushing the wall out and exposing rotted wood. Tri-State recommended the entire sunroom needed to be replaced, and was there with the homeowner when the insurance adjuster arrived.

“My husband and I are do-it-yourselfers, but this project was over our heads,” said Stephanie. “I was really glad Tri-State was there when the insurance adjuster was there. I believe we were able to get approval to replace the entire sunroom and the money to do it because they were there.”

Tri-State worked with the homeowners on the estimate to replace the entire sunroom using materials that will allow it to be finished as a four season room, adding value to the home. To save money, and get the superior materials, Tri-State handled all the demolition and exterior work and the homeowners will finish the inside.

“We’ve redone every room in the house ourselves,” said Stephanie. “We’re glad to be able to have a have a hand in the remodel of the sunroom too.”

The homeowner was so pleased with the job Hank and the crew did, they asked for a ballpark on how much it would cost to replace all their windows and siding so they can start saving for their next home improvement project.

A Satisfied Customer Returns for Even Bigger Project


Dreary, dull and falling apart, the old siding of one Davenport family’s house failed to provide the “wow factor” the homeowner wanted.

With cooler weather approaching, the family also knew new siding would mean increased energy efficiency. So they dialed up their old friend Hank at Tri-State Windows, Siding & Roofing – who had done such a wonderful job on their windows a few years back.

When the Tri-State crew arrived, they helped the family decide on a siding color that would not only increase curb appeal – but also better represent their vibrant personalities.


The verdict was Royal Building Product’s Country Green, with Rustic Red Corners. New gutters, downspouts and soffits in classic white were also installed to improve functionality.

When the remodel was finished, the family was happier than ever! Fast and professional, the crew transformed their home to one that would make any neighbor Country Green with envy! Don’t take our word for it. Check out the before and after above!

Click here to schedule your free estimate.

Ugly Roof Winner Makeover Reveal



The Tri-State Windows, Siding & Roofing crew and I set out to find the ugliest roof in the Tri-State area. We invited our Facebook fans to enter pictures of their ugly “eyesore” of a roof with the promise that the ugliest of the ugly would win a free makeover.

As the entrees started rolling in, we quickly realized the competition would be steep.

Two weeks, 20 entries and 1,332 votes later, Rock Island residents Christopher and Sara Davis came out the victors – winning at 488 votes.

“When we first moved into our house 10 years ago, the roof had already been three layers for some time,” said Sara Davis. “It was amazing to have the opportunity to win something of this caliber.”

Scoring 2,000 square feet of beautiful, GAF Timberline HD shingles in the color Weathered Wood, Davis admitted she and her husband weren’t the only ones on their street to notice how terribly ugly their roof was.

“Our next door neighbor even made us a Facebook group that got people all over the country voting for us,” said Davis laughing. “Texas, Hawaii, everywhere. It really helped us to win.”

The Davis’ were very pleased with the work Tri-State Windows, Siding & Roofing performed. They were also impressed by how quickly the job was completed and the clean up job by the crew.

“My roof looks fantastic,” said Davis. “They were very professional, answered all of my questions promptly and followed through with everything they promised.”

Compliments like that never get old, folks!

Thanks for tuning in, until next time –


Another Home Remodel in Blue Grass Iowa

1111If you’ve been hankering to read about another Tri-State remodel,

Keep your laptop screen clicked here, don’t flinch a muscle

Our latest gig’s taken us to a family in Blue Grass, Iowa

Whose roof, siding and gutters they wished desperately to say sayonara.

So the crew and I got started, scurried on top of their roof

Pulling out the old shingles with their hammers, and I with my sharp squirrel tooth.

In place we installed Timberline HD architectural shingles in Mission Brown

And put in lovely white gutters to guide rain drops away from the house.

Royal Woodland paneling in the color sand was chosen for the siding

So beautiful it looked that their next door neighbors couldn’t help but peak out their windows, pining.

Wish your home to be the envy of your neighborhood as well you say?

Well contact us at Tri-State Windows, Siding and Roofing for your free estimate today!

— Hank the Shakespearean Squirrel

Another Rock Island Remodeling Project is Complete!


Once upon a mid summer’s eve

A woman frustrated with her home called me, Hank from Tri-State,

To see what I had up my sleeve.

Do not worry, I told her, no need to fret.

The fellas and I will get your home done up beautifully,

Faster than you might bet.

Timberline HD shingles for the roof she decided

Double hung, awning and bow windows throughout

For the walls, she opted for Royal Haven Siding.

What a transformation this home made, it could make your heart stop!

And the best part of all, these upgrades made

The customer’s maintenance drastically drop.

So click here now

And fill out Tri-State Windows, Siding and Roofing contact form quick

For a free estimate on your remodeling project that’ll leave you saying WOW!

— Hank the Shakespearean Squirrel