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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.

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.

Express yourself with home updates this spring

In 2015, replacing your roof, siding and windows improves your home’s value enough to outweigh your investment, meaning that your return on these renovations makes up for the upfront costs. So, financially, now is a great time to consider updating your home’s exterior. And, spring is also a great time to update your home in ways that allow you to really express yourself.

Let the light in
With spring comes more sunshine, growth in nature and beautiful views. Pick out new windows to really showcase the wonders outside them. Berkshire windows from Tri-State combine beauty and efficiency to maximize your benefit. From the elegance of bay windows to the classic sleekness of double-hung windows, you can shop Tri-State’s selection for the style the best fits your personality—and best frames your seasonal views. And, especially with Berkshire windows, you’ll thank yourself when you see your next utility bill!

Let the colors bloom
Don’t let dirty, faded siding pull you back into the winter blues. Everything else is renewed in the spring—why not your home’s exterior? Vivid, stand-out colors are the perfect way to put that living spark into your home’s appearance. Vinyl siding is durable, easily-maintained and comes in a variety of styles, making it a great choice for springtime renovating that will stay bright and protect your home year after year.

Let the rain fall down
Your roof really takes a beating during winter weather, and you might be paying the price when spring showers come around. Enjoy the rain in comfort under a new roof that protects in more ways than one. Tri-State’s roofing choices offer durability and energy-efficiency, staying strong in the storms, keeping cool in the summer and trapping warmth in the winter. Plus, roofing is often overlooked as a really beautiful, eye-catching way to update the look of your home.


However you choose to express yourself during your springtime remodel, let Hank and the Tri-State gang help you along the way. From aiding you in choosing colors and styles to providing free estimates and professional installation services, Tri-State is here for you during your renovation ventures!​

Renovating for the 2015 housing market

If getting into the housing market feels like playing a game, consider this a cheat sheet to winning in 2015. From knowing who’s entering the buying market to knowing your selling competition, Hank and the gang put together a few pieces of advice for those potentially entering the housing market this year.


The millennials are coming, the millennials are coming!

2015 brings even more millennials into the housing market, looking to buy. If you’re trying to sell your home this year, be sure to take them into consideration. Millennials are looking for quality and efficiency. Amenities and technology are big draws for millennials, and they’ll be sure to ask about costs for utilities like heating and cooling.

Give them the answer they want—the house is updated with highly energy-efficient materials like insulated siding, windows and roofing. No value is escaping through the cracks!

If you’re selling, you’re in for some competition

Looking to sell in 2015? You aren’t the only one who answered “yes” to that. As homes are going up on the market—and often not for premium prices—it’s important that you price your home within five percent of its value. Bidding wars are not your friend in 2015.

New materials like energy-efficient windows, siding and roofing will allow you to add to your home’s value organically. Any boasts for higher efficiency and curb appeal will be able to set you apart on the market and bring you closer to selling at the price you’re aiming for.

Renovate—and relax

Take the best advantage of the market by updating your home for less than it would cost to move. Renovations make your home look and feel brand new, and when the market does swing again, you’ll have an appealing option to put up for sale.

In the meantime, your renovated, more efficient home will save you money through lower utility bills. Plus, an updated home can feel more like YOURS with the ability to choose from a wide variety of colors and style available from Tri-State!


For questions about all your renovating needs—whether you’re selling or staying—be sure to contact Tri-State! Check out our Remodeling Resource Center on our website to get started. In addition to free estimates, Tri-State also offers lifetime warranties—meaning both you and whoever buys your home can enjoy the guarantee on our home products and materials!

Bettendorf couple adds character with Portsmouth Cedar Shingle siding

The Boerema home before (left) and after (right)

Before (left) and after (right)

Cedar shingle siding was the key in turning this home’s standard aluminum siding into a curbside stunner, and all without the maintenance that comes from traditional wood shingle siding.

The Bettendorf homeowners chose Portsmouth Cedar Shingle, a stunning siding option that feels and looks like real cedar but is made from modern, maintenance-free materials that are fade and warp resistant.

The seamless design in the double 7-inch weathered gray also adds to the realistic look of the Portsmouth Cedar Shingle siding that gave this home a major character upgrade.

Tri-State completed the renovation by making the rest of the exterior maintenance-free as well. Hank and the crew replaced rotting wood, wrapped doors, windows and the porch ceiling in white PVC siding and installed new soffits.

The result is classic beauty that will continue to look nice for years to come, without all the hard work of maintaining wood products.

Click here for more information about Tri-State Windows, Siding & Roofing or to schedule a free estimate for your next home improvement project.