See how Smart Exteriors transformed a 1915 Kansas City home with low-maintenance James Hardie siding and energy-efficient ProVia windows.
Location: Kansas City, MO
Renovations: James Hardie smooth lap siding, ProVia Windows & Front Door, Acrylic Stucco
A Kansas City, MO resident was in dire need of an overhaul for her bungalow-style home built in 1915. She wanted to maintain its period charm while modernizing the exterior and repairing extensive wood rot. In addition, she sought to increase the abode’s energy efficiency and decrease maintenance time and costs. The project was especially difficult because of the home’s age and because it has such a unique design with few level or straight lines.
Given these hurdles, the homeowner needed an accomplished contractor to complete the renovations. She looked to Smart Exteriors for our extensive experience renovating old and historic home exteriors.
After meeting with the homeowner, our team at Smart Exteriors suggested design options including stylish dark gray acrylic stucco accents, a ProVia front door and windows in Burnt Orange, and James Hardie fiber cement siding.
Customizable ProVia doors and windows are cost-effective, exceptionally energy-efficient, and customizable so the homeowner can create a look that truly compliments her home.
In addition to its gorgeous curb appeal, James Hardie fiber cement siding is easy to maintain and lasts 30-50 years with proper installation and upkeep; and is pest, moisture, and weather resistant.
This project was not without its challenges! Our team at Smart Exteriors had to add framing and new sheathing to replace the existing rot. In addition, it was difficult to work on some areas of the home because it was so close to neighbors’ houses. Lastly, a slippery metal roof made it impossible to access portions of the siding, so our team had to remove and replace some of the panels to complete the project.
The Kansas City homeowner was impressed with how well Smart Exteriors overcame the challenges and thrilled with the results.
“At every turn, there was a problem to be solved to ensure we got the best end product,” she said. “We could not be happier with our transformation. And what a transformation it is! We modernized an old bungalow and made the exterior something that we’ve dreamed about.”
Smart Exteriors is a family-owned and operated exterior remodeling company committed to exceptional customer service for Kansas City-area homeowners. Ready to find out how we can transform your home? Contact us to get a free quote from one of our expert team members.