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5 Most Common Causes of Roof Leaks


As a homeowner, maintaining your home is a year-round job. Staying vigilant when it comes to the condition of your home will help you to notice and address issues as soon as they come up. Needless to say, catching small problems before they turn into bigger ones can enhance your investment into your home while saving you plenty of time, money, and stress in the process. 1501

Gutters: Strip Miters vs. Box Miters

When it comes to owning your home, protecting all of its components from destruction and deterioration is a high priority. That’s why advancements in home remodeling tools, materials, and technologies have been such a huge focus for manufacturers and remodeling companies alike, with more innovations and improvements being studied, tested, and developed every year. 1496

Pocket vs. Full-Frame Installations: Evaluating Your Options for Window Replacement

Doing plenty of research before embarking on a home improvement project is an important step to take—whether you’re planning a big project like a new roof or a smaller one such as options for window replacement. At Smart Exteriors, our contractors are used to answering all kinds of questions from homeowners interested in remodeling their Kansas City area homes—and are always glad to share all of the information we have about the work we do…

What’s the Difference Between Vinyl and Polymer Siding?

When it comes to home remodeling projects, few are as impactful or as important as the ones that involve the home’s exterior. The exterior is the first thing guests notice when they pull into the driveway of your home, and it’s also the first line of defense against the elements. For these reasons, siding replacements are one of the most popular home improvement projects performed across the country. 1486

DIY Gutter Cleaning vs. Hiring a Professional

Living in the Midwest means that your home is exposed to nearly every weather pattern possible throughout the year, with high winds and tornados in the spring, hail and thunderstorms in the summer and fall, and snowstorms and blizzards throughout the winter. As a homeowner, it’s important to stay on top of your home’s exterior installations—from your rooftop, to your siding, your windows, and doors—to ensure your family’s safety and to prevent expensive repairs and…

The Benefits of Fiber Cement Siding

Fiber cement siding was first introduced to the US construction market in the early 70’s and has continued to grow in popularity ever since. If you’re looking for a siding material that looks just like wood without the maintenance and high costs of traditional wood siding, fiber cement is one of the most well-known and best-loved options for use in exterior remodeling projects. 1475

Popular Window Styles in Modern Homes

Function often takes the driver’s seat when it comes to home improvement, especially when renovations are made on a tight budget. Form, however, is arguably just as important as function in all of the components of your home, and your window styles are certainly no exception. At Smart Exteriors, we love helping our customers evaluate their best options for window replacements. Because quality isn’t an issue—as we only use window products that are made with…

Are Gutter Guards Worth the Cost?

If you’re considering installing gutter guards—you’re probably fed up with the constant clogging of your gutter system. Gutter systems only work well when water is able to run through them efficiently. Without a proper system in place, your gutters will only work properly if you’re constantly on top of your roof cleaning them out or hiring someone else to do it for you. Clearly, this will cost you time, money, and plenty of stress throughout…