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What to Look for When Shopping for a New Home

With the real estate industry in full swing, homeowners can take advantage of the rush to buy as it is a sellers’ market in many areas of the country. This can mean that homes are sold almost as fast as they are listed--which can create problems down the road for unsavvy or first-time new home buyers. 1632

The Biggest Roofing Trends of 2020

One of the biggest investments that you will make to your home is having its roof replaced. Given its sheer size and importance to your home’s value and functionality, it’s no surprise that replacing the rooftop is expensive. In fact, it’s one of the highest costs associated with home renovations. Luckily, there are many roofing options and trends to choose from to fit any budget. 1627

What to Do When Your Gutters are Frozen Solid


When it comes to the cold weather months, there are many things you may have to keep in mind as a homeowner. If you live in an area of the country that gets a lot of rain, sleet, or snow, one common problem you may face is frozen gutters. Frozen gutters refer to gutter systems that are filled with water or snow that freezes, turning into ice. This subsequently prevents the gutters from functioning correctly…

The HardieZone System: How James Hardie Siding Works in Kansas City Climates

When it comes to your home, the siding you choose should not only give your property a great new look, it should also provide exceptional protection against the elements. Many people may get caught up in looking at siding for only aesthetic purposes but choosing a high-quality product that is specifically built for your climate will ensure that your home is properly protected. 1620

What Homeowners Should Know About Their Single-Pane Windows

For many homeowners, trying to keep the home maintained and performing at a high level is an overwhelming task. Our homes are made up of individual components, and each of these components must hold up and stand the test of time—which means that choosing quality products and providing careful maintenance, and keeping up with repairs and replacements every year is critical to its performance. Your roof needs your attention throughout the seasons. The siding needs…

How Going Green Can Pay Off: Smart Financial Incentives for Energy-Efficient Window Replacement for Kansas City Homeowners

Home improvement projects have always been popular investments for homeowners. There’s no doubt that improving the home has its benefits—like making the home look better, enhancing resale value, and of course, increasing comfort and performance. One of the most popular home improvement goals is to focus on making the home more eco-friendly and “greener”. This is usually done by replacing older home features with more modern and energy-efficient ones. Window replacements are a perfect example…

Why Metal Roofing is Making a Comeback in 2020

When it comes to roofing, quality is key. While quality is undoubtedly important in all aspects of home construction and repairs, it’s safe to say that the roof you choose is perhaps one of the most important features on the list. We expect a lot out of our roofing--not only should it stand strong for a long amount of time, but it’s our first line of defense against inclement weather, helps to regulate indoor temperatures,…

Comparing the Care and Upkeep Routines for America’s Most Popular Siding Options

When everything is functioning as they should, the home is a veritable fortress against the elements, heat loss, and even against unwanted intruders. However, it only takes one thing going wrong for that to change. That is why home maintenance is one of the most important components of property ownership and management—as the proper care and upkeep of the home can prevent serious problems and dramatically reduce long-term costs. Siding assists with insulation and provides…

Why Condensation Forms Between Windowpanes (and What to Do About it)

It never fails. Every year, the weather changes, and before you know it, there are beads of moisture running down your windows. As a homeowner, it’s easy to become nervous about the quality and effectiveness of the windows. After all, windows are an important aspect of the home’s construction and greatly impact their performance and overall value. 1563