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Is it Time for New Windows?

As the seasons change, it becomes more important to stay on top of how well the home is functioning. Everything from the roof to the siding needs to be in strong working condition to protect against inclement weather. One of the trickiest parts of the home to evaluate are the window installations. 1521

The Most Ineffective Types of Gutter Guards

As a homeowner, you’re likely familiar with the importance of a properly functioning roof or correctly installed siding. Both components of the home’s exterior contribute heavily to your protection from the elements, but they’re not the only component worth paying attention to. One part of the home that’s often underestimated is the gutter system. The gutter system is responsible for facilitating the flow of water, debris, and other items down and away from the house.…

Smart Options for Financing Your Roof Replacement

Roof replacement usually happens when something’s broken beyond repair, or when it’s time to improve the home’s aesthetic or financial value. Sometimes it’s a combination of the two, with replacement the best way to invest in the home to improve it in the present and for the future. 1512

Problems Associated with Foam-Backed Vinyl Siding (Insulated Siding)

The house contains many components that all work together to provide an aesthetically pleasing protective barrier between you and the outside world. While everything works in concert with each other, one of the most important elements is the siding material chosen for the house. Many siding options are popular, but vinyl siding has been one of the most widespread materials used in homes across the United States. 1509

Dealing with Ice Dams: Problems, Prevention, and More

Keeping the home protected and functional during the winter can is a significant challenge for the unprepared homeowner. In addition to ensuring the house is properly insulated and sealed, you also have to be on the lookout for any ice dams that develop after snowfall occurs. 1505

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