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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…

7 Common Causes of Roof Damage

Repairing roof damage is important, as the roof is one of the most important components of home construction. It provides shelter, protection from the elements, climate insulation, and curbside appeal, among many other valuable benefits. It’s also one of the most expensive features to install or to replace, which is why it's so important to provide roofing with the attention it needs to last longer, stay stronger, and look beautiful over time. One of the…

Choosing Siding for Your Home in Kansas City

Whether you’re replacing your old siding or choosing siding for your new home, the siding products you choose matter a great deal. Siding materials range in look, style, maintenance needs, and durability, and the right or wrong choice can and will affect the value of your property for years to come. So what is best when choosing siding for your home? At Smart Exteriors, we know how siding materials are and how intimidating it can…

How to Tell When It’s Time to Replace Your Windows

There’s no doubt that being a homeowner is a rewarding experience. Owning your home is a fantastic investment and comes with numerous short-term and long-term benefits. However, the privilege of homeownership also comes with many responsibilities, including maintenance and upkeep of your property whenever necessary. One of the trickiest responsibilities to handle is when it’s time to replace your windows or other features of your home. When windows start giving us problems, it’s easy to…