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Don’t Commit to a Window Contractor Without Asking These 9 Questions

When you are preparing for a window replacement you want to know the job will get done right. This is a major investment that should have a very positive impact on your home with energy savings and added curb appeal. Here we offer important questions you should ask your replacement window contractor to ensure you find a company you can trust. How do you price out my installation project? A good window contractor provides a…

How Fiber Cement Siding Can Help Protect Your Home from Fires

The loss of your home due to fire is probably one of the greatest fears for a homeowner. Your family means the world to you, and you work hard to pay your mortgage. However, along with your home insurance, you can take further steps to protect your greatest asset. One of the best options is to install a fire-resistant siding like fiber cement. Here we look at what siding will protect your home against fires.What Is…

Why Gutters are So Important to Protect Your Kansas City Home

Your home’s gutters play an important role in protecting your home from rainwater. Water needs to be directed away from your home to avoid pooling that can damage your home’s foundation. Your foundation is the base of your home and very vulnerable to water penetration due to its location. When it rains, water should drain down and away from your home, or your foundation can become eroded and collect moisture. As a result, your basement…

Why You Should Only Hire a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor

If you are looking for a professional contractor to install your James Hardie siding, you want to hire the right team for the job. James Hardie Elite Preferred contractors are certified contractors who install siding using approved techniques.This ensures durability and protection through the James Hardie warranty. Here we explain what that entails and why you should only hire a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor for your siding needs.Why Choose A James Hardie Elite Preferred…

Top Questions Homeowners Have About James Hardie Siding

If you’re ready to replace your siding, James Hardie siding not only improves curb appeal but also provides a durable exterior perfectly suited to the Kansas City climate. While there are several brands available for those interested in fiber cement siding, there is no other brand as synonymous with this material as the James Hardie brand. Despite the increasing popularity of James Hardie siding installations since the 1980s, fiber cement siding and its distinct characteristics…

What Does My Leaking Roof Need? Repairs or Replacement?

A leaking roof can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare. Moisture damages the interior structure of a home, so a leaking roof is no laughing matter. It’s important to take action, but one of the biggest questions we get about leaks is: Does my roof always have to be replaced if it is leaking? The answer is no, not always. The presence of a leak will not always justify a full roof replacement. Sometimes a repair…

Can Insulated Siding Lower Utility Bills?

We all understand that siding is designed to protect your home from the exterior world. And while its first job is not to insulate your home, many homeowners overlook the importance siding plays in keeping your home’s temperature regulated. So if you’re noticing high energy bills, it may be time to reevaluate your current siding. Although siding in and of itself does not always solve the problem of interior temperature comfort levels or high energy…

Can Stone Veneer Be Applied to Existing Siding?

If you’re looking for a way to elevate the look of your home’s exterior, nothing compares to the luxury that the look of stone siding affords. In fact, manufactured stone veneer siding has achieved the highest return on investment for home improvement projects in the Kansas City area for years, according to the Cost vs. Value report. So, stone veneer siding not only makes your home beautiful; it can also greatly increase its value. But…

What Every Homeowner Should Know About LP SmartSide Siding

Fiber cement, vinyl, and wood siding are all popular options to protect your home’s exterior—but have you ever considered the benefits of engineered wood? LP SmartSide is the industry leader in engineered wood siding. Their top-rated SmartSide products offer unbeatable durability, lasting beauty, and customizable options for your Kansas City home. What Is LP SmartSide Made Of? LP SmartSide is made from engineered wood—a layered product that binds natural wood with manufactured materials to create…

Comparison Guide: James Hardie Fiber Cement Siding and Polymer Siding

Choosing the right siding for your home is important. You want a siding that will improve curb appeal, while also helping to keep your home well insulated against Kansas City weather. Two common siding choices are polymer and James Hardie fiber cement siding. Here we look at the two options to help you decide which is the best siding for you. What is Polymer Siding? Polymer siding is made from polypropylene resin. Although it is…