+1 816-944-1186

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

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