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Does New Siding Increase the Value of Your Home?

Planning to put your house on the market? Weighing which home improvement will create the most return on your investment? Upgrading your siding is one of the best ways to boost your home’s appearance, protect it against the elements, increase its overall worth, and draw in new buyers. While installing fresh siding is a significant investment, it can earn back as much as 85% of its cost when you sell your home. Read on to…

Choosing Siding for Your Home in Kansas City

When it comes to your home’s curb appeal and protection against Kansas City’s warm summers and wet winters, the right siding is essential. Choose the best type of siding, and your house will be more attractive and safeguarded as well against damaging issues like pest infestations and moisture infiltration. But with so many siding options on the market, how do you choose the ideal fit? Not to worry! Our handy guide will help you evaluate…

Replacing Old Wood Windows and Siding in Lees Summit, MO

Replacing Old Wood Windows and Siding in Lees Summit, MO See how we helped a couple in Lees Summit, MO, achieve their dream home exterior with new windows and James Hardie siding — plus more! BEFORE AFTER Location: Lee's Summit, MORenovations: James Hardie Siding, Gutters, WindowsWe recently had the pleasure of helping a lovely couple in Lees Summit, MO, transform their conventional home into a modern marvel. When our clients first approached us, they were…

What to Expect During the Siding Replacement Process

So, you’ve decided to install new siding—a valuable, worthwhile investment that will protect your home and keep it looking beautiful for decades. And now, you are beginning the process of actually getting the siding replacement completed. If you’re like many homeowners, this may be a totally new process, especially if you own a newer home—and you may be wondering what you can expect your siding team to do for you. Here’s a quick overview of…

Transforming an Olathe Home with a Perfect Blend of Functionality and Style

Transforming an Olathe Home with a Perfect Blend of Functionality & Style See how we transformed an Olathe home with a siding, windows, and deck overhaul. Smart Exteriors delivered a seamless process for a stunning, functional update. BEFORE AFTER Location: Olathe, KSRenovations: James Hardie Siding, ProVia Windows & Doors, New Deck, Brick UpdatesOur Olathe, KS homeowner was dealing with multiple issues that were impacting the beauty and functionality of their home. The siding was rotting,…

A Remarkable Home Exterior Renovation in Lee’s Summit

A Remarkable Home Exterior Renovation in Lee’s Summit Experience an awe-inspiring home transformation in Lees Summit. From outdated to extraordinary, witness the remarkable journey with Smart Exteriors BEFORE AFTER Location: Lee's SummitRenovations: James Hardie Siding, ProVia Windows & Doors, Stone VeneerWhen we first met this couple, we discovered that they were longing for a major update to breathe new life into their Lee’s Summit home's exterior. The old wood windows and siding were not only…

What to Expect Your New Siding Bid to Include

You’ve probably heard this age-old tip: “Get 3-5 quotes on your siding replacement before deciding on your contractor.” That’s a great piece of advice! Bids help you get to know different contractors, compare different siding installation options, and determine what works best for your timeline and budget. But what exactly is included in a quote from a reliable contractor? Here’s what you can expect to see as you compare bids for new siding.Elements of Your Home’s…

Understanding James Hardie Siding Pricing

New James Hardie fiber cement siding will provide your home with strong weather protection and eye-catching style you can admire every time you pull in and out of your driveway. Of course, like any home improvement project, installing Hardie siding is an investment that you have to fit into your budget.To make your planning easier, here’s an informative look at what affects the price of your new Hardie siding.Factor #1: The Type and Style of…

Returning Beauty to a Split Entry Home Dealing with Wood Rot

Returning Beauty to a Split Entry Home Dealing with Wood Rot Learn how this Independence, MO homeowner transformed her house into her dream home with James Hardie siding.Location: Independence, MO Renovations: James Hardie SidingAt Smart Exteriors, we take great pride in helping homeowners transform their houses into homes they can truly be proud of. For this siding project, we had the pleasure of working with a homeowner in Independence, MO, to restore the beauty and…

Protect Your Siding by Spotting and Fixing These Common Problems

Your siding is one of the most important features of your home—creating beautiful curb appeal as it prevents damage from the weather and pests. Over time, small damage can arise to your exterior—and it pays to recognize issues and deal with them promptly, so your siding remains durable and effective.These tips will help you spot the most common siding issues you’re likely to face—with fixes so you can address them and preserve your home’s value…