Are you looking for a James Hardie Siding Contractor in Independence?
One of our favorite type of projects to take on at Smart Exteriors is an exterior renovation that
not only beautifies the home, but that also brings it up to meet safety standards.
In this thirty-plus-year-old Independence, MO home, the job required just that—an enhancement
of the home’s aesthetic appearance and attention to an aging wood deck that was falling apart
and unsafe for use.
Smart Exteriors was called in to replace old, deteriorating vinyl siding of the home that had been
installed over 25 years ago. The existing beige-toned vinyl siding covered the two-story home’s
exterior in its entirety and also served as the backdrop for a tall second-story deck in the
backyard that was old, badly maintained, and simply not safe anymore.
Our team got to work replacing the old and weathered vinyl products with fiber cement siding
from James Hardie. The owners of the home opted for a beautiful, pre-finished, James Hardie lap
siding in Aged Pewter to replace the outdated and deteriorating vinyl materials. For the trim, the
owner chose Pearl Gray, a light-colored board which shows almost white against the darker
pewter design, and a pearl-gray aluminum was used to wrap around the existing fascia. The
colors pair quite nicely with the soft, charcoal-colored canvas and we were quite pleased with the
Once the old siding was removed and the brand-new fiber cement products were in place, we
turned our focus to upgrading the decrepit, unsafe backyard deck construction at the back of the
house. The deck, which was over three decades old, featured shaky wood balusters and railings,
and a rotting staircase leading to a large second-story deck area. As beautiful as the deck was,
lack of maintenance and exposure to the elements over the years meant that the deck was
dangerous to use—and couldn’t be enjoyed as it should’ve been. Our team began by rebuilding
the deck with Fiberon’s Good Life Decking materials in Cottage—a bright white-colored tone,
adding in composite railings and balusters in the same stunning color.
The renovation enhanced the home’s visual appeal while improving important structural damage
(part of which was hidden), especially around the deck. Aside from these improvements, the
home also received a boost in energy efficiency, indoor climate enhancement, and many other
benefits that generally affect the quality and value of the home.
In general, replacement siding and deck renovation are wonderful and important home improvement projects for older homes with cheap or deteriorating materials that are both unsightly and unsafe for use.