Durable James Hardie Refreshes Historic Fairway, KS Home

See how Smart Exteriors updated a historic Fairway home’s exterior and still maintained its character by installing low-maintenance James Hardie siding.

Location: Fairway, KS
Renovations: James Hardie Siding

A Fairway homeowner was frustrated that her gorgeous historic home’s exterior required extensive upkeep. A conventional Edward Tanner-designed home built in 1929, the structure was finished with cedar shake siding. Although attractive, wood siding is high maintenance. It needs frequent staining and washing and is susceptible to water damage and termites. She turned to the Smart Exteriors team because of our extensive experience with top-of-the-line James Hardie fiber cement siding and our work on other historic homes.

Maintaining Historic Period Details with a More Durable Siding

The homeowner’s goal was to renovate her home’s exterior with durable siding that requires less upkeep while preserving the character of her gorgeous historic home. The Smart Exteriors team suggested James Hardie fiber cement siding. Hardie siding is made with a blend of cement, sand, and cellulose fiber. This creates an exceptionally strong product that lasts for decades. With a huge selection of styles, there’s a look for every type of home, from contemporary to historic.

The Fairway homeowner chose pre-painted James HardieShingle panels in Iron Grey and James Hardie trim in Arctic White. When we removed the old cedar shake siding, we found extensive wood rot which is typical in early 20th-century homes. We remediated the moisture damage to clear the way and provide a strong base for the new Hardie siding. Our team also painted the existing fascia and crown molding. 

Fairway Homeowner Raves About Smart Exteriors’ Siding Installation

The homeowner was thrilled with her home’s new siding and Smart Exteriors’ professional siding installation.

“Everyone from Smart Exteriors was a professional from the start,” she said. “Steve (General Operative, Steve Glaze) was attentive and helpful through the process, taking the time to answer any and all questions. His crew was a group of highly competent, professional, courteous artisans. They did a fantastic job and I’d recommend them to anyone. The entire process was a pleasure.”

As a leading Kansas City siding contractor, we underwent extensive training to be named a James Hardie Elite Preferred Contractor. The manufacturer itself vetted us before bestowing that title on our company. When it comes to exterior renovations for Kansas City area homeowners, our mission is simple. We are 100% committed to providing our customers with expert guidance, skilled installation, and high-quality products. Ready to learn more? We’d love to give you a no-pressure quote.