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What Time of the Year Is Best to Replace My Home’s Siding?

Is it time to get your siding replaced? And if so, is now the best time? Or should you schedule your siding installation for a specific season of the year?At Smart Exteriors, we hear these questions often, because homeowners want to do their siding installation right. And while it’s possible to replace siding year-round, there are some factors to think about as you determine what’s best for your home.What to Consider as You Schedule Your…

Find the Ideal Termite-Resistant Siding for Your Home’s Exterior

Natural wood is a beautiful siding material but is prone to costly damage from fire, water, and pests⎯especially termites. Termites can cause more damage to your wood siding more quickly than most other creatures, and unfortunately, once they’ve inhabited your home, there is little you can do to keep them away. Fortunately, there is one way you can maintain the authentic woodgrain appearance of your home's siding without attracting termites—engineered wood siding. Discover why this…

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…

4 Reasons Why It’s Better to Replace Your Siding Than Repair It

Many homeowners are worried when they see telltale signs that they might need to replace their siding. It’s a natural instinct to want to save money, which is why most homeowners try to simply repair siding rather than replace it. Why Replace Instead of Repair While this might be an effective solution for isolated problems with a small surface area, not opting for a full replacement when it is needed can lead to even greater…

A Complete Guide to Hiring the Right Roofing Contractor

A roof replacement is no DIY project. The level of protection a roof brings to the home means that a repair job should be left to the professionals. But hiring the right roofing contractor may feel scary. However, it doesn’t have to be. If you’re worried about running across an unreliable, untrustworthy contractor, then you’re like most homeowners. But searching for the right contractor doesn’t have to be difficult. With the knowledge of what to…

What Factors Affect the Cost of James Hardie Siding?

If you’re on the hunt for a reliable, beautiful, and long-lasting siding replacement, then you’ve likely been looking into James Hardie fiber cement during your search. Hardie Board checks all of the boxes homeowners tend to be looking for in a quality siding. It packs a punch with your curb appeal, stands up to mother nature, and performs against even the harshest elements. While it is not the most expensive siding option, it is more…

Warning Signs that You Need to Replace Your Siding

Over the years, your home’s siding will inevitably wear down. Wind, hail, climate, and age will take their toll. But every type of siding will experience this deterioration at a different progression, so there is no cut and dry formula as to when it will need to be replaced. Instead, it’s important to know the signs that can alert you that it may be time for a siding upgrade. As a Kansas City siding contractor,…

Is Hardie Board Siding the Right Choice for Me?

Thinking about replacing your siding? If your siding is worn down, out of style, or faded, new siding will go a long way in updating and protecting your home's exterior. And one of the most popular siding replacements available is James Hardie fiber cement siding. Millions of homeowners love it, and as an experienced siding contractor, we do too. To help you decide if you’ll love Hardie siding as much as we do, we’ve broken…

Top 6 Signs Your Home Needs a Roof Replacement

Caring for your home starts from the outside in. The exterior of your home should be beautiful, but more importantly, it should protect your interior. That starts with your roof. A well-kept, properly installed roof can last for years and keep your home in its best shape. But your roof also faces an onslaught of weather conditions, changes in temperature, and debris from trees or wind. So, no matter how well you care for your…

8 Ways to Enhance the Exterior of Your Kansas City Home

The curb appeal of your Kansas City home says a lot about who you are. As a homeowner, you spend a majority of your time inside of your home, but the rest of the world spends most of its time observing the exterior. As an exterior contractor, we know the feeling of not being satisfied with the way your home looks. Sometimes, the solution is a simple tweak in the landscaping, and other times, it…