Siding Replacement & Repair
Neighborhood Painting: A Kansas City Professional, Affordable Siding Repair & Replacement Company
Siding is an important part of your home. It provides protection against the elements, plays a big part in determining your structure’s energy efficiency, and presents a distinctive aesthetic statement to your neighborhood. Whether your Kansas City, Shawnee, or Olathe residence has just a few rotted siding panels, is in need of cedar shingle replacement, or you need to have your entire house re-sided, we’re the ones to call.
The Best Siding Contractor in Kansas City
Neighborhood Painting can provide you a custom estimate that fits your needs, your timeline, and your budget. All of our work is completed in-house by our knowledgeable, experienced staff. We use no subcontractors for our siding repair company’s work in Shawnee and surrounding areas. We operate by a time-tested project management process that keeps our clients informed every step of the way.
Read on to learn how we can help you with your siding repair and replacement needs:
Siding Replacement and Repair: How to Decide What Your Home Needs
When it comes to making updates and repairs to your home, siding probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. After all, it’s not as fun as remodeling your bathroom, painting the living room or even landscaping with beautiful flowers and shrubs. But, did you know siding is one of the most important features of your home — for both its look and function?
Siding serves a very practical purpose by sealing your home. It protects from sun, rain, temperature, insects and anything else that tries to enter your home. It’s important to keep it in good working order to make sure these things stay outside where they belong.
In addition to its functionality, siding is also one of the biggest aesthetic factors of your home. Ultimately, it’s what creates — or destroys — your home’s curb appeal. And, like it or not, the appearance of your home plays a critical role in it’s resale value.
If those things weren’t enough to convince you maintaining your home’s siding is important, maybe the numbers will sway you. Did you know a vinyl siding replacement job recoups 83 percent of its cost when you sell your home? A fiber cement siding job can recoup up to 79 percent. In fact, Consumer Affairs listed siding as one of the top home improvements in 2017 because of its potential for a big return on investment.
While it’s one of the most important investments you can make in maintaining your home, siding replacement and repair can also be one of the most confusing processes you can go through as a homeowner. There are many different kinds of siding, and just as many experts who are eager to guide you through the process. Before you commit to a certain company or siding, there are a few things you should know.
Can Your Siding Be Repaired, or Should You Get It Replaced?
Typically, people change their siding because of aging or damage. Depending on the age of your home and the type of damage your siding has experienced, you may need to replace all your siding, or you may just need to patch a spot or two. With vinyl and metal siding, you may just be able to repair pieces as needed. Plus, they are very low-maintenance.
Other siding options, such as wood, need regular maintenance to make sure they don’t fail. In fact, homeowners with wood siding should get their siding checked regularly to prevent small problems from escalating into big ones.
Having said that, while patching existing siding can be appealing because of the cost savings, it’s not always the most practical solution. Deciding when to get new siding will depend on the age and condition of your siding, as well as your personal preferences. For some people, a patch job isn’t a good option because of the way it will look — we’ll explain later how new siding won’t necessarily match the old. And depending on which areas of your house need patching, it could quickly become an eyesore.
A professional evaluation of your home’s siding is the best way to know for sure what you need to do next. But, before you call in a professional, take stock of the exterior and interior of your home. If you’re wondering, “When should I get my siding replaced?” you should look for one or more of the following:
- Frequent need to repaint the exterior — every five to six years
- Significantly elevated heating and cooling costs
- Rotting or warping
- Cracked or loose siding
- Peeling paint or loose wallpaper inside the house
- Severely faded coloring
- Bubbles in the siding
- Dry rot
If you find any of these issues on a larger scale, it’s likely time for a total replacement. While the thought of replacing your home’s siding can be overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be. If you’re in the market for siding repair or installation in Kansas City, Neighborhood Painting can provide a custom estimate that fits your needs, your timeline and your budget. We can also walk you through these great brands and styles we offer our customers who opt to have their siding replaced.
Brands and Styles
We are proud to offer our customers the highest-quality siding materials from top-rated manufacturers, including CertainTeed, LP Smart Siding and James Hardie fiber cement siding. Among our extensive selection of high-quality materials, we offer a variety of style options that are sure to please even the pickiest homeowner. Whether your home has a contemporary vibe or a more traditional look, we are confident we’ll have just what you’re looking for.
With proper and regular maintenance, vertical panels are an excellent siding option. Slightly untraditional because of their vertical orientation, this type of siding is a top choice if you want to stand out from your neighbors with a little something different.
To increase the lifespan of vertical panels, we complete two important prep techniques before installation. First, we seal out moisture by caulking all the overdriven nail holes and siding seams. Then, we make sure to work the primer and paint into the grooves of the siding and bottom edges of the siding to prevent moisture wicking.
Board and Batten
A classic style favored by early settlers, board and batten has a trademark pattern that alternates wide and narrow vertical panels. It is an easy way to give the exterior of your home a rustic look, but don’t let the look fool you. Board-and-batten siding has been updated with modern materials for a low-maintenance exterior.
It’s standard for us to caulk every vertical batten and horizontal trim board around the home to provide a quality seal around the entire exterior. While this may seem like a simple step, the value it provides to our work is second to none.
Masonite siding is composed of recycled lumber materials. Masonite once had a bad reputation because of a severe design flaw that was present when they first began to manufacture it. The binder used to glue the materials in masonite together was essentially wax — which was melting in warm weather and causing paint failure because there was nothing there for the paint to hold on to.
After the manufacturer addressed this problem, they made significant changes to fix it, and today, it has become a durable and attractive siding option. When we install masonite siding, we take two important steps to ensure its longevity.
First, we caulk all the overdriven nail holes and siding seams, which seals out moisture to prevent it from penetrating the siding. And, to prevent the paint failure of the old-school masonite, we also seal all surface areas with an Alkyd primer. This step prevents the melted wax from passing through and makes the surface safe for paint.
When it comes to siding, vinyl is a very traditional option. It’s low-maintenance and comes in many colors. One of the great things about vinyl siding is that it’s easy to repair. In fact, if the issue with your vinyl siding is a small hole of some kind, you may even be able to do it yourself.
However, when the issue is more significant than that, we can quickly and easily repair vinyl siding by popping out the damaged pieces and replacing them with new ones. This ease of use is great for homeowners who don’t want to have to pay to replace siding all over their home just because of a few damaged sections.
The only downside to this is that it’s extremely difficult to match old and new vinyl. In fact, unless you have some original siding left over from the contractors who built your house, you probably won’t be able to match it because each lot has a slight variation in dye color, and, odds are, your existing vinyl color has faded over time anyway. Many of our customers opt to have their homes vinyl siding repainted to avoid having mismatched siding colors. We utilize vinyl safe colors to ensure the vinyl won’t warp after being painted. Dark colors on vinyl siding are often subject to high surface temperatures which can cause warping. Our proven vinyl colors ensure this problem never occurs on our painting projects.
Yes, metal siding can be painted, but it needs to be done in a specific way to ensure quality, lasting results. Before we can apply paint to metal siding, we must thoroughly clean it. We use TSP cleaners and deck brushes to clean the entire surface by hand, and then we power wash the entire house to make sure we’ve removed all dirt, mildew, cobwebs and other outdoor debris that have collected on the siding’s surface. This process ensures proper adhesion of the paint.
A popular choice for homes accented with brick or stone, lap siding gets installed horizontally and the boards are beveled on the top.
There are two important prep techniques for this product to have longevity: caulking and sealing. Before installing the siding onto the home, we seal all the butt joints and trim siding transitions, as well as window and door transitions. This seal will prevent moisture from penetrating the siding.
We typically use two types of wood in this process. The first, which is superior, is oriented strand board. We do also use ABT, which is a denser wood product, but we can’t stress enough how important it is to have the prep work done well. Besides the caulking, it’s essential to roll the paint and primer onto the bottom edges of the siding. This process prevents moisture wicking.
Composed of recycled wood fibers, hardboard siding used to be one of the most common home siding options. It’s a more environmentally friendly option because it uses waste materials from trees and it can be painted to look like real wood, although it doesn’t have the look of natural wood grain, so it does vary a bit in that aspect.
To properly install hardboard siding, it is essential to caulk it, which ensures the siding is watertight. There may also be additional costs associated with waterproofing the sheathing, depending on the type of hardboard used in the project.
For an earthy look, cedar shingles offer superior insulation qualities and are a good choice for a durable, long-lasting material. We hand-scrape all edges of the shake shingles before we begin placing them on your home. Doing this is more time-consuming, but it won’t damage your shingles like sanding or power washing will, which means the shingles we apply to your house are high-quality and designed to last.
They’re also designed to expand and contract with contrasting temperatures, so correct caulking is essential to shake shingle installation. We caulk all the trim-to-shingle connections, all the soffit-to-shingle connections and around all doors and windows.
An eco-friendly, easy-to-care-for siding with an adaptable appearance, fiber cement siding has all the charm of wood siding without the maintenance. It doesn’t crack or rot, it resists weather damage and wind and is non-combustible.
While we are happy to work with our clients on the best siding option for their home, we especially love to recommend fiber cement siding to our clients. Why? Because fiber cement siding is an excellent choice for several reasons, including:
- Appearance — Offers the natural look and feel of wood.
- Low maintenance — Easier to care for than other comparable siding products, such as wood.
- Environmentally friendly — Manufactured using a simple process.
- Durable — Impervious to water and fire damage, and is insect-proof.
Many of our customers have come to prefer fiber cement siding over the traditional vinyl siding. Not only do we use top-quality, sturdy materials, but we also offer specialty urethane sealants from BASF Corporation to make repairs and replacements last even longer.
For Siding Repair and Replacement Needs, Let Us Help
If you’re looking at siding replacement options for your Kansas City home, we’d love to be the company you call. Kansas City is our hometown, and we treat each customer’s home like it’s our own. Our friendly staff are here to offer their expertise on any project. We never use subcontractors for home siding replacement in Kansas City and the surrounding communities.
We use a thorough project management process that keeps our customers in the loop at every stage. And we don’t just keep you informed. It’s our goal to keep you happy from beginning to end.
As one of the top-rated siding repair and replacement companies in the metropolitan Kansas City area, we’ve been serving a wide range of satisfied customers since 2002. We’re fully licensed and insured, and we stand behind our work with a five-year guarantee on every project. You’ll have a hard time finding other siding repair contractors in Kansas City that offer this level of quality at such a wallet-friendly price point.
But cost isn’t everything. You’re also looking for someone who will walk you through the benefits of siding replacement or repair the same way a trusted friend would. If you suspect a problem and you’ve decided it’s time to get your siding checked out, we hope you’ll give us a call. We offer free estimates, and are ready and waiting to help you navigate through the world of siding replacement and repair.
A common repair needed in Kansas City and the surrounding Kansas City metro area is replacement of the lower section of the siding caused by moisture wicking up the bottom of the siding. Ask how we can give you a permanent solution to that problem that looks great and is cost effective!