Choose Replacement Siding That Works Best for You and Kansas City’s Climate

All-new siding is the most obvious way to improve your home’s curb appeal, but it also helps protect the structural integrity of your home. The right material for your home will also provide additional insulation, require little maintenance, and keep your investment safe.

At Great Plains Exteriors, we work with the highest quality and most popular house siding products to ensure we deliver optimal curb appeal and durability.

Because we only install siding that meets our high standards and is worthy of our clients’ investment, we don’t work with just any materials. Keep reading to discover the siding products we recommend and install on Kansas City homes, and which ones we don’t to help narrow down your choices for your exterior remodeling project.

Vinyl Siding

Vinyl is one of the most popular choices for replacement siding for a variety of reasons. Homeowners often choose vinyl when they want to avoid exterior painting projects every few years, or when they don’t want to worry about wood rot and other maintenance issues. With vinyl, simply powerwash it to refresh its appearance.

High-quality vinyl products block UV rays so they don’t fade and are highly resistant to hail and other storm-related damages. The best vinyl siding products also come with insulation built in, which can actually contribute to lower utility costs during months that require heating or air conditioning.

To get an estimate for vinyl house siding in Kansas City, contact Great Plains Exteriors.

Stucco Siding

A traditional siding material, stucco also improves energy efficiency because it’s an impermeable layer of cement, lime, water, and sand applied to a wire base for strength. It is long-lasting, requires little maintenance, and resists mold, rot, and mildew.

Stucco can be applied in a variety of textures to complement the architectural style of your home, making it a popular replacement siding option:

  • Dash: a rough finish with small peaks that stick out.
  • Lace: a semi-smooth finish that is most resistant to cracking. It sometimes looks like a layer of lace has been applied to your home.
  • Sand or Float: a simple texture that looks like grains of sand.
  • Smooth: an elegant, perfectly-smooth finish.
  • Worm: large pieces of aggregate create tiny, swirly or wavy grooves in the texture.

To get an estimate for stucco siding installation, contact Great Plains Exteriors.

Stone or Masonry Siding

Stone or masonry accents on Kansas City homes elevate curb appeal through added texture and color. This siding style can make a home exterior look complete when integrated with other siding materials.

Known for its natural beauty and immense strength, stone and masonry products are timeless, durable, and resistant to rot and insect infestation. This house siding stands up to extreme Midwest weather and is sustainable because it’s made of all-natural materials.

To get an estimate for masonry or stone siding or accents, contact Great Plains Exteriors.

Cedar Shake Siding

Cedar shake siding is beautiful and timeless, but it comes with similar issues as any wood siding product: wood rot and water damage.

Authentic cedar shake is one of the most expensive and difficult house siding products to install, and in the modern era, frankly there are better options with the same classic good looks, like our Foundry cedar shake. Keep reading to learn more.

Foundry Shake Siding

An alternative to fussy cedar shake siding is Foundry shake, a PVC siding product made to look exactly like its traditional cedar counterpart. Homeowners enjoy all the timeless style of cedar shake without its upkeep or expense. Available shake styles include split, staggered, and round.

Foundry shake’s lifespan is similar to that of vinyl; it also never needs to be painted or patched. To learn more about Foundry shake siding in Kansas City, contact Great Plains Exteriors.

Cement Board Siding

Also called James Hardie board, this siding is made of a combination of sand, cement, and cellulose fiber. Thanks to its manufacturing process and amalgamation of materials, it offers superior strength and durability.

Cement board house siding represents the latest tech advancements in the industry, and it’s in demand by homeowners seeking the most sturdy product on the market. It resists warping, cracking, and waterlogging, and never needs to be repainted.

Best of all, it comes in a variety of siding styles so you can fully customize your home’s exterior to meet your design preferences. To get an estimate for cement board siding in Kansas City, contact Great Plains Exteriors.

Engineered Wood Siding

Siding contractors often offer engineered wood siding as an option for homeowners in Kansas City, although Great Plains Exteriors does not.

Engineered wood siding is affordable and long-lasting, but it can sustain water damage and rot over time. It also requires regular painting to ensure it looks its best.

Get Help with Choosing Your Siding and Installation

If you’re not sure which siding product meets your needs and budget, Great Plains Exteriors can help you with both. An alternative to siding contractors who will simply supervise your project, Great Plains performs the siding installation and preparation work ourselves to ensure an outstanding result you can be proud of and confident in.

Get started by contacting us online or by calling (816) 994-3725.