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What are Overland Park Siding Considerations for Homeowners?

Overland Park siding considerations influence the decisions that you make when you decide to have new siding put on your home. When you use some good planning in the beginning, everything will work out well.

Read on to learn more about special considerations for getting siding in Overland Park.

What Are Some Home Characteristics in Overland Park to Be Aware Of?

Houses in Overland Park feature mostly wood construction. The area is host to a large woodpecker population, and the birds’ activities may cause damage to the wood exteriors. Although the holes may seem small at a first glance, the holes are often deep and capable of causing damage requiring new siding.

Water damage, whether due to a major plumbing leak or damage from rain or snow storms, may also cause problems requiring siding replacement. Wood rot is a very real threat when the water has leaked underneath the siding. In many cases, nobody is aware of the extent of the damage until the original siding has been pulled off.

Many homes feature beige and brown shades, which homeowners often want to upgrade. Homeowners may want their homes to have a different look that’s more contemporary, especially where blue and gray shades have seen a major resurgence. This may be one of the leading reasons for a siding upgrade.

Local Code Requirements for Overland Park Siding

Overland Park siding must conform to local city codes, as well as HOA requirements where applicable. Choosing new siding is always an important decision that requires proper care to meet the local city requirements.

One of the reasons the siding is so important in this area is to help preserve the overall look of the houses. Many homeowners buy houses in this city because of the overall quality. The code requirements are designed to help preserve this quality as much as possible.

Overland Park has somewhat strict requirements about the materials that may be used for siding. These requirements help keep the home values high by ensuring that professionals only use quality siding products. The individual HOAs will also have requirements that may determine which materials are used or what colors you can use for your siding.

Checking with the city, as well as the HOA for your subdivision, is usually the safest bet. When you’re aware of any requirements that either or both entities have, you can make the better choice for siding.

What are Tips and Advice to Keep in Mind for Siding?

Overland Park follows the 2012 International Building Code for siding and related materials citywide. Acceptable materials include wood, fiber cement, vinyl, and aluminum, providing a lot of options to keep in mind.

However, for many in this city, the local neighborhood HOA will have the final say in what you may or may not use for materials. Checking with the HOA before making a final decision on the siding that you want is always a great idea to avoid difficulties with your HOA.

Part of the code that pertains to siding stipulates a certain thickness level. The material, regardless of the type, must also be weatherproof. Weatherproofing helps prevent a lot of the wood rot that can occur because of heavy rain or snow.

The siding must include flashing and allow for water drainage to help keep moisture from building up underneath, which leads to wood rot. When your siding has better weather protection, you won’t have to worry nearly as much about a lot of pricy repairs. Better installation methods will mean more routine maintenance and fewer repairs.

Adding new or upgraded siding to your home in Overland Park requires some careful consideration. However, using a company like Fairway Exteriors makes the process work better for all. Contact us today to see how our professionals can give you the siding that you want for your home as you consider Overland Park siding choices.

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Scott and his team went above and beyond. I love my new James Hardie siding. The final result turned out better than I expected. Scott is so patient and thorough. I highly recommend.

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Fairway Exteriors did a wonderful job showing me different options and helping me pick out the perfect siding and perfect color for my house.

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September 2021

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John Armstrong

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August 2021

Our experience with Scott Neidow and Fairway Exteriors was outstanding! We needed our siding replaced on two sides of our house, Scott recommended Hardie board. We got bids from 2 other very well known company’s, not only was Scott competitive but his attention to detail was over the top! He was on site every day checking every detail with his crews, always confirming that we were satisfied. The finished product is perfect!

Tisha Petty

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July 2021

Scott and his team did a fantastic job! Despite a rainy spring, our extensive project (full siding, multiple windows, new gutters, new shutters…) was completed on budget and ahead of schedule! We also had a few surprises along the way with some extra repairs for under the surface wood rot (which really needed to be repaired regardless of the new siding), but Scott’s team kept us informed and involved. The dedicated construction team was completely professional and respectful of our house and our neighborhood. Thank you so much for giving us a beautiful new/old house!

Scott Martin

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July 2021

I used Scott at Fairway Exteriors for work on our home at Lake Lotawana and couldn’t be happier! Scott did an excellent job from patiently working with us on a plan for our home’s exterior through completing the installation of James Hardie siding, exterior lighting, a new garage door and new gutters. Although we decided not to add new windows and a front door, he provided bids for that work as well. Scott’s installers were professional and courteous as well as true craftsman who took great pride in their work. Scott was attentive and quick to respond to issues that arose (termites, wood rot, etc.) and helped us to resolve them. The James Hardie siding greatly improved the look and, I believe, the value of our home. I highly recommend Scott and Fairway Exteriors!

Amy Sullivan

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May 21, 2021

Scott was quick to get back to me anytime I had questions. He was very knowledgeable about James Hardie and took time to answer my questions. The installers were very courteous and picked up after themselves every night. No nails or trash or cigarette butts were left which we appreciated because we have grandchildren that play in the yard. We are very happy with the way the project went and how our new siding looks.

Janet Mitchelson, Lee's Summit MO

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April 13, 2021

My new windows from Fairway Exteriors make my house bright and airy. The crew arrived on time and worked carefully since I have pets. Scott helped with the details to make the install go smoothly. I recommend them to anyone wanting professional workmanship and a quality product.

Ann Seferovich, Merriam KS

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FEBRUARY 08, 2021

We used James Hardie siding on our exterior re-model and couldn’t be happier with the finished product. We were so impressed with Fairway Exteriors from the initial design consultation to the constant communication. they were always so quick to respond to any questions we had and stayed connected with us along the way ensure we were happy. Highly recommend

Sara M., Leawood KS

Frequently Asked Questions

James Hardie Siding is composed of 90% Portland cement and sand and 5% cellulose fiber.  The cellulose gives the siding the flexibility needed to ensure it is impact resistant.  So James Hardie fiber cement siding really is cement siding!

James Hardie's warranty is the best in the fiber cement industry. For 11,000 days it is covered at 100%, no proration. Plus it is transferable and covers hail damage and comes with a class A fire rating. When you couple that with Fairway’s industry Leading Lifetime workmanship warranty that doesn’t pro rate you have an iron clad warranty that delivers complete peace of mind. 

Yes, and while it may not seem like a win when hearing it this s a huge advantage. This goes against what most Hardie contractors say. This is just another example of them overpromising and underdelivering just to sell a job. While many homeowners are hoping to never paint again, over the past 15 years of talking with homeowners I have discovered that what many actually want is low maintenance and long-term cost savings. That is why painting in 15-20 years down the road is a blessing. If you reside with a product like vinyl you still have to deal with mildew and grime by power washing every year. Power washing 15-20 times seems like more work than repainting once. Additionally, 10-12 years from now your vinyl will look awful. You will hate it and so will the buyers looking at your house eventually. One of the beauties of Hardie is that you can paint it and make it look brand new! A prospective buyer can change the color vs. having to reside the entire house again.

You do not need to prime your siding before painting it. Simply wash it down with a hose or a power washer on a very light spray, let the siding dry and use a high quality, 100% acrylic latex exterior paint. Sherwin Williams Duration is a durable and popular selection. 

Nothing is maintenance free, if your told that something is zero maintenance be skeptical. If you want your siding to stay beautiful long-term think about hosing down James Hardie once a year and if it is really dirty try using Blue Dawn or 3 parts water to 1 part CLR. 

Your siding is the outer shell and protective barrier to most people’s largest investment (their home). Additionally, if you were building a new house the exterior siding, trim, soffit, fascia and gutters are generally one of the top 5 most expensive components of building a new home. Generally speaking, people only reside once in their lifetimes vs. the average American will buy 9 different cars in throughout their life. When you do something once in your lifetime, and it protects your family and your largest investment it makes since to do it right. Plus, residing your home with James Hardie is just about the best investment you can make for your home. The ROI for Hardie crushes just about every other project that you can take on to upgrade your home.  What I have found over 15+ years living, breathing and sleeping James Hardie is that the cost to reside in James Hardie closely mirrors how much you vehicle costs. If you have a $30K car than it is likely that’s how much James will cost you give or take $5K higher or lower. The same is true if you have a $57,000 car.

James Hardie is a 125+ year old company. It created the category of fiber cement siding in 1981. Since that time , their cement siding has been modified and improved many times. James Hardie siding has been used in Kansas City since the late 1990’s.

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