Vinyl Ranks No. 1 for New-Home Exteriors

Vinyl is the most common primary exterior wall material on single-family homes, according to the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction data from 2016.

Vinyl tops the list at 27 percent, followed by stucco at 24 percent, brick or brick veneer at nearly 22 percent, and fiber cement siding at 20 percent. Wood or wood products comprised just 4 percent, and stone, rock, or other stone materials make up only 1 percent of exteriors nationwide. However, stone, rock, or other stone materials are the most commonly used secondary siding material on new single-family homes.

The popularity of exterior finishes can vary geographically. For example, vinyl is the most popular choice in the Middle Atlantic and New England regions, while stucco was the top siding choice in the Pacific and Mountain divisions. Brick or brick veneer is the top choice in the East and West South Central divisions.

Source: “Vinyl Is the Most Widely Used Primary Exterior on New Homes,” National Association of Home Builders’ Eye on Housing blog (Oct. 23, 2017)

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