Vinyl is the Most Widely Used Exterior in New Homes

Filed in Home Building by on September 26, 2015 0 Comments

Vinyl, including vinyl-covered aluminum, was the most common exterior wall material used in homes started in 2014, according to an analysis of government data by NAHB economist Ashok Chaluvadi.

Twenty-nine percent of homes used vinyl, followed by stucco and brick or brick veneer, at 23% each, and fiber cement siding, such as Hardiplank or Hardiboard, at 18%.

The principal exterior wall material for all the single-family homes started last year, wood or wood products, accounted for 5% and stone, rock or other rock materials registered at just 2%.

Vinyl was the most widely used primary exterior material in five of the nine census regions, while stucco paced the Pacific and Mountain regions and brick or brick veneer was the top choice in the West South Central and East South Central areas, respectively.

View full details in this Eye on Housing blog.

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