Vinyl and Stucco are the Most Common Siding on New Homes

The most common exterior wall materials on homes started in 2017 were vinyl and stucco siding. Vinyl siding was used on 27 percent of the new homes started in 2017, followed closely by stucco (25 percent), brick or brick veneer (21 percent), and fiber cement siding (such as Hardiplank or Hardiboard) (20 percent). Far smaller shares of single-family homes started last year had wood or wood products (5 percent) or stone or rock (1 percent) as the principal exterior wall material according to the data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC).

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