Wood lagging vinyl in US as exterior cladding

Friday 17 Nov 2017

According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), vinyl (including vinyl-covered aluminum) was the most common primary exterior wall material on new single-family homes started in 2016 in the USA (27.2 percent), followed by stucco (24.4 percent), brick or brick veneer (21.8 percent), and fiber cement siding (such as Hardiplank or Hardiboard) (20 percent).

Wood or wood products accounted for only 4.4 percent and stone, rock or other stone materials accounted for just 1.3 percent.

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Source: National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)

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