By Ashok Chaluvadi
Copyright © 2016 National Association of Home Builders
According to data from the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction (SOC), vinyl (including vinyl-covered aluminum) was the most common principal siding material on new single-family homes started in 2015 (27 percent), followed by stucco (25 percent), brick or brick veneer (22 percent each), and fiber cement siding (such as Hardiplank or Hardiboard) (19 percent). Wood or wood products accounted for 5 percent and stone, rock or other stone materials accounted for only 2 percent.
The Census Bureau’s SOC data are available by the nine census divisions. Vinyl siding was the most widely used primary exterior material in five out of the nine census divisions. In both the Middle Atlantic and New England, 70 percent of the new homes started in 2015 used vinyl siding. In the West South Central, which includes Oklahoma, brick or brick veneer was the top choice with at least 55 percent of new single family homes started in the last year using it as the primary siding... Read the entire article at the NAHB website