Vinyl siding loses lead as top cladding for new homes

Vinyl siding has lost its 25-year lead to stucco as the most popular cladding choice for newly constructed houses, while fiber cement gained ground to round out the top three exterior wall materials.

Stucco was installed on 27 percent of the 903,000 single-family houses built in 2019 compared to vinyl siding on 25 percent and fiber cement on 21 percent, according to the characteristics of new housing data collected in a survey of construction by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Of the other exterior siding materials, brick was installed on 20 percent of new houses, wood on 5 percent, and “other,” as in concrete block, stone and aluminum, on 2 percent, the survey says.

In the latest shift, stucco gained 2 percent, fiber cement picked up 1 percent, vinyl siding and brick each lost 1 percent, and use of wood and other materials held steady, the survey also says.

The figures,

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What Is Exterior Cladding? | Hunker

Exterior cladding may not be something that you give a lot of thought, but it is what keeps a building safe when weather happens. It is the exterior wall covering that protects all the interior components of a house. The cladding is a critical choice in how a building holds up for the long term and how much upkeep will be needed to maintain it. Today’s cladding choices are more varied than ever, offering better technical protection but also more aesthetic options.

What Is Exterior Cladding?

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The Sum of Its Parts

Cladding materials may seem like the only choice for finishing a house, but without the proper layers beneath, the outer layer won’t get the job done. Weather membranes, insulation, flashing and vapor barriers are all critical to the success of wall cladding. There are some common choices for house cladding, but others are gaining popularity today

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High-Strength Exterior Wall Cladding – Architect’s Top Choice

Fibre Cement Panels are panels that are composed of sand, cement and cellulose fibres which act as reinforcement. These panels are used as an external cladding material in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. Fibre cement sheet or Fibre Cement board as it is frequently referred to, normally come in the form of planks and panels along with various texture details. Fibre cement planks are made to mimic longer wooden planks and are frequently used in place of the latter. Panels are larger in size than planks, commonly measuring 4 ft x 8 ft.  They are used to cover a broader surface area per piece and are often employed in place of vertical cladding siding & exterior cladding panels.

Properties of fibre cement cladding

One of the most sought after attributes of Fibre cement is its dimensional stability. In other words, Fibre Cement cladding’s do not contract and expand, unlike other

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Exterior Plywood | Cladding Plywood | Marine Plywood | Cubby House Plywood

Exterior Plywood is intended for use in non structural, exterior applications where a high quality aesthetic finish is required. A bonded exterior plywood must be used for applications involving long term full exposure. All A bonded, exterior plywood should be treated against fungal attack and should be surface finished to minimise surface checking.

AC Exterior Hoop Pine Plywood

AS/NZS 2271 – A Bond glue line
High grade appearance face, lesser grade back. Suitable for painting.

Suitable Applications:

  • marine
  • ceilings
  • walls
  • furniture
  • cladding
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Approx Weight

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40

10-12

2400 x 1200 x 9mm

40

10-12

2400 x 1200 x 12mm

40

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2400 x 1200 x 19mm

30

21-23

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10

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AS/NZS 2269/2271 – A Bond.

Suitable Applications:

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DBS Bathrooms | Wall & Ceiling Cladding Panel Experts

At DBS Bathrooms we pride ourselves on transforming bathrooms and kitchens thanks to a combination of the very finest workmanship and our team’s dedication to consistently providing a fantastic customer experience.

We boast many years of experience, and in that time we have served customers all over the UK, with our bathroom and ceiling cladding providing a practicality and aesthetic style that is unrivalled by alternative solutions.

Cladding panels provide the look and feel of a luxury space, while they can be installed in half the time required for tiling. What’s more, cladding does not require grouting, one of the most difficult features to clean within a bathroom or kitchen.

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A Comprehensive Selection of Products

Here at DBS we

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