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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James Hardie Siding | Centennial, Lakewood, CO

James Hardie Siding | Centennial, Lakewood, CO | Roofing, Window Contractor
GS Exterior Experts

GS Exterior Experts is a proud family owned and operated company specializing in home exterior services in Littleton, Colorado since 1999.

GS Exterior Experts is a home exterior company specializing in siding installation, replacement windows, roof replacement, stucco and stone installation for residential and commercial projects in Littleton serving the Denver surrounding area in Colorado.

We offer James Hardie Siding installation as well as Woodtone rustic series siding installation. If you are looking for energy efficient replacement windows we can help! We offer a full range of vinyl replacement windows as well as fiberglass windows and energy star rated products.

GS Exterior Experts also specializes in stucco and stone veneer installation. We also install residential roofing within the Denver and surrounding metro area.

We are honored to have been nominated for the Angie’s List Super Service award every year

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Log and Wood Siding Care

Exterior wood care requires first the knowledge that a maintenance program is required regardless of your coating choice. Maintenance does not consist of simply reapplying coating to the house every 1-3 years. Many clients face conflicting information, and unmet expectations with respect to the various wood care choices. Basically, the more translucent or “ natural” the coating is, the more frequent the maintenance cycle when compared to more opaque or heavily pigmented products. Wood coatings manufacturers rely on a variety of ingredients to create their products. Many times, products sacrifice one benefit at the expense of another. A product that has all the elements of a premium product (appearance, UV resistance, moisture resistance, ease of application, and simplicity of use) will appear costly at first when evaluated only on a per gallon cost, or on the basis of the initial cost of the complete coating system.

Regarding the common problem

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Real wood exterior siding, custom lumber, and seasoned firewood

Real wood exterior siding, custom lumber, and seasoned firewood – serving Vancouver, Camas, Washougal and other southwestern Washington communities

Real Wood Exterior Siding and More
Serving Vancouver, SW Washington, and NW Oregon for 30 years

David Gordon

111 NE Everett Rd.
Camas, WA   USA

Located in Camas, Washington (near Vancouver, WA and Portland, OR). Supplier of real wood exterior house siding, custom lumber, and seasoned firewood.

Call Today For a Free Exterior Siding Quote!

  • Seasoned Firewood:  Both split (body wood) and log form. We typically have douglas fir, alder, and maple on hand. Other varieties are possible (such as cherry).
  • Exterior Wood Siding:  Board & Batten siding
  • Sawmill – Custom Sawing:  Sawing of customers’ logs into lumber — any species of logs
    8” to 60” diameter — 40” to 22’ length
  • Rough-cut Lumber from our sawmill:  Boards — Planks — Beams — Interior Paneling

Fir Slab Table - Black Walnut Stain

Call today

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Contractor, Roofing, Siding, Gutters, Indy Exterior Services – Tom Hebbe

Hebbe’s Catastrophe Services, LLC. Based
in Shelbyville Indiana, Indy Exterior Services is an exterior home improvement,
roofing, remodeling and storm damage company specializing in roof repair,
siding, gutters, drywall, painting, storm damage and insurance claims. We sell
commercial and residential exterior repairs and remodels within the Central
Indiana area. Over the last 10 years we have grown as a respected, disciplined
and honest company delivering quality products and labor. Our focused service
area is Shelbyville and Central Indiana: Bartholomew, Decatur, Hancock, Johnson,
Marion, Rush and Shelby Counties. We are a licensed General Contractor and are
fully bonded and insured.We are the Best Shelbyville Indiana roofer.
Shelbyville, Shelbyville Indiana, Shelbyville Roofer, Best Shelbyville roofer,
roofing contactor, construction, remodel, reconstruction, storm damage, roofing,
siding, gutter, drywall, storm damage inspection, painting, insurance claim,
insurance rebuild, insurance process, home remodel, house restoration,
residential, commercial, Tom Hebbe, Bartholomew, Decatur, Hancock, Johnson,
Marion, Rush, Shelby,
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Exterior House Pressure Washing & Siding Cleaning

Soft Wash Services for Home & Building Siding

Are moss and algae darkening your exterior and becoming an eyesore? Don’t let them ruin your home! Our advanced soft washing smart system safely cuts through the grime and protects your home from structural damage without the potentially harmful side effects of power washing. Our soft wash method is powerful enough to clean away grime and prevent it from coming back, but delicate enough to not damage your structure or siding. Contact us today to learn how Diamond Clean’s exterior house washing method extends the life of your home.

We offer the most comprehensive siding cleaning service in Langley, Surrey, and Burnaby. Say goodbye to ugly discolouration and mould—spruce up the look of your home and its structural integrity with our effective power-washing and siding cleaning solution!

How Our House Washing Method Protects Your Home

Pressure washing vinyl siding is not recommended,

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17 Different Types of House Siding (with Photo Examples)

6 houses with different types of siding.

The ultimate home siding guide setting out 17 types of home siding with photo examples, pros, cons, costs and more.

Exterior siding has multiple purposes. Considering each of these will help you find the right option for your home.

The most noticeable purpose is aesthetics. The material you choose for the exterior of your home largely influences its overall architectural style.

Siding also protects your home from weather and improves insulation. Different materials work better for different climates, such as those that are very hot versus those that are very cold.

Finally, the right type of exterior siding influences your home resell value. Choose the right type, and the curb appeal will skyrocket.

We break down each type, including vinyl, plastic, cement, wood, and much more, below to help you find the best option for your home.

The first and most important factor to consider is the type of exterior

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House Siding – Bob Vila’s Guide


The exterior of your home faces a ceaseless barrage of threats from the hot sun, strong winds, precipitation in all its forms, and the bitter winter cold. As such, your house siding must be strong and durable. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be beautiful even decades into its life. Advancements in the manufacture of siding materials and their installation have improved both the look and longevity of products for the exterior of today’s home.


Stone Veneer

Fiber Cement


Brick (Masonry)


If you’re in the market for house siding but don’t know where to begin your search, this guide can help you learn more about the pros and cons of the most popular materials, so you can make an informed choice about which option best suits your house style and local climate, not to mention your availability or willingness to perform ongoing maintenance tasks as

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Roofing Contractors Louisville & Lexington, KY | Replacement Windows, Roof Repair & Aluminum Fences | Gutter Guards & James Hardie Siding Contractors

Roofing Contractors Louisville & Lexington, KY | Replacement Windows, Roof Repair & Aluminum Fences | Gutter Guards & James Hardie Siding Contractors – Affordable Exteriors
We Make Quality Affordable.
James Hardie Fiber Cement SidingAlside Vinyl SidingGuttering & Leaf ProtectionEnergy Efficient WindowsAffordable Fencing ProductsScreen & Sun Room EnclosuresRoofing ServicesHome Accents

Affordable Exteriors is committed to providing the highest quality products and services at the most budget friendly prices. We believe that affordability can be combined with superior workmanship, exceptional service, and outstanding value. That is why we offer only the best for our clients throughout Lexington, KY, Louisville, KY and the surrounding areas. Our services include the installation of energy efficient windows,doors, gutter guards, siding, screen rooms, sunrooms, fencing,roofing repair, and much more. We can help you to transform your home’s exterior into the image of what you have always wanted.

At Affordable Exteriors, we understand how important the beauty and aesthetics of our work is to a homeowner. This is why we take pride in careful work that is dedicated to quality and durability.

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