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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Exterior Vinyl Shutters – Made in the USA

Question:
How do I choose between standard or custom shutters?

Answer:

Standard size vinyl shutters are the most affordable shutters, but come in limited sizes and styles. When you need shutters in a style or size that is not in our standard line then custom size exterior vinyl shutters may be the answer, since they are offered in far more style and size options.


Mid-America exterior vinyl shutters are sold by the pair and are
shipped with included installation mounting
hardware.


 


Here are a couple of customer testimonials:

Our new exterior vinyl shutters (midnight blue) were just installed, and we are thrilled with the richness and the elegance that they add to the exterior. The vinyl shutters that were replaced came from a local “Big Box” hardware store . . . yours have a sturdy weight and feel of structural integrity that we know will last many years and not

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Premium Exterior Vinyl Finishes | Milgard Windows & Doors

Eight premium exterior colors in addition to traditional white and tan, means you can coordinate colors with your exterior trim, siding and stucco. All windows with Milgard Premium Exterior Vinyl Finishes have a white interior. Exterior Standard colors are available with matching white or tan interiors.

Our premium colors bring out the clean lines and angles of the window frame. Each color suits a neutral look, whether in light and dark variety, and can blend in with the surrounding wall color and create a smooth, contemporary look in your home.

Finishes worthy of the Milgard name

Milgard will only put our name on a window if it can live up to our standards. We developed a two-coat formulation that outperforms the competition. In fact, this formulation is so durable it meets the same color and gloss performance standards as our dependable standard vinyl colors.

Some of our competitors’ paint reflects

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Exterior Shutters Direct – Wood, Composite & Vinyl

Why Buy Exterior Shutters from ShutterLand

ShutterLand premium-quality exterior shutters reside on thousands of single family houses, churches, apartment buildings, colleges, and restaurants across the United States. We work closely with builders, contractors and homeowners alike to ensure the finest possible result. ShutterLand is the authority on vinyl, composite and wood exterior shutters. Since 2003 our experienced, knowledgeable team has been ready to transform ideas into reality by answering questions and offering advise on both simple and detailed building projects. ShutterLand only sells American made house shutters manufactured and shipped from our facility in Alabama.

Wood, Composite & Vinyl Exterior Shutters

Genuine solid wood shutters maintain worldwide popularity. They are durable, rich in character, and cost-effective. When paired with functional hardware, wood shutters are able to swing open and closed for privacy, light control, and storm protection. Our premium wood shutters are crafted from Western Red Cedar, California Redwood, or

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