The most common siding used on new homes can vary by geographic region, but nationally, vinyl and stucco are the overall favorites. The most common exterior wall materials on homes started last year were vinyl and stucco, at 26% each, followed by brick or brick veneer at 21%, and fiber cement siding (like Hardiplank or Hardiboard) at 20%. Only about 1% of homes had stock or rock used as their principal exterior wall material, the National Association of Home Builders reports on its Eye on Housing blog.
In the Middle Atlantic and New England region, 74% of new homes started used vinyl siding. However, in the Pacific, Mountain, and South Atlantic regions, the most commonly used exterior wall coverage was stucco. In the West South Central division, brick or brick veneer was the most popular choice.
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