New England opts for vinyl

Vinyl is the most common siding for new US homes – as well as the preferred choice for new construction in New England.1 According to the Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction:

  • Vinyl was used on 27% of new homes nationally‚ followed by stucco (25%)‚ brick (21%)‚ and fiber cement (20%).
  • In New England‚ vinyl was applied to 72% of new homes‚ besting the #2 choice: wood (20%).
  • Stucco rules on the West Coast; brick dominates throughout most of the South.

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1Ashok Chaluvadi‚ “Vinyl and stucco are the most common siding on new homes‚” National Association of Home Builders‚ last updated September 21‚ 2018.