Stucco Has Become Most Popular Exterior Choice for New Homes | Realtor Magazine
Expect to see a greater mix of stucco, vinyl, and fiber cement siding as you travel around new-construction neighborhoods. Twenty-seven percent of new single-family homes in 2019 used stucco as their siding material, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Survey of Construction.
Vinyl siding was the second-most common option, at 25%, followed by fiber cement siding (such as HardiePlank or Hardie Board) at 21%. Only about 5% of new homes last year used wood or wood products, and 1% were clad in stone, rock, or other stone materials.
Stucco was the most commonly used siding material on new homes in the Pacific, Mountain, and South Atlantic regions last year. Fifty-seven percent of new builds in the Pacific region, which includes California, Washington, and Oregon, used stucco, followed by 52% in the Mountain region and 38% in the South Atlantic region.
Brick or brick veneer was most commonly used in the East and West South Central regions. Sixty-two percent of newly built single-family homes in the West South Central region, which includes Texas and Oklahoma, used brick or brick veneer.