Siding

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Cladding

This study analyzes US demand for siding by material, market, and region. Siding is defined as exterior cladding for buildings. Excluded are such ancillary products as soffit and trim.

The siding materials are broken out by:

  • vinyl
  • fiber cement
  • stucco (e.g., three-coat, one-coat)
  • engineered wood, including oriented strand board (OSB), plywood, and hardboard
  • brick (standard and modular)
  • metal panels (excluding aluminum and steel siding with specific limited, legacy applications)
  • concrete (non-loadbearing concrete bricks and precast concrete panels)
  • small volume siding materials, including:
    • EIFS (exterior insulation and finish systems)
    • manufactured and quarried natural stone
    • natural wood
    • polypropylene
    • composites (e.g., glass-reinforced polymer and polystyrene foam; polyethylene and aluminum; fly ash, polyurethane, and glass fiber; polymer resin, inorganic materials, acrylic colorants; sawdust and HDPE; bamboo and plastic; fiberglass and natural stone)
    • steel and aluminum, other than metal panels
    • plastic and vitreous panels
    • opaque curtain wall

Commercial products such as curtain wall and storefronts that can be seen through are considered windows for purposes of this report and thus excluded from coverage. Opaque curtain wall is considered to be a siding product and is included in the small volume materials category. Also excluded is exterior plaster – which is made from a mixture of lime, plaster of Paris, and water.

The major market segments analyzed are:

  • new residential
  • residential renovation
  • new commercial
  • commercial renovation

The residential building market is further segmented by housing type:

  • single-family
  • multifamily
  • manufactured housing

Excluded from the definition of residential buildings are housing units located in a structure whose primary purpose is something other than habitation. Thus, a small living space contained in a larger retail facility would be classified as part of a retail building and not a residential building.

The commercial building market is also broken out by building type:

  • institutional
  • retail and lodging
  • office
  • industrial
  • other commercial buildings (e.g., amusement parks and recreational facilities, transportation terminals, government facilities for administration and public safety, courthouses, civic centers, post offices)

Demand for siding is also broken out for US geographic regions and subregions.

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