How are siding types trending?
The siding types that are used on residential homes has steadily shifted over the past 30 years from wood products such as cedar clapboard and cedar shingles to synthetic and composite products such as vinyl siding and cement board siding. Even more recently siding products in the "other" category such as fiber cement and Everlast are gaining market share at the expense of vinyl siding and wood siding. There's a good reason for this. Homeowners desire wood-like siding that doesn't require a lot of maintenance. Wood siding is beautiful when first installed but requires maintanence. Vinyl siding is low-maintenance but doesn't look like real wood even from a distance. Composite siding products such as Everlast have filled the void.
graph courtesy of http://www.avidhomestudios.com/blog/2009/01/05/the-house-of-tomorrow-from-the-recession-today/
For more on the topic of siding type trends read this article: Siding Types
At Everlast we fully expect composite siding products to continue eating into the market share of vinyl siding and wood siding. For a detailed comparison of why homeowners prefer Everlast over other siding alternatives download the Free Siding Comparison Guide.
Author: Peter Martino