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North Carolina New Home Exteriors for 2019

Exterior Siding Types

What new home exteriors in North Carolina are the most popular?

There are 6 types of exterior siding materials most often used when building a new home in North Carolina.

Here are photos and descriptions of the most popular exterior siding types in NC. As you can see, the very most popular exteriors involve a blend of several materials to add dimension and emphasize details.

1. Fiber Cement (HardiBoard) Exterior

Fiber Cement Siding (HardiBoard) is the most popular choice for exterior siding in North Carolina new homes. 

- Fiber cement boards hold up better than wood in the local climate, although it is typically manufactured with a realistic wood grain effect.

- Painting (and repainting over the years) is required for fiber cement siding. 

- Fiber cement can be applied in different shapes and styles, such as Board and Batt or Shake.

Some communities with an HOA require fiber cement siding on all new homes - typically with accents in brick or stone.

Some manufacturers offer a 50 year warranty on fiber cement siding. 

2. Stone Exterior

Stone exteriors can be natural stone or simulated stone, and is is one of the most expensive types of home exterior materials.

Many North Carolina homeowners choose to add stone as an accent, in combination with other materials.

The most common usage of stone accents are Stone accents can be:

 - One or more full walls (generally on the front of the home)

 - Half walls or water tables along the front and side of a home (generally about 2-4 feet tall spans)

3. Brick Exterior

 

Brick exteriors (composed of clay bricks) are a classic exterior that remains popular due to durability, strength, and low maintenance.

There are many different shapes, colors, sizes, and styles of brick to choose from.

 A "standard" brick is 2 by 4 by 8 inches.

Other brick options include:

 - "King": Thicker, longer bricks
 - "Roman": Thinner, longer bricks

Brick exteriors are more costly than vinyl or fiber cement, but less than full stone exteriors.

4. Board and Batt Exterior (Board and Batten)

 

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Board and batt exteriors can be composed of vinyl or fiber cement. 

A board and batt design alternates wide boards and narrow strips (battens). While board and batt can be horizontal, it is generally used as a vertical design.

No longer just for cottage and barn style designs, board and batt has become a popular accent for many styles of homes. 

5. Shake Exterior

Shake exteriors are traditionally made from split wood, such as cedar. However, in the North Carolina climate, it is far more popular to have the shakes made with the primary material of the exterior - typically fiber cement or vinyl.

Shakes are generally placed as an "irregular" pattern for artistic appeal.

They are typically placed as accents in various locations on the front of the home.

6. Stucco Exterior

Stucco (composed of plaster and cement applied over a mesh screen), while very popular in some regions of the nation, is rarely used as a home exterior in North Carolina, due mainly to climate conditions.   It is also one of the most expensive siding options in North Carolina. 

When stucco is applied to new homes in NC, it is typically as an accent, such as the opening entry to this home.

Stucco can be smooth or textured, painted or pigmented.

7. Vinyl Exterior

 

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Vinyl siding (composed of PVC or polyvinyl chloride) is a popular exterior material in North Carolina due to its cost effectiveness, low maintenance and improved curb appeal.

A high quality vinyl exterior comes in a variety of shades, tones and thicknesses and does not need to be repainted like fiber cement or stucco.  

 

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Is Vinyl or Fiber Cement better? How to Choose Your New Home Exterior

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, Jul 18, 2012 @ 11:07 AM

Which is a better new home exterior siding type, Vinyl or Fiber Cement?

How to Choose Your New Home Exterior in North Carolina

 

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1. Vinyl Exteriors

Vinyl exterior siding is usually composed of PVC (polyvinyl chloride).

Vinyl siding is popular because it is:

 - Cost effective

 - Very low maintenance (never needs repainting and can be easily cleaned if necessary)

 - Available in a wide variety of colors, tones, and thicknesses (with thickness being one factor of overall cost)

- Easily "dressed up" with accents like Shakes and Board/Batt

 

2. Fiber Cement Exteriors

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Fiber cement is another popular choice for North Carolina new homes.

Fiber cement siding is sought after because it is:

-designed to mimic the look and feel of wood grain

- stronger than traditional wood siding and able to withstand the elements (weather, heat, termites)

- able to be painted in an infinite array of colors

 

Fiber Cement siding does require much more regular maintenance than vinyl siding, including full repainting.

Fiber cement siding accents can come in many different shapes and styles (such as Board and Batt and Shake).

Some communities with an HOA require fiber cement siding on all new homes, so check with the neighborhood HOA or your builder for specific restrictions.

 

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Most Popular New Home Exteriors | Exterior Siding Types

Posted by Penny Hull on Wed, May 02, 2012 @ 11:05 AM

Most Popular North Carolina New Home Exteriors

Exterior Siding Types

What are the most popular new home exterior types used in North Carolina?

There are many different types of exterior siding materials available when building a new home in North Carolina.

Below are descriptions of some of the most popular exterior siding types in NC. Each of the custom Stanton Homes pictured below use two or more exterior types to add dimension, emphasis, and detail.

1. Vinyl Exteriors

Top 7 New Home Exterior Types | North Carolina New Home Exteriors

Vinyl siding (composed of PVC or polyvinyl chloride) is a very popular exterior type used in North Carolina.

It can be cost effective, require low maintenance, and come in a variety of shades, tones, and thicknesses.  A high quality vinyl exterior looks great and has one of the lowest maintanence factors of all exterior siding types.

Vinyl is generally installed horizontally, but can also be vertical (such as in Board and Batt designs, described below).

 

2. HardiBoard/Fiber Cement Exteriors

Top 7 New Home Exterior Types | North Carolina New Home Exteriors

HardiBoard or Fiber Cement Siding is another popular choice for North Carolina new homes. Fiber cement looks similar to vinyl, but can generally be more expensive for a few reasons:

 - it has a realistic wood grain look and feel

 - it is installed differently

- it requires full exterior paint, which vinyl siding does not

 

HardiBoard/fiber cement also requires re-painting unlike vinyl. It can come in many different shapes and styles (such as Board and Batt and Shake).

Some communities with an HOA require fiber cement siding on all new homes. Fiber cement siding usually comes with a 50 year warrenty, depending on the manufacturer.

3. Stone Exteriors

Top 7 New Home Exterior Types | North Carolina New Home Exteriors

Stone exteriors can be natural stone or simulated stone, and is generally the most expensive type of home exterior.

Many North Carolina homeowners choose to add stone as an accent, in combination with vinyl, Hardi, or brick exteriors. Stone accents can be:

 - one or more full walls (generally on the front of the home)

 - half walls or water tables along the front and side of a home (generally about 2-4 feet tall spans)

4. Brick Exteriors

Top 7 New Home Exterior Types | North Carolina New Home Exteriors

Brick exteriors (composed of clay bricks) are a classic exterior that remains popular for their durability, strength, and low maintenance.

There are many different shapes, colors, sizes, and styles of brick to choose from.

 A "standard" brick is 2 by 4 by 8 inches.

Other brick options include:

 - "King": thicker, longer bricks
 - "Roman": thinner, longer bricks

Brick exteriors are more costly than vinyl or fiber cement, but less than full stone exteriors.

5. Stucco Exteriors

Stucco (composed of plaster and cement applied over a mesh screen), while very popular in some regions of the nation, is rarely used as a home exterior in North Carolina, due mainly to climate conditions.   It is also one of the most expensive siding options in North Carolina. 

Stucco can be smooth or textured, painted or pigmented.

6. Board and Batt Exteriors (Board and Batten)

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Board and batt exterior can be composed of vinyl or fiber cement. 

A board and batt design alternates wide boards and narrow strips (battens). While board and batt can be horizontal, it is generally used as a vertical design.

Board and batt is generally associated with cottage and barn style homes, but has been increasingly used as an accent on vinyl, Hardi, and stone homes.

 

 

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7. Shake Exteriors

 

Shake exteriors (also composed of various materials including vinyl and Hardi) are traditionally made from split wood, such as cedar.

Shakes are generally placed as an "irregular" pattern to give a rustic or artistic appeal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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