Originally Posted by djforsberg
I have noticed that. And its funny, because I don't think those are all that ugly. But there is just something about bungalows and two-stories with a 2 or 3 car garage on it that has vinyl siding that doesn't make much sense to me. You are already spending $350,000+ for a house, why not upgrade to some stucco with stone accents.
Now that I think of it, most Regina home builders I am pretty sure have stucco as the default exterior while some of the home builders we saw in Saskatoon have vinyl siding as the default.
I'm with you - I hate vinyl siding. When we were in our old house, we restored our cedar siding while all the neighbours put ugly plastic on theirs.
In certain neighbourhoods, such as Stonebridge (where I now live), the main developer sets design guidelines for each street. In Stonebridge, you are either on a stucco street or a vinyl street (thankfully, our house is stucco). In Willowgrove, however, the guidelines don't appear to be as strict, and you have a mix of sidings on each street (I believe the City developed that neighbourhood themselves).
I think Stonebridge is relatively even (some condos and houses even have Hardy board exteriors), and from what I've seen from the new houses in Rosewood, most are stucco. To me, stucco looks so much better, especially with stone facades incorporated into the siding. Expensive stone and vinyl together looks silly, IMO.