(BPT) - Vinyl siding appears on nearly one third of all new homes built in 2013, more than any other cladding material, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And chances are, you've seen and heard a lot about vinyl siding on home renovation shows, in magazines and in your neighborhood. Once seen as drab and boring, vinyl siding has come a long way since it was introduced in the 1950s. Significant research and development efforts for design and performance make it no surprise that vinyl siding is a hot home exterior material. You can find more information on vinyl siding at www.plygem.com.