Those undeterred by the challenges and risk of owning a beachfront home will want to carefully consider their choice of building materials to ensure that their house will hold up against the harsher realities of coastal living. Making smart choices about building materials will not only help you maintain a good looking home through the years, but can also help you avoid expensive repairs and the stress that comes along with it. This post will be taking a look at the best roofing materials for beachfront properties. There’s no single correct choice here. Many different types of roofing materials can work for a coastal climate. Each has its own pros and cons. The ultimate decision lies with the homeowner to make a selection that will complement their home and give them peace of mind. A professional roofing contractor can work with homeowners to discuss the various options and help determine the best solution for your specific case.
The main threats to a coastal home include:
- Excessive moisture
- Strong winds
Whether you are dreaming of buying a beachfront property, or currently own one and are searching for a better roofing solution, here are some roofing materials you may want to know about:
- Metal roofing. We will be honest, this is far from the most budget-friendly option available. That being said, metal roofs offer homeowners significant savings in the long run. They require less repairs and maintenance over time, and have a longer life expectancy than asphalt roofs. They hold up well against weather and the elements, and offer greater energy efficiency.
- Tile roofing. Clay is the most popular material used for this type of roofing, but there are other options available as well. Tile roofing is not only water resistant, but also fire resistant which increases its appeal from a safety standpoint. This type of roofing is also one of the most durable out there, and requires minimal maintenance. From time to time, cracked tiles may need to be replaced, but otherwise the roof as a whole will last you a lifetime.
- Slate roofing. Made of stone, slate roofing excels in terms of durability and water resistance. The downside is that it is heavy, and can be much more costly than other roofing options. If your house has not been built to support such a heavy roofing material, you will need to install additional supports.
No one said beachfront living would be cheap. Most people looking into buying waterfront property already understand that they are looking at a large investment. By choosing the right building materials for your home, however, you can avoid the added expense of repairs from one year to the next and enjoy greater peace of mind. Consult a roofing service to discuss your options and what will work for your home. If you are still in the dreaming phase, use this information to begin building your dream home. You never know what the future may hold, so why not start preparing?
There are special considerations that need to be made by those who are thinking of investing in a waterfront property. While on the surface beachfront living may appear to be a picture perfect dream, homes situated along the coast are constantly at risk from storms or rising sea levels. Additionally, the conditions present in these locations can be especially tough on a home, and will need to be accounted for. We’re not here to burst your bubble or trample all over your dreams of owning coastline real estate, but as industry professionals, we are more aware than most of the importance of giving buyers all the facts. For many, this information will barely deter them from the dream of a beachfront home. We understand completely. The allure is strong, and we’d take the risk too.
Before you take any risks, you should know what they are. And when it comes to beachfront living, they are much more serious than just contending with a higher amount of seagull droppings than you are accustomed to. No matter which side of the climate change debate you land on, sea levels have been steadily rising and no one is arguing the legitimacy of land erosion. This can all threaten to change the status of your house from ‘by the water’ to ‘in the water’. Trust us – that situation will not be as awesome as it sounds. Even if the sea levels hold off for another century, beachfront homeowners are still at the mercy of natural disasters such as storms and hurricanes. If you’ve only ever been to the beach on a sunny day, it can be hard to fathom the power of Mother Nature, but many experienced waterfront property owners can attest: it is frightening and destructive.
The elements are only slightly less forgiving on your beachfront home. The main difference you may encounter is having to take into consideration the corrosive nature of salt. Unless you live near the ocean, this is something that you probably never give thought to, but as a beachfront property owner, it will be a very prominent concerns when deciding on what materials to use for your home, as well as how to maintain your home.
The light breeze blowing off the water can also quickly become a storm gale without warning. The strong winds can cause damage to your roof and other areas of the home. Many beachfront property owners find themselves requiring roof repairs and roofing services more often than usual due to the weather conditions.
If these facts haven’t scared you off, congratulations! You are mentally and emotionally ready to own your own piece of paradise. Unfortunately, that financial aspect is usually the hurdle that most have difficulty with. There’s not much we can do to help you there, except be here to encourage you to keep dreaming of those coastline estates.
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That’s it for now. Thanks for checking us out and we hope you’ll be back for our next post! We’re going to be discussing some of the specific challenges that come with being a coastal homeowner. What? You didn’t think it would all be sunshine and surfing did you? Beachfront living isn’t for everyone, so while it’s great to dream, a few hard facts might make you feel better about not having your own beachfront home just yet. Or it might just help you be more sure than ever that’s exactly what you want!