How to Maintain a Beachfront Home
For those of you still in the buying process, you should know a few things about oceanfront property. As you can imagine, since it’s practically hugging the water, it’s frequently exposed to salt, flooding, high winds and even storms. So construction workers build these homes to be a little tougher.
With the right materials, your future harbour home will be able to withstand the majority of elemental risks. As you search, make sure you pick a house built with:
- Pressure-treated or decay-resistant timber (such as oak wood or cedar wood)
- Sulfate-resistant cement.
- Stainless steel.
- Insulation, plastics and synthetics that can withstand salt and wind.
Although these resources aren’t immune to risks, they’ll save you trouble. Even once you buy a home made with them, you’ll spend a good amount of time cleaning and airing out your house to keep up with the high tides and winds.
- So is it fabulous living on the beach?
- But does it take a lot of work?
- You can bet on it.