Building at the Beach

Find green building tips, energy-saving ideas, construction material recommendations, and weatherproofing guidelines for building on the coast.

Building Materials

From windows to decking, find recommendations on the best materials for building on the coast.

Insulation
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Insulation

Any homeowner can appreciate the value of insulation. Just glance at your power bill! Because of skyrocketing energy costs, blanketing your coastal home against the cold makes sense―and saves cents.

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