Tough Materials for Coastal Climates

Salt air, sun, and sea often mean harsh treatment for oceanfront digs. We gathered the best hardy materials, tips, and ideas for rock-solid coastal homes.

Roofing #2: Western red cedar
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Roofing #2: Western red cedar

With their dark blonde to chocolate brown hues, Western red cedar shingles possess a natural beauty, making them popular along the New England coast. It's also a durable, impact-resistant material.

Note: Wood products are naturally more susceptible to plant growth and decay, so consider installing pre-treated shingles on your home.

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