Building at the Beach

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

Weatherproofing

Bracing for the elements is an inevitable part of living on the coast. Here are some tips to help you build to last.

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Stormworthy Products

Thanks to storms—and the building codes they inspire—companies have vastly improved building products to better protect homes near the shore.

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Plan your summer getaway now: From white strands to secret coves, we've found the ultimate spots by the shore, plus fabulous lodging so you can stay as long as you like.

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