Weatherproofing Solutions for Your Home

These beach house design ideas are essential for bracing the elements – from intense sunlight to strong winds

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House with stuccoed concrete-block siding and an cedar-shake roof.
Lisa Romerein

Coastal Building Materials

Problem: Many building materials require tedious upkeep due to deterioration from exposure to coastal air.

Solution: Stuccoed concrete-block siding stands up to powerful storms; cedar-shake roofs can last for up to 40 years, more than twice the average lifespan of asphalt.

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