Coastal living is an amazing experience, and there is nothing that beats being able to enjoy the beach in your very own backyard. However, when you are building your beachfront home, there are special considerations that you need to make. From ensuring your safety to properly planning renovations, here are some of our favorite tips.
Know Sea Level
Sea level is critical when building your beachfront home. Depending on where you are buying property, you must plan for a base flood elevation of about 10-15 feet above sea level. You may need your first living level to be even higher in some areas. Make sure that you understand this ahead of time to avoid any potential setbacks in the construction process.
Work With the Right Builder
Building your beachfront home is different from building a home in a traditional suburb or rural area. There are special considerations that need to be made, as well as different potential weather conditions that need to be planned around. Working with experienced builders, like T&G Builders, is one of the best ways to make sure that your home is designed to your specifications and built to serve your family for generations.
Invest in Good Materials
Especially when building in coastal areas, investing in high-quality materials can make your home feel like it belongs at the beach. Additionally, when planning for the potential for flooding or hurricanes at some point in your home’s life, investing in high-quality windows and roofing is a good idea. These materials can stand up to sea spray and harsh seasonal conditions with ease, providing you with the peace of mind you need.
Have Fun with Details
Building your beachfront home should be fun, and the details are one of the ways that you can make your mark. Under-eave brace supports, fascia boards, balustrades, and gable trusses are all trademarks of many coastal homes and places where you can transform your beachfront home into something special. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by!
Make Your Dream Home a Reality with T&G Builders
T&G Builders, located in Berlin, MD, has been a premier waterfront custom home builder and home improvement contractor serving Worcester and Sussex Counties for over 25 years. We are a locally owned and operated business known for our uncompromising commitment to quality, our passion for using innovative technology and premium materials to complete projects, and our exceptional attention to detail. In addition to building custom homes, we also specialize in remodeling your current house into your dream home! Our skilled team can assess your needs, determine the right design for your addition or improvement, and complete the entire construction process.