Having a waterfront home is a dream for Marylanders enchanted by the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay and its rivers. Anywhere along the Bay has a fantastic waterfront view, and being close to the water opens up all sorts of Bay activities to enjoy. Of course, you will have to make sure your home continues to be in good shape for years to come. Here are a few tips on maintaining your custom waterfront home.
Control the Humidity
Humidity is one of the biggest concerns of owning a waterfront home. Closeness to the water means your house is more likely to suffer mold and mildew growth, which greatly harms construction and health. There are many ways to control the humidity, such as installing a dehumidifier system and an appropriately-sized air conditioner. You can also take steps like keeping windows closed when the AC runs and avoiding putting the AC on fan mode. The fan mode blows the AC’s collected moisture back throughout the whole house.
Keep Dirt and Sand at Bay
You can also keep your waterfront home in pristine shape by limiting how much dirt gets into it. While taking off your shoes may not be your lifestyle, you can still limit the trekked-in dirt by adding a mudroom to the design. Everyone has a place to put their jackets and boots, and the floor underfoot is easy to clean.
Waterproof the Home
Waterfront homes always have the challenge of being as water and salt-proof as possible. Salt erodes metal, and water rots wood. Thankfully, the company that designs your custom home will be able to use the best materials and installation practices to keep it sealed tight and rot-resistant. Often, man-made materials are the most resilient.
Storm-Proof the Home
Storm-proofing is another major maintenance task for waterfront homes. In some cases, the wind is so strong that you may need to install reinforcements to keep the house from shaking. While building code ensures that your home will not be too close to the water, you might also include flood vents in your home design. For more details, contact Shore-Line Construction!
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At Shore-Line Construction, we know that your home is a reflection of you. That’s why we strive to make each home we build as beautiful as the family who will live there. We work with each of our clients to design a home that fits their needs. The end result is a durable, energy-efficient custom home that the family will enjoy for generations to come. Shore-Line Construction has been serving our customers for over 25 years, and we look forward to the opportunity to help you!
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