This photo guidebook was published to show coastal homeowners how to adapt their homes to the everyday challenges presented by a coastal environment. Salt air, salt spray, humidity, corrosion, wind-driven rain, nor’easters, and hurricanes are challenges that do not exist in inland regions.This book does not represent just another do-it-yourself book, although many of the everyday challenges can be tackled with relative ease. Instead, this book is a unique how-to book, helping homeowners eliminate trial and error and do it right the first time, while living in a coastal environment.
Best of all, most of the photos in this book were taken on location in coastal areas. As you will see, the coastal environment can easily deteriorate building materials not suitable for coastal elements. Materials and construction practices not designed for those elements will cost you thousands of dollars in repairs and repeat maintenance and will decrease home values. There are also photos showing solutions, using products and construction practices that will give you years of worry-free maintenance.
The next time you meet with a contractor or handyman about your next home improvement project or a maintenance issue, the photos and information gathered in this book will help you choose the best low-maintenance products and construction practices and will eliminate many repairs and repeat maintenance problems.
The Complete Photo Guide To Coastal Maintenance is a book with more than three hundred full-color photographs that we hope you will find to be practical and useful while living near the beautiful seashores and coastal sounds of this country.