A Guide to Coastal Living
Walks on the beach, beautiful sunsets, water sports, fishing, and a relaxing environment naturally have drawn millions of people to coastal living. Whether in Victoria, BC, or Charlottetown, PEI, there are some incredible benefits to oceanfront living. The proof is in the numbers. Over 123 million people (that’s 39 percent) in North America live on the coast even though it only represents about 10 percent of the land area, according to the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.
Salty air is tough on structures including homes, condos and commercial properties, as well as cars and just about anything constantly exposed to the outdoors. Having a plan in place to maintain your beautiful waterfront property is vital for long term enjoyment.
Along with all of the coastal living advantages, come some unique challenges in maintenance and upkeep. Coastal living will offer some unique challenges that do not exist in other regions of the country. The challenges include salt air, wind-driven rain, salt spray, humidity, nor easters, tropical storms, and hurricanes. These environmental conditions can easily deteriorate and corrode most materials used in the average building process, costing thousands of dollars in repairs, replacement cost, and property value. In particular, windows, doors, hardware, exterior siding and fixtures, paint, HVAC systems, coastal decks, and roofing are vulnerable to the coastal environment. Environmental conditions can easily deteriorate and corrode most materials used in the average building process. Windows, doors, hardware, and fixtures are just a few bits and pieces that are at risk. Salty air is tough on structures including homes, condos and commercial properties, as well as cars and just about anything constantly exposed to the outdoors.
One solution for protecting your coastal home from damaging UV rays is professionally installed window film. The corrosion-resistant films provide 99% UV rejection. That means protection from damaging heat without compromising aesthetics. Low interior and exterior reflectivity, along with neutral color means maintaining the appearance of homes and buildings inside and out. With window film you can enjoy the view while you protect the home you love.