Make your home feel like summer all year round by embracing a coastal style home inside and out. By using clean lines and soft, light colors, you can mimic the easy, breezy aesthetic of the beach. For our clients, including our coastal Delaware customers, we want to give you a guide to creating a coastal home that is stylish and practical for seaside living.

Seaside Colors and Textures

When designing your home’s style, think about color inside and out. The tone or shades of your roofing and siding can help create a seamless transition between the interior and exterior of your home.

Coastal tones are light and soft to mimic the breezy, clean nature of the ocean. Try soft shades of blue to offer a colorful but relaxed feeling to your siding. Or, try an off-white or sandy beige and use blue accents on window shutters or your front door. Keep lines clean and implement natural wood textures to simplify and enhance the coastal look.

Embracing a coastal look doesn’t limit you to only shades of blue and white. Light grey tones and soft yellows are also great options to fulfill a coastal style and stand out.

Coastal Siding

While color is important for design, specific types of siding are more functional for coastal living and weather conditions. Living on the coast and near bodies of water means your home is subject to specific damage. For example, the concern of salt water erosion. Salt can break down your home’s roof and siding as wind carries particles through the air. Ensure you protect your home with the proper materials to cut the risk of high repair costs and ensure the longevity of your home.

While brick is a more expensive option it is extremely sturdy and can stand the test of coastal weather conditions. Brick siding offers durability against wind, rain, and sun while helping to improve thermal and sound insulation in your home. Another option when considering brick is the opportunity to paint it. To further embrace a coastal style, try light and sandy colored bricks.

James Hardie siding is another option aside from stone or brick. Unlike vinyl or wood, James Hardie is extremely durable and resistant against water damage and rot. With a number of colors, textures, and sizes, you can create the coastal home of your dreams.

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Coastal Slate Roofing

Just like siding, when choosing material for your roof you want something that is resistant to common coastal weather threats. Choose a material that is water and rot resistant and can withstand possible strong winds.

Slate is a great option to protect your roof and resist possible water and wind damage. Slate shingles are heavy and elegant giving you both functionality and style for your coastal home. They are also fire-resistant and environmentally friendly as they don’t require regular replacement. One thing to consider about slate roofs is the expense. Due to cost of materials and installation, be sure to include price when considering a slate roof.

Asphalt shingles are, by far, the most popular material for roofing. Due to affordability, variety and color, and durability, asphalt shingles are a great option for coastal homes. With proper installment and maintenance, asphalt shingles can last up to 30 years. Refer here to explore all of our roofing services.

At Advance Inc., we are happy to help you with any home maintenance or enhancement. Contact us to speak to a representative today to explore options for your next project.