Building custom homes on Long Beach Island presents several challenges with regard to wear and tear on the exterior materials due to weather, water and sand. Combined with the increasing desire to use green or sustainable building products that complement the coastal environment, the materials available become even more limited. Fortunately, for custom homebuilders like Stonehenge Building & Development there are many exterior building products for shore homes. Manufacturers of exterior finishes are providing more synthetic and sustainable choices that still provide the longevity and low maintenance necessary for shore homes. This alleviates the need for maintenance, which most traditional exterior products require, for homeowners who use their homes seasonally. Here are a few of our favorite exterior building products for shore homes.
GAF Timberline HD Series Roofing Shingles are an example of a great roofing product that are made to sustain heavy winds and extreme conditions while maintaining the beauty of the exterior façade of the home. The “high definition” color blends and enhanced shadow effects provide a genuine wood-shake look and the shingles are designed with an advanced protection technology which minimizes the use of natural resources while providing superior protection for your home. In addition, the Timberline Lifetime roofing offers a limited lifetime warranty, which means replacing your roof every 10 years may be a thing of the past.
Windows are another exterior feature of your new custom home that can make all the difference as you enjoy years to come of worry-free protection from the elements at the shore. We love the Andersen 400 Series, which are the most popular windows by Andersen as rated by builders as the most durable, weather-tight and highest quality. Virtually maintenance free, these windows come in a variety of colors and styles with custom options available. Here are some of the structural reasons the windows are superior to other products:
- Five exterior colors
- Natural pine or white interiors
- Energy efficient
- Durable Perma-Shield® exteriors never need painting
- Extensive range of styles, sizes and shapes
Certainteed Cedar Impressions Siding is one of our favorite choices for exterior siding on custom homes in Long Beach Island. With outstanding durability, beautiful textures, and low-maintenance, along with the ability to resist the damaging effects of the weather, these shingles have been rated number one year after year by professionals in the building industry. They also come in a wide variety of colors and styles, which can appeal to any homeowner. One of our favorite features of these polymer shingles is that they are molded from real cedar, so they provide the natural look of cedar shingle siding without the heavy maintenance that real wood requires. Certainteed Cedar Impressions is definitely our first choice for all of the custom homes we build.
These are just a few of our favorite exterior building products, which are environmentally friendly and weather resistant. These products are all designed with sustainability and efficiency in mind, but beauty and value are two exceptional features of all of these products and the reasons why we continue to recommend them to our homeowners. For more information on building your custom home on Long Beach Island, please contact Stonehenge Building and Development today.