Today’s photo shows a larger home project. Specifically installing a metal roof. A little research finds the following explanation:
“Unlike many other areas of the United States, coastal areas require a different type of roofing to deal with the weather of the area. Though beautiful for much of the year, coastal weather can some times be very harsh. The roofing materials, that are used on a house in a coastal area, such as West Palm Beach roofing, must be able to withstand high speed wind, salt, storms, and many other elements. The material needs to be durable enough to not fall apart under these environmental pressures.”
Today’s photo shows another beautiful tree in the front yard of a home on Seabrook Island. The photo also shows a fact of life that upkeep is part of owning a home. In this case the home is being painted.
They will have to use a much taller ladder to paint the eves at the top of the home.
Today’s photo showing one of the longest driveways on Seabrook Island. The palm trees add a nice touch. Notice the seashells in the driveway.
A little research finds the following: “From an eco perspective, these are the best,” says Sheridan Foster, founder of Elemental Green, a green home-building and renovation resource. “There are no toxins in the shells. They are made of a renewable resource that is a waste product from the food industry.
Not very scary but pumpkins fit into the Halloween theme. While out for a walk I snapped this photo and a few others where homes had been decorated for the season. In general the decorations are limited. In addition to pumpkins there were a few ghost and a few traditional Halloween decorations.
This is my second landmark as I drive to my daughter’s townhouse. The home shown is one of the Tarpon Pond Cottages. The cottage overlooks a golf course, has space to park two cars, and is elevated to project against damage during a hurricane.
Today’s photo shows a home I use as a landmark. When driving on Seabrook Drive I take the first left after passing this beautiful home. Sometimes landmarks are better than GPS.
I take the left to reach our daughters townhouse were we are spending some of our time during the pandemic. As mentioned, in the about page for this blog, where we live has become complicated during the pandemic. We are attempting to sell a condo in Charlotte, we spend most of our time in Lexington South Carolina with our daughter and grandson, also we are spending a week each month on Seabrook Island.
On arriving, on Seabrook Island, you are greeted with streets lined with live oak trees and beautiful homes. Historically Southern Live Oak have been used in ship building, “specifically used to make curved structural members of the hull”.