Long Beach, NY, Homeowner and Contractor Collaborate to Select Beach House Shake® as Solution to Seaside Cottage Moisture and Maintenance

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A Long Beach, NY, couple and their contractor selected Beach House Shake to address seaside moisture, weather and upkeep. Their waterfront renovation is in keeping with the community's historic roots, with a modern materials upgrade that gives them more relaxation time.

Beach House Shake provides the look of weathered cedar but lasts for decades on waterfront property.

“As soon as I saw the Beach House Shake Atlantica color sample, I knew it was a perfect fit. I just loved the subtle variation in color. This shake style has such curb appeal--when people pull up to the house, they think it’s real weathered cedar.”--Ray Colley, homeowner

Ray Colley and wife Kate collaborated with their contractor to find a solution to moisture, weather and upkeep for their Long Beach, NY, bayside cottage, selecting Beach House Shake to address these issues. They recently completed the renovation, determined to create a “beachy” look for the home without excessive maintenance. Known as “The City by the Sea," every residence in Long Beach is no less than a few hundred yards from the water, creating concerns about moisture and winds. The south shore of the half-mile wide barrier island skirts the Atlantic Ocean while the north, west and east shores are surrounded by Reynold’s Channel.

According to Colley, a veterinarian, “We wanted a classic “Nantucket” style exterior to complement the additional portal windows and gables.” His contractor, James Esposito, found a perfect solution with Beach House Shake, an exterior polymer cladding with the classic beauty of natural cedar shingles minus the upkeep. Because Beach House Shake is available in panels, installation is fast and easy with regular woodworking tools, as opposed to nailing in individual cedar shingles that can split and require on-going care. It is also Miami-Dade County approved for High Velocity Hurricane Zones for high winds and impact.

Esposito shared samples of the product in all four colors with the couple — Sandcastle, with the look of fresh white cedar; Hatteras, a deep weathered gray; Pacifica, with the look of fresh western red cedar; and award-winning Atlantica, a silvered coastal gray reminiscent of cottages found in a quaint New England village. The winner for Colley? He found his Nantucket storybook dream with Atlantica.

Long Beach has rich, historical roots dating back to the 1880s when wealthy city dwellers discovered the beauty of the area and built majestic summer getaway homes. Many of those original dwellings have been restored to their original splendor within Long Beach’s Historic Red Brick District creating an eclectic blend of old-time seaside resort and modern beach house design for the community.

According to Colley, “As soon as I saw the Atlantica sample, I knew it was a perfect fit. I just loved the subtle variation in color. This shake style has such curb appeal. When people pull up to the house, they think it’s real weathered cedar.”

Due to its moisture impervious technology, Beach House Shake does not split, fade or crack as traditional cedar does, especially on the water. Former cedar purists like the Colleys have discovered the “tradition without compromise” benefits of Beach House Shake. Beach House Shake features a 50-year Performance Plus Warranty and unmatched 20-year Beautiful Freedom warranty. Learn more at http://www.BeachHouseShake.com.

About Tando
Tando’s exterior building products leverage innovation and manufacturing technology to solve market challenges such as labor shortages, long lead times, and moisture concerns all while meeting consumer demand for mixed material exteriors and low maintenance. From launching the first polymer shake over 40 years ago to developing the #1 brand of Composite Stone, Tando has a proven history of creating new categories, including TandoStone®, Beach House Shake®, and TandoShake®. Tando is owned by Derby Building Products. For more information, visit http://www.tandobp.com or http://www.beachhouseshake.com.

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