When you live in Southwest Florida, waterfront living can be a dream come true. It's beautiful, comforting, and everyone enjoys a nice view of the Floridian waters. Unfortunately, we don't always know how to make the most of this lifestyle. Whether you're new to Florida or have lived in the Sunshine State for many years, knowing just what to do can be a challenge, but it's not impossible. You can enhance the experience of waterfront living in several ways you might not have considered before.
Don't Let Florida Storms Catch You Off Guard
Florida is well-known for its ever-changing weather, especially during the summer months. From April to October, the state is in what's known as the "wet season", meaning it's likely to rain almost every day, not to mention it's also hurricane season. Florida's storms can cause a lot of damage to your home, especially when you're living in a waterfront home. It's vital to your safety and those in your household to have a way of protecting your home from potentially devastating damages.
One way of protecting your waterfront property includes installing a seawall. A seawall can help protect your waterfront home from destructive waves and coastal erosion.
Enjoy Its Beauty
Having a waterfront property is almost pointless if you can't enjoy the beauty of it. Looking out the window to get a view of the water just doesn't have the same impact as being able to stand out on it. Not only does a dock provide a space to tie down a boat, but it's also a great place to walk out on and get an amazing view of the sea, or a lake if that's where your waterfront property resides. It's even better if you have a custom dock built for your property.
Whether you have a boat or simply want to have a nice place to look over the water, a dock is always a great addition to your waterfront property.
Got a Boat? Get a Lift!
Many Floridians purchase waterfront properties in order to utilize a boat, but did you know a boat lift can help protect your boat and make boarding safer and easier? Boats often get dirty if they stay sitting in the water, potentially getting blisters (paint that bubbles), paint damage, rust, and other types of decay. If the boat rests in freshwater, then it also gains the possibility of algae formation on the bottom. However, a boat lift can help prevent all of this. It won't need as much maintenance/upkeep if the boat doesn't rest in the water all day long.
Customize Your Space
Another great way to make the most of your waterfront property is to decorate! A lot of waterfront property owners like to install all kinds of lights on their property. Some of these lights can even attract fish to your area, making the hobby or job less difficult. You could also add LED dock lights to increase visibility at night.
Duncan Seawall is a marine construction company in Southwest Florida. We're able to provide the perfect services for your waterfront living needs. We want you to be able to fully enjoy the experience of living so close to Florida waters, whether it's saltwater or freshwater. Don't hesitate to contact us at any time of the day, so we can get started on making your waterfront home the perfect place for you.