Long Beach, New York, known as “The City by the Sea,” is a barrier island located off Long Island’s South Shore. Its rich historical roots date 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.
Adding to its appeal, every Long Beach residence is no less than a few hundred yards from the water. The south shore of the half-mile wide island skirts the Atlantic Ocean while the north, west and east shores are surrounded by Reynold’s Channel, which is where veterinarian Ray Colley and wife Kate recently completed a renovation on their bayside home. The couple was determined to create a “beachy” look for the home without excessive maintenance.
As Ray recalled, “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.
Esposito shared samples of the product in all four colors with Ray — 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 Ray? He found his Nantucket storybook dream with Atlantica.
According to Ray, “As soon as I saw the Atlantica sample, I knew that was the one. I just loved the subtle variation in color. This siding 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 Ray 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 www.BeachHouseShake.com.
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 www.tandobp.com or www.