Dauphin Island is a true barrier island on the Gulf of Mexico; in fact, it is Alabama’s only barrier island! The coastal towns of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and Fort Morgan are on peninsulas, not islands. Like most barrier islands, Dauphin Island has its share of high waters and storm surge during a storm event in the Gulf. As such, our houses along the beach have to be elevated to a minimum of 12 feet above sea level. Most houses are closer to 20 feet elevation along the Gulf beaches.
Building, repairing or renovating an elevated beach house has its own issues. Everything involves ladders, heights, shifting sands, blowing sands, and the temptation of quitting early or skipping work during inclement weather, local holidays (such as Mardi Gras) or just because the fish are biting.
Painting an elevated beach house is just a little different than paingting at ground level. Here is a video of two brother working together to paint “Serenity Now”, a Bayfront 5 bedroom beach house on Dauphin Island. Serenity now is a very popular Dauphin Island rental, and you can see it here on our website.
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