As the cofounder of Windridge Olen Exports I am frequently providing advice on building materials for residential projects in the Bahamas. The Bahamas, the rest of the Caribbean and even South Florida have a tropical climate that with its intense heat, high humidity and torrential rains can quickly do damage to a residence that has not been constructed with materials designed to hold up to the weather.
If you have used a U.S. architect or even a local Bahamian firm you will want to take special care in reviewing the specifications regarding building materials.
For example one important element of your residence that is routinely constructed with inferior material is the fascia that caps the rafters of your roof. The fascia is an important barrier that protects the interior of your roof