Do you want an TriMet, traditional wood dock, instadock dock, or composite decking? What will be the primary purpose of your new dock? Will it be mainly used for access to a boat or pontoon, fishing, swimming, work or work events, other special events and parties, sunbathing, relation and reading, or something else? How much time and money do you want to spend on maintenance over the lifespan of your dock? These are all questions that need to be answered when choosing a dock.
Purchasing or building a TriMet dock is a big investment for many soon-to-be dock owners. The dock buying process requires time, planning, and research, as there are many factors to consider. For example, while it is important to consider upfront dock prices, it is also important to consider the required maintenance and maintenance costs over the lifespan of your desired dock. Docks made out of vinyl and aluminum construction, such as an instadock or TriMet dock, tend be the most high quality choice for a dock. This is because the aluminum and vinyl construction of an instadock or TriMet dock tend to be lighter than wood, composite, or plastic decking. The lightweight characteristic of these docks make the decking easier to remove for inspection or storage. Vinyl and aluminum docks are also resistant to rotting, decay, and paint fading/damage and will not rust, twist, or warp over the lifespan of the dock. They require no maintenance beyond that preferred by the dock owner.
As opposed to a dock made of aluminum and vinyl construction, wood docks tend to need the greatest amount of maintenance. In general, wood dock owners need to power wash their wood dock annually, and apply a finish or a stain to every three or four years. Owners of wood docks also need to watch for warping, rotting, splinters, and nails over time.
Choosing between an instadock, TriMet dock, or any other dock is a big decision. At Recreational Services LLC, we prefer and proudly sell maintenance free vinyl docks made of aluminum construction and stainless steel and zinc plated hardware. We believe these vinyl docks make the best choice for a new dock, because:
If you are ready to purchase your new dock, or if you would like to talk to an expert about the right dock for you, then please call us at 1 (231) 633-1665. Our company is #1 in dock sales for Northern Michigan and is an authorized TriMet Dock dealer specializing in TriMet Dock sales. When purchasing a dock from us, we offer a complimentary waterfront consultation. This complimentary waterfront consultation allows us to personally measure water depth and assess your waterfront, so that we can provide you with an exact quote. This consultation also allows us to take the time needed to discuss the best options for you and your new dock. We may be able to help you weigh the various characteristics of a docking system, from the weight of decking to upfront dock prices and long-term maintenance costs and more. We provide services to Long Lake, Silver Lake, Glen Lake, Crystal Lake, Platte Lake, Duck Lake, Green Lake, North Lake Leelanau, South Lake Leelanau, Spider Lake, Arbutus Lake, Lime Lake, Little Traverse Lake, and Torch Lake.
In addition to having the lowest prices on these top of the line vinyl docks, we also have all of the accessories you could need, We offer dock patios and ladders, platforms for docks, custom dock steps, dock benches and bumpers, and kayak or stand up paddleboard racks. If you don’t see exactly what you’re looking for, we can also make custom accessories that go with your new dock. We have designed everything from boat slips to hammocks and more!