You’ll need dock installation that after purchasing your new dock. You have many options to choose from for both decking and installation. Your decking options range from plastic docks to wood docks to vinyl docks. Then, your dock installation will of course depend on your chosen decking. As you start the search to find the right solution for you, it is important to keep in mind your desired weight of decking, upfront and maintenance costs, rotting, upkeep, and desired dock use.
Docks are used for many reasons, including access to a boat or pontoon, fishing, swimming, work or work events, other special events and parties, sunbathing, relation and reading, and more. As you start your dock search, the first thing you want to consider is the primary use of your new dock. For example, if you want to use your dock for sunbathing, fishing, and/or primarily relaxation, then you may not want to choose wood decking. This is because wood decking tends to absorb the sun’s rays and can make the surface of the wood quite warm to the touch. On the other hand, if upfront costs are most important to you as your new dock is primarily used for access to a boat or pontoon rather than sunbathing or relaxation, than wood decking might be the right choice for you.
After considering the use of your new dock, it is then important to consider how much time and money you plan to spend on maintenance and maintenance costs over the lifespan of your dock. Aluminum and vinyl docks tend be the most high quality choice for dock decking, especially if you are looking for a maintenance free dock. This is because aluminum and vinyl decking tend to be lighter than wood, composite, or plastic decking and therefore are easier to remove for inspection or storage. Vinyl and aluminum docks are also resistant to rotting, decay, and paint fading/damage. Finally, vinyl and aluminum docks will not rust, twist, or warp over the lifespan of the decking and require no maintenance beyond that preferred by the dock owner.
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 vinyl docks make a great choice for decking, because:
We are an authorized TriMet Dock dealer and specialize in TriMet dock sales. When you are ready for your new dock and dock installation, we will come to your waterfront and discuss any available options with you. This waterfront consultation will allow us to better understand your needs as a dock owner, as well as take the right measurements in order to purchase the best fitting dock for your specific location. At Recreational Services, we sell vinyl decking in three colors: white, gray, and tan.
In addition to selling these high quality and maintenance free docks, Recreational Services also provides dock sales, dock installation and removal, dock repair, water trampolines, and boat hoist transportation on land or water. 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.
Give us a call at 1 (231) 633-1665 to get on the schedule and get your summer fun started! We will ensure that you purchase the right dock for your lifestyle. We will also make sure that your dock is installed safely and correctly. Finally, in addition to these dock sales and dock installations, we are also available to adjust old boat hoists for new boats or to add canopies or permanent mooring for a boat or water trampoline.