You have many choices for a new deck, including plastic, wood, and aluminum decking. Depending on dock use, you may also consider aluminum dock boards or dock planks. For heavy duty applications that require higher capacities or the use of forklifts, aluminum dock boards often make the best solution. Aluminum dock boards also provide heavy-duty loading and unloading capabilities and can bridge any gaps that may make a safety concern.
If you are looking for aluminum dock boards or a new dock, feel free to contact us at Recreational Services LLC. Our company is #1 in dock sales for Northern Michigan and is an authorized TriMet Dock dealer specializing in TriMet Dock sales. When purchasing from us, we offer a complimentary waterfront consultation so that we can personally and accurately measure your water depth and assess your waterfront needs.
As mentioned previously, you have many choices when deciding upon a new dock. The weight of the decking, desired upfront and maintenance costs, the potential for rotting, and necessary upkeep are all factors to think about when comparing docks and decking materials. Due to these factors as a whole, aluminum docks and vinyl docks with aluminum construction tend be the most high quality choice. 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 decay, paint fading, and rotting. Finally, vinyl and aluminum docks will not rust, twist, or warp over its lifespan and require no maintenance beyond that which is desired by the dock owner.
Although vinyl and aluminum decking is often the most high quality choice for dock decking, many dock owners also consider wood decking. Wood decking tends to feel more natural under your feet and can be less expensive to purchase or build upfront. However, it is important to know that over time wood decking tends to fade and require more maintenance than other types of decking. Besides taking into account the maintenance of your new decking, it is important to also think about the safety of your new dock. Docks are used for many reasons, including access to a boat, fishing, swimming, sunbathing, and more. Owners and users of wood docks need to watch for warping, rotting, splinters, and nails over time.
Along with wood decking, dock owners may also consider plastic decking. Plastic docks tend to require less maintenance than wood docks, as the plastic does not need to be sanded, stained, or refinished. However, plastic docks are not maintenance free. Plastic docks need to be cleaned regularly so that mold and mildew do not grow.
While wood and plastic docks might be a good solution for some dock owners, vinyl and aluminum docks are a great solution that is both high quality and maintenance free for a long time. At Recreational Services LLC, we proudly sell maintenance free vinyl docks, made of aluminum construction and stainless steel and zinc plated hardware. We sell this decking option in three colors, including white, gray, and tan. Vinyl docks are a great choice for decking, because vinyl docks have the flexibility for custom layouts and design and are a non-skid decking that can withstand waves and storms. Plus, because aluminum construction requires no maintenance and is long lasting, vinyl docks are resistant to fading, rotting, warping, and nails.
When you’re ready to purchase your new decking, please call Recreational Services LLC at 1(231) 633-1665! We can help you design your new dock, consider any aluminum dock boards that you might need, and even help with the additional accessories that make your dock complete. In addition to offering the lowest prices on top of the line vinyl docks, Recreational Services also offers many accessories, including dock patios and ladders, platforms for docks, custom dock steps, dock benches and bumpers, and kayak or stand up paddleboard racks. We are even able to make custom accessories to go with your new dock and have designed everything from boat slips to hammocks! We can’t wait to begin working with you in order to make your dock needs come true.