When looking for the best boat docks, you have many things to consider. Do you want a plastic dock, a traditional wood dock, or an aluminum dock? What weight decking do you most prefer or need? What do you plan to be the primary purpose of your new dock? Will your new dock be used for access to a boat or pontoon, fishing, swimming, special events, sunbathing, or something else entirely? How much do you want to spend upfront when purchasing your new dock? 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 the best boat docks for your family.
At Recreational Services LLC, we know that purchasing or building a boat dock is a big investment. The process requires time, planning, and research, because of these many questions that need to be answered. After all, while it is important to consider upfront dock prices, it is also important to consider the required maintenance over the lifespan of your desired dock. Docks made out of vinyl and aluminum construction, such as a TriMet dock, tend to require the least amount of maintenance. This is because the aluminum and vinyl construction of a TriMet dock is resistant to rotting, decay, and paint fading/damage and will not rust, twist, or warp over the lifespan of the dock.
In addition to taking into account the potential maintenance of your new decking, it is important to think about the use of your new dock. Docks are used for many reasons, including access to a boat or pontoon, fishing, swimming, special events, relation, and more. Owners of wood docks need to watch for warping, rotting, splinters, and nails over time, while owners of aluminum and vinyl docks do not.
Although wood docks require more maintenance than vinyl or aluminum docks, many dock owners still consider wood decking. This is often because wood decking feels more natural under your feet and tends to be less expensive to purchase upfront. When considering a wood dock, remember that it will require more maintenance. In general, you would want to power wash your wood decking annually and apply a finish or stain every three to four years.
Will all of the factors to consider, choosing between the best boat docks on the market is a big decision. At Recreational Services LLC, we recommend and proudly sell maintenance free vinyl docks made of aluminum construction and stainless steel and zinc plated hardware. We believe these docks make the best boat docks, because:
If you are ready to purchase a vinyl dock, or if you would like to talk to an expert about the right dock for you, then please call Recreational Services LLC 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.
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!