Wood Docks – Are they the best docking choice?

Wood Docks – Are they the best docking choice?

Many boat owners immediately think about purchasing or building wood docks for their boat or waterfront property. This is a normal first thought for a new dock as wood feels natural under your feet and can look great next to the water. However, wood docks tend to need much more maintenance than other types of docking and often lose their great looks rather quickly due to fading or damage. In general, you would need to power wash your wood dock annually, and apply a finish or a stain to your wood dock every three or four years to keep it looking as fresh as possible. In addition, owners of wood docks need to watch for warping, rotting, splinters, and nails over time.

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Wood Docks

While wood docks can be a good solution for some, if you’re looking for a maintenance free and high quality docking system, then you want to consider a vinyl dock instead. Vinyl docks are a great option for any dock owner, because:


At Recreational Services LLC, we proudly sell these maintenance free vinyl docks in three colors, including white, gray, and tan. All of our docks are aluminum construction, and stainless steel and zinc plated hardware. In addition for dock sales and designs, we are a locally owned company providing waterfront consultation and waterfront services. All in all, Recreational Services specializes in:


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.


If you want to buy a new dock, if you are curious about the installation of a new dock, or if you want to remove a current dock, 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. It also allows us to take the time needed to discuss the best options for you and your new dock. It is important for us to take the right measurements in order to design the best fitting dock for your location. While all of our dock legs are adjustable and are overlapping between the legs, it is important to consider seasonal change in water depth and ultimately get the most stable legs while allowing for adequate adjustment. This is what we are able to help measure and account for during your free waterfront consultation. We are ready and able to work with you to design a new dock that will suit all of your waterfront needs and fit effortlessly into your lifestyle. Feel free to check out some of our recent dock designs, here.


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:


Don’t see what you’re looking for? We can make custom accessories to go with your new dock. We have designed everything from boat slips to hammocks and so much more!


Please call us at 1 (231) 633-1665 or come visit us at 216 E Front ST #201, Traverse City, MI 49684. We look forward to hearing from you!

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