Sundeck / Upper Deck Shade Aluminum Dock Roof Style

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All of our aluminum dock roof styles fall under three basic categories: hip roof, gable roof, or sundeck / upper shade dock roof. However, there are also additional options within each of thee categories – some of which combine two or more boat dock roof options. The roof you will choose for your Wahoo aluminum dock will depend on your dock layout, how you plan to use your dock, and your personal preferences and tastes.

Need extra space to play on your Wahoo aluminum boat dock? The sundeck / upper deck shade dock roof style gives you an additional area to hang out and enjoy your dock—and the view!

The sundeck maximizes the usable square footage of the boat dock both for recreational reasons and when restrictions may only allow you enough room on the lower level to moor the boat. With the sundeck, you have an area where you can add furniture, maybe some Wahoo Deck Tunes, and enjoy your dock with even greater numbers family and friends.

With a sundeck floating aluminum dock from Wahoo, you can also add a full-shade roof / cover over the entire upper level or above only part of the boat dock’s upper deck. This roof can be a hip roof or gable roof.

Additionally, you can have gables extended off the bottom of your sundeck / upper deck that will not only look awesome but provide additional shelter and coverage to the dock (and your boat!) below as well. Wahoo Docks pioneered the sundeck with gables aluminum boat dock style over a decade ago and today this style continues to stand as our most popular roof type.

R-Panel Metal Dock Roofing

Wahoo Docks metal roof panels are constructed from heavy-duty, 26-gauge Galvalume Super R-Panel pieces, which are designed to endure significant wind and snow loads.

Wahoo docks available dock roof roofing styles and color colors

Wahoo metal roof panels feature a purlin-bearing leg on the underlap leg at the end of each panel. This additional purlin-bearing leg ensures a smooth, seamless transition from panel to panel.

Additionally, extra stitch fasteners at each end of the panel contribute to the entire roof’s strength and durability and allow the roof to remain flat and secure for a lifetime.

Finally, the roof panels are personalized with any one of our premium colors and coated with an industry leading Kynar 500 finish, backed by a 30-year limited warranty.

R-Panel Metal Dock Roofing Specifications

  • Width: 38.25″
  • Coverage: 36″
  • Rib Height: 1.25″
  • Minimum Slope: 1:12
  • Substrate: Galvalume
  • Coating: Kynar 500
  • Gauge: 26

Classic Tile Dock Roofing

Classic Tile Stone-Coated Steel dock roofing offers a stylish look while providing additional dock protection. It is a stone-coated steel roof panel built to protect against harsh weather conditions such as blizzards, tornadoes, moderate hail, or even fire.

classic tile metal roof panel

This roof system is as attractive as a traditional s-shaped mission or Spanish tile, but lighter weight than clay or concrete and also provides unmatched protection against the most extreme weather.

Each roof panel is made from high quality, 26-gauge Galvalume steel, coated with an acrylic base coat. The base coat uses proprietary resins to promote lifetime performance in all climates. The stone chips used in the coating are non-oiled, natural granite granules that improve adherence to the base coat and enhance the appearance of the panels. Finally, a clear acrylic over-glaze is applied and baked on at a high heat to produce a gorgeous dock roof with long-lasting, durable, and fade-resistant protection.

Class Tile Dock Roofing Product Details:

  • Non-combustible steel
  • Lighter than traditional terracotta tiles
  • Warrantied against 2.5″ hail stones and up to 120mph winds
  • Guaranteed not to crack, curl, or rot

Class Tile Dock Roofing Dimensions:

  • Panel Width: 16.5″
  • Panel Length: 45″
  • Weight: 1.32 lb/ft2


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Our aluminum docks sundeck / upper deck shade roof style dresses up your boat dock, expands your view, and gives you additional space to play with family and friends.

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