There’s a reason people say Wahoo Docks’ unique aluminum docks are the best boat docks in the business.
Why do they say Wahoo has the best boat docks available?
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People want two things for their personal boat dock. Resistance to weathering and maintenance-free materials. Aluminum docks satisfy both of these requirements. Additionally, they are environmentally friendly and a great value.
Why is aluminum our number one choice in best boat dock materials?
First, aluminum is the only material that positively reacts with oxygen in the atmosphere to create a hard outer shell. This contributes to the durability and longevity of the material. Furthermore, our 6061-T6 marine grade aluminum is similar in tensile strength to steel but is more versatile.
On the other hand, steel reacts with the environment to create rust that corrodes the surface internally. Also, steel structures are susceptible to weakening over time and are reliant on standard i-beam, c-channel, or bar joist construction. These components make it much harder to create the distinctive designs that a Wahoo aluminum dock offers.
Furthermore, aluminum won’t lose its original physical attributes even when repeatedly recycled. Aluminum comprises eight percent of the Earth’s crust. Consequently, re-melting aluminum only requires five percent of the energy used for extraction. In fact, it’s estimated that 75% of the aluminum produced in the United States since its first industrial use in the 1880’s is still in use today.
Contrarily, wood waste loses its structural longevity much faster after recycling. Composite wood is typically made from recycled wood materials. Many consider it to be a more environmentally friendly wood option. However, it is still susceptible to warping and cracking in varying marine environments.
Finally, aluminum is the most cost-effective option for dock owners. At Wahoo, we have hundreds of aluminum dock options. All are available with over 40 patented and proprietary extrusions, castings, and assemblies. This allows us to design our best boat docks in the most cost-efficient manner.
What does this mean to you and your boat dock options?
Wahoo Docks require minimal maintenance. As such, you spend less time on maintenance and more time enjoying your dock.
The durability you will enjoy with your aluminum Wahoo Dock is unparalleled, especially when compared to the average durability of other boat dock materials. Aluminum docks, on average, will last almost twice as long.
At Wahoo Docks, we manufacture a greater number of unique docks every year than any other dock builder in North America. Our goal is to provide our customers with the best boat docks in the industry. As a result, we choose aluminum as our choice in material and our personal standard.