Do Aluminum Docks Get Hot?
Some like it hot. Sure… when we’re talking about spicy food or a sunny day on the water! But when it comes to aluminum docks, no one likes it hot. When surfaces become too warm, they are not only uncomfortable, they can also cause injuries and burns. This makes walking, catching some rays, and accessing your waterfront property much more challenging. The good news is that with the right decking material, aluminum docks remain both safe and comfortable.
A metal dock frame offers a number of benefits: it is lightweight, resistant to corrosion, impervious to mold and mildew growth, durable, stable, and secure. Now, if the walking surface was made of aluminum, you can expect that it would become scorching on a hot Florida day. This is why top dock manufacturers add a safe, heat-resistant decking material. If you’re wearing flip flops or your kids are running around barefoot, this is key.
The best decking material depends on a variety of other factors, as well, such as intended use, aesthetic needs, and ecological concerns. We find that PVC decking is an exceptional choice for most applications. It is made by “whipping” PVC into a light aerated foam. This is extruded to the right sizes, and when it’s set, it takes on the characteristics of real wood – without the risk of warping and cracking.
AccuDock is the southeast regional distributor for Wolf PVC decking, a solution that we stand behind 100%. Does the surface get hot? Well… any surface will when exposed to hot summer weather! But it will feel much more like a comfortable porch or deck – so yes, you can flip off the flip flops and walk safely.
In addition, Wolf PVC decking is:
- Available in 10 versatile colors
- Resistant to moisture and mold, and mildew growth
- Strong and lightweight
- Exceptionally durable
- Versatile (you can add it to your pre-existing fixed or floating dock)
Wolf PVC decking also offers limited lifetime and 25-year stain and fade warranties.
Aluminum docks do get hot: that’s the nature of the beast. However, with the right decking material, you can enjoy the benefits of a top-quality metal dock frame and the cool comfort of a PVC surface! Ask the AccuDock team for more information today.