How Long Do Floating Docks Last?

If you have a floating dock or are considering installing one on your waterfront property, you’re likely wondering how long you’ll be able to enjoy it before replacing it. 

First off, why install a floating dock on your property?

“Floating docks are a popular choice for lakefront homes because they work great where there is deep water or inconsistent water levels. They can be detached from their area and brought to shore during rough weather conditions. They allow for added fun on any lakefront home,” says Realty Biz News

If you’re gearing up to invest in a floating dock, how much life can you expect to get out of it?

Life Expectancy of a Floating Dock

As with most products, you get what you pay for when buying a floating dock. How long a floating dock lasts depends greatly on the materials from which it’s made. Springing for high-quality, weather-resistant materials ensure maximum durability and longevity. Opting for pallets and barrels is less likely to stand the test of time. 

Tommy Docks’ line of Flexx floating dock packages is built to last. You can expect to enjoy your floating dock for 20 to 30 years or even longer. 

What makes our floating docks so durable?

Durable Floating Dock Material

Our Flexx floating docks are made from high-quality polyethylene construction. Flexx is easy to maintain, standing up to nearly any water conditions. It’s also easy to clean. Simply rinse it off if you spill your bait or brew. Plus, this material is 100% recyclable, so when the distant day comes to replace your dock, you can feel good recycling your dock instead of tossing it in a landfill. 

What can you do to get the most out of your dock?

How to Extend the Life of Your Floating Dock

Like any piece of your property, you can maximize the longevity of your dock by taking good care of it. 

Here are three tips for extending the life of your floating dock:

  1. Winterize your dock - If you live on a body of water that gets frosty in the winter, removing your dock from the water during the chilly winter months can protect it from excessive wear and tear.
  2. Monitor the water levels - Floating docks easily adjust to shifts in water levels, but if the water gets so low that your dock is scraping on the lake bottom, it’s time to remove the dock until the water levels rise. 
  3. Avoid damaging activities - Flexx docks are durable but not bulletproof. Take care while recreating, not doing anything extreme that would damage your dock.

Ready to buy a floating dock?

Best Value Floating Dock

Tommy Docks’ Flexx Floating Dock packages allow you to create a custom, expandable, and super durable docking configuration for your property. This long-lasting dock requires minimal upkeep, so you can spend maximum time enjoying the advantages of having a dock on your shore. Beyond that, our floating docks are DIY-friendly. We’ll send instructions to walk you through an easy installation. That way, you can jump in or drop a line ASAP. 

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