Orlando Boat Dock Builder, Fender Marine Construction Announces New Upgraded Boathouse Design

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“Orlando Dock Builder, Fender Marine Construction has announced the addition of their new Platinum boathouse and dock design,” says Rick Fender, Vice President of Fender Marine. “This newly upgraded boathouse design includes added trim work on the dock and heavy duty artistic roof beams and roof decking,” explained Fender.

“The heavier pile are much stronger and add greater beauty to the marine structure," Fender added.

“Fender Marine Construction has always built quality docks, decks seawalls and boathouses, but now with the addition of their new Platinum boathouse and dock design, the company rises to the next level,” says Fender. “In addition to the quality of materials and workmanship, this new top end boathouse design features additional trim on the dock such as skirt boards, vinyl or Brazilian Hardwood decking, stronger framing, heavier piling, heavy duty artistic roof beams and upgraded roof decking,” explained Fender.

“The skirt board we use runs along both sides of the dock and decks and matches the decking materials used,” says Fender. "This added skirt board increases the strength of the structure and is aesthetically pleasing from the dock or when approaching the dock from the water” Fender added.

Rick Fender explained, “We offer several decking options including the lowest priced choice-Southern Yellow Pine but for the “Platinum” dock we install Brazilian Hardwoods, Trex, Lumberock, Evergrain or Azek man made decking.”

“The deck fasteners are either screws placed through the face of the decking or concealed fasteners which are more desirable,” said Fender. Fender went further to explain that among the concealed fastener systems, they prefer to use grooved deck boards with clips and screws that fit between the deck boards as this allows the consumer to see a beautiful clean decking finish clear of ugly screw holes. “There are a lot of new concealed fastener systems out there that are great such as the Camo deck board edge screw guide system” continued Fender. Allyson Ludewig of Mako Rep Group Inc. added “CAMO Hidden Fasteners have been independently tested and exceeded Uplift Resistance industry standards in all solid and grooved wood, composite, and PVC and boards tested. CAMO Hidden Fasteners also exceeded Thermal Cycling industry standards in all solid wood, composite, and PVC and boards tested.” Ludewig continued. “Overall it is cheaper than the other deck installation types of systems. With jigs that provide automatic spacing, the CAMO system comes with 316 stainless steel screws so they are suitable anywhere, even on the coast. Additionally, CAMO screws are less expensive compared to alternate hidden fasteners methods.”

"We also offer upgraded hand railing including the use of materials such as Pine, Vinyl, Brazilian Hardwood, fiberglass and aluminum," said Fender.

“The new roof structure is also different than any of the other Orlando dock builders construct in that it features 3”x6” and 3”x8” roof beams with the rafter tails scroll cut” said Fender. Fender went on to say that the roof beams are spaced 48” apart where normal 2”x8” rafters would need to be 16” to 24” apart. “We are able to increase the spacing between the rafters because of the roof decking being stronger real tongue and groove V-joint 2”x6” Southern Yellow Pine” Fender said.

“The piling used for our Platinum boathouses and docks start at 6”x6” square but go to the 8”x8” square and 12” round Pine, PVC or concrete,” Fender explained. “The heavier pile are much stronger and add greater beauty to the marine structure," Fender added. “We trim the square and round piles in a way to add even more beauty to our customer’s projects.

“The roof support structure for the Platinum boathouse and covered activity decks, we utilized 2”x10” Pine boxed beam headers which can conceal electrical lines, plumbing lines and mist system components” said Fender.

“Normally the Platinum boathouse and covered activity deck projects feature a tile or metal roof” said Fender. “This new upgraded boathouse venture blows away the competition in quality of materials, sizes of materials, quantity of materials, craftsmanship and aesthetic design” exclaimed Fender.

Fender Marine Construction is located at 1201 West Jackson Street Orlando, FL 32805. Potential clients can contact Fender Marine through our website at http://www.FenderMarine.com, email Rick(at)FenderMarine(dot)com or call 407-481-2750 now.

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