What is a Boat House and Do You Need One?

Posted by Alumi-Span Docks on 5/4/2020
Do you have a boat that you take care of like a second home? Are you particular about how your boat is docked, the way it looks, and how often you maintain it?

Like many of our customers, the answer is probably a resounding “yes”! Even if you get your boat serviced regularly, clean it often and make sure that everything is in working order, there’s one more level of protection you could consider: a boat house.

What is a Boat House?

A boat house is like a garage for your boat that can be built on to the end of the dock or slip. It can be as fancy or as simple as you like and provides extra protection from extreme weather. If you have your boat on the water for longer periods of time, boat houses are a great way to ensure that your boat stays safe and secure while keeping it easily accessible.

How Complicated is Building a Boat House?

First, consider these elements:

  • Permitting and regulations
  • Durability
  • Longevity
  • Space requirements
  • Usage

Boat houses can be as complicated as building a new home, especially when you consider that boat houses can be anything from a bit of coverage for a small boat to including living and entertainment space.

First, be careful to stay within regulations for boat houses in your area. A good way to make sure you do that is to work with a knowledgeable builder. A builder will make sure that all necessary permits are obtained before starting the project.

Most importantly, consider the quality of the build. Just like you wouldn’t want to have your family home built by someone inexperienced, you want the same trust and reliability with your boat house builder. Make sure the builder uses high quality materials and has experience building this type of structure.

Protect Your Aluminum Boat Dock with Alumi-Span!

Every experienced boater needs a great boat dock, and Alumi-Span has the knowledge and expertise to make that happen for your family. Our docks are made of the highest quality materials and we’ve got the accessories you need for a boat house, too. Contact us today to find out more!