Some people love soaking up every single one of the sun’s rays; others are most comfortable in the shade. In either situation, not many are dancing and singing in the rain – although there are some who enjoy that as well.
No matter what your preference, a strong and durable cantilevered awning can be of help; it offers protection from UV rays, rain and more for both you and your boat, says Lindsay McCready, Aquadome sales coordinator.
Cantilevered awnings, dock slip covers, and car shelters also help shelter your valuables, such as boats, cars, and furniture. They are a cost-efficient way to protect your belongings – keeping them shaded and dry, and preventing excess sun exposure from fading wood, plastic, upholstery and fibreglass.
Aquadome fabricates cantilevered and dock slip-style dock-mounted shades at their Bracebridge facility, custom designing them to suit each individual property. They offer 20 fabric colours with frames available in a silvery aluminium tone or powder-coated in white or black. With tightly fitted marine-grade canopies and strong frame construction, the firm has built a reputation for durability over more than 33 years.
Customizing your awning is always an option. Accessories such as the 24-inch valance provide extra shade protection at sunrise and sunset, while side curtains can be added to shield sideways rain and UV rays.
“We make sure each of our products is the right size, fit and colour before they’re installed,” says Lindsay. “Our expert team uses years of experience working and living in Muskoka to find solutions for our clients.”
Dock ladders are often an afterthought, but a quality ladder can make a big difference in the functionality of your dock. Aquadome’s dock ladders keep you and your dock looking elegant as you get in and out of the water.
A powder-coated aluminum frame is durable and lake-safe, while cedar planks feel great under bare feet and look fabulous for years.
“Most of our ladders are four or five step structures,” says Lindsay. “They are designed and built to have at least two or three steps below the waterline.”