Fenders protect boats from damage when they bump against walls, jetties or other boats. They can be made from different materials, depending on the specific application. A popular material to use when constructing fenders is timber.
Wood fenders can be removed or replaced with ease. This is important in areas with high boat traffic, especially for larger vessels and house boats that are much more likely to bump into something. Properly installed fenders can also prevent accidents.
Why Timber Fenders
Both private and public facilities around the world choose timber for their fender systems. While fenders can also be made up of various plastics, rubber and composite materials, timber fenders are preferred by many because of their unmatchable ability to deflect and dissipate the energy caused by an impact, thus significantly reducing any resulting damage to the involved vessels.
Timber fender systems are also a cost-effective option. The wood is treated to make it resistant to damage from marine borers, fungus and various sorts of decay. This gives timber fenders long lifecycles, with low costs to set up, maintain and repair.
Choosing the Right Fender for You
There are a variety of options you can choose from for your fender system, so it’s important that you choose the best one for your specific needs. The experts at Horizon Marine Construction have decades of experience in the Gulf Coast waterways and climate. We can help you understand your options, the pros and cons of each, and which will be best for you.
Our team is here to help you through the entire process, from pre-sales consultation to purchase to installation and continued maintenance to make sure your fender keeps performing just as you need it. To get started call us at (281) 307-3207 or contact us online.