Mark Dobson has installed his imaginative play systems in thousands of backyards throughout central Florida since 1990. Due to enthusiastic word of mouth, PlayLofts, located on U.S. 1 just north of the Pineda Causeway, continues to fill a widening demand for high quality swing-sets and climbing structures. "Because we are a local, family-owned business, we are available to provide a large variety of adaptable and expandable playgrounds, along with personal consultation on what fits best for each yard." Many families have grown right along with PlayLofts, having Mark return to add on new challenging features as their children's skills develop. Mark erected the first PlayLoft in upstate New York for his own kids, age three and one. Soon PlayLofts was born, with Mark building, wife Cathy answering the phone, and the two boys as eager test-pilots. Relocating to Florida in 1989, the Dobsons found a year-round climate for outdoor play structures. Their sons became more involved as installation helpers till moving out to college. Many local schools, churches, public parks, apartment complexes, and child-care centers have turned to PlayLofts for its line of heavy, commercial grade playgrounds. PlayLofts uses lumber and hardware suited to coastal Florida's unique climate. Non-toxic, construction-grade, southern pine, along with galvanized and stainless steel fasteners, have been proven to stand up to the elements with very minimal maintenance. Mark guarantees, "Using higher quality lumber, hardware, and accessories, along with expert installation, PlayLofts offers exceptional value for your investment."
About our wood: Southern yellow pine is the appropriate lumber to withstand the stresses of active children. As a construction grade wood, it is used not only in play systems, but also in heavier applications such as boardwalks, docks, and decks. When treated with ACQ, the non-arsenate, environmentally safe preservative, southern pine is lifetime-guaranteed against termites and decay. Other brands have used the softer lumber, redwood and cedar, which are lighter weight, and unsuitable as supporting or structural elements.Hair-like splinters from redwood tend to irritate the skin due to natural toxicity, can cause infection, and are tedious to remove. Other non-treated wood will rapidly succumb to insects and weather. We are pleased to use southern pine, recommended by the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Environmental Protection Agency, and the American Council On Science and Health as the best choice for playgrounds.
About Our Hardware: The coastal areas of Florida are subject to corrosive salt carried in the air from the ocean. Play systems shipped in kit form from other states include electro-plated screws and bolts, which lack the proper rust-resistant ingredients. It would be wasteful to invest in a system that could become hazardous in one year due to failure of the connecting hardware. PlayLofts employs hot-dip galvanized and stainless steel fasteners, which have proven to be long-term effective even on the beaches.
About Our Installation: We have been installing our play systems in Central Florida since 1990. Our structures are level, even if your ground is not. This saves on costly land grading and avoids a lop-sided eyesore, common results of other brands. We have been entrusted with the safety of thousands of children in public and private schools, child-care centers, and parks, and we bring our knowledge and experience to your backyard. We are a local company that is immediately accessible to you. Using higher quality lumber, hardware, and accessories, along with expert installation, PlayLofts offers exceptional value for your investment.