If you’re building a playground for your children, a fence to enclose the area is an important component that shouldn’t be overlooked. However, all fences are not created equal. There are certain styles that will serve you best in any project, and construction of a playground is no exception.
We’ve gathered a few tips to help you find the best fence for your own playground area. Here are some things to keep in mind when purchasing such a fence.
The material from which your fence is built will play a big role in the safety and security of the fence. While chain link fences are a cheap and easy option, they can hurt children who try to climb them and get a hand or foot stuck inside, or get cut on the metal. Iron fences are often dark-colored, and in the summer sun they can become quite hot and burn anyone who touches them. Instead, consider a wood fence with large panels. This will keep unwanted passersby from seeing your children and do not have small pieces for curious fingers to get stuck in. They also don’t retain heat, so you won’t have to worry about burns. However, be sure that your panels are free of splinters.
The height of your fence will largely depend upon the age of your children. Younger children may require a shorter fence, as they cannot climb over objects quite as well as older kids. However, if you plan for your family to utilize this playground for years to come, it may be best to install a taller fence now and save yourself the trouble of a necessary renovation in the future. You’ll also want to consider your family’s privacy. A short fence allows any passersby to see whatever your children are doing, and with ever-present safety concerns, this is an issue in the eyes of many parents. Be sure that your fence is tall enough to keep your kids in and wandering eyes out.
If your playground is on your home property, you’ll want to match your fence to the rest of your home to ensure a pleasing aesthetic in addition to the maximum functionality we mentioned above. Avoid garish colors, and try to match materials and styles to your house’s architecture and backyard’s decor scheme. If you’re using a wood fence, you have the option to paint the panels if the standard wood coloring doesn’t suit your decor and can bring a subtle brightness to your backyard.
When warm weather takes over, your kids will probably spend plenty of time on their playground and keeping them safe while they play is a big priority. Call on us today to install a fence around your child’s playground.