A fence is supposed to make your home and yard more private and secure; could it really end up harming you? Well, the truth is that if you’re being safe around your fence, it likely won’t do any harm. To make sure your fence is doing the best job it can, use these safety tips to stay out of danger.
With any type of wood, you’re likely to get splinters and cracking if you don’t take care of it properly. One of the easiest ways of getting your wood fence to last years and not break off is to stain and seal it. This prevents any pieces of the wood from splintering off and injuring you or your family and damaging your fence.
Many fences have panels that can look like ladder rungs to anyone who doesn’t know better. To avoid an accident, make sure anyone who may want to climb over the fence, to get in or out, won’t be able to. This can be done in a variety of ways, including simply choosing another panel style, decorating your fence to block access to the slats, or even landscaping around it with trees or bushes.
An improperly installed fence could be a hazard in itself. Someone climbing, a strong wind, a dog jumping, or any number of small things could knock over a fence if it’s not secured correctly. Usually this means that the posts are placed in concrete to make sure they stay in the ground. Otherwise, over time, the post holes will loosen and your fence could topple over, maybe even injuring someone or parts of your yard or home.
To avoid this danger, trust us at Central Fence Company to install your beautiful new fence properly. We’ll make sure your fence is sturdy and ready for anything you, or Mother Nature, throws at it.