With trick-or-treat season upon us, it’s a good time to think about keeping your kids safe. Everyone in the neighborhood will probably turn up on your doorstep, and during this night of mischief, mayhem, and candy-fueled adrenaline, you don’t want your children to run off where you can’t find them. That’s why we thought you’d appreciate this list of tips, and yes, even tricks, for choosing the best kid-friendly fence most suitable for your yard!
Choose Vinyl or Aluminum
One of the most important aspects of any worthwhile fence is what material it is. Two of your feasible options are vinyl and aluminum. Both are highly rated for family protection and are pet and kid-friendly as well. Vinyl will not degrade and leave pointy edges for kids to scrape themselves on and get nasty boo-boos. Besides, vinyl is a snap to clean, and it’s a very low-maintenance material to boot. And while you might be more inclined to choose aluminum fencing, be sure to pick a fence that has smooth surfaces. The tops and edges should be smooth, too, or there’s the unfortunate possibility of snagging, catching, or tripping.
Avoid Wood or Wrought Iron
Depending on the age of your kiddos, it might not be the most advisable decision to select wood or wrought iron. That’s because wooden fences are prone to cracking, splitting, and splintering. None of those are fun experiences for a child to encounter. And iron finial and pointy ends could discourage trespassers, but that little bit of risk might make it more attractive for more daring youngsters to overcome.
Think About the Gate
Fences are incomplete without the right gate. The gates should open and close as smoothly as possible, no matter where they are located on your property. Slow, clunky operation opens a wider window for misfortune because the nimblest and most enterprising children will slip through when the doors stall and grind. Toddlers and preschoolers are learning to interact with the world around them. Part of that learning curve involves opening and closing things just to see how they work. That’s why dependable gate latches are so important. Investing in an electronic entry system is money well-spent. Your value-for-money increases when you configure such a secure arrangement around your backyard swimming pool!
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach Has Everything You Need!
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry. We can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences, and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that best suits your needs and budget.
Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach at (757) 321-6700. Contact us on our website to learn more about fall and winter fence construction! In addition, you can keep up to date with offers and information.