From privacy to creating a beautiful curbside appearance for your home, there are plenty of reasons to install a fence; the greatest reason of all, though, is to protect your children and pets from hazards and harm.
Keeping Kids Safe with a Fence
Fences provide both physical and psychological barriers and can deter unwanted, unwelcome visitors from accessing your yard. From wildlife to the mean dog down the street, a fence can keep out unwanted intruders and enhance the safety of your family.
By creating a defined safe area in your own yard, you can allow your kids to play with confidence; you’ll be able to control access to your yard. A sturdy, well-built fence can prevent both people and most animals from accessing your backyard. A privacy fence that is 6 feet tall will be very difficult or impossible to climb and a secure gate with a lock will prevent unwanted visitors from accessing your property.
Prevent Wandering Children
A fence does more than keep unwanted pests or intruders out; it keeps your own children safely in as well. A fence prevents your child from accessing the road, wandering away, or even encountering your neighbor’s territorial dog.
Kid-Proof Fencing Options
The best way to keep your children safe with a fence is to choose a model that will contain them – a climbable model won’t work, nor will one with widely spaced vertical elements. An opening that would be challenging for an adult to fit through will allow a child to squeeze through with ease. Gaps at the bottom of the fence can be problematic as well; you would not think of crawling underneath, but your toddler may have other ideas. Smooth, high fencing that does not have hand or footholds can help keep your kids safely contained in your own yard.
The Biggest Backyard Hazard of All: The Pool
A pool fence is not only a good idea, in most places, it is legally required as well. If your pool is fenced in, your own children and guests will be safe; using fencing also prevents you from being held liable if someone accesses your pool without permission and is hurt. According to the CPSC, a pool fence should be at least 4 feet tall and a separate structure from the fence enclosing your yard. A pool fence can help define the boundaries of your yard, prevent kids and pets from accessing the pool, and even improve your home’s curb appeal.
Fences for Families with Kids
The right fence allows you to make the most of your backyard and lets your kids play safely outdoors. You’ll love the peace of mind that comes from knowing your children are safely enclosed and that your yard can’t be accessed by unwanted pests or intruders. Contact us to learn how easy it is to get a fence that not only beautifies your yard, but that truly helps keep your children safe.