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Design Your Residential Fence for Family Safety and Play

Safety, functionality, and visual appeal. Achieving a balance of those when designing your residential fence creates a protected space for your children and pets. 

Though important, aesthetics and traditional fence construction are often no guarantee that your fence prioritizes family safety. 

Let’s explore some fence design solutions that help ensure the enjoyment and safety of your children and pets without compromising on style and functionality.

Fence design solutions that provide a safe space for your family

Adequate fence height

There are minimums and maximums regarding the safety-centric height of your residential fence. The adventurous nature of your children and pets should be considered.

Your local fence installer could recommend a minimum fence height of four feet. And if your children or pets are more active or if you desire more security and privacy a six foot fence is a good call.

Smooth and seamless surfaces

Footholds and climbing deterrence are factors to consider. Awareness about the “adventurous” nature of your children, pets, and those of your neighboring families is a good gauge of the fence surface features you select.

Visibility factors

You might want to opt for a fence with dual visibility. The capability to see in and out enhances the aesthetics of your outdoor space. 

It also allows you to keep eyes on your children and pets while playing or enjoying outdoor time.

Mind the gaps

Spacing between your fence slats or panels deserves your attention in this context as well. Ensure that the gaps in your fence design are narrow enough to prevent young children and small pets from escaping or becoming stuck.

Choose fence materials and added features that create a safe and enjoyable outdoor space

Safety-enhancing fence material options

Vinyl fencing

Vinyl fence material is low-maintenance, durable, resistant to rot and insects, and has a variety of style and color options.

Aluminum fencing

Aluminum materials, as with metal/steel fencing materials, offer strength and aesthetic values. The material is rust-resistant, lightweight, and can be customized to your design and layout preferences.

Composite (Trex) fencing

Trex fence materials provide the classic wood look with less maintenance. You can enjoy a secure, appealing outdoor space without compromising on longevity.

Additional features to consider as security upgrades for your residential fence

Self-closing/latching gates

This feature prevents your gate from accidentally opening while your children or pets are outside within your fenced space.

Pet-friendly access

Small pet entrances or cut-outs in your fence allow your pet to come and go as necessary and to see outside your enclosure. 

Motion-activated lighting

This technology feature enhances the nighttime security of your fence perimeter. You can be alerted to anyone coming and going plus enjoy the added appeal of illuminating your fenced outdoor space.

The safety and functionality of your residence do not have to be compromised when planning your fence design. These safety and security solutions combined with preferred materials and added features make your outdoor space a safe haven for your family.

Tulsa fence professionals are experienced and equipped to provide you guidance on every phase of your local fence installation – from design to materials to security and aesthetic features. 

Check out these fence installation resources from from your Tulsa fence company:

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Rely on the experience of a trusted Tulsa fence installer

Radius Fence in Bixby and Tulsa is a leader in fence and gate consultations and installation. 

  • Experts are available to help with your decision, installation, and your ongoing questions about protecting your fence investment.
  • Upgrade your home’s security and appearance.

Contact Radius Fence in Tulsa about your fence questions.

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Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

More Options Available

Vinyl fencing is available in a wide variety of configurations to match any property, home, or purpose. Iconic, white vinyl picket fences give a feel of classic Americana with that white-picket-fence-style. Darker vinyl fences can be installed to make a space look more elegant or modern. From short picket to tall privacy, vinyl fencing can be designed to enhance your backyard or business.

Easy To Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

A Good Neighbor Fence

Unlike most fence types that have a “good side” and a “bad side,” with your Trex fence, you will get the same beautiful finish on either side. No unsightly picket defects or exposed support railings. A Trex fence is beautiful no matter what side of the fence you are on. 

25 Year Limited Lifetime Warranty

The power of the outdoors has met its match. Trex is engineered to endure decades of foul weather and foot traffic…with the warranty coverage to prove it. 

With our 25-Year Limited Residential Warranty, you can rest assured that your backyard investment is well protected.

Low Maintenance

Trex fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose . If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Trex fences are very easy to clean and typically only require it semi-annually,  making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

Eco-Friendly Fencing

 Trex eco-friendly composite fencing is made from an innovative blend of 96% recycled wood and plastic—that’s almost the whole thing. Trex fencing led the way green fencing more than 20 years, well before green was a buzzword. Because in the end, all of us want to look out on our fences and know that we’ve done our part. As one of the largest plastic recyclers in the U.S., Trex saves 400 million pounds of plastic and wood from landfills each year.

Never Shrink, Warp or Rot

PostMaster+ fences are designed for more than just presenting a seamless fence, it is an investment in peace of mind.

PostMaster+ is designed to not shrink, warp or rot like wood posts.

Up To 112mph Winds

Your PostMaster+ fence system can be configured to withstand up to 112 MpH winds.

Steel posts protect your investment from damaging wind while cedar offers protection from bugs, rot, and warping.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

You can feel confident in your investment as it comes with a Lifetime Limited warranty.

No other wood fence post even comes close to the performance and longevity of this innovative fencing system.

Hidden Posts

PostMaster+ is the only steel fence post on the market designed to be hidden from view.

Both sides of your fence will showcase beautiful cedar posts while the steel on the inside creates a durable, long-lasting fence.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

RADIUS metal fences have a Limited Lifetime Warranty that protects against cracking, peeling, chipping, blistering and corrosion resulting in structural failure, without cause and workmanship and material defects through the manufacturer.

High Security Fencing

Maintaining a secure perimeter is your first line of defense against potential threats. A metal fence from RADIUS serves as a visual deterrent backed with heavy metal components that give a higher level of protection compared to traditional alternatives.

Coated Galvanized Steel

All RADIUS metal fences are coated inside and out. Our galvanized steel framework is subjected to a multi-stage pre-treatment/wash, followed by a duplex cathodic electrocoat system consisting of an epoxy primer, which significantly increases corrosion protection, and an acrylic topcoat, which provides the protection necessary to withstand adverse weathering effects.

Seamless Design

Our metal fence panels are fabricated through a welding technique that combines laser and fusion technology to create a virtually invisible structural connection at every picket to rail intersection. RADIUS welded steel construction is unmatched in strength and durability.

Modern Design

FenceTrac’s revolutionary, innovative fence system features one of the most modern, sleek designs on the market. Not only are these fences long-lasting, but they are also highly customizable as well as fashionable.

Stronger Trac Channels

FenceTrac U-channels are manufactured from 18-ga. roll-formed galvanized steel for superior strength and durability. This system is built to be long-lasting and customizable to match any yard.

Versatile Infill

Want to create a super durable fence that’s as unique as you? With a FenceTrac system you can pair their patented, durable U-channels with the infill that best fits your style. FenceTrac is designed to be used with nearly any type of rigid infill, so you can create the exact look you want.

Metal Frame

FenceTrac comes in with a durable textured matte black powder coat finish consisting of a multi-stage process of industrial, weather-resistant finish. The sturdy metal frame creates a stronger, longer-lasting fence. FenceTrac’s metal frame is also compatible for fencing sloped grades with precision. 

Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing RADIUS to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Top Rails For Structure

At RADIUS, we believe it’s important to go the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last.

Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Nice Finishing Caps

At RADIUS, we pride ourselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.

Premium Rails

Much like our fence pickets, RADIUS takes care in building with rails without defect. Taking the time to use premium fence materials doesn’t cost less but it certainly helps ensure your family can enjoy security and privacy for years to come.

Better Fence Pickets

RADIUS builds with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. RADIUS has partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

Stronger Posts

RADIUS understands that your fence is as strong as the posts that are used to build your fence. This is why we take great care to use the strongest posts free of defect. We not only offer heavy-duty wood posts but also offer metal posts and PostMaster+ post options for an even stronger post.

All posts are installed to ASTM standards or higher to ensure that your posts last longer and your fence stands for years to come.

Decorative Details

RADIUS goes the extra mile in every detail of your fence project. Add decorative caps to posts, decorative trim, and custom railings to your wood fence project.