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.
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 fence material is low-maintenance, durable, resistant to rot and insects, and has a variety of style and color options.
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
This feature prevents your gate from accidentally opening while your children or pets are outside within your fenced space.
Small pet entrances or cut-outs in your fence allow your pet to come and go as necessary and to see outside your enclosure.
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.
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- Experts are available to help with your decision, installation, and your ongoing questions about protecting your fence investment.
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