Besides their decorative role, some fences are also designed for protection and security. Parents of small children as well as pet parents are concerned about keeping their children and animals safe and prevent the possibility that they leave their playground in the backyard and end up in the street, in potentially dangerous situations. Fences also keep unwanted visitors out and create a much needed privacy.
What are the best child and pet friendly fences?
Fences in this category must be, first of all, higher than decorative fences (at least four feet) and have no elements that could allow climbing (rails, frame, mesh etc.). Splinters, protruding nails or wire ends may cause injuries to children and animals, so make sure your fence doesn’t have them. A child and pet-friendly Thornton gate and fence must also be very stable, with a gate that can be closed securely.
When you choose such a fence for your property, you must do it with containment in mind. Always remember that kids are very active and they may attempt and even find ways to climb, and animals are very capable to dig under the fence, or jump high. Make sure you install an adequate fence, but don`t forget that it is not a substitute for your attentiveness.