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Pool Safety

POOL SAFETY

The first day of summer is right around the corner. The air is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the sun is getting brighter. It’s time to enjoy the outdoors, get into the back yard with friends and family!  To escape the impending summer heat, many dip right into the nearest swimming pool.

At Fence Kings, it’s our goal to promote pool safety in the effort to keep our neighbors happy and healthy. According to the Safer Water Safety Foundation, drowning is the second leading cause of accidental death for children five and under. Of all preschoolers who drown, 70% are in the presence of parents and 75% were “out of sight” for only five minutes or less. 98% of pool accidents happen at home, leaving full safety responsibilities to the pool owners. Pool safety is extremely important to us and to our customers.  To help, we offer pool safety tips as instructed by the California Health and Safety Code.

Fence Kings believes that the only time children should be by the pool is when they are under adult supervision. There are also additional preventative techniques to stop unexpected accidents. We recommended installing pool fence that are at least sixty inches tall. We recommend using vertical fencing because the vertical pickets limit footholds for a child to climb over the fence and into the pool area. Horizontal rails need to be spaced approx. 54”inches apart, preventing leverage for the children.  Also, it is important that any access gates through the enclosure open away from the swimming pool, and are self-closing with a self-latching device placed no lower than 60 inches above the ground.

Vertical pickets should not allow passage of a sphere equal to or greater than four inches in diameter. The wider the gaps, the more likely it is that the young children can use the gaps to  squeeze through. The same goes for the gap between the fence and the ground. The gap should not exceed two inches; otherwise this allows enough room for a small child to wedge their way through. Check with your local city and county’s for updates on pool safety codes and requirements as they may differ and will take precedence.

If you are interested in increasing your pool security, Fence Kings is here to help. We offer both metal and vinyl fencing to reinforce your pool area, as well as a selection of gates and locks for pool area entrances and exits. We also employ highly educated and experienced employees who can assist you about fence installation with the suggested pool safety requirements for your property. This investment will help improve your property, improve your safety, and improve your summer.

Take a cannonball dive into summer security and make it a safe one. At Fence Kings, we make good neighbors!

Scalloped Top Wood Privacy with French Gothic Posts

Here is a recently completed Scalloped Top Wood Privacy fence with french gothic pickets. As you can see from the pictures, we can make your fence look great even on challenging slopes. From the start to the finish, we work hard to win your praise and approval and to create a great fence for your property. Give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you!

6ft Wood Privacy in Clarksville, TN

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What Are the Pros and Cons of Wood Fencing?

Whether you want one for privacy, to keep a pet in the yard, or to prevent young children from leaving the yard, fences are important. They can also beautify your home and add curb appeal. Of course, you have plenty of options when it comes to fencing material – there’s aluminum, PVC and wood to name just a few. Wood is the traditional choice, certainly, but is it the best? You’ll need to know more about the pros and cons of wood fencing before you make your decision.

Affordability of Wood Fencing

One of the hallmarks of wood fencing is its affordability. However, understand that this is relative and depends greatly on a very wide variety of factors, including:

  • The type of wood being used
  • The type of fence being build (privacy fence vs. spit rail, for example)
  • The length of the fence
  • The height of the fence
  • The need for gates

In addition to those factors, you need to understand that wood is more affordable than ornamental aluminum or vinyl (PVC) fencing.

Durability of Wood Fencing

Our red pine wood fencing is actually pretty durable, particularly for the price. While it doesn’t have the century-long lifespan of ornamental aluminum, it also doesn’t have the same price tag. With care (and the right wood selection), a wood fence can last for decades with only minor maintenance.

Maintaining a Wood Fence

One of the drawbacks to wood fencing is that it does require maintenance to remain in good shape for as long as possible. If you have a painted fence, you’ll need to sand, prime and repaint it regularly. If your fence is stained, it will need to be re-stained every now and then. Maintenance should be done at least once per year, and you’ll need to factor that cost into the overall price of the fencing.

Installation

Wood fencing is actually very easy to install, and it is versatile, meaning that it can be used for just about any needs. With the right preparation and shaping, it can be everything from rustic to charming to elegant in order to suit the design and aesthetics of your home.

Accessories

Wood fencing is an ideal option if you want to affix accessories to it, such as planters, lights, or other decorative elements. All it really requires is a handful of screws and a drill, and you’re done. The same cannot be said for wrought iron or plastic.

Potential for Rot

Another drawback to wood fencing is that it is prone to rotting, particularly in very moist environments. Regular staining can help to provide a longer lifespan, and the right wood choice also makes a big difference here. Moisture can also cause fencing to warp, particularly taller panels used on privacy fences.

Damage

Wood fencing is relatively strong, but it can be damaged, particularly by impacts with objects of vehicles. It’s not quite as damage resistant as aluminum. With that being said, it’s not as easily damaged as PVC fencing, either. Moreover, any damage can usually be repaired pretty easily, and often requires nothing more than replacing one or two pieces (along with painting and/or staining the replacement pieces if necessary). Damage from termites is also generally easy to repair (or replace), although you will definitely need to eradicate the pests if you want to prevent this sort of damage from occurring again.

All in all, wood fencing holds up very well. It’s not the most expensive option on the market, but does provide good durability and customization options.

New Horizontal Cedar Fence in Smyrna, TN

Check out this new Horizontal Cedar Fence in Smyrna TN. This home owner had a specific design in mind and asked for our craftsman to build this alternating cedar fence with varying widths and spacing. We were happy to assist the home owner with this fantastic design to create an outstanding fence. Give us a call today if you are interested in a free onsite quote:

Nashville: (615) 788- 4461

Clarksville:  (931) 221-9230

 

6ft Wood Privacy Fence, Smyrna

Here is a recent wood privacy fence built at a town home in Smyrna. If you are interested in a new fence, give us a call. 615.788.4461

 

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Support and Protect Your Kids with Imaginative Outdoor Playspace Areas

Backyard Play Space Ideas by Fence Kings of Nashville

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They say the child that plays outside is a healthier child. Exploring and having capabilities challenged outdoors helps children grow physically and emotionally. Fence Kings of Nashville wants to help with this! Let us help create an imaginative play area for your kids! With over 50 years of experience in the Nashville and surrounding area, our customers can depend on quality. We have set the standard in residential, commercial and industrial fencing. Our supplies can build whatever you dream! You don’t need a huge yard to create a unique playground for your kids. Just a little imagination! Consider implementing one or two of these concepts in your yard with the help of Fence Kings of Nashville this season.

Multi-Level PlayScapes

outdoor play areas for children in Nashville

Anything with a challenge attracts kids. Particularly multi level climbing spaces are instantly magical. Build slides or other traditional means of play into your landscape or build on the soil to create hills and valleys in your yard.

Follow the Rainbow

outdoor play area for children in Nashville and surrounding areas

Make a path that leads to a specially enclosed garden just for your littles. Enclose a portion of your yard with a fence or railing where children can explore in their own space. Creating a fun pathway with multi colored pavers or oddly shaped stones for kids to ho around on gives their playspace imaginative play.

Camouflage Sandbox

Sand is a soothing sensory experience and stretches the imagination. Nestling up in a sandbox helps one integrate into the garden and nature. How about surrounding the sandbox with a miniature garden to bring inspiration to their sand creations?

Use Your Fences!

Make use of your vertical space in your yard by transforming portions of your fence into a chalkboard, or a climbing wall, or hanging buckets of toys from. This makes your play area less visually obtrusive while transforming a functional element into a creative useful element.

Let Fence Kings of Nashville Provide All Your Creative Fencing Needs!
Summer, Spring, and Fall outdoors with kids and pets

You can always call Fence Kings of Nashville for free estimates, and our associates will work with you to fulfill all of your outdoor fencing needs. Our customers can count on the quality of supplies and business integrity. We set the standard in residential, commercial, and industrial fencing. We look forward to serving you and meeting all your fencing needs to create that imaginative space for your family! Call today!

615- 788-4461