Keeping Kids And Pets Inside Your Chain Link Fence

Installing chain-link fencing around your property can help to keep your kids and pets safe, but is there anything more that you can do to ensure they don't slip away when you aren't looking? Here, you'll find a few tips to help you fully secure your chain-link fence to keep your kids and pets safe throughout the years.

Reduce Curiosity                   

One of the main reasons that kids and pets try to leave the yard is curiosity. If they can see what's on the other side of the fence, they might be more inclined to try to get past it. For example, if your kids are out playing and they see that the neighbors have left some really great toys out, they might be more enticed to try to escape.

To reduce curiosity-based escapes, install privacy slats in your chain-link fencing. These slats are easy to install and can be found in various colors and forms. They are woven through the fencing to block the view through the fencing. Sure, the kids will still be able to see through cracks, but it won't be nearly as enticing as if it was a clear view.

Privacy slats can also help to calm the dogs down when they are outside. If they can't see each and every squirrel crossing the road, they won't be as excited to get out and get the squirrel: the less they see, the less likely they will be to want to get out of the yard.

Tip: If you like the idea of adding privacy but don't like the idea of slats in the fencing, look for some vining plants or beautiful evergreens that will grow tall enough to block the view from the yard.

No Dig Bars

Some dogs can dig fast — you put them in the yard one minute and they've dug their way out and are standing at your front door the next. Installing no-dig bars around the base of the fencing will go a long way in preventing under-fence escapes. It will also help to reduce the instances of groundhogs and other rodents from burrowing underneath. Additionally, if the dog can't dig, the kids can't use the dog's tunnels to get out of the yard.

Talk with your local chain-link fencing professional to learn more about what you can do to prevent your kids and pets from escaping from your fenced-in yard this year.

Contact a company like Canyon  Fence Co for more information.