Glass fencing can be used in a wide range of applications. This versatility is one reason why it’s so popular with homeowners. If you’re thinking about changing your backyard or patio area, here are a few ways to incorporate glass fencing.
Surround the Pool with a Glass Fence
Glass fencing is commonly used to create a barrier around a pool. This is particularly important for homeowners with young children who are concerned about safety. A pool is tempting to kids, and a child can drown quickly before anyone else even realizes that the child is in the water.
A glass fence is an excellent way to keep kids out of the pool area when they shouldn’t be there. Since glass has a smooth surface, children can’t get a foothold and climb it. Because it’s clear, glass fencing makes it easy for adults to see what’s going on in and around the pool.
A glass fence also has a self-closing and self-latching gate that can keep children out. You won’t have to worry about remembering to close the gate or struggle to latch it if you’re carrying something as you enter or leave the pool area.
A glass fence won’t just protect your own kids. It can also keep neighborhood children out of the water. As the owner of a house with a pool, you have a legal obligation to protect children from an “attractive nuisance.” If you don’t have a fence around your pool and a child gets injured or drowns, you can be held liable.
Divide Your Outdoor Space
If you want to designate an area for eating and socializing that’s separate from the pool area, you can install a glass fence. It can create a clearly defined boundary between different spaces without obstructing the view. Being able to see through a glass fence can make the backyard area seem more spacious than it actually is.
Keep Your Family Safe If You Live on the Water
If your yard adjoins a river or lake, you probably chose that location because of its proximity to the water. If you have kids, though, that body of water can be dangerous. Children can be tempted to go into the water, even if you tell them not to. Even if your kids know how to swim, they can still get hurt.
Installing a glass fence can keep your children out of harm’s way. With a sturdy glass fence in place, you’ll be able to relax and let your kids play in the backyard, knowing that they won’t be able to get too close to the water.
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These are just a few ways that a glass fence can improve your property and protect your loved ones and others. US Glass Fence can install a fence or a glass railing at your home. Contact us today to learn more or to request an estimate.