Why should I hire Gotahand for my swing set assembly?
Allowing a professional to do the heavy lifting for your swing set assembly by Gotahand, saves you time. It also frees you from the hassle of interpreting unclear product instructions or keeping track of stray parts and hardware.
Our techs will have the right tools to do your assembly as quickly and safely as possible, so you can focus on enjoying your new gear, instead of assembling it. Our technicians have experience with all types and models of outdoor swing sets, so rest assured it will be installed correctly, safely, on time, and in budget.
Tips of the benefits on having your own children’s play set in your home
What Material Is It Made Of?
How Is It Being Installed
What Is The Company’s Reputation?
Are There Any Basic Safety Hazards?
There’s nothing more entertaining and fun than a trip to the park, but those can sometimes be a bit of a project. You have to load all the kids in the van, pack snacks and a picnic blanket and you always feel like you’re neglecting things at home. And no matter how many hours you spend there, the kids almost never want to leave. That’s why many families stop going to the park and instead bring the park home with them. They build their own playset right in their own backyard. What could be better than that?
The only problem with this is the issue of safety. When it comes to any structures you build or purchase for your own backyard, however, it’s up to you to ensure that your backyard playset is safe for your kids to play on.
Maybe safety doesn’t seem like a huge concern to you. But it’s more important than you might think. More than 200,000 children injure themselves on public and private playground equipment each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
This doesn’t have to be the case, though. You can help keep your child safe by taking a few basic precautions to ensure the safety of your backyard playset. With this goal in mind, here are a few of the things to remember when you’re thinking about the features of a safe playset.
What Material Is It Made Of?
Two main materials are commonly used to construct swing sets. These two are metal and wood. Playsets are commonly either built entirely of wood, entirely of metal or perhaps some combination of the two. Of course, there is also the subset of toddler playsets that are made entirely of plastic, but those are in a separate category.
When we refer to the material, we’re discussing the main frame itself. Certainly, some aspects of the playset will be the same on both wood and metal playsets. For example, the slides and the belt swings will both be made of the same high-density plastic in both types of playsets, and the handhold bars will almost always be made of metal.
The frame, however, is a little more open to variation. Metal and wood are the two most common choices for this construction, and both have their advantages and their disadvantages.
Playsets that use metal for their main framework are constructed from steel and are available in a wide range of colors. The steel is usually covered with a powder-coated finish that helps protect against rusting and prevent heat retention. These features are intended to protect your children from burns and also to preserve the playset’s beauty and functionality over time.
The primary advantage of metal is its long-lasting and durable nature. Steel doesn’t rot or decay. If it’s cared for properly, it will last for years to come and provide your children and maybe even your grandchildren with years of fun.
Advantage of Metal Swing sets
Metal playsets are also usually less expensive than wooden ones. They can also be less work, since there is no need to treat the metal regularly. They’re also lighter and are usually easier to put together than their wooden counterparts. In terms of safety features, however, metal can still cause burns or discomfort. It might cause children to let go of a bar they were holding onto because it became too hot, and they might fall to the ground.
Wood playsets offer a natural beauty that’s extremely appealing. They’re commonly built from woods like cedar and have been pressure-treated to prevent rotting and insect infestations. This treatment works to make the wood last longer and remain safer.
Wooden playsets stay cool in the summer, meaning fewer burns and less discomfort for the children playing on them. They’re also better for the environment than metal ones. They will never rust the way a metal playset might, and they are more heavy-duty, easily supporting the weight of groups of children.
They’re also highly customizable. It’s easy to build a bit of the set, and then add to it later on. They’re also easy to repaint or restyle as the years go on.
Most wooden playsets do require a bit of upkeep. The wood must be stained and treated regularly to maintain the original look and also to prevent warping, splintering or other damage from occurring. If the wood isn’t maintained regularly, the splitting and warping can cause the bolts to become loose, and the playset can become unstable and unsafe.
However, if you’re willing to commit to this maintenance, these beautiful wooden swing sets & playsets will last for years and are much heavier and typically more stable than metal playsets.
Neither material is always safer than the other. Both have their advantages, and both will provide you and your family with years of fun if they’re taken care of properly.
How Is It Being Installed?
One of the most important factors of playground safety is the correct installation of the swing set. If it has been installed improperly, it has the potential to cause all kinds of safety issues and hazards.
It might seem easy enough to do yourself, but we recommend against this unless you feel confident in your abilities. The security of your children as they play is too much to risk.
If a playset has been installed incorrectly, the results could be disastrous. Pieces of the playset might come apart when children are playing on them. Exposed sharp ends might be left sticking out, and could cause injury. The playset itself might even tip over if it hasn’t been anchored properly.
Swing set assembly by Gotahand
Installing a playset is a very involved process, and it’s of the utmost importance that this task is done correctly. You can certainly do it yourself, but only if you’re extremely confident in your ability to do it right. Get a set of directions and follow them to the letter.
If you don’t feel confident, it’s best to let a professional handle the installation. Most companies that sell playsets also offer installations. It might be wise to spend a little extra and pay for this installation as well. Let us do the hard work and call us to do your swing set assembly at Gotahand.