Childproofing the Screened-in Porch in Your Howard County Home

Screened-in porches have benefits for both adults and children.

If you currently reside in Howard County, then let Freedom Fence upgrade your home. How? Adding a screened-in porch to your home is one of many ways that you can enhance it. Screened-in porches have benefits for both adults and children. A fun way to utilize this outdoor living space is to create a playroom for your children. However, safety is a significant concern when it comes to children. Children are known for getting into mischief. Parents pride themselves on protecting their children, but they’re inevitably going to scrape a knee at some point in their lives. Still, there are some ways to combat their curiosity. Want to childproof the screened-in porch in your Howard County home? Keep reading to learn how!

Include a Childproof Door

A secure storm door with heavy hardware will keep your curious children from crawling away from the house. A childproof door also keeps children away from hot grills, pools that you don’t want them diving into unsupervised. Hinged, aluminum storm doors with powdered coating prevent children from getting their tiny fingers jammed. A plexiglass insert covering serves as a bottom window sometimes screen doors may be ripped by children and pets.

Make Sure That Your Electrical Outlets are in Compliance

Screened-in porches need to have at least one electrical outlet to comply with building codes. Most homeowners take it a step further. Some homeowners turn their outdoor living space into the ultimate entertaining space where they include a fan, a television, an outdoor kitchen, and more. Fixtures always need to be waterproof and not exposed due to watertight casings. Here at Freedom Fence, we’ll make sure that your outdoor living space is safe, childproof, and up-to-code.

Regulated Railings

Each state has safety guidelines for what makes railing systems safe for both children and adults. If your post gaps exceed than 4″, then allow Freedom Fence to resolve this for you. We wouldn’t want your child to fall or slip through cracks inadvertently.

Choose Child-Friendly Furniture

Choose furniture that’s not easy to trip over. Also, make sure to keep any grilling or heating devices out of a child’s reach. One way that many homeowners choose to enhance their screened-in porch is by adding a fireplace. Make sure there’s a barrier that can keep your curious children safe. Talk to one of our contractors about making the screened-in porch in your Howard County home safe and stylish!

For Your Screened-in Porch Needs in Howard County

If you want a beautiful screened-in porch, Freedom Fence and Home has the expertise, competitive prices, and professional service you need. Freedom Fence and Home has over 50 years of fencing experience in the Baltimore County, Harford County, Essex, White Marsh, and Bel Air area and we pride ourselves on giving our customers the best customer service experience possible. To see examples of our work and pick the right fence for your home, visit us online. To get started on planning your project, give us a call at (443) 271-6841 or visit us online. For more information, tips, and updates about Freedom Fence and Home, follow us on Twitter, Pinterest, andFacebook.

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