April 15, 2012
A Little Extra Incentive to Get the Kids Outside - Kids today seem to be too content to sit inside and watch television and play video games. There are a number of government studies which show that inactivity on the part of America's children have caused an epidemic of overweight kids. A perfect solution to get your kids to be more active is to add a backyard swing set.
Backyard swing sets can be customized in a wide variety of ways to keep the interest of your children for years to come. They also can be constructed off site and delivered onto your property fully assembled so you don't have to hassle with trying to fit all of the pieces together. Whether you choose wood play sets, painted play sets or vinyl play sets, you can be assured that they will hold up to the elements and provide safe outdoor activities for the entire time your child is growing up.
The best backyard swing sets will be maintenance free. If you choose wood make sure to select a play set that is constructed of pressure treated lumber which is safe for children and make sure you get a lifetime warranty for residential applications. Vinyl play sets will hold up very well too, and are generally more expensive than wood backyard swing sets.
There is no limit to how your backyard swing set can be configured except for your imagination. Pre-built models include swings, slides and a playhouse. To these you can add a sand box, trapeze bars, glider and a climbing wall. There are also a number of options on the type of slides that you include and the size of the playhouse. The best slides will be made of plastic material that will reflect the sunlight and keep the slide from getting hot in the summer.
The playhouses which are built on the top of the backyard swing sets can be open or fully enclosed with a roof and even a cupola. You can even choose to have a picnic table built into the playhouse so the kids can somewhere to have lunch.