Top 6: What to look for when purchasing an Outdoor Wooden Playset
Thinking about purchasing a new playset for the backyard? You’ve come to the right place! Recreation Unlimited has been serving the Noblesville and the greater Indianapolis community with playsets, hot tubs, basketball goals, sheds, trampolines, and more for over 25 years…so you might say we know a thing or two about playsets! (And you would be correct, of course). We also know that purchasing a playset is an investment in the health and well-being of your children, so choosing the right one is an important undertaking. Not to worry though – we’re here to help!
Here are few things to consider when shopping for a new playset:
1) Durability – Invest in a wooden playset that is built to last in which the wood will be able to withstand extreme weather conditions. Cedar or Redwood are excellent choices for durability and proven to be highly resistant to decay.
2) Safety – Safety is definitely an important factor when purchasing a quality wood playset. Verify the manufacturer’s design meets ASTM safety requirements. Look for features such as rounded edges, vinyl dipped chains, safety hand grips, three points of contact when climbing, angled ladders and climbing surfaces, and recessed hardware.
3) Adaptability – Look for a swing set that will last beyond just a few years and keep your children interested. A quality playset is one that can change over time to keep your children engaged as they grow and develop. With add-on accessories, you can continue to transform the playset into new, imaginative worlds that can keep the kids entertained for years to come. Woodplay sets can be as big as your imagination.
4) Craftsmanship – Look for quality craftsmanship of the structure itself. Top of the line wood is used on all Woodplay playsets. A few high quality features to look for are playsets that have pre-stained wood, bigger wooden beams which are less likely to warp, triple joint construction, and galvanized, recessed hardware.
5) Customer Service – When it comes down to the purchase decision, the warranty provided by the manufacturer can be vital. Despite good craftsmanship, there is always a possibility that something may break or go missing and you will want the reassurance that your playset is covered by a warranty. Even if you never use it, you’ll be able to confidently bring a swing set home with peace of mind.
6) Fun! – One of the most significant reasons for investing in a playset is to bring home the fun! Adding a playset to your backyard creates a safe space for your children to play, and for their imaginations to run wild. There are so many features on a Woodplay playset to keep your children active, entertained, and engaged for several years to come.
Ready to find the perfect playset for your backyard? Call Recreation Unlimited at (317) 773-3545 and one of our friendly and knowledgeable team members will be happy to show you the possibilities!