Metal swing sets are considered to be the strongest, toughest, and sturdiest swing sets. It is manufactured mainly using rust resistant galvanized steel. Metal swing sets are available in different sizes and styles. It is the most cost effective form among all the different types of swing sets.
Metal swing sets are also known as traditional swing sets. Compared with wooden swing sets, metal swing sets have fewer features. However, it contains slides of different shapes and swings of distinct use and kind. Certain metal swing sets feature mild exercising equipments.
The metal swing sets accessories include aluminum compression clamping yokes, galvanized ductile iron swing hangers with oil impregnated bearings, and rust resistant galvanized straight coil chains. These metal sets are strong enough to hold adults. If cared properly and protected from rusting, metal swing sets can last for a long time. Use lighter color paints in order to offer a cooler touch, as lighter paint tones absorb less sunlight. Metal swing seats can cause injury so it is better to use plastic or rubber seats.
While selecting a swing, look out for the one that is strong enough to withstand pressure of excess use and exposure to different climatic conditions. While installing a metal swing set make sure to fix its base on sand or pea gravel, and should be at least six feet away from the wall. Regular and proper inspection of bolts and various parts are required from time to time. It is the responsibility of the parents to properly supervise the swing and teach kids about safety measures while playing.
Today, high performance steel swing sets are also available at various prices. A swing set in the backyard can entice children to play outside. These outdoor games, when played along with other kids can help children develop various qualities such as coordination, strength, cooperation, and social interaction.