For most people playground equipment is a major investment. Therefore, you want it to be something that will last and that your children will enjoy. Some people select playground equipment based on how it looks and others are more concerned about cost. What you should know is that even if playground equipment looks nice from a distance, it may not be. Also, if you purchase a set that is too cheap it probably won’t last very long.
Before contacting a Playground Equipment Manufacturer, there’s a few things that you should think about. You should first determine how much space you have for playground equipment. If you have limited space, consider a playground set that has smaller accessories. Even though large slides are nice, they take up a lot of space. Some people even decide to purchase sets that don’t have swings to save on space.
It’s also important to decide if you want playground equipment that is plastic, metal or wood. Metal playground sets are very inexpensive, but they tend to rust easily. If you choose metal equipment, be aware that you must check it frequently to ensure that no holes have developed in the metal. You should also be aware that metal playground equipment tends to get hotter quicker than other materials. Many people decide to purchase wood because they feel that its the most durable, but that’s not always true. The durability of wooden playground equipment relies greatly on the type of wood that is used and whether or not the wood has been treated. Some wooden sets have to be stained or painted every couple of years. Wooden sets are also rather heavy and may be impossible to move to other locations once they’re set up. Lately, many schools and daycare’s have decided to purchase plastic playground equipment. This type of equipment is both sturdy and easy to move. Plastic equipment will also last just as long, if not long than metal or wooden play sets.
When selecting a playground equipment manufacturer, you should ask about the warranties. If a warranty isn’t offered, consider looking for a different manufacturer. If you are making a large purchase, it’s worth paying a little more for a warranty. Many people also get quotes from multiple companies before selecting one.