WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT . . . 

CHILDPROOFING BALCONIES & DECKS 

TYPES AND STYLES OF BALCONY & DECK SAFETY PRODUCTS

For Balconies–

Plexiglas or Lexan

If you have good carpentry skills or wish to hire someone to install it, plexiglas or lexan offers a transparent, durable shield that’s both attractive, durable and safe. Since it’s not an off-the-shelf product, it has to be ordered, cut and installed, it’s not practical for many families.

Transparent Balcony Shield

This clear, transparent guard is similar to plexiglass, but comes in a roll, is lightweight and can be easily trimmed to size with scissors. It’s also less expensive, more flexible and easier to install than plexiglas or lexan.

Example:

Kid Shield, 15' Kid Shield, 15'
$49.95
Item # 910

For Decks–

Deck Netting

This is a durable, plastic mesh style netting that's designed for outdoor use. Most styles can be cut to size with scissors, install with special ties and may require screw eyes to fasten to the deck if the netting secures directly to the deck floor.

Example:

Deck Netting 36"H x 30'L Deck Netting 36"H x 30'L
$39.95
Item # 80

Decks offer us a place to enjoy the summer months but can also be dangerous for curious toddlers who will try to climb over or squeeze through balusters. Following are a few steps you can take to safety check your deck. Keep in mind that some of this information also applies to indoor balconies.

DOS AND DON'TS -
THE PROPER USE OF BALCONY & DECK SAFETY PRODUCTS

The information given and the products referred to can reduce the likeliness of injury and are intended to help you provide a safer environment for your child. The effectiveness of suggested products depends on proper installation and use. There is no replacement for adult supervision.