Porch swings are great accessories to adorn the front or back porch of the house. They feature a cushioned-seat and a glider aspect which facilitate the swinging motion. These are great to enjoy warm evenings and make wonderful sit outs for family and friends.
These swings are not necessarily confined to porches, and are also found hanging in backyards. They are perfect rest areas to getaway from every day reality. People who don't have an inclination towards gardening or sport activities, these swings are a great means of obtaining fresh outdoor air.
Why Opt for Them?
Metal swing sets are a good option and are gaining popularity for their durability and elegant designs. Most people are oblivious of the benefits of metal porch swings. These swings are made from wrought iron, thus are extremely durable. They hold their shape throughout the year, and don't dent or warp.
Since these are made of metal, they eliminate the mildew problem. Cracking problems with wooden swings are not there in the metal type. Also, these do not have to be taken off during winter months, like that with wooden swings, to prevent weather damage. Metal swings can be set up as permanent fixtures.
Porch swings resembling hanging chairs are attached to awnings, overhangs, and arbors. Swings with stands are also available. The choice of the swing will depend on the space available in the porch or backyard. Generally, porch swings are 4-5 feet in width, which makes them suitable for any standard porch.
They also come in a variety of styles and patterns. Some come in latticed patterns, while others come with the traditional slatted pattern. There are elaborate swings comprising exquisite patterns of swirling metals. Metal swing sets may come with gorgeous metal stands or may hang directly from the roof of the porch.
The metal porch swing box mentions that the swings get assembled with just a hammer and a screwdriver. However, it's advisable to keep other tools ready. Pliers, adjustable wrench, drill and metal drill bits, wooden block, and complete screwdriver sets will come in handy during assembling. Most reputable companies pre-drill holes and line them up very well.
However, it is a common fact that removal of metal burrs and incomplete drilled sections require re-drilling. An adjustable wrench assists in holding the nuts, while tightening down the bolts of the swing. Moreover, if aluminum hardware is used, one may end up stripping the ends of the screw.
Pliers come in handy to remove stripped screws. The wooden block is useful when parts have to be hammered together. Placing the wooden block between the hammer and metal parts prevent damage to the metal.
They are mildew resistant and don't stain, thus, the cushion can be left on the swing all the time. Metal swing sets make beautiful statements on the patio, porch, and backyard.