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Pet Safety Gates

You might be thinking of installing pet safety gates in your home for certain reasons. The most common reason is for security and safety. This may be brought about by the arrival of a new baby or simply a necessary addition to barricade pets.

Your entire house can turn into a messy place if you have pets running around freely. Installing safety gates keeps them away from certain areas and remain in one place where they cannot do much damage. This prevents them from reaching areas you want to keep clean and tidy.

It is also useful to have safety gates for other reasons. Pets learn to behave and stay in one area when their way is blocked by safety gates Sometimes if there are poisons or hazards lying around in open spaces, pets are kept from reaching them. Gates are also effective in separating pets from newborn babies.
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There are different shapes and sizes of gates in the market. Before you buy one, it is good to study what kind of pet gate you need in order to get the right one. Here are a few pointers to consider before you buy.
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1) Ask yourself the question, What opening will the gate block? Average size doorways are the most easy to fit with pet gates. If the passage you are going to block is very wide, you need to look for an extra wide gate. The best thing to do is to measure exactly how wide the space is across beams, in order for you to determine the right gate size for that doorway. Make measurements of all the different passages you will place gates on.

2) You need to ask, What type of barrier will serve my purpose? In order for you to choose the correct type of gate, you need to know what that gate will do. If the barrier is to prevent pets from climbing up the stairs and invading your rooms, you might need a stronger and more stable structure. For this type of barrier you might need the sturdy type hardware-mounted gate. They have better support and cannot be easily broken down by pets.

3) Consider also how the gate was put together. The materials used on the gate and the way it was put together is important to inspect before buying a particular gate. A good, even finish and no loose parts are good indicators of a quality built gate. If its durability and dependability, choose a metal gate over a wooden gate.

Lastly, you should find a firm support for the gate. You do not want a strong gate to be attached to a weak support.