Netting is an investment. When taken care of properly, it’s something that can provide years and years of enjoyment. If you’ve recently installed new netting or are thinking about installing netting, knowing how to take care of it is important.
Here are some ways you can extend the life of your netting and get the most from your investment:
Keep Nets Away from Water
Frequent watering of nets can cause them to wear down quicker. If your nets are on a sports field or near grass in general, ensure all sprinkler heads are facing away from the netting. Water regularly taking aim at nets can result in their premature deterioration. Our nets are treated in UV protectant, which can be worn away by water. Once this coating is gone, there’s nothing preventing them from gradually wearing down.
Be Mindful of Trees
A quick way to ruin netting is contact with trees. Netting, whether new or old, is not indestructible. Outside forces can cause rips and tears, which should always be avoided. Be aware that falling branches from nearby trees are a common culprit of netting incidents. Furthermore, never place netting so close to trees or foliage that a branch can grow through the net. If this happens it’ll be difficult to salvage the affected net.
Install Retractable Nets
Retractability is more than a convenience feature, it’s a protection feature too. Retractable nets allow you to bring them in when severe wind and weather hits. This function helps prevent damage to your structures and keeps nets out of harm’s way. For example, a severe storm can wreak havoc on netting. From high winds to flying and falling debris, there’s no safe place for a net in these instances. The safest place a net can be is not up at all. Therefore, having the ability to retract nets is so valuable. It’s one of the best ways to keep your netting in good condition and your structures safe.
Always Use Experienced Netting Professionals
If you trust your home, car, and health care to professionals, why wouldn’t you do the same for netting? Netting experts, like those at Golf Range Netting, have all the latest knowledge and training to provide the best work possible. Like we mentioned, netting is an investment for your home, sports field, recreation center or anywhere else you install it. The saying goes: you get what you pay for. Similarly, netting is no different. If any part of the installation is completed improperly, you could be in store for a disaster down the road. From the initial evaluation of your property to the installation and future maintenance, the professionals at Golf Range Netting should be the only people you trust for your nets.
Above all, taking care of your netting is important. If taken care of correctly, nets can last for many years. If you want to help keep your netting in good shape for longer, there are some simple things you can do. Keep your netting away from sprinklers and other water sources, be mindful of trees, spring for retractable nets and always hire professionals. For more information on how to take care of your netting, contact Golf Range Netting today at 866-938-4448.