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Porch Swings, Tree Swings, and Hammocks: Should You Allow Them on Your Rental Property?

Stone Oak Children in a Backyard HammockIt is undeniable the appeal of a swing or a hammock. Whether it’s spending a lazy afternoon on a porch swing or in a hammock or swinging through the air on a tree swing, various sorts of swings contain an irresistible charm. However, as a Stone Oak rental property owner, is it beneficial to permit porch swings, tree swings, and hammocks on your property? Although swings and hammocks can be a huge factor for tenants, they also accompany risks. Before installing or favoring a swing or hammock, you have to consider all possible outcomes.

Porch Swings

Porch swings are one element in a residence that numerous individuals recognize – at least in theory. While it’s obvious that a porch swing can be a beautiful place to hang around, meet neighbors, and chill, it can also rapidly become a safety hazard. It is pretty safe when a porch swing is correctly installed and utilized mindfully. But over the long haul, the structural support a swing demands may weaken, causing the swing to break.

It can also be easy for young children to hurt themselves on the swing, whether from falling off or being hit with it while it’s swinging. In the end, since they are exposed to the elements, porch swings may begin to splinter or crack – particularly if they are not properly maintained.

Tree Swings

Tree swings are not the same as swing sets in numerous ways, but the most notable is the height of the rope. In contrast to swing sets, which are somewhat close to the ground, a tree swing is often longer and can propel a person higher into the air. Even though this is part of the allure, it is also extremely dangerous should anyone fall off.

The injuries caused by tree swings are often far more terrible than those from other kinds of falls. Tree swings also damage trees, sometimes leaving the tree exposed to pests and the elements that will, over time, kill the entire tree.


Identical to tree swings, hammocks also have the potential of hurting trees. Yet, hammocks are also typically acknowledged to be safer than a tree swing since they are closer to the ground. Hammocks are popular among renters, homeowners, campers, and hikers since they are lightweight and easy to store. They can be set up and taken down pretty rapidly and give a pleasant spot to sleep or nap any time of the day or night.

There are numerous sorts of hammocks, including some with a freestanding frame. Unquestionably, hammocks are also connected with a risk of accident and injury, and similar to any swing, they can be a major hazard if not utilized capably.

Swing Sets

The subject of swings and the risks involved normally lead to children’s swing sets. While all swings do carry the risk of injury, a properly made swing set is likely the safest of all kinds of swings. Not only are sturdy swing sets designed to hold up under some rough treatment, but they are also firmly anchored and close to the ground.

Whether you or your tenant is thinking about adding a swing or hammock to your rental property, the final decision is one that only you can determine. However, by understanding the risks and rewards of each type, you can better make that decision when the time comes.


Certainly, not all decisions are easy to make, even after you have adequate information to go on. Contact the experts at Real Property Management Campanas if you find yourself stuck or not knowing the right thing to do. Our Stone Oak property managers can help you identify what is best for your property and condition and give you the advice and guidance you deserve to make owning rental properties a pleasure. Call us at 210-797-8805.

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