Bed Swing FAQs
Swing Rope FAQs
You can cut the rope by using either a hack saw or a heavy-duty utility knife. A hack saw would be easier and make a much cleaner cut.
No. Installation is not included with the purchase of swings. This is a separate charge that is paid at the time and completion of the installation. The installation cost is based on the size and type of swing and the type of structure where the swing will hang.
Stainless steel chain is the best type of chain for installing swings outdoors where it will be exposed to the elements.
Porch Swing FAQs
Georgia Swings® brand porch swings can support loads from 600 lbs. to 1100 lbs. Porch swings reinforced with the rope hanging design are the best option for strength. These swings include the Ellijay, the Canton, and the Decatur porch swings.
Properly finished and sealed outdoor porch swings made from western red cedar will last outdoors for decades with proper maintenance. Providing cover from moisture and UV rays will offer the best protection for outdoor swings.
Georgia Swings® brand porch swing rope kits can support loads up to 1600 lbs for rope kits with two hanging points.
The width of Georgia Swings® brand porch swings is measured from the outside of the armrests. Any support bars that extend beyond the armrest will add 8 inches to the overall length. Porch swings with built-in cupholders usually have support bars underneath that extend beyond the armrest, adding 8 inches to the overall length. For example, the total length of the 5 ft Ellijay is 68 inches but is only 60 inches from the outside of the armrests.
A good rule of thumb is to allow a 1-foot clearance on each side of the porch swing. Sometimes getting a full 12 inches may not be possible due to space limitations. An experienced swing installer can assess the conditions and determine feasibility. Installing a swing with clearance less than 12 inches on each side is not ideal, but it is possible.