Garden mirror safety tips
Some people are concerned about safety when it comes to garden mirrors, which is understandable. When they aren’t set up correctly, they can become a danger to wildlife, a hazard, or could be at risk of damage. Here are some garden mirror safety tips to keep in mind:
- Only use mirrors created for outdoor use - These will be designed to stand up to the elements, from sunny spells to icy winds.
- Choose acrylic or glass to suit you - Reflective acrylic is safer, stronger, and more cost-effective. On the other hand, glass can be more expensive but better quality, frost and heat proof, and more attractive.
- Don’t place in a position that could be dangerous to birds - When you put up your mirror, make sure you don’t place it in an area or position that will impact bird flight, like high up or on an open fence.
- Avoid too much direct sunlightNever place your garden mirror in areas of your garden that get long periods of direct sunlight. While fire is unlikely, there is a small possibility it can happen and the sunlight can cause cracks in your mirror.