The watchword today is sustainability and many people have chosen to live their lives with an awareness of how to save the earth’s resources at the forefront of their minds. According to the experts at Eline Fencing, there are at least 5 eco-friendly options to choose that not only save the earth’s resource, but actually cost less when it comes to maintenance and replacement issues.
So what are these 5 options? Fencing contractors would tell you the following five are sustainable choices.
- Bamboo has the advantage of being pest and disease free, so no harmful pesticides, fungicides or other poisonous sprays are used in its growth. It grows very quickly – in some cases 90 centimetres per day, so is easily renewable. Styles available are reed or fence panels. It provides an attractive fence and background for your plants as well as some wind protection.
- Preserved timber fencing doesn’t have to be preserved with a heavy metal poison such as copper chromate arsenate. These days there is a non-poisonous alternative that protects timber from the weather so it doesn’t rot and needs no extra painting. Since these are the two main problems when it comes to timber for fences, a wood fence can now be considered eco-friendly.
- Recycled plastic that is combined with waste timber is a great material for a fence. It uses up a lot of plastic that would otherwise end up in landfill, and because it uses timber that is no good for anything else, and the end product is strong, durable and maintenance free, the choice is easy to make.
- Polyvinyl chloride or PVC as it is mostly known as a strong and durable material used for many other applications as well as fences. It is moulded and coloured to mimic real timber but is better because it needs no maintenance. In addition, the light cream or white colour is attractive and goes right through the product, so small scratches are not noticeable and besides, can easily be buffed out.
- Last but not least, wood composite fencing is a popular choice for many people who want a strong and durable fence that is also eco-friendly, around their home. The combination of wood fibres and polymers create an attractive timber look-alike fence that is strong, durable and maintenance free. It comes in a range of attractive colours and styles so you can have the fence of your choice.
When there are so many options, being sustainable is an easy choice, particularly when it means you don’t have to worry about the three Rs – rotting, rusting and repainting. A fence that looks good for no added work from you is an asset to your home and is sure to create value and street appeal.