Bamboo Fencing: Is It The Right Choice For You


Once you've decided to install a fence around your home, you have a lot of options to consider. One of which is bamboo fencing. It is normal to want to know more about bamboo fencing and how it can benefit you should you choose to install it.

The Overall Cost Of Bamboo Fencing

The biggest downside to bamboo fencing is the cost. Unfortunately, bamboo fencing is fairly expensive when compared to other fencing materials. This is true when compared to other types of woods as well as metal and vinyl fencing. Furthermore, bamboo is not a material that can grow in any temperature. Therefore, special transportation arrangements may need to be made in order to get the fencing material to your home.

The Environmentally-Aware Choice Of Bamboo 

The fact that bamboo fencing is so environmentally friendly is considered to be one of its biggest benefits. While other types of wood used to make fences are prone to deforestation, the same is not true for bamboo. This is because bamboo is not a tree, it is grass. Not only is it grass, it is the fastest growing grass on the planet.

When the bamboo is harvested it can replenish quicker than when a tree is cut down. Furthermore, cutting down the trees has a negative impact on other parts of the environment as well. Animals, for example, may have to relocate to a new home. Bamboo has such a rapid growth rate that there is barely any disturbance to the ecosystem.

The Remarkable Strength Of Bamboo Vs. Other Wood

Even though bamboo is technically a grass, it is significantly stronger than wood making it more appealing than other wooden fences. In fact, a bamboo fence is three times stronger than one made out of timber and two times stronger than one made out of cedar. Bamboo is also stronger than any other wood when it comes to standing up against termites, as they cannot digest the high amounts of silica found within the bamboo.

If your bamboo fencing was properly installed and is maintained with care, you can expect it to last for at least 20 years. While the color can fade and crack over time, you can remedy this problem by coating the bamboo with a few layers of varnish when you have it installed. Then, you just need to re-coat it with a UV-resistant varnish once a year. With this information in hand, you should have no trouble deciding if this type of fencing is right for you. For more information, consider contacting the professionals at Hahn-AA Fencing.


30 November 2015

installing an attractive fence around your business

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