Eco-Friendly Fencing Options

Eco-Friendly Fencing Options

Installing a fence around your property lets you address security, privacy, and aesthetic appeal with a single project. However, you might feel concerned about the impact your fence will have on the local environment. Fortunately, there are many eco-friendly fencing options to consider.  

Pressure-Treated Pine Wood Fences 

The pine wood fences that East Georgia Fence can install on your property are sustainable and eco-friendly. This is true for a couple of different reasons. Pine wood fences come from self-sustaining forests. When a tree is cut down for use as fencing material, a new tree gets planted in its place. This process ensures the forest will continue to thrive. 

The trees go through a lumber mill rather than going through a hazardous manufacturing process. The wood is simply cut to meet the size requirements for the fence, eliminating waste and hazardous by-products. The result is perfectly cut wood that’s ready for installation. 

Eventually, every wood fence becomes too weak and worn for continued use. Even when you take steps to protect against rot, the wood will decay in the future. When that time comes, the wood can be completely recycled or allowed to biodegrade. This reduces the amount of waste that goes into area landfills. 

Vinyl Fences 

Many people assume vinyl fences are hazardous to the environment due to the complex manufacturing process involved in creating them. Nothing could be further from the truth. The vinyl comes from mixing recycled materials together with PVC, which is a recyclable material in itself. The manufacturing process reduces the consumption of limited resources, resulting in a lower carbon footprint. 

Once the fence is ready for installation, there’s very little maintenance required. Since vinyl isn’t prone to rot or erosion, you won’t have to use hazardous chemicals to preserve the fence.  

At most, you’ll use a little soap and water to keep the fence’s surface clean. Vinyl fences provide decades of privacy and security without requiring constant maintenance or repairs. 

Chain Link Fences 

When you’re considering the eco-friendliness of chain link fences, it’s essential to look at the manufacturing process of galvanized steel. This type of material primarily comes from recycled scrap metal. Rather than creating new materials and consuming more limited resources, manufacturers make the steel for chain link fences from existing metals. 

The manufacturing process for galvanized steel has been refined over the years. Today, this process results in very little waste. Since the steel used in building chain link fences comes from recycled materials, old chain link fences can also go through the recycling process. This is another type of fence that won’t end up in a landfill.  

The fence installation for chain link fences is equally beneficial for the environment. The most intrusive part of the installation involves digging holes for the posts. Since this won’t require heavy machinery, it won’t disrupt the local environment or produce toxic fumes. The installation is fast and has a very small impact on the local environment. 

Ornamental Fences 

While East Georgia Fence can make ornamental fencing from a variety of materials, aluminum or wrought iron are the most common materials. Since these materials are strong and durable, they will last for decades without losing integrity. This makes these metals an obvious choice when you’re looking for a sustainable fence for your property. 

If a segment of your fence becomes damaged, it’s easy to replace that one segment without having to install an entirely new fence. The aluminum or wrought iron you remove can go through the recycling process.  

Alternatively, it’s possible to repurpose the material for use in manufacturing other products. It’s highly unlikely that aluminum or wrought iron fencing will end up in a landfill or scrap metal yard. 

Even the ornamental fence manufacturing process is more eco-friendly than it is for other types of fencing. The process uses less energy and produces fewer carbon emissions, helping manufacturers keep their carbon footprints lower.  

Once installed, the long-term sustainability of the fence means you may not have to replace the fence within your lifetime. Manufacturers can reduce the number of fences they produce due to the sustainability factor of wrought iron and aluminum. 

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When you’re ready to install a new fence around your property, East Georgia Fence is available to assist you. We install wood, chain link, vinyl, and more types of fences to meet all of our customers’ needs. We’ll help you choose the best type of fence for your property. To get started, request your free estimate.