If you want to install a new fence but are worried about your environmental impact, aluminum fencing could be the fence for you! Keep reading if you want to learn more about how aluminum fencing is the ecofriendly fence option!
Aluminum is a lightweight metal that is malleable and versatile. It can be used to make anything from cans to fences. Chances are your aluminum fence is made out of recycled materials. And when it finally comes time to replace is many years down the road, it will be able to be recycled into someone else’s new aluminum fence! This means that you’re helping to keep excess materials out of the landfills and reducing waste. When it comes time to replace your aluminum fence, it can be brought to a local scrap metal recycling center.
Save the Trees!
There is no lumber required at all for your aluminum fence. From the posts to the pickets, all parts of your fence are aluminum. This means you’re doing your part for the environment by not using wood. The best part is, aluminum is a lot easier to maintain as well since it is not an organic material that is going to rot and be affected by the weather.
Because aluminum is incredibly durable, this makes it sustainable as well. With the addition of a special powder coating that is sprayed on the aluminum before its installation, aluminum is particularly impervious to the elements. This makes it much more sustainable than other materials like wrought iron that will rust over time and wood that will rot. A well-built and well-maintained aluminum fence does not need to be replaced frequently like these other materials.
Go Chemical Free
The powder coating that makes aluminum impervious to the elements will also make cleaning it a breeze. This means that you don’t need to use any types of chemicals to wash your fence. If it does accumulate dirt, all you’ll have to do is hose it off. For the more stubborn bits, you can use an old rag or scrub brush. You don’t even need soap! The best time to clean your fence is at the beginning of each spring season while you’re getting your yard prepared for the warmer days ahead. This will keep it looking brand new all year long.
They’re Cost Effective
Another great part about aluminum, is that it is much more cost effective than other fence materials. Although it depends on the style and color you go for, it is easy to have an affordable fence that is going to last a lifetime. Aluminum fences can also have the same timeless look as iron and steel but at a fraction of the cost.
If you’re thinking of installing an aluminum fence on your property, you can request a quote from Clarksville Fencing today!