When you build a deck around your house there are a lot of different ways to separate the deck from the rest of the yard. You can use traditional railings to form a perimeter, but this is a boring solution that has grown tired over the years. A better option is to place a bamboo fence around the perimeter to give the deck a tropical feel that will make the deck seem unique and set it apart from the rest of the yard. You can also use bamboo to create a privacy fence around certain areas of the yard, or even use bamboo to make the main fence around the perimeter of the entire yard. Bamboo fencing offers a number of benefits for homeowners, and proves to be an affordable and environmentally friendly solution to your fencing needs.
Bamboo is one of the most prevalent building substances on the planet. It has been used in Asia to construct homes and other buildings for centuries because of its versatility and durability. The abundance of bamboo drives the price of the materials down, so you will be paying less per square foot than you would with a similar wooden fence. Bamboo fences are also easier to construct, so the cost of putting the fence up is even lower. You do not have to worry about adding cross pieces to give the structure stability and you do not have the cost of nails or staples to worry about either. Bamboo fencing typically comes in a roll and all you have to do to put up the fence is unfurl the roll, connect it to the ground and connect the ends to a solid structure and the fence is complete.
Wooden fences require a lot of maintenance and upkeep to keep them looking the way that they should. You either have to paint or stain the wood year after year or the wood will turn gray and begin to look dilapidated. Bamboo does not need the same kind of treatment. The natural luster of bamboo lasts a very long time, and coloring bamboo usually involves burning the color into the wood. This means that you will never have to paint or stain your bamboo fence; just install it and forget about it. If you grow tired of the fence, all you have to do is roll it back up and put it away; you do not have to go through and pull each individual post, like you do with a wooden fence.
One of the problems with wood is that people see it as a renewable resource, but it is renewable only after decades of growth. Once a tree is cut down it takes years for the seeds that were planted to replace it to grow to a size big enough to use again. This leads to clear cutting of forests all around the world just to feed the need of construction. Bamboo, on the other hand, grows very quickly, and bamboo is often mature enough to use in construction in as little as two weeks. Bamboo is a truly renewable resource that does not rob the Earth of its much needed forests.
There are a lot of benefits for homeowners that choose to install a bamboo fence over a wooden fence. Some of those reasons are good just for the homeowner, but the eco-friendly nature of bamboo works to help the planet as well. With these things in mind, you can make the right decision about the material you use in your fence or deck perimeter.
I am Mai Nguyen, bamboo cultivator and expert in bamboo fencing. To see examples of what a bamboo fence looks like before it is installed, please go to http://www.foreverbamboo.com/bamboo-fencing.html.