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Choosing The Right Fence

It might not seem like a difficult decision, but finding the right fence can be hard to do. In addition to choosing a picket style, a color, and a height, you might also be concerned about abiding by city and neighborhood ordinances. However, all of these decisions are easy if you choose the right fence contractor. A few years ago, I found a great contractor who helped us to create a beautiful, functional backyard in a few weeks. Read this blog for more information about fences, contractors, and design styles that you won't regret a few years down the road.


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Sustainable Fencing Materials For Natural Living

by Chester Alvarez

An increasing number of people are looking to living a more minimalistic and natural lifestyle. In some cases, these same people are looking to build their own home or enhance their properties with natural and sustainable options. One of the places you can do this is with your fencing. Here are a few of the sustainable fencing materials you can use for natural living. These materials are generally available through most fencing companies and can be installed by fencing contractors. 


Bamboo fencing is the top material if you are looking for sustainable material options. Bamboo can be grown quickly and uses much less forestry space than other materials. This material is also virtually ready to go. This means there is less in the way of manufacturing that needs to be done. Less manufacturing means fewer emissions and less of a carbon footprint. With bamboo you also have a material that is ready for most weather conditions. This means fewer chemicals are needed to weatherproof the fencing once it is installed. Bamboo has a long life and a high durability rating, which makes it ideal for most areas of the country.

Woven Hurdles

Woven hurdles are not a material many people think of at all, much less when it comes to fencing. Woven hurdles are harvested only during the most sustainable time of the year for the material. They provide a natural twig- and branch-like fencing appearance. For rustic homes, log cabins, and similar dwellings, this appearance may be ideal. Woven hurdles also give a privacy effect naturally due to how they are installed in the woven pattern.

Reclaimed Wood

A fencing option that many are finding to be unique and sustainable is reclaimed wood fencing. This wood is gathered from old barns, stables, and homes. The wood is older and can be more durable than newer wood. This is due to the way wood is now harvested versus wood that was harvested fifty or more years ago. In fact, you may find that the older the wood, the thicker it is and the more durable it is. The wood is also aged, which can make it more durable under certain weather conditions. 

If you are unsure if the material you want is available in your area or through a fencing contractor, contact your local fencing provider. They can answer your availability questions and advise you on the contractors they have that can help with the installation. They can also give you some tips on how to maintain your fencing material and what routine inspections should be done to increase the life of your fencing.

To learn more, contact a fence company.