If you're upgrading the area around your pool to jazz it up a little, you may have looked at adding bamboo screening around the area. You might prefer the way these screens look over traditional wooden products.
However, you may not know enough about bamboo to work out if this is a good long-term fencing solution. What are the benefits of choosing these screens over traditional wooden ones?
1. Added Strength
While bamboo is a grass rather than a wood, it is a naturally tough material with good tensile strength. If you buy treated bamboo screening and take basic care of it, then it might well outlast most wooden alternatives.
Plus, treated bamboo usually loses its natural internal sugars, starches and moisture. This makes it much less attractive to termites. While they may home in on wooden screens, they aren't at all likely to fancy a bit of treated bamboo. This gives you one less thing to worry about if you live in an area where termites are a problem.
2. More Flexibility
While wooden screens work fine in straight lines and in specific angles, wood isn't that easily flexible. For example, if you want your screening to follow curves, then you may have problems creating a natural-looking line. Your screens may look boxy and clumsy.
Bamboo screens are much more malleable. You can buy products made from individual bamboo poles rather than solid or fixed panels.
When you install this kind of screen, you can shape it around anything you like. So, you can have screens with curves or ones that can cover tight angles. This gives you a much more seamless and attractive solution.
3. Environmental Benefits
Wood takes a long time to grow. If you install wood screening, then it takes years for the wood to be replaced in the environment. Sustainability replacement also depends on the amount of new forestation work that happens in the first place.
Bamboo is a much greener solution. It only takes four or five years for a plant to be harvest-ready. Plus, once bamboo is cut, each plant regenerates and forms new shoots at the roots automatically so it starts to grow again. This outstrips the growth potential of woods.
If you think that these screens are the right option for your pool area, then contact local bamboo suppliers. They can show you different types of screens and give you design and installation tips.
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