Is Security Fencing Sustainable?
If you are into finding eco friendly solutions to all of life’s problems you may wonder whether security fencing is sustainable. The trouble is sometimes you have to choose between keeping something or someone safe and helping the environment. However, in that such fencing is strong and durable, it could be said to be eco friendly.
Security fencing may be made from wire mesh or chain link, or it could be make entirely from steel posts and concrete. Neither has all that much impact on the environment when it is being created or when it is in use as a fence. And the good it does in keeping people or assets safe far outweighs any perceived environmental pollution.
Other options may be available, but they do not do quite the same job as traditional fencing.
- Hedging takes a long time to grow and can easily be cut through or burned.
- Fencing that uses bamboo can also be much less strong that steel or wire fencing. Plus, these days bamboo is being indiscriminately harvested to the ruination of many natural bamboo forests.
- Even timber fencing that looks attractive can be cut down, burned or can rot. Plus, it may have to be treated with chemicals to prevent decay, making it unfriendly to the environment.
So if you are in need of security fencing the best way forward is to choose something that suits the situation and is durable. At least then you won’t have to replace it any time soon and you will have peace of mind that it is going to do the job required of it.
Such a security fence can be quickly erected and make little impact on the environment once it is up. The only thing that could be complained about is that it has no aesthetics. However, a row of steel fencing can actually look okay, if not exactly pretty. It has sleek lines and the colours of deep brown or green blend in with the colours of nature. And it can create a framework around a property that gives it distinction rather like the frame surrounding a picture.
There is really no point is complaining about a security fence not be eco friendly, because it does an important job in keeping things safe. For instance, stock fences prevent horses, cows and sheep from wandering onto roads where they can easily cause an accident.
In fact, it might even be considered environmentally friendly simply due to the fact that it does keep livestock and native animals safer than if they were left to wander into danger. And it doing so, it also keeps people safe from accidents that can happen from wandering livestock. So it is all good, whether it is sustainable or not.