If you’re an environmentally conscious homeowner, you want to choose home improvement projects that won’t have a negative impact on our planet. If you’re searching for the best material to use to build a fence, glass is a top eco-friendly option.
REASONS TO CHOOSE GLASS FENCING
One way to reduce your environmental impact is to buy products that are made to last and that won’t need to be replaced in a few short years. Glass fencing is durable and able to stand up to sunlight, rain, snow, and wind. A glass fence can easily last a decade or longer.
Glass is made by melting sand, soda ash, and limestone. Those materials are natural and nontoxic, and the processes used to mine them require less energy and have less of an environmental impact than some other forms of mining. The production of glass also has less of an effect on the environment than the manufacturing of plastic and other common materials.
Glass can be recycled several times, and the process that is used to recycle glass requires less energy than the processes used to recycle metal and other materials. That means that glass is a sustainable fencing material.
If glass reaches the end of its lifespan and is not recycled, it will simply break down over time. Since glass is made with natural components, it won’t release harmful chemicals into the environment.
WHY YOU SHOULD INSTALL A GLASS POOL FENCE
For homeowners who have a pool, safety is paramount. Owners have a duty to protect children from harm, whether they are their own kids, visitors, or trespassers. Glass fencing is commonly used to enclose a pool.
Glass fence panels are high enough to keep children out and difficult to climb. Tempered glass is durable enough to resist an impact, and if it breaks, it forms round pieces, not the jagged shards that form when standard glass breaks. That makes tempered glass much less likely to injure someone.
Since the glass is clear, homeowners and guests who are lounging in or around a pool can still see the yard and landscape surrounding them. Parents appreciate the fact that they can see the pool area from a distance and know if anything is amiss.
REQUEST A QUOTE FOR A GLASS POOL FENCE
US Glass Fence can install an attractive, durable, and eco-friendly glass fence around your pool. It will allow you to enjoy the view in your backyard, prevent an accident, and do your part to protect the environment. Contact us today to get an estimate.