Going green is extremely popular right now, and for good reason! We should always show some love and care to our planet. And what better way to express your love for Mother Earth than by selecting environmentally friendly garden screens? But it can be challenging to determine which type of garden screens is the most environmentally friendly given the wide range of options available. We'll examine two of the most popular choices in this blog post—aluminum and composite garden screens—and determine which is the most environmentally friendly.
Let's start off by talking about aluminium garden screens. These screens are made from, you guessed it, aluminium. This heavy-duty metal is renowned for being extraordinarily resilient to the elements and long-lasting. But did you know that one of the most eco-friendly materials available is aluminium? That's accurate! Since aluminium is 100% recyclable, it can be recycled countless times without losing any of its quality. In other words, when you choose aluminium garden screens, you're choosing a screen that won't end up in a landfill in addition to one that is long-lasting and low-maintenance
Composite garden screens, on the other hand, are created from a combination of wood fibres and plastic. While they might initially appear attractive, they are much more likely to fade, crack, and warp with time. They will eventually fall apart, and when they do, they will end up in a landfill, or up in smoke where it will either take hundreds of years for them to decompose or add more CO2 to the atmosphere. And let's face it, we don't want to leave our planet with that kind of legacy.
But manufacturing aluminium screens creates CO2 right? Wrong. Most aluminium is processed in Europe in countries such as Norway and Iceland, which have abundant hydroelectric and geothermal power resources. This means the energy used in the production of aluminium sheets is Green. Additionally, the machinery we use to cut the screens uses compressed pure nitrogen, which is completely inert and harmless to our environment.
The ongoing maintenance needed for composite screens is another drawback. To keep them looking good, they will require regular painting or staining. You'll need to use chemicals that aren't exactly eco-friendly in order to accomplish that. Aluminium screens only require a quick wipe down every now and then; we ask you not to use any dangerous chemicals on them.
Last but not least, although composite screens initially appear to be less expensive than aluminium ones, they require replacement much more frequently. Aluminium screens are, therefore, ultimately a more economical choice. And not only will you save money, but you'll also be doing your part in protecting the environment by not constantly replacing broken screens.
Aluminium garden screens are the way to go if you're looking for a garden screen that is strong, low-maintenance, fashionable, economical, and environmentally friendly. Not only will you be able to enjoy your beautiful garden without worrying about nosy neighbours, but you'll also be able to feel good about your choice knowing that you're doing your part in protecting our planet.
In conclusion, aluminium garden screens are the best choice for a variety of reasons. They are much more durable and require less maintenance than composite screens. They also come in a variety of colors and styles and are more cost-effective in the long run. But most importantly, they are environmentally friendly as they are made of recyclable materials, and require less chemicals and less frequent replacement. So, if you want to enhance the look of your garden and make it more eco-friendly, aluminium garden screens are the perfect solution. Go green and choose aluminium screens!