Unlike other wood fences, the bamboo fence doesn’t possess toxic deposits that can assist against biodegradation. Therefore the natural durability of real bamboo poles is weak. For most bamboo fences, less than two years and 5-6 years for the treated bamboo fence. The special treatment of bamboo poles is essential but still not able to keep your bamboo fencing pretty for decades.
Why does Bamboo Weather?
Like any other timber materials used for outdoor fencing applications, bamboo will weather, lose its colors and split over time.
Weathering of bamboo began due to the interplay between different climatic conditions, such as differences in climates and relative humidity.
Repeated humidifying and drying of exposed bamboo creates tiny cracks in the surface layer of the bamboo. UV radiations cause the cellulose layer’s disintegration, and finally, wind and dust particles have a sandblasting effect on the bamboo surface. The mixture of all these factors will lead the weathering of outdoor bamboo fencing products.
The massive amounts of starch in bamboo make it highly attractive to mold and fungi, termites, and molds. Unfortunately, they produce much damage during drying, storage, and subsequent application. Bamboos also have insignificant waxes, resins and tannins, but none of these have enough toxicity to enhance their natural durability.
How to treat bamboo fences?
Due to its poor durability, bamboo poles should be treated against potential insect infection shortly after harvest. One of the most popular and effective preservation methods is impregnating bamboo fibers with a mixture of borax or boric acid minerals.
Once all sugars in the bamboo fibers are replaced with salts, they become immune to insects. As a result, treated bamboo fences have a service life of 10 years or more, assuming that natural bamboo sticks are kept from direct contact with sun, rain, or soil. However, the treated bamboo fence is still weak if exposed to sunlight and tropical humidity.
Extra maintenance and chemical spray care are required annually by the customer when using bamboo poles for outdoor applications.
Arrayed of erratic patterns of the bamboo slat, and hold together by horizontal bamboo support poles (oshibuchi).
Named after a Japanese grass from its similar appearance, Tokusa Gaki reproduced irregular layouts of bamboos perfectly.
03. Misu Gaki
Reproduced the dignified bamboo privacy screen’s beauty that typically found in the homes of nobles in ancient Japan.
How long do SYNTHETIC bamboo fences last?
Over the year, our clients have asked us to develop a synthetic bamboo fence alternative. Their resorts and themed parks were installed with natural bamboo fences over the whole property. But, unfortunately, after 2-3 years, they all start to fade, discolor and mold. The natural bamboo fences are very cheap, but the installation costs are a lot. That’s why we developed artificial plastic bamboo screens. Learn more about why you should choose ONETHATCH bamboo fence.
Innovative bamboo fencing solution for resorts.They were combined with ultra-durable aluminum fence frames and synthetic bamboo panels made of special reinforced materials; we guarantee our products last more than 20 years. We allow you to enjoy bamboo fence beauty for decades with extensive styles and collections to choose from.