Why Wood Light Poles?
"As our customers become more environmentally aware and focus on sustainability, the demand for your natural product (wood) will increase.”
TimberWood Customer — 2009
At the outset of the age of technology, there began a search for “something better” and a variety of different materials experienced their periods of popularity — aluminum, concrete, fiberglass, steel. While annually, thousands of poles are purchased made from these materials, there is evidence that each, for it’s own reason, possesses attributes which tend to see them fading from favor.
Thus the current resurgence of decorative wood light poles from TimberWood.
Natural • Renewable • Affordable
Here are the kind of comments we’re hearing form our customers about other materials:
“Steel requires painting and there are significant corrosion problems with salt air and road salt.”
“Fiberglass is weak, still requires painting and is easily vandalized.”
“Concrete is too expensive and installation costs are excessive.”
Wood is not a synthetic or man-made material. It is grown in nature and is renewable. In fact, for each tree harvested to make our light poles, three saplings are planted as replacements. In their naturalness, they tend to blend into virtually any environment. While the color may change slowly over the years, this is not an unpleasant change, so there is no maintenance required.
Economically, this maintenance-free feature adds to the already low installed cost. When all factors are considered – cost of product, installation costs and maintenance costs, wood is the champion.
Earth Friendly • Long Lasting
Yes, wood is a natural occurring element in nature, depleting none of the earth’s precious, but scarce mineral supplies. But treated wood poles offer another big advantage. They sequester atmospheric carbon contained in trees from the natural photosynthesis process.
Most people are surprised when they learn that treated wood poles have a useful service life of more than 50 years. A recent North American Pole Council study summarizes and adds evidence indicates that wood poles last up to 50 years. Preserved wood poles store carbon for their lifetime, keeping damaging carbon from escaping into the atmosphere.
Summary of Benefits
- Lowest installed cost
- Flexible, resilient, strong
- Easy to install, easy to maintain
- Environmentally Preferred
- Aesthetically pleasing —anywhere
- Natural, renewable materials
- Decades of superior performance