If you’re pondering the idea of building a fence, there could be so many questions popping into your head, and knowing the answers to these questions can help you figure out what kind of fence you should install. One frequently brought up question is how long each type of fencing material will last. While many factors influence the longevity of your fence, there are certain fencing material options that last longer than others on average.
Wooden fences are perfect for establishing a sense of privacy around your house, and they have a certain charm to them that comes from their unforgettable aesthetic. Regarding longevity, wooden fences can last for varying amounts of time, based on the wood you use for the fencing material.
Cedar fences can last between 15 and 20 years, while pressure-treated wood tends to last a little longer, closer to the 20 to 25-year mark. To help your fence last longer, make sure you keep it clean and maintain not just the fence but the area around it. A stain can also be a great help.
Vinyl fences can promote a similar level of privacy when compared to wooden fences. Also, they tend to last even longer than their wooden counterparts. The tradeoff with vinyl fencing is that you tend to pay a little extra, but the added expense comes with the perk of having a fence that is very low-maintenance.
Vinyl is a fencing material that isn’t vulnerable to rotting and fungus in the same manner as wood can be. On average, you can expect a vinyl fence to last you somewhere in the range of 30 years.
If privacy isn’t your top priority, a metal fence can be a fine option for you. Among the different types of metal fences you could install, iron and chain-link fences are some of the more popular choices. Most of these fences will have a protective coating of sorts that helps shield them from weather conditions. Metal fences can experience stress, causing warping. This warping exposes the fence to oxygen, which can result in rusting. For this reason, it’s best to minimize the amount of stress that a metal fence sustains. If you take good care of a metal fence, it can be a fencing material that lasts you for decades.
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