Which Fence Type Will Last Longer?

Mar 19, 2020 | Chain Link Fence

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Choosing the best fence type can be a difficult task. That’s why we will be comparing fencing material that will stand the test of time in both durability and aesthetics. So which fence lasts longer and which fence is easier to maintain? Let’s dive in, shall we?

Vinyl Fencing

It is no surprise that vinyl fencing is one of the most popular fence solutions in America today. With its long-term durability, little maintenance needed, and aesthetic appearance, vinyl fencing is a favorite across the board. But how long will your vinyl fence really last? Our vinyl Fencing is guaranteed to last a lifetime. It is impervious to moisture, termites, splintering, and rot. Although it is more expensive than some of its competitors, you will be sure to save money over the long term. Maintenance is very low with vinyl fencing. There is no painting or staining required for your vinyl fencing, and honestly just needs to be hosed off every so often with water. 

Chain Link fencing

For homes and businesses across the board, chain link fencing is a very popular option. Because of its corrosion-resistant, ease of installation, and versatility, they are a great option. Although chain-link is the most long-lasting of metal fences, it does bring with it a less decorative appearance. Other downsides include privacy for backyards. Luckily, PrivacyLink offers pre-inserted chain link fencing slats to maximize privacy in your yard. For maintenance, corrosion is avoided by having a rust-resistant finish applied every few years.

Wood Fencing

Wood fencing definitely takes the most maintenance to last. The literal durability of a wood fence depends on the type of wood used. With different treatment options available, you can protect your fence from rot, discoloration, and warping. However, the lifespan of wood is still shorter than the chain link or vinyl fencing. Often times repainting, restaining and lumber treatment is needed every few years to maintain your wood referencing. Aesthetically speaking, many people love the look of wood fencing. However, many customers don’t realize they can get the look of a wood fence with the durability and longevity of a vinyl fence.

The Longest-lasting Fence?

Vinyl and chain-link fences last much longer than wood fencing. Your fence should last for 15-20 years if installed correctly and properly taken care of. If you have other fencing longevity or durability questions, the experts at PrivacyLink would love to help!

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