Fencing Top Tips - Want your Fence to Last Longer?
A fence is a valuable addition to any home. It increases security, privacy, and when done right, is visually pleasing too. Yet, like most valuable assets, a fence is an investment - an investment we certainly want to stand the test of time.
If both the looks and performance of your fence have faded quicker than expected, don’t worry, you’re not alone. There are several ways to increase the lifespan of your fence, and we’re here to fill you in. Read on as we explore ways to help your fence last longer.
Increasing the lifespan of your fence
A well-constructed, well-maintained fence can last over twenty years. But how is this achieved?
The longevity of your fence depends on two key aspects - the materials used to erect your fence, and the maintenance required to keep it in shape. Some materials need on-going maintenance to prolong the lifespan, while others don’t need a great deal, or if any attention at all. We’ll get into more detail on this later on.
Selecting your fencing materialsThe materials of your fence will determine how long it lasts. For example, many timber products are prone to wear and tear issues, offering a cheap, short-term solution.
Surprisingly, concrete offers similar unreliability too. With excessive wind and rain, concrete can chip and crack, leaving your fence exposed to the elements.
Each component used, and the materials they’re made from, will play a part in how durable your fence is. From fence posts and panels to gravel boards and post caps, there are several parts to consider when specifying your fence.
So, which materials offer a long-lasting, durable foundation for your fence?
Galvanised steel fencing
An extremely reliable solution for fence posts, galvanised steel offers fantastic resilience to traditional fencing. Our DuraPost® fence post system is a great example of this. Immune to rotting, splitting, warping and cracking, DuraPost® is guaranteed to last up to 25 years and can withstand high winds.
In recent times, composite fencing has become a popular option for homeowners looking to re-fence their property. Due to its combination in timber and reinforced plastic, composite fencing provides rot and mould resistance while maintaining that natural, timber looking finish.
We briefly mentioned the need for maintenance above, so let’s explain further.
Maintain your fence
If you want a stable, long-lasting fence for years to come, looking after it properly will help tremendously.
Can you avoid the need for maintenance?
For those that don’t have the time to maintain their fence, or simply don’t want to, you’ll be glad to know there’s a solution perfect for you.
DuraPost® is a maintenance-free fencing solution designed to withstand the elements - being made from galvanised steel and finished with a durable powder coating, DuraPost® requires no ongoing treatment and will look as good as new for years to come. Simply install your DuraPost® fence and you won’t have to worry about your fence posts again.
If you’re looking for an entire maintenance-free fence, consider a stacked composite gravel board solution to complement your steel fence post system.
A longer-lasting fence with DuraPost®
Interested in learning more about DuraPost® and how it compares to traditional timber and concrete fencing? Contact our expert team, or start configuring your brand-new fence today.
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