The longevity of a fence must be taken into consideration. A fence post system that’s prone to wear and tear just isn’t cost-effective in the long run. Another thing to note, damaged fence posts can bring health and safety risks to your outdoor space - a rotting fence won’t stand for long in strong winds, so consider this when deciding on your new fence.
Concrete is a durable building material and can last for around 20 years with minimal maintenance. Sounds promising doesn’t it? Surprisingly, concrete isn’t immune to wear and tear. Excessive wind and rain can cause concrete posts to chip and crack. This often leads to the interior wire reinforcements becoming exposed, weakening the structure.
In comparison, the lifespan of timber fence posts can vary depending on the type of wood used. While treated timber posts can last from anywhere between 10-15 years, untreated timber may need replacing in under 5 years. What's more, rotting, splitting and warping (where the post expands upon water absorption) are all very common occurrences for wooden fence post systems.
DuraPost® is stronger than both concrete and wood fence posts and is guaranteed to last up to 25 years. Made from galvanised steel, DuraPost® doesn’t rot, split, warp, crack or chip and can even withstand winds of up to 110mph! It’s a no brainer if you ask us.