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 materials
The 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 25 years and even withstands winds of up to 110mph!