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What is the average life expectancy of a chain link fence?
Monday, May 25, 2020
How long does a chain link fence last?
You can expect a galvanized steel chain link fence to last 25 to 35 years, with an average of 30 years. Repair of any damage, such as at top rail, and gate hinges and latches, is necessary to extend the life of the fence. Also, a vinyl coating provides additional protection from corrosion and a longer life, although it is more expensive.
Here’s a bar graph that compares chain link life expectancy to other types of fencing and site amenities.
Go to What is the average lifespan of the parts of a house? for rating of other house components. To understand the basis, potential use, and limitations of lifespan ratings, see our blog post How accurate are the average life expectancy ratings of home components? Are they actually useful?
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Here’s links to a collection of our other blog posts about a home’s SITE:
• Which trees are most likely to fall over on your house in a hurricane?
Visit our SITE page for other related blog posts on this subject, or go to the INDEX for a complete listing of all our articles.
NOTE: These life expectancies are based on data provided by InterNACHI, NAHB, FannieMae, and our own professional experience. Because of the numerous variables that can affect a lifespan, they should be used as rough guidelines only, and not relied upon as a warranty or guarantee of future performance.
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