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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.
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Field Guide for Home Inspectors, a quick reference for finding the age of 154 brands of HVAC systems, water heaters, and electrical panels, plus 210 code standards for site-built and manufactured homes, and the life expectancy rating of 195 home components. Available at amazon.com for $19.95.
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Here’s links to a collection of our other blog posts about a home’s SITE:
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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