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What is the average life expectancy of a vinyl fence?
Monday, May 25, 2020
How long does a vinyl fence last?
You can expect a vinyl/PVC fence to last 20 to 35 years, with an average of 25 years. Vinyl is more expensive than wood, but also longer lasting and lower maintenance. It does not require repainting, only occasional cleaning. But the chemical composition of the vinyl and the warranties offered vary between manufacturers.
Here’s a bar graph that compares the life expectancy of a vinyl fence to other fence types and site amenities.
Go to our blog post 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 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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