How Long do Residential Fences Last

The answer to this question depends on the type of fence, namely on the type of material, texture, colors and on the precise reasons why you need a fence for your personal residence.

Spruce, pine and cedar are the most common choices for wooden fences. While pine may last for 5-12 years, spruce may last for about 4-7 years and cedar can last for as long as 15-30 years. Of course, this period may vary, depending on the climate of your area and also on how well you manage to maintain it.

If the wood is treated, this can cause your residential fence to last a bit longer. Thus, pine and spruce may last for about 20 years, whereas cedar can last for about 40 years. Re-staining your fence every two years and re-painting it every four years are also highly recommended, in order to keep your fence in the best shape possible.

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Metal fences can come in three variants, i.e. chain link, wrought iron or aluminum fences. The most cost-efficient chain link fence Denver provides can be installed by Metro Fence.  Wrought iron needs to be treated against rust on a regular basis, mostly every few years. On the other hand, chain link fences do not rust and can come in a variety of finishes.