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How Long Will a Vinyl Fence Last?

by Kevin Smith Author

Vinyl fences are some of the most popular fences today. Their ease of installation and care makes them popular for homeowners who want to spend their days off actually enjoying their yard--not taking hours to keep it clean and maintained. While vinyl isn't as strong as metal, it's still extremely durable and can last many years with minimal care. Here’s what you need to know about these fences.

Typical Lifespan

Most vinyl fences will last about 20 to 30 years. Many will last much longer with good care. However, it’s important to know that each vinyl fence in Tampa, FL, is slightly different. Some are made with higher quality materials, while cheaper fences aren’t likely to last as long. That’s why it’s important to get your fencing from a reputable contractor with a good reputation for quality.

Manufacturer’s Warranties

Many vinyl fences come with warranties to ensure that if there’s a problem with the fence, you won’t have to pay for it. This is a good sign that the company stands behind its quality, and should give you some peace of mind when you purchase your fence. It should also give you a good idea of how long your fence will last. Many companies even provide lifetime warranties for their vinyl fences. Read the agreement carefully before purchasing your fence so you know exactly what is and isn’t covered.

Regular Maintenance

Every fence will last longer and stay in better condition if you take care of it regularly. Luckily, with vinyl fences, this doesn’t require much more than occasionally washing it down. Usually plain water is sufficient to remove dirt and grime, or you can use a mild soap like dish soap for stains.

Don’t forget your gate when you’re cleaning your fence. Since it’s the only moving part of your fence, your gate is often where you’ll see issues first. Keep the latch and hinges clean and oil them regularly to keep them from sticking or getting rusty.

Repairing Your Fence

Of course, unexpected damage can happen to any fence from storms and other accidents. If your vinyl fence in Tampa, FL, needs repairs, it’s usually fairly easy to remove the damaged sections and replace them with new pieces. This is also a good idea if the vinyl gets chipped or cracked for some reason. It will make your fence safer and keep it looking its best for as long as possible.

 

 


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