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How Long Does a Vinyl Fence Last? 

Whether you’ve recently bought a place or are looking to update your current home base, fencing is one of the first concerns many homeowners have—especially if you have children and pets to keep safe. Choosing a fence that’s durable, relatively low-maintenance, and nice to look at can be an unfamiliar experience for many homeowners. With options like steel, wood, and vinyl, there’s certainly a lot to weigh and consider.  

For many homeowners, vinyl fencing ends up being the perfect go-to as it offers a high level of durability while still maintaining curb appeal. This often raises the question: “How long does a vinyl fence last?” At Valleywide, we’re not strangers to this question. 


Long lasting lattice top white vinyl fence

 

The Answer You’ve Been Searching For: The Lifespan of a Vinyl Fence 

Vinyl fencing filled in the gaps where traditional fencing was lacking and completely revolutionized the concept of fencing longevity, making it one of the most popular options today. When quality materials are used—and professional installation happens—vinyl can stand the test of time, far outlasting their wooden counterparts. Assuming it’s been well-installed, a vinyl fence can last 20 to 30 years—sometimes even longer! We’re able to attribute this lifespan to a few factors, including vinyl’s inherent resistance to factors like rot and rough weather conditions. 

 

What Vinyl Fencing Options Exist? 

Once you’ve decided to pull the trigger on vinyl fencing, you’ve still got some decisions to make. There are quite a few different vinyl options available, including: 

  • Open Picket 

  • Privacy 

  • Lattice Top 

  • Scalloped Picket 

  • Vinyl Ranch Rail 

  • And More! 

One of our expert team members will be happy to guide you through the process as you make the selection that best fits your home’s aesthetics and your personal checklist. 

 

What Are the Advantages Over Wood Fencing? 

Vinyl fences are superior to traditional wood fences in many ways, chief among them being their low maintenance needs. In contrast to wood, which requires frequent staining or painting to preserve its integrity and look, vinyl fences require little to no upkeep. They don't fade, distort, or break quickly from water damage, either. Over the fence's lifetime, you'll be dealing with lower costs and less work as a result, which is a big draw for many. Vinyl fences have the extra benefit of lasting for years without losing color or structural integrity, keeping your property looking as well-kept as the day you purchased it.  

 

Steel Fencing as a Durable Alternative 

While we’re discussing durability, it’s worth noting that for those looking for an extra level of strength, steel fences can be a great option. While some options may rust, we offer Colormax steel privacy fencing, which is extremely rust resistant due to its coatings. They’re still an excellent choice, especially for customers that want extra strength and longevity, or an aesthetic other than vinyl. If you have questions or concerns about this option, give us a call or read more

 

In Summary 

So, how long do vinyl fences last? Well, with a lifespan extending over multiple decades, coupled with minimal maintenance and superior resilience compared to wood, vinyl fences are a smart investment for virtually any property. The team at Valleywide Fence & Deck is proud to provide our customers with fencing solutions that exceed their expectations and keep their homes looking fresh and functional year-round. 

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