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How Long Does Steel Fence Last?

How Long Does Steel Fence Last?

steel fencing durability24February

As far as homeowners are concerned, fencing tends to get very little consideration when making home construction or improvement choices. 

This is somewhat surprising considering how important the fence is. When you think about it, fences serve several important purposes. Key among these is keeping intruders out, allowing your family some privacy, and most importantly, keeping the little ones in. 

One increasingly popular fencing option is steel fencing. This is a steel fence made of pre-painted steel. 

How Long Does It Last?

Depending on the size of your property, fencing can get expensive. It's, therefore, a major concern for property investors to know how viable it will be to invest in this type of fence. 

One way to answer this question is by looking at how long it can be expected to last. 

According to experts, a steel fence has a lifespan of up to 20 years. Not bad at all. 

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However, whether it gets to the 20th year or not is dependent on several factors. These include maintenance and installation tips. 

Here are x things to do to get the most out of your steel fence. 

1. Get It Professionally Installed

One of the best things you can do during this process is to have the steel fence installed by a reputable company. 

Aside from installation, a professional installer can also advise you on the correct type of steel fence for your area. For example, if you live in the coastal Illawarra community, you can get Colorbond steel manufactured to suit coastal climatic conditions.

2. Keep Harsh Chemicals Off

While this fence type is rather sturdy, it does not hurt to take extra care of it. 

For starters, avoid using harsh chemicals on it. Granted, you might have flower beds near the fence, for example, that you need to spray occasionally.

As much as possible, try to use organic products near the fence or take extra measures to ensure that the fertiliser being sprayed does not reach the wall. 

3. Clean It Regularly

The smooth, polished finish of steel fencing makes it extremely easy to clean. 

One easy way is by removing any cobwebs and hosing the fence down. This does not need to be a pressure wash, as a regular hose will do the job effectively. 

The other one is to remove soil build-up. While occasional splashes of mad and water are unlikely to do any damage, continuous dampness might cause it to corrode. Luckily, the Illawarra community gets enough sun to dry the fence right up. 

However, it still does help to remove any mounds of soil that accumulate near or on the fence itself. 

Final Word

If you are looking for an aesthetically pleasing, durable, and easy to maintain fencing option that can withstand harsh climate, steel fencing is it. 

As you can see, with proper installation and maintenance go, a new steel fence should serve your family for up to twenty years. As far as investments go, this is a great one. 


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