How can I get a more durable fence that doesn't need to be replaced?


I am tired of replacing my fence. It's been replaced 3 times in 19 years. What can you recommend? Thanks

  5 answers
  • powder coated galvanized steel, I believe, would last the longest.

  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Aug 27, 2018

    Are you painting or putting any kind of protective coating on it? You can't paint pressure treated wood until it has cured properly (3-6 months). Water seal twice a year or paint with an enamel paint once it's been cured and primed.

  • Rockyroad Rockyroad on Aug 28, 2018

    They make some poly (plastic ) fences in many styles that are actually quite attractive . Some look almost like wood until you get close . At first I didn't like them , but higher quality , new varieties are very functional and little to no maintenance . Chintzy ones aren't as nice , so go with quality . Some have good warranty .

  • Sharliene Sharliene on Aug 28, 2018

    If it is to keep pets in and your neighbor's pet out I would use the poly If it was just to look the part try pipes. You can do the whole thing in water pipe, or larger. I made hand rails with 2" water pipe--EASY and neat and inexpensive.

  • Jan Engelsman Montes Jan Engelsman Montes on Aug 28, 2018

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