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What is the Most Durable Fence?

There are so many reasons to build a new fence, like a boost in security and curb appeal, or keeping pests away from your yard. No matter the reason, deciding to build a new, high-quality fence is a big commitment. That’s why it’s essential to choose a fence that you not only love but one that will be long-lasting, as well. If you live in an area with constant weather changes, you will need to choose a durable material that can withstand the elements. 

Let’s discuss the most durable fencing materials, their benefits and maintenance needs, and how to get in touch with Northwest Cedar Fencing Company to bring to life the fence you envision. 

What is the Most Durable Fence Material? 

All fencing materials have different advantages and disadvantages that make them the best choice for the most durable fence. 

Wrought Iron

Ornamental iron fences can last centuries if they’re well taken care of. For example, the wrought-iron latticework found in the French Quarter in New Orleans dates all the way back to the 1700’s. However, they must be well-maintained as iron tends to rust. Your wrought-iron fence will need to be regularly repainted. 

Aluminum Fence


Fences made from bricks can last over 100 years. However, the materials for a brick fence are more expensive than some other options and need to be installed by professional masons. 


Aluminum is a lightweight option that’s rust-resistant and easy to install. No matter your climate, aluminum fences require little to no maintenance and can be painted to match your house’s aesthetic. 


Vinyl is a relatively new option for a fencing material. It can be designed to look like wood and metal, but it doesn’t rot, rust, or invite in pests. The only maintenance that you need to do is to wash it down once a year to stave off dirt and debris. 


Wood fences have a timeless, beautiful aesthetic, but they tend to be less durable than other fencing materials. Fortunately, though, if they’re pressure-treated, they can last decades with the right upkeep. You will need to paint and stain your fence annually to ensure its longevity. Cedar wood fences are a popular option for beauty and durability. 

Chain Link

When sealed with a special coating, chain link can be an exceptionally long-lasting material. Because of the coating, it’s resistant to the elements of any climate. It also offers excellent security to your yard and home. 

Elevate Your Yard With Norwest Cedar Fence Company

If you’re looking to upgrade your yard with a high-quality fence that’s built to last, our reliable team at Northwest Cedar Fence Company is here to assist every step of the way. We are a fourth-generation company that is now the leader in premier Illinois fencing, so you can rest easy knowing that both our work and our results will exceed your expectations. 

Take the first step to a more secure, attractive, and protected yard by calling us at (815) 706-3732 or schedule an appointment online. 

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