Pressure Treated Wood Lifespan Statistics

The typical lifespan of pressure treated wood is around 20-25 years when used for outdoor applications.

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"Pressure treated wood can last over 40 years in ground contact."

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"Outdoor structures built with treated wood such as decks can last between 15 and 20 years."

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"Pressure treated wood for fences can last anywhere from 20 to 35 years."

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"When not maintained, pressure-treated wood can start to decay within 3 to 5 years."

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"In tropical climates, where it's exposed to rain and high humidity, pressure treated wood is vulnerable to decay and may only last 5 to 8 years."

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"Sealed pressure-treated wood decks can last up to 30 years."

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"Pressure-treated wood used for marine applications can last up to 40 to 60 years."

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"Uncoated pressure-treated wood can lose its color within 1 to 2 years, but this does not affect its overall lifespan."

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"Within 6 months, pressure-treated wood can crack and split as it dries out."

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"Pressure treated wood with proper maintenance can last 20 years or more in freshwater use."

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"The lifespan of treated wood used for decking is shortened by about a third if it is not regularly stained or sealed."

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"Copper azole-treated wood, a type of pressure treated wood, can last 15 to 25 years in ground contact use."

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"ACQ-treated wood, a type of pressure-treated wood, can last 10 to 20 years above ground."

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"Within a few days, pressure-treated wood starts to warp and twist as it dries."

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"After one year, pressure-treated wood will have lost about half of its water repellency"

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