TYPE                    AVERAGE DURATION        MAINTENANCE                                 RELATIVE COST


Vinyl                        Lifetime                         Periodic Washing                                             $$$$
 
Wrought Iron         Lifetime                         Painting (yearly)                                                $$$$

Ameristar               Lifetime                         Periodic Washing                                                $$$

Aluminum               Lifetime                         Periodic Washing                                                $$$

Wood                      20 Years                       Staining (if desired)                                               $$

Chain Link              30 Years                       Painting (after 20 years)                                          $