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How Long Does a Swing Set Last?

A playset or swing set is an investment in your children and your backyard. Before you buy, chances are you want to know how long your swing set will last! A swing set lifespan can range from 3 years to a lifetime — how long yours lasts is 100% based on the quality of the set you buy.

At Adventure World Play Sets, we are the headquarters for ultra-high-quality vinyl playsets or swing sets. Read on to learn how long you can expect your wooden playset to last — and to get the scoop on why vinyl Adventure World Play Sets have such a long lifespan.

How Long Does a Wooden Swing Set Last?

The range for how long a wooden swing set will last depends on many factors, including the type of lumber, if the lumber was treated, and the overall set quality. The best way to know how long your wooden playset will last is to look at the warranty. Generally, that’s a great way to know how much confidence the manufacturer has in their product.

If the wooden playset you’re considering has a complicated warranty — or NO warranty at all — stay away from it. Even a bargain-bin playset is too expensive if it fails within 2 or 3 years after buying it.

Plus, you have to consider the safety factor of anything your children use. If your set is only a summer away from turning into splinters, do you really want your children playing on it day-in and day-out?

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How Long Will an Adventure World Playset Last?

At Adventure World Play Sets, we offer a 20-year warranty on the structural integrity of ALL of our playsets. While we offer a no-hassle warranty, we expect our playsets to last EVEN LONGER than 20 years. If you buy an Adventure World Playset for your children, you have a good chance that your grandchildren will end up enjoying it, too.

Learn more about the Adventure World accessories that both children and their parents love.

What Makes Adventure World Play Sets So Durable?

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First of all, one of the biggest reasons Adventure World sets last so long is the vinyl construction advantage.

ALL of our sets are built by wrapping a durable, stylish sheath of vinyl around our USA forested, pressure-treated wooden posts.

Not only does our vinyl sheathing look attractive, it prevents splinters and is maintenance free! The vinyl keeps the playset frame strong for a very long time, aiding to keep the wood base impervious to all three of the most common threats that destroy wood playsets — which seriously shorten the lifespan of swing sets all over the country.

Quality Vinyl Playsets with a Long Lifespan

There are many reasons that Adventure World Playset products last so much longer than our competitors. Our skilled Amish craftsmen construct custom sets from primarily locally-sourced materials.

Our vinyl playsets are protected against:

  • Rotting Wood No matter what species of wood you use or how much you pressure treat it, lumber left outside will eventually rot. This is one of the biggest factors that limits the lifespan of wooden playsets. Because Adventure World Play Sets are tightly wrapped in a protective vinyl sheath and capped with vinyl caps, the wood itself is protected from rot.
  • Termites & Other Bugs Termites and other bugs that feast on wood can turn your wooden playset into a buffet platter. Wrapping the lumber base in resilient vinyl keeps your children’s playset from becoming a snack. By preventing termites, we significantly increase the lifespan of the set.
  • Mold Just like mold can destroy a deck, if mold starts growing on your playset, it can infiltrate the wood pores and eventually make it too weak to support its own weight. Our impervious vinyl exterior resists mold growth and prevents infiltration into the wood itself. Find the Adventure World Playset that’s perfect for your yard.
Find Your Nearest Adventure World Playset Dealer

Interested in investing in the fun and health benefits of your children’s outdoor playtime? The right high-quality playset is the key ingredient.

Adventure World Play Sets are sold nationwide through our dedicated dealer network. Whether you want to check out a playset in person, ask some key questions, or get a quote, your local Adventure World dealer can help you with whatever you need.

Enter your zip code to find your nearest dealer — and start the conversation today.

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Our Google Reviews

We are so pleased with this purchase. Our little ones have so enjoyed this play-set. It is so very worth the price, so well-made. I look forward to having grandkids playing on it one day!
Margaret Woods
Margaret Woods
18:49 25 Aug 20
We purchased an Adventure World Vinyl play station from Back Yard Living at end of May. Unit was delivered and installed in the time frame quoted. Adam was very helpful with information on various units and manufacturers. We decided to go with the maintenance free all vinyl clad swing set, play station from Adventure World. Unit was professionally and thoroughly installed yesterday. This unit is extremely well built and solid. Backyard Living was a pleasure to work with and we are extremely satisfied with the product we chose and the company who provided unit and installed I would wholeheartedly recommend Back Yard living as your go to company for your children's play station!!!
Dave Lake
Dave Lake
18:15 08 Jul 20
Purchased a an Adventure World BasecampModel swingset/ play unit from Backyard Living in Richmond,MI. Adam was extremely helpful with information to help me make my decision. Unit was ordered and was delivered and installed in the time frame quoted. Installation was very professional and thorough. We could not be more satisfied with this completely vinyl clad unit, solidly built, great safety features. I would wholeheartedly recommend Backyard Living for your go to company for a swingset/PlayStation!! Dave Troy,MI
Dave Lake
Dave Lake
17:21 08 Jul 20
great quality and value , very professional
charlie tebele
charlie tebele
16:04 05 Jun 20
You will not be disappointed with these sets! We have had one for 11 years now, just washed it off with soap and a garden hose after winter and looks like it did when new! It might seem like quite an investment upfront but is worth it. We bought when we had our first son and now have 4 kids playing on it! Our grandkids will use this set someday. Worth every dollar we spent on it!
Mark Gingerich
Mark Gingerich
01:39 12 Apr 20
Awesome, sturdy and affordable equipment coupled with great customer service. A win win for our preschool!
Karen Bowermaster
Karen Bowermaster
18:38 19 Sep 19