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Porch Swing Weight Capacities

Most porch swings (except larger models like the 7ft and swing beds) have a maximum weight capacity of 550 lbs.  This is directly dependent on the strength of the chains and almost all "Porch Swing Chains" are rated at this number.  Although most swings can hold more weight, porch swing retailers can not legally claim this because of liability reasons.  However, stronger chains can be purchased at your local hardware store which will allow you to increase the weight capacity of your swing!