When it comes to installing a new fence, setting aside a budget and planning ahead can go a long ways toward making the process run more smoothly. In a way, buying a new fence is like buying a car. Understanding how much your new fence will cost and how you can save money on your purchase is incredibly important. Here are a few tips to get you started.
A number of factors will end up influencing the cost of a fence installation, and one of the main ones is the typing of fencing material you choose to work with. Fences are typically priced by lineal foot, regardless of the material used. Wood fences average between $3 to $9 per square foot, and this will vary by wood type and the fence’s height/other decorative details. Vinyl fences run from $4 to $12 per square foot, and are the easiest to install. Wrought iron is the most expensive option, but also the most stylish and secure option.
Labor is typically the biggest factor involved in fence installation cost. A few things to keep in mind: If you have steep slopes or hard to access areas, a fence installation can be more expensive. Yards with too many trees or obstructions may also increase the price. If your contractor has to acquire city permits or contact an electrical company to check underground wires, those can contribute to a higher price as well.
When choosing fencing materials don’t just look at the up front cost, consider other factors such as fence upkeep. Fence installation typically involves three stages: digging post holes, post installation, and then finally installing the fence. It’s also a good idea to determine how long it will take to accomplish these tasks beforehand. A good fencing company will present you with an accurate timetable and a reasonable expectation of labor costs.
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