FAQ

Q: How much does it cost to hire someone to build a fence?

A: On average, fence installation costs between $13 and $25 per linear foot with most homeowners spending between $1,580 and $3,418 depending on the type of fencing materials selected. A typical privacy fence costs about $2,711 to install, with materials alone making up around 70% of your total price.

 

Q: How much does a 6-foot privacy fence cost?

A: A 4 to 6-foot tall privacy fence typically costs between $27 and $60 per linear foot total, including labor. Depending on the type of wood you choose and the type of structure you need, materials alone can range from $7 to $15 per linear foot. .

 

Q: What is the cheapest type of fence to put up?

A: The Most Affordable Ways to Fence in a Yard

  • Treated pine ($12 to $19 per linear foot installed) …
  • Chain link ($10 to $20 per linear foot) …
  • Wrought iron ($24 to $32 per linear foot) …
  • Barbed wire ($1.50 to $2 per linear foot) …
  • Hog wire ($3 to $5 per linear foot) …
  • Electric ($1 to $6 per linear foot) …
  • Pallet (free!)

 

Q: Is it cheaper to build your own fence?

A: When you opt for DIY installation, your only cost is materials, but you will be paying with your own labor! If you’re building a fence from scratch, this could be quite a lot of labor. … Your time is valuable and maybe more profitable if spent on your own non-fencing work.

 

Q: Why is fencing so expensive?

A: It’s expensive because it costs the contractors that much, plus they should have some profit too. Most people would be shocked to know what most businesses’ expenses are and how little is actually profit for most of them. Subject: RE: Fencing – why so expensive?

 

Q: How do you estimate the cost of a fence?

A: Fencing Cost Calculator. Though the average fence costs $2,700, you can spend anywhere from $1,000 up to $10,000 or more depending on size and what type and style you choose. Materials alone run $7 to $30 per linear foot. For a standard 150-foot length that comes to $1,000 to $4,500.

 

Q: What is the longest-lasting fence?

A: Wood Fences

The most commonly used wood types for fences are spruce, cedar and pine, so the longevity of your fence naturally depends on the type of wood it’s made from. Cedar may last for 15-30 years, spruce may last for 4-7 years and pine may last for 5-12 years.

 

Q: Do I need concrete for fence posts?

A: Concrete is the most secure material for setting fence posts, especially if you have sandy soil. Gravel may be okay with dense, clay-heavy soil, but in looser soil, concrete is the only thing that will truly keep your fence posts stuck in place.

 

Q: How long does it take to install a fence?

A: one to three days

It depends on the size of the job, but most fences can be installed in one to three days. There is no reason to have to wait days or weeks between when the fence posts are installed, and when the rails, gates, and the rest of the job is completed.

 

Q: What type of fence is best?

A: PVC/Vinyl: Vinyl fencing is a popular alternative to traditional wood or metal rail fences because it is durable and weather-resistant. A vinyl fence can last as long as 10 years with little to no ongoing maintenance. Aluminum & Steel: Aluminum and steel are durable, long-lasting fencing materials.

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