Privacy Fence Ideas – Costs
The price of your privacy fence will depend on several factors.
•Fence height and property size
•Add-ons, fancy patterns and decorative ornamentation
•For wood, the amount of lumber required will affect the price. The more you need, the higher the cost.
•Hourly labor and installation costs. A smaller fence takes less time to install – a bigger fence, more time.
Other costs include:
Permits – A permit may be required to install a new fence. Contact your local municipality to see if a permit is necessary and the cost.
Grading – If your yard has sloped, this can make fencing harder to install, which adds to labor costs.
Land Survey – If you measure your property improperly, you may end up building a fence on land that you don’t own. This may lead to a property rights issue with the neighbors next door. A miscalculation can also leave you short on fencing materials. Consider hiring a land surveyor to measure your property and determine boundaries. Fees range from $300 to $700.
Fence Pricing – From Low to High
•Chain-link and PVC are the most budget-friendly choices.
•Wood is cost-effective, but pricing will vary depending on the type of wood you choose.
•Vinyl usually costs more than wood. However, considering its long lifespan and little up-keep requirements, vinyl may be cheaper in the long run.
•Aluminum and wrought iron fencing are the most expensive options. Premium wrought iron fences are beautiful but are usually custom-made. The price will reflect the quality.
Each material will have unique installation costs depending on how complex the fence is to build on-site.