Reviewing your Fence Estimate

Some pointers for reviewing fence contractor estimates:

  • Most contractors will present bids as a cost per linear square foot. If you ask, they should break out labor and material cost also.
  • Make sure they are using high quality materials for your fence.
  • Dont forget to ask about timing. When can they start? how long will it take?

Estimating contactor labor cost can be difficult to accurately predict. A few factors:

  • Your fence design: the complexity of your design and materials you select.
  • Any constraints (stumps, slope, etc) on your property.
  • Depending on where you live, construction labor hourly wages can range from $12-40/ hour.
  • Masonry fence building is particularly labor intensive. Expect high labor costs.
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