Fence Costs

Your fence is an investment, creating curb appeal, privacy, and overall better uses for your outdoor space. No two fences are the same, so estimating the cost of your fence can be tricky.

The cost of your new fence depends on a number of factors. Before you can estimate your cost, here's what you need to know:

  • Height of your fence.
  • Perimeter of your fence - measure in linear feet.
  • Materials - fence posts and pickets, nails, concrete for setting posts, etc.
  • Attributes - decorative styles, finishes and gates - some fence designs and styles require more labor and materials than others. Each gate adds expense.
  • DIY or contractor? DIY stands for do-it-yourself. If you didn't know that, you should call a contractor.

There are a number of other factors that could impact the cost of your fence, including location, contractor availibility, geographical makeup of your land (trees, rocks, inclines, garages), etc.. Check out the relative costs for common fence types below. Estimates vary by region and depend on a number of important factors, including style, height and quality of materials and labor.

Residential Fence Materials

Material Cost

Install

Required Maintenance

Durability

Average Range Per Linear Foot

Wood

medium

moderate

high

varies

$12-$24

Composite Wood

high

moderate

moderate

fair

$20-$30

PVC Vinyl

high

easy

low

very good

$20-$28

Chain Link

lowest

easy

low

very good

$15-$21

Ornamental Iron/Aluminum

highest

pro

low

good

;$40+

Masonry

medium

pro

low

very good

Varies

The best way to estimate the cost of your fence is to request an estimate from one or more of our Fence Hub Preferred Contractors in your area.

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