Fence Labor Costs
Fence installation labor costs will most commonly be estimated on an hourly basis. Such hourly rates will vary considerably based on a variety of factors, including prevailing local wages, an installer's skill level and experience, and fluctuations in demand for comparable work due to seasonal or market forces. Of course, it's important to consider not just the hourly rate, but how many hours will be required to complete the job. An experienced crew who does nothing but cedar fencing is likely to complete a project more quickly and efficiently than a few craftsmen who mostly do cabinetry but occasionally dabble in fence building.
Normally, when you receive an estimate from a fence installer, you will see one lump sum for labor, as well as hourly rates for a foreman, carpenter, and laborer. The lump sum for labor will be the price you pay, unless you and your contractor agree, during your construction, to alter the original scope of the project. In such an instance, any additional work you add to the job will likely be billed at the hourly rates originally stated in your estimate.
The best way to get a feel for the going rates in your area is to contact one or more local installers and compare their pricing estimates. If you'd like to be put in touch with a Fence Hub Preferred Installer in your area, we are happy to help.