Fence Materials Costs

With the wide variety of available fence building materials comes an equally wide variety of prices.  

Generally, fencing material is priced by the linear foot, and knowing the total length of your fence allows you to calculate an estimate for the total fence materials budget.  Higher fences will have a higher materials cost per linear foot than short fences, just as more elaborate fences will have a higher materials cost per liear foot than simple ones.

In general, you can use the following chart to give a rough idea of what different fencing material types will cost.


Residential Fence Materials Material Cost Average Range Per Linear Foot
Wood medium $7-$14
Composite Wood high $15-$16
PVC Vinyl high $15-$16
Chain Link lowest $7-$9
Ornamental Iron/Aluminum highest Varies
Masonry medium Varies


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