Consumers can be hesitant when it comes to making the decision to enclose their home or private property. Part of that could be due to the fact that no one ever thinks about installing a fence until well--you need to install a fence.
But all fence enclosure projects don't have to reek havoc on your wallet. Pricing for a residential fence projects is less than Commercial and Industrial fence solutions and doesn't have to be an afterthought. It goes without saying that the cost of your fence enclosure will depend on the factors outlined below. Keeping your home safe should be thought of as an active investment.
An affordable fence installation adds tremendous value, security and aesthetic cohesion to a property. Often, it can be the difference between a house and a home.
Wood, aluminum and vinyl follow in order from least to most expensive. The higher the cost of the material reflects the quality of the material and the lower maintenance requirements.
Market cost at time of purchase can also affect the cost of your fence material. The quality and grade of the fence material also plays a role in the cost of the fence.
Of course the cost to fence a half acre yard would not be the same as a 2 acre one. The most important factor in this category is the perimeter of the area you wish to fence in. The average backyard in a residential neighborhood is about 150 linear feet.
To figure out the length of the fence line, one would need to measure the line where the new fence to is be installed or along the existing fence. A plot survey would be of great assistance in determining how much area you, by law, have to work with.
The market price of wood will increase or decrease depending on the season. You can ask your installer which season is best to get a good price on wood products. The final cost of your fence project will be determined by the addition of labor costs. The style of fence that you choose to install will play a role in this amount as some styles are more or less labor intensive to install correctly.
Fence Installation Process
Vinyl and aluminum fence cost is variable by the location of the manufacturer and the strength of the material. The manufacturerâ€™s location can dramatically change the cost of the material as a result of shipping costs. The process of the fence installation will determine the time of labor needed to complete the job.
The Bottom Line
Before signing the dotted line on your fence contract, you should carefully consider the material, time of year, market pricing and professionalism of the installer are worth the quoted price.
It is important to make sure you have received a trustworthy estimate for a quality product.
This may sound commonplace, but many fly by night fence installers will give you a great price, but provide no warranties or back up service for the fence. As an aside, it is always important to inquire what type of warranty each product has for the different styles and materials that are offered.