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Overall costs of a wooden fence install varies greatly.
Immediate factors to consider include fence – size, height, material and property size.
Other factors, often forgotten, but which do quickly add up include – hardware (fence post, pickets, rails), sealant, and decorative add-ons.
Having after considering how quickly these expenses can raise fence costs, this post will outline:
Not all wood is created equal. Wood is employed in most privacy fences as the primary material
How Much Does Wood Cost?
A basic plank costs as little as $2.40$.
A basic, self-installed, 6-foot, cedar fence will cost 35$ minimum per linear foot. A professional job is rougly double that price.
The type of wood and chosen treatment will directly influence the project costs.
Mixing Wood Types
Overall as a category, wooden fencing is difficult to evaluate because of the many options. In the long run mixing wood types can make a difference in project budget without compromising quality.
Wood fences provide more privacy and security than chain linked fences. However, they will required increased labour, materials costs and overall a greater financial investment. Wood durability compared to vinyl fencing for example is also lackluster, although painting and staining will marginally improve strength and longevity again compared to alternative fence types. Finally, adding a gate to a wood fence is an added, costly proposition.
There are 6 major cost considerations when it comes to estimating a project.
A number of important factors go into calculating the final cost of a wood fence. These include the length and height of the fence, the type of wood used in construction, and the cost of the gates and other features or additions such as post caps and lattice work. Because of this variety, it is possible to have a fence built that fits into many budgets from luxury options to more basic, cost-saving choices.