What Affects Privacy Fence Installation Cost?

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What Affects Privacy Fence Installation Cost?

Good fences make great neighbors keeping you and your loved ones safely on the inside and everyone else on the opposite side. If you’re considering a new or replacement fence this year, there are plenty of things to learn about the process. You’ll definitely want to know about these factors that can greatly impact privacy fence installation costs.. 


It’s an obvious fact that the materials you choose for your fence construction will have a big impact on privacy fence installation cost. If you choose lesser expensive vinyl materials, you can probably expect to pay up to $35 per linear foot of fencing. A wooden privacy fence might run a bit more up to $45 per linear foot.

Size matters

The overall length of your planned fence will also have an impact on the project cost. This is because your project will incorporate more linear feet the longer the fence runs. To lessen the cost in this manner, consider fencing only the necessary portion of your property rather than the entire perimeter based on the property line.   

DIY or leave it up to the pros

Another question you’ll want to answer about your fence project is whether you’re up for the challenge or if you’d rather leave it up to the pros because one will cost more than the other. The expertise of a professional installation company might be worth the extra cost to you and could mean your fence continues to look great and function properly for many years to come. If you’re a handy person, installing a fence isn’t a difficult task as long as you have the know how and plenty of family or friends to help with the heavy lifting.   


If you have an existing fence, it will need to be removed before a new fence can be erected. This can factor into the cost of installing your new privacy fence and should be considered when setting a budget for the project. If you’re hiring a professional installation crew to handle the job, you can discuss these costs with them during your initial project meeting. 

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