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Best Type of Fence Installation and How Much Does It Cost

Are you considering installing a privacy fence but don’t know how much it will cost? You’re not alone. Many homeowners are interested in installing front yard and backyard fences but aren’t sure what to expect in terms of price. This blog post will give you an idea of the types of fences and how much the project costs. We’ll also provide tips on getting the best deal on your fencing project. Keep reading for more information!

Types of fences

Types of Fence

Installing a fence around your home is a great way to create a sense of privacy and security. But before you start fence shopping, you should know that there are a variety of fence styles available on the market, each with its own set of benefits and drawbacks. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most popular fence types:

Wood fences

Wood is a classic material that offers a natural look and feel. It is usually made from different types of wood. It’s also relatively inexpensive and easy to work with. However, wooden fences require regular maintenance (such as painting or staining) to keep them looking their best.

Vinyl fences

Vinyl is a manufactured fence material that offers the look of wood without the hassle of maintenance. Vinyl fences are also very durable and can withstand extreme weather conditions. However, they are typically more high-end and expensive than wood fences.

Chain link fences

Chain link fences are popular for residential and commercial properties. They’re strong, durable, and relatively low-cost. However, chain link fences can be considered an eyesore by some people.

Aluminum fences

Aluminum fences offer the same benefits as chain link fences but with a more attractive appearance. Moreover, the aluminum fence is better than the wrought iron fence since it is very durable and low-maintenance. However, aluminum fences can be more expensive and carry additional costs than other metal fence types.

Temporary fences

If you’re not ready to make a long-term investment in a fence, you may want to consider a temporary fence. Temporary fences ranges from plastic or metal and can be easily installed and removed. However, they may not provide the same level of security as a permanent fence. Usually, this is the cheapest fence type in terms of privacy fence cost.

Installation process 

Fence Installation

Now that you know a little about the different fences available, let’s talk about the installation process. If you have an existing fence, the first step is fence removal of the old fence. The next step is to determine the size and location of your fence. The home improvement project will require a building permit and approval from the HOA. The utility and property lines are necessary for this work to be completed correctly, so make sure you apply with both before beginning! Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to prepare the area by clearing away any debris or obstacles.

Next, if you want it DIY, you’ll need to set the fence posts using a post hole digger. Once the posts are in place, you’ll attach the fence panels or pickets to the posts. Finally, you’ll need to install any gates or other hardware and ensure the fence height is correct. The entire process can be completed in a few days or weeks, depending on the size and complexity of your fence.

A privacy fence is a great way to keep your yard private without sacrificing its usable space. A professional installation will take care not only in installing the fence but also in making sure it’s installed correctly, which means you’ll get all sorts of benefits from this addition, like protecting against intruders that want access into your home (and worse).

Cost of each type of fence 

The average price of your fence installation will vary depending on the total square foot, type of fence, and labor cost. Here’s a quick breakdown of the national average cost of each type of fence:

Wood fence

Wood privacy fences come in different styles and sizes. The wood fence cost is around $3,000 – $7,000.

Vinyl fence

Vinyl fences come in all shapes and sizes. The vinyl fence is made of PVC materials which is an excellent choice for weather conditions. They can be an as simple or expensive option as you want them to be, with prices ranging from $4,000 – $10,000.

Chain link fence

The chain link fence costs depending on what you want it for, but the average cost is between $2,500 – $6,000.

Aluminum fence

The cost of aluminum fences varies depending on design, the material used, and the quantity purchased. The average price of the fence is between $3,500 – $7,500.

Temporary fence

Temporary Fences come in different price ranges, but they’re not all the same. The cost of your fence will depend on what you want it for and how long you plan to keep them up! The average cost is around $1,000 – $4,000.

As you can see, the fence installation cost will depend on several factors, such as material cost. These factors will add to the total cost of the project. The best way to get an accurate estimate is to contact a fence installation company in your area and request a quote for the project’s overall cost. If these are more than your budget can handle, there are less expensive options to consider.

Maintenance and repairs 

Fence Maintenance and Repairs

Once your new fence is installed, you’ll need to take care of it to ensure it lasts for years. Depending on your type of fence, that may mean regularly painting or staining on the picket fence, repairing damaged parts, or replacing worn-out hardware. You should also inspect your fence regularly for signs of damage or wear and tear. By taking care of your fence, you can extend its lifespan and keep it looking its best. Most companies, such as Home Depot offer a warranty on their fences, it is also an important part to look at when you’re deciding whether it’s worth the money

Pros and cons of each type of fence 

Now that you know more about the different types of fences and the installation process. Let’s look at the pros and cons of each type of fence.

Wood fence


  • Natural look and feel
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Easy to work with


  • Requires regular maintenance
  • Will deteriorate over time

Vinyl fence


  • The look of wood without the hassle of maintenance
  • Will not rot
  • No painting or staining


  • Typically more expensive than wood fences

Chain link fence


  • Strong and durable
  • Low cost
  • Easy to install


  • It can be considered an eyesore by some people

Aluminum fence


  • The look of wrought iron without the high price tag
  • Holds up well in high wind areas
  • Low maintenance


  • More expensive than other fence types

Temporary fence


  • Inexpensive
  • Easy to install and remove


  • It May not provide the same level of security as a permanent fence

Which fence is best for you? 

Solid Structures Fence Contractor

There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a fence. The type of fence you choose will depend on your budget, the look you’re going for, and how much maintenance you’re willing to do. The warranty of a fence is also an important part to look at when you’re deciding whether it’s worth the money. If you are unsure which fence is right for you, we recommend talking to a fence installation company. Fence contractors are a great way to ensure that your fence lasts as long and looks good. We at Solid Structures will be able to help you choose the right fence for your needs and give you an estimate of the cost.

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Written By Scott Prunty

Scott Prunty is the president of Solid Structures. Throughout his 15 active years in the Design-Build Outdoor Living industry, he has earned various certifications in the areas of ICPI Residential, ICPI Advanced Residential, ICPI Commercial, PCIP, and is an ICPI certified instructor.

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