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How much does a fence installation cost?

Fencing professionals install new fences around homes and commercial properties. Fences boost curb appeal, add to the property value, protect homes from wind and weather, provide security, keep kids and pets safe in the yard, clearly define property lines, outline and protect garden spaces, provide pool safety, and add aesthetic appeal.

Fencing pros can tear down and replace a damaged fence or install a new fence where none exists. Common fencing materials include wood, vinyl, composite, chain link, steel and aluminum. Fences typically range from 4 feet to 8 feet in height—although any height fence can be made as long as it adheres to local building codes. Professionals can also install any number and type of gates in a new fence, including walk-throughs and larger gates on rolling caster systems that permit cars to enter a property.

Linear Feet

Fences are measured in and priced by the linear foot. If a future fence will surround an entire yard or property, it’s possible to determine how much fencing is required by simply measuring the property lines. Knowing the approximate linear footage of fencing required can help contractors provide a more accurate bid. It’s important to make sure the fence is installed within the property lines. Many regions also have local building codes that apply to fence heights. Several factors affect the cost of installing a fence.

Chain-link fences are made of steel that may be coated in zinc (galvanized), aluminum, vinyl or another coating that will protect the metal from rust and corrosion. Chain-link fences are one of the most cost-effective types to have installed. Here are examples of cost for chain-link fences, including installation and materials.

Wood fences

Wood fences offer a beautiful way to protect and decorate a home or property. Popular wood choices include pressure-treated pine and cedar—both deter bugs and rot and are more affordable than specialty choices such as redwood, although cedar costs more than pressure-treated pine. Wood requires regular maintenance such as annual staining or painting. Here are some examples of how height and material affect the cost of wood fences.

Vinyl fences

Vinyl fences cost more than wood or chain link upfront but are becoming increasingly popular. In addition to vinyl’s ability to replicate wood fence styles, the product comes in a variety of colors and designs, is easy to clean and keeps its luster without the annual maintenance required of wood. Here are some examples of cost:

  • 6-foot privacy fence

  • Decorative vinyl fence with specialty detail

  • Basic vinyl fences

    • Secure Superstructures: $25–$35 per linear foot

      • 195 linear feet of a 6-foot-high, white vinyl privacy fence = $8,000, including two 4-foot-wide walk-through gates and two days of labor for a three-person crew

      • 36 linear feet of a 4-foot-high, contemporary white picket vinyl fence = $2,600, including one gate

Pool fences

In most states, new in-ground pool installations require that a safety fence is installed around the pool at the same time to protect against accidental drownings. A safety fence may also be a homeowner’s insurance stipulation. Pool fences meet specific safety codes with their lower base height and smaller gaps between bars that help prevent children or pets from gaining unsupervised access. Luke Beerman of Freedom Fence Builders in Raleigh, North Carolina, says that most pool fences are constructed of black aluminum. For a 4-foot-high, black aluminum pool fencing, Freedom Fence Builders charges ~ $20 per linear foot, including installation and materials. Pool fences are typically 200–350 feet in circumference, and most cost approximately $4,000–$7,000, including installation, materials and standard gates.


Gates come in all sizes and types from simple swing-style to elaborate custom creations. The style, material and number of gates in a fence all affect the total fence project cost. Here are a few examples of gate costs in different fencing materials:

  • Chain link, Jay-Mar Fencing Installation & Repair

    • 4-foot swing gate: $100 for materials and installation

    • 28-foot wheeled gate on a caster system: $800–$1,000 for materials and installation

  • Wood, Jay-Mar Fencing Installation & Repair

    • Single-wood gate: $75

    • Double-wood gate: $150

  • Vinyl, Secure Superstructures

    • 4-foot, white vinyl walk-through gate: $300–$400 for materials and installation

    • 8-foot, white vinyl double gates: ~ $800 for materials and installation

    • Over 8 feet long: $1,200–$1,500

  • Pool fence aluminum, Freedom Fence Builders

    • Arched black powder-coated aluminum gates: $175–$200 per gate


If a building permit is required for installing a fence, that cost will be rolled into the total price. Toni-Ann Pabon of Jay-Mar Fencing Installation & Repair says that each municipality has its own rules and regulations. Costs in the Orlando area range from $25–$300 for a permit, depending on which municipality issues the permit.

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