On average, basic vinyl fence installation can run $19–$35 per linear foot nationwide, while decorative fence installation with specialty detail can cost up to $50 per linear foot. Pricing for vinyl fencing can vary based on a few factors, most notably the size and details of your project. Let's have a look at how vinyl fencing might make a difference for you, and what it will cost.
What will I find in this cost guide?
What Affects the Cost of Vinyl Fence Installation?
Size of the project in linear feet, design choices, and additional fence features all affect the total cost of fence installation.
Cost per Linear Foot
Most fence companies charge by the linear foot for installation of most fencing materials. The price per linear foot typically includes both labor cost and material costs to come up with a total cost for the project. Vinyl fence material costs could include vinyl fence panels, vinyl posts, post caps, and other necessary items. So to calculate the total project cost for a vinyl fence installation, multiply the price per linear foot by the length of the fence (in feet).
- 6-foot privacy fence installation: $19–$22 per linear foot
- Basic vinyl fence installation: $25–$35 per linear foot
- Decorative fence installation with specialty detail: up to $50 per linear foot
- 195 linear feet of a 6-foot-high, white vinyl privacy fence: $8,000
- 36 linear feet of a 4-foot-high, contemporary, white picket vinyl fence: $2,600
Vinyl Fence Design Options
Fence styles vary widely, but vinyl fencing is very versatile when it comes to design. It can be cut to replicate lattice, a picket-style fence, a privacy fence, tongue and groove, and other popular fence styles. Anything you can do with a wood fence can probably be done in vinyl fencing, but it will simply last longer. Vinyl fences often come in tan or white but can be made in any color—although adding color choices increases the price. The design and purpose will both affect the total cost. Naturally, a small vinyl picket fence will be priced differently than vinyl privacy fencing for a large yard.
How Much Does it Cost to Add a Fence Gate?
On average, adding a single gate can cost you $300-$400 while a double wide gate would start closer to $800 nationwide. Gates allow access for pedestrians and cars into a fenced-in residential or commercial property. Haworth of Secure Superstructures recommends always having two access points in a fence. Pricing for gates varies, depending on the features, size, color and style.
Here are a couple vinyl gate cost examples, including materials and installation, from Secure Superstructures:
|Type of Gate||Cost of Installation|
|4-foot white vinyl walk-through gate||$300–$400|
|8-foot white vinyl double gates||$800|
|More than 8-foot white gate||$1200–$1500|
Tips Before You Hire a Fence Installer
The installation price per linear foot can increase if the soil is extremely rocky or if obstacles, such as boulders or excessive brush, need to be cleared. The condition of the site may affect installation of fence posts, or the ease of installation of vinyl fence panels. Some fence installers charge by the hour for any prep work required, and others roll the prep into the cost per linear foot, which will increase if a job requires more work.
The condition of the site where you want the vinyl fencing installed can be an important consideration on whether to bring in a pro. They'll have the skills and tools to handle all site conditions, and can make recommendations on what vinyl fence style is right for you.
Benefits of Installing a Vinyl Fence
Vinyl fences are made of PVC (polyvinyl chloride) and provide a durable, easy-to-maintain and attractive alternative to wood and chain-link fences. A vinyl fence can be installed on a residential or commercial property for security reasons or to mark a property line. It can be used as a privacy fence, to improve the property’s aesthetic, to boost curb appeal, to contain kids and pets, to block wind, to define a garden or patio area, and so many more purposes.