Covering-all-your-bases applies to a number of your investment decisions. Among them are the factors that affect the cost of installing a fence.
Sure, it’s tempting to go with the least costly option at each step in the design and installation process. But it’s to your advantage to follow a few expert tips as you evaluate your options.
Key cost factors to consider when having a fence installed
Your fencing investment primarily revolves around the materials you choose. Wood, vinyl, metal/iron, and chain-link are among the top choices.
A fence is a long term property investment. And your decision to invest in a specific material should involve four points of evaluation.
Let’s apply these to each cost factor starting with your fencing material options.
Vinyl, metal, and chain-link fencing has the potential to outlast wood fencing. Although quality, treated wood fencing has a reputation for durability if properly installed and maintained.
The sturdy construction of iron/metal and chain-link fencing provides high levels of security. All fence types – including vinyl and wood – can be secured with specific gating, height, and monitoring features.
Wood provides a classic, natural look. Vinyl has equal aesthetic value alongside iron/metal materials.
Chain-link fencing can be enhanced with colored coating or integrated with plants and greenery.
Chain-link often ranks as most affordable. Wood runs a close second.
Vinyl and iron/metal materials lean toward the more costly end of the materials spectrum. But you might find their lower maintenance advantages to be worth the expense.
The size, length, and overall area of coverage have an obvious impact on fencing cost. The four points of evaluation can be useful here as well.
Durable fence materials installed in a large space could provide savings over time due to lower maintenance or replacement costs.
Keeping your home or business property secure is a worthwhile investment decision. Larger spaces could require you to consider the cost associated with more secure materials and/or related security features.
The specific area to be fenced helps determine appearance factors. For example, frontage or more visible areas of your property would typically be a cost priority.
Costs could be adjusted for areas that are more hidden or less visible.
It’s possible to phase your fencing project. Prioritize certain areas of your property and expand as your budget allows.
Fence projects can be complex depending on your plans. Professional installation provides you the confidence that your fence investment is done right.
Again the points of evaluation apply to installation decisions.
Lifespan relative to labor
Quality materials poorly installed can impact long term costs. The best way to maximize your investment is utilizing an experienced and skilled fence company.
Security factors relative to labor
Professional fence installers know how to build a fence that’s durable and secure. Plus professionals can provide the additional insight into security features.
Labor and aesthetics
A fence that’s professionally installed is a noticeable investment. Integration with your property, terrain, and visibility requirements align with cost considerations.
Budget for labor
Compare quotes and use reviews to confirm that costs match the value you desire to receive.
Know your boundaries
Local permits and regulations apply to fencing on occasion. It’s essential to know what to expect as you assess your costs for fencing.
Lifespan relative to permitting
Proper permits and legal clarifications helps ensure that your new fence will not incur costly adjustments or modifications.
Security and regulations
The materials, height, and security enhancements could be subject to certain regulations. Confirm before constructing to keep costs under control.
Aesthetics related to permits and regulations
Again, home owner associations and some communities could have requirements for fence types – including materials and styling.
Budget for permits
Permits will typically require payment. Check with your local officials and budget accordingly.
With these cost factors in mind, you can expect a fence project to be costly to an extent. Follow the details we just covered and apply the following useful tips to assure that your costs stay within your budget.
- Prioritize all project points – lifespan, security, aesthetics, and budget.
- Research the pros and cons of materials, maintenance factors, etc.
- Plan according to your property size, type of fence, etc.
- Consult with professionals and ask for their insight into your fencing goals and related property details.
And remember that professional fence installers are trained, experienced, and equipped to install your fence according to your goals and cost preferences. The following resource will help maximize your time during the initial consultation step:
Use our easy and convenient pricing tool for your new or upgraded fence and gate solution.
Choose professional and experienced fence installation for your project
Radius Fence in Bixby and Tulsa is a leader in fence and gate consultations and installation.
- Experts are available to help with your decision, installation, and your ongoing questions about protecting your fence investment.
- Upgrade your home’s security and appearance.
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