You’re thinking about building a fence in the near future. Of course, your first question will be, ‘how much does a fence cost?’ Each fencing project will vary, depending on your style choice, the material you want, and size. This article will go over the information you need to give you an idea of how much your project may cost. We will first discuss the factors that determine the price of your project, and the cost of our most popular fences so you can make an informed and accurate decision.
Cost data is based on a representative set of 245 actual projects completed by Cascade Fence & Deck in 2020. National average found from Bobvila.
What factors affect the price?
A few different things factor into the price of a fence. The things listed below will affect your fence’s price, aesthetic, and function. Luckily, because fences are very customizable, you can find what fits you best.
The style of your fence will determine a portion of your price. There are several options for style, depending on what type of material you would like to go with. For wood fences, Cascade offers over ten different styles to choose from. There are three styles of vinyl fence and two types of ornamental. Your style of fence determines the level of privacy you would like in your yard and the aesthetic. Custom fence styles are available upon request.
There are three common types of material to choose from: wood, vinyl, and ornamental. The wood Cascade offers is Western Red Cedar. We offer three different classifications of Cedar grades: Clear, #1 Cedar, and #2 Cedar. Vinyl fences have more options than wood; you can select the color and texture for your fence and mix and match. The ornamental style of fence offers two varieties: Alumi-Guard, made with aluminum, and Montage, made with steel.
You can select between a 3’-8’ tall fence, depending on the style installed. The most common height of a fence is 6’, especially seen with wood and vinyl options. Custom heights are also available.
The land that you would like to build your fence on is going to be a factor in how much your fence will cost. If the land is flat and has no barriers (rocks, brush, etc.) there will not be any additional charge. However, if there are obstacles and your land is steep, the price of your fence installation will go up.
The length of your fence will be one of the biggest contributors to the price. A longer fence will have a higher price tag overall, but the longer the fence, the lower the price per foot.
Any obstacles in the way of installation of your fence will require removal, which may add to the price of your fence. If there is a preexisting fence that needs to be torn down before the new fence can go in, this will cost extra as well.
What kind of features do you want to be added to your fence? Do you want a little doggy window, or a gate, or an arbor? These will factor into the overall price of your fence. The most common feature added is a gate, which would average around $800-$1,200 to add to your installation.