Fence Pricing Guide

Installing a new fence for your home may cost around USD 3,440, on an average. The typical price range for different fences is between USD 1,330 to USD 5,550, or around USD 8 to USD 46 per linear foot. On an average, the price of installing a fence, including material and professional labor is around USD 27 per linear foot. For instance, you can get a fence installed for as low as USD 400 to as high as USD 10,000.

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The total cost will obviously vary depending on the fence material and style you choose. For instance, larger yards and taller fences will need more material. The same goes for fences that are installed on uneven terrain. 

Cost of installing different types of fences

You can buy different types of fence materials today, each with their own advantage. According to expert landscapers, such as Eden, chain-link fences are the most inexpensive type of fence and offer considerable security to you and your family. On the other hand, wooden fences are more popular because they offer security combined with privacy. However, wooden fences tend to be costlier than most other types of fences. A wooden fence also requires considerably more maintenance than others. 

To help you choose the best-suited fence material, we’ve provided a breakdown of the types of fences and their average cost of installation. 

1. Vinyl Fence

Vinyl fences are eco-friendly, require minimal maintenance and are quit durable. You can buy vinyl fences in a variety of colors to suit the exterior of your house. These are also significantly more affordable than most other types of fences on this list. Still, you should remember that vinyl fences are not as durable as others. These fences are not considered ideal for severe weather conditions. Apart from this, vinyl lacks the elegance that other fence materials have. 

On an average, the cost of installing a vinyl fence is between USD 25 to USD 36, per linear foot. Most homeowners pay anywhere between USD 3,750 to USD 5,400 for a 150-foot fence. However, the higher upfront cost of installing a vinyl fence is recovered easily as the fence can last for up to 20 to 30 years. 

2. Chain-Link Fence

A chain-link fence is made of metal wires woven together to create a latticed fence. Chain-link fences are also significantly affordable to install and also offer significant security for you and your family. This fence is easy to install and can be erected in a few hours. They are extremely durable and can withstand severe weather conditions easily. You can choose to install chain-link fences of different heights, ranging from 3 feet all the way up to 12 feet. You can also choose between black vinyl-coated or galvanized steel as the material for chain-link fence. 

The average cost of installing a chain-link fence is between USD 9 to USD 30 per linear foot. You can expect to pay between USD 1,350 to USD 3,900 on an average to install a chain-link fence. Keep in mind, a black vinyl-coated fence costs around USD 10 to USD 34 per foot, or around 10% more than the cost of galvanized steel chain-link fence. 

3. Wood Fence

Wood fences are the most popular types of fences in the United States because they offer optimal security and complete privacy. However, this also means that wood fence costs more to install and maintain than most other types of fences on this list. However, wooden fences are excellent if you want to boost the curb-appeal and value of your home. There are different kinds of wood fences available in the market today. You can choose from ranch fences, picket fences, and shadowbox fences along with vertical board fences. Still, you need to remember that wood does not work well in severe weather conditions. 

The cost of installing a wood fence is anywhere between USD 13 to USD 27 per linear foot, for a 150-foot privacy fence. On an average, a wood picket fence costs between USD 1,711 to USD 3,290 and homeowners spend as much as USD 2,755 to install a wooden fence around their house. Remember, the total cost of installing a wooden fence may vary depending on the material, size, design, layout and labor costs. 

4. Wrought Iron Fence

Wrought iron fences are also one of the most popular types of fences you can see in the US, especially in urban and suburban areas. They are mostly used as driveway gates, garden fences, and security fences or for railings. You can get a variety of intricate designs in wrought iron fences. However, wrought iron fences are expensive and require significant up-front investment, as compared to other types of fences. 

The cost of installing a wrought iron fence is between USD 30 to USD 50 per linear foot. Homeowners end up paying anywhere between USD 4,500 to USD 7,500 for a 150-foot wrought iron fence. Around 75% of the total cost will go towards the material alone. Although it is extremely strong, a wrought iron fence needs to be maintained well. This may include sanding and repainting the fence every 2 to 3 years to prevent corrosion. 

5. Composite and PVC Fencing

Composite fences are made of multiple materials, for instance, wood and plastic. This creates quite a sturdy fence around your property. These fences are popular and offer considerable privacy and security. You can buy composite fences in different colors to suit the exterior of your home. These fences can also be customized and installed, with help from experts, such as Eden. 

Usually, you can buy PVC fence panels in 6’ width, while vinyl posts are sunk at least 3’ deep in concrete holes. The PVC material is extremely durable and can withstand decay, rot, prevents damage and does not need to be repainted. You can expect a professionally-installed PVC fence to last as long as 15 years or more. 

The average cost of installing a composite or PVC fence is between USD 22 to USD 33 per linear foot. Most homeowners tend to pay around USD 3,750 for a 150-foot fence.  


Remember, irrespective of the type of fence you install, you will need to ensure a certain level of maintenance. Before choosing to buy fence material, make sure to consider all the factors that affect fence price, such as permits, surveys, condition of land, number of gates, electric fences (if any), and the labor charges for the professional fence installers. 

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