Privacy fences are very popular for creating a backyard that is a true extension of your home. Privacy fences, whether made from wood or vinyl, add security from outside forces and safety for children and pets. When a house goes onto the market, a privacy fence is also often attractive to potential buyers.

While they have many benefits, privacy fences are an investment, both in terms of time and money. Estimating the cost of your new privacy fence can help you to know when the best time is to begin building.

Consider the material. Typically privacy fences are six feet tall. Both wood and vinyl privacy fences come in a variety of styles, including stockade, board-on-board, and shadowbox. Wooden privacy fences are best if you want something customizable with stain or paint. Vinyl privacy fences are best for those who prefer a fence that needs little or no maintenance. Vinyl fences have a higher upfront cost than wooden fences, but they also have a longer life.

Determine the length of the fence in linear feet. Walk your property line with a tape measure to get a sense for how many feet your fence will be. Along with the material, the length of your fence will determine the cost of your fence. If the fence is on a slope or must go around trees, it’s good to note that as well and include that information when you request a quote.

If you really want to save money you may consider building your own fence. Fair warning, though, that what seems like a simple DIY project can turn into big headaches when you consider HOA, utility lines, property lines, installing gates, and having to work around ground slopes and obstacles. If done inexpertly, a fence may have to be redone within a short period of time, wasting time and money.

If you’re ready to start your free quote, contact Fence Central in Winter Have, Florida today. We’ll provide you with an expert quote and help you weigh all of the options for your new privacy fence.