Now that more of us are spending more time at home, privacy fences have become very popular.  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. But how much will a new fence cost?

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. Wood 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.

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. We’ll provide you with an expert quote and help you weigh all of the options for your new privacy fence.