How Much Does it Cost to Install a Fence?

fence installation 
cost guide

Fencing benefits your home by providing privacy and protection for your property, as well as improved safety for your family. Installing quality fencing is also a great way to boost your curb appeal without completely altering the exterior of your home.

With so many fencing materials available, ranging from natural wood fencing to metal fencing and more, it can be hard to figure out which one fits your home and budget. The particular look of your neighborhood, your home's terrain and your yard size are also important factors to consider. Our fence installation cost guide will help you choose the the perfect style to fit your home and budget.


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Average Cost to Install Fencing

Materials & Labor: $1,000-$10,000* 

*based on ~80% of fences installed by The Home Depot in 2018

Features That May Affect Cost

There's no such thing as a uniform price when it comes to the cost of fence installation.
Here are a few features that may impact fence installation cost around your home:

The Size of Your Yard
Large yards require more materials and incur more labor costs than smaller yards. 
Fencing is available in a variety of materials. Here's a list of the most commonly used types.

The fencing style you choose will impact your overall installation cost. Wood picket fences, for example, involve more time and require more care to install correctly. Additionally special features, like a lattice top, will also impact overall installation costs.

Certain areas, such as hilly or rocky spaces, may require additional removal tactics, skills and time, raising the cost.

Installation prices vary by location within the USA. Tough terrain and difficult locations can increase the cost of fence installation. Ask your service provider for regionally specific estimates.

Average Cost by Material

The materials you choose play a major role in how much you'll pay your fence installers. While pricing will vary based on your property, there are some averages that can help you budget better. Remember that you'll need an exact quote based on your particular property and fencing needs to assess your final costs.

2 Rail standard gauge with posts: average $83.00-103.00
2 Rail heavy gauge with posts: average $108.00-128.00
3 Rail standard gauge with posts: average $96.00-116.00
3 Rail heavy gauge with posts: average $160.00-180.00

Chain Link* 
  4-foot: $45.00-$119.00     
  5-foot: $66.00-$125.00 
  6-foot: $85.00-$139.00
*price per linear foot 

Composite Posts: average per post $56.00-$66.00

Natural Wood (Cedar or Redwood) 
 Redwood Pickets: average per picket $1.50-$10.00
 Redwood Panels: average per panel $65.00-$195.00
 Western Red Cedar Alternative Pickets: average per picket $1.00-$10.00
 Western Red Cedar Pickets: average per picket $1.00-$6.50
 Western Red Cedar Panels: average per panel $31.00-$135.00
 Whitewood Pickets: average per picket $0.90-$4.75
 Whitewood Panels: average per panel $26.00-$80.00

Pressure Treated Wood 
Pressure Treated Pickets: average per picket $1.00-$4.00
Pressure Treated Panels: average per panel $23.50-$73.00

Vinyl Panels: average per panel $35.50-$108.00

Average Cost by Style

Style choice varies from board on board to lattice top and vinyl to wood picket. You'll need to get an estimate based on your style preferences and property needs, but average cost figures can help begin to determine what style might work for you.

Additional Considerations

Installing a fence is often fairly simple; however there are some additional considerations to keep in mind. Remember that these are just a few considerations and that every construction project is unique.

•  Permits: In some areas, you'll need to pay for construction permits to build a fence. 

• Tear down/haul away existing fencing: These costs vary based on the amount of fencing and the weight of fencing to
  be removed. Tough terrain may increase these costs. 

• Brush removal and landscaping: Tackling as much of this job on your own as possible will save you money. 

• Gates: Single, double, sliding and customized gates are essential for many fence styles. They will add to your bill, however.

• Soil conditions and terrain: Installation areas with rocks, hills and poor soil may incur additional costs. 

• Custom modifications: These may include custom vinyl color, fence modifications, custom gate styles,
  gate hardware, solar caps, decorative post caps and more. 

• Property considerations: Make sure pets are secured inside your home or in an enclosed area away from
  the installation site. You'll also want to make sure that you block out time to be present during the first and
  last phase of the installation process.

Why Choose The Home Depot

All of The Home Depot’s authorized fence installers are licensed, background checked and insured. Qualified contractors will set up a free consultation to guide you through the planning process before building your high-quality fence from start to finish. Plus, flexible financing with your Home Depot credit card and our one-year workmanship warranty give you a worry-free experience every step of the way.

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