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Vinyl Fence Installation Cost

The cost of vinyl fencing installation will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you with a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor.

This key will serve as your guide:

$0 = no additional cost
$ = standard cost
$$+ = increased cost

How large is the area that will be fenced in? (Installers typically charge by the linear foot.)

$ - Standard backyard, less than ¼ acre

$$ - For a larger area, more than ¼ acre

What style of vinyl fence do I want?

$ - Vinyl picket fence

$ - Post and Rail (or Ranch-style) fence

$$ - Privacy vinyl fence

$$ - Ornamental vinyl fence

$$$ - Faux stone wall vinyl fence

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Can pre-fabricated panels be used?

$ - When prefabricated panels can be used and minimal customization is required

$$ - When the shape or slope of the fenced area requires a great deal of customization

How high does the fence need to be?

$ - When the fence is 4 feet high

$$ - When the fence is more than 4 feet high

What type of material will the fence be made of?

$ - Recycled plastic or PVC

$$ - Virgin vinyl or high-quality PVC

$$$ - Composite fencing

Do I need a gate?

$ - When one standard gate is installed.

$$ - When more than one gate is installed.

$$ - When a custom or especially ornate gate is installed.

Do the vinyl posts need to be reinforced?

$0 – When the posts are not reinforced.

$$ - When the vinyl posts are reinforced with wood or steel inserts.

Do any trees or shrubs need to be removed or relocated?

$0 - When there are no obstructions.

$$ - When trees and roots need to be removed before the fence is installed.

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Is the terrain difficult to work with?

$ - When the holes for posts can be easily dug

$$ - When rocky soil or steep slopes complicates the installation process.

Are any additional accessories needed?

$0 - When no accessories are added

$$ - When accent lighting is installed with the fence.

$$ - When decorative post caps are installed

Ask the Pro:

1. How long do you expect the installation of the vinyl fence to take?

2. How do you commonly charge for your services?

3. Is cleanup included in the cost estimate?

4. Do you have any customer references that I could contact?

5. Is there a manufacturer’s warranty on the vinyl fence product?

6. Do you offer a warranty or service package on the workmanship?

7. Do the line posts need to be reinforced with wood or steel inserts?

8. Will the fence be in compliance with building codes and HOA by-laws?

9. How long can I expect the fence to last?


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