By Bailey Prost. Privacy Screens. Published at Friday, March 01st, 2019 - 17:24:59 PM.
Factors That Influence the Cost of Wood Privacy Fence Installation The cost of a wood privacy fence can vary greatly depending on several factors: · The length and height of the fence · Do it yourself or hire a contractor? · Installing a new fence or replacing an existing fence?
· Material costs at your location : When installing a new fence, dont overlook the cost of site preparation and digging the fence post holes. Existing growth or trees in the fence line may need to be removed to make room for the fence. Rocky soil conditions may make it difficult to dig the fence post holes and sandy or marshy soil conditions may require additional groundwork to ensure the footings will hold the fence posts securely without leaning. Installation on a grade or other difficult terrain will also increase the cost. Replacing an existing fence presents other challenges, in most cases it is advantageous to re-use the existing fence post holes which means the current posts must be removed. The Wood Post Puller makes it easier to remove fence posts with any lifting method - even broken, rotten posts set in concrete footings or in difficult clay soil. A general rule of thumb to estimate the cost of many home improvement projects is to calculate the materials cost and double it to determine the total project cost when using a contractor. For most fence projects this method will overestimate the project cost by 10-20% so it can be used as a conservative approximation. Installing a wood privacy fence is a significant project due to the amount of work, but not too difficult for the typical homeowner and the cost savings can be substantial. The American Fence Association estimates the average cost of privacy fence installation at approximately $17 to $24 per linear foot for a licensed, bonded, and insured contractor (2013 figures). This estimate doesnt include sales tax or permit/inspection fees that may apply in your locality. As always when hiring a contractor, combine related projects to get better value, get multiple bids on any job, check the BBB and licensing department for complaint history, and be sure to verify references and inspect prior work before making your final selection - the lowest cost quote for the wood privacy fence installation may not save money in the long run if the job is done with poor workmanship, low quality materials, or the contractor doesnt stand behind their work.
Fencing Techniques - Keeping It Safe and Classy One of the conventional traditions to enhance home safekeeping is by putting in fences. Fencing technique is applied widely in almost every part of the world to extend security to ones property, garden, stocks, etc. There are several types of fences available that you can apply to your home, pool or yard, varying in style, shape, patterns, size, and colors. Yard fencing can add security and beauty to your house. In addition, it also enhances your confidentiality. On the other hand, prior to choosing and putting in your preferred style, it is important that you weigh factors such as the characteristics of the product, capability to secure an area, cost of installation, and sustenance. Moreover, you ought to look at the different types accessible in the market to attain sure you are receiving the right one.
Split Rail Fences If the backyard is large and contains farm pets like horses, split rail fencing is your best bet. Such fencing is seen very frequently in rural locales and is most often made from wood. The main drawback to split rail wooden fence designs is frequent painting. It is also common for horses to attempt escape by eating their way out of wooden fences. Besides putting a dent in your pocket, this can be quite hazardous to equestrian health. The bright side is that installing vinyl split rail fencing easily solves both problems. Vinyl fences stand up to decades of exposure to the harshest elements with no sign of rotting or rusting. Not to mention that vinyl needs virtually no maintenance.
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