By Chere Charlet. Privacy Screens. Published at Friday, March 01st, 2019 - 12:43:25 PM.
· 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.
Maintaining and Repairing a Wood Fence Wood tend to wear out over time because of exposure to the elements and also because of the possibility of insect damage. Consequently, wood fences need to be regularly maintained with waterproof sealant. If you fence is painted, a fresh coat will need to be added once in a while. If your fence posts are severely damaged, you can replace the fence post or repair the rotting wood by adding reinforcement to it. The key for wood fences is to keep them regularly maintained so that it looks nice and continues to provide the privacy or decoration for your house and yard.
How to Choose Fence Companies for Landscaping? Schedule an appointment with the representatives of the fencing companies so that you are able to discuss all aspects of landscaping with them. Depending on whether you want a basic or elaborate landscape you can make the choice. Discuss all your ideas together so that representatives are able to clearly understand your specific needs and requirements. You may be able to add style to your landscape by choosing different elements. Customize the design of the fence so that it matches the overall décor of your property. All that you need to do is to ask for a free estimate and consultation so that you are able to make an informed choice. Look at the landscaping photos provided by fence companies so that you are able to determine the kind of look that you want for your fence. It is important that you pay attention to both aesthetic and practical concerns when installing the fence. Avoid opting for cheap material as they may not last long and you may have to replace them again. You can also ask for references from your family and friends who have done landscaping of their property. This can help you get a first hand view of the services offered. Although you may be tempted to do the landscaping and fencing on your own, it is best to opt for professional service as it can be a time consuming process. Experienced professionals may be able to add a completely new look to your fence and property and make it look attractive.
Advantages of Using Wood as Your Fence Material Wood fences have many advantages over fences made of other materials like metal. A wood fence can be installed yourself as opposed to calling a professional. The supplies and tools used to create a wood fence are readily accessible and can be found at any home improvement store. You can adjust the height of the fence posts more readily and you can easily add more elements to your wood fence like railings that are attached with metal screws. You can even paint your own designs on a wood fence or have it all one solid color. Wood fences tend to be more decorative than those made out of metal and can complement your house.
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