A Detailed Overview Of Vinyl Fence Calculator

A Detailed Overview Of Vinyl Fence Calculator

With more and more property owners opting to install fences to enhance their houses’ security, safety, and aesthetic appeal, vinyl fences have become popular for many homeowners. In 2024, the demand for vinyl fencing will increase by 0.3% annually to $985 million and 101.4 million linear feet. The exceptional performance and aesthetic properties of vinyl fences are increasing their usage in the fencing market. At Duramax, we offer premium quality vinyl fences manufactured using 100% virgin vinyl sheets. Our fences are durable and long-lasting and can last you for decades.

If you plan to install a vinyl fence on your property, it is important to know the estimated materials required and the total cost of the fencing project. The Duramax fencing calculator helps you get an exact estimate for the materials required and the budget needed to start a fencing project. Having an estimate helps to ensure less wastage of money and materials. This article blog will provide an in-depth understanding of a vinyl fence calculator, a tool designed to help you with your fencing project.

What Is A Fencing Calculator?

A fence calculator is an online tool that helps determine the estimated quality of materials needed for fencing a property and the estimated project cost. Duramax fence calculator is a user-friendly application that requires the user to input specific information related to the fencing project, like the dimensions of the areas required to be fenced, the type of material added, and other accessories.

How Do You Use A Fencing Calculator?

Although using a vinyl fence calculator may seem intricate, following the steps below makes it easy and convenient. 

Step 1: Calculate The Number Of Posts Needed For The Project

In the first step, we need to determine the length of the fence. The space between the fences differs from 6ft to 8ft or 2m to 5m. Once the space is determined, we must put the length and space between the posts in the first section of the calculator to find the number of posts needed for the project.

Step 2: Calculate The Length Of Each Post

In the second step, we will calculate the length of each post. Knowing the estimated length is important as it helps purchase the materials accordingly. The posts should be embedded at least ½ inches and secured to their place with concrete.

Step 3: Calculate The Number Of Rails Required

In the third step, we will calculate the rails required for the project. The number depends on the fence’s style and design. The arrangement usually consists of two rails per section, but more can be added according to the requirements. This helps determine the number of rails required for the project.

Step 4: Calculate The Number Of Pickets Required

In this step, we will calculate the number of pickets needed for the project. By adding a single picket width in the third section of the fencing calculator, we can determine the space required between the pickets.

Step 5: Calculate The Estimate Of Concrete Required

In the last step, we will calculate the concrete needed for the fencing project. The post should be secured by adding concrete into the holes. We must include the cuboid posts’ width and thickness to calculate the required concrete. For cylindrical posts, a diameter is needed. 

Few Things To Consider While Using A Fencing Calculator

While getting the estimates for your fencing project using a calculator, it is important to be prepared for the difference in the total estimated budget. Remember that the final measurement will always be a few meters up or down. Few other things to consider:

  • Gates: The cost of installing gates is separate from the estimated cost.
  • Freight: Freight charges are not included in the estimated budget.
  • Installation: The installation cost of fences is additional and not included in the estimated budget.
  • Extra Posts: Extra posts might be required for sloping grounds or gateways depending on the final fencing plan, which are not included in the estimation.

Final Words

A vinyl fence calculator helps estimate the required materials and provide an estimated budget for the fencing project. However, consider purchasing extra materials to account for any error, wastage, or damage while installing the fences.

Duramax fences are an ideal choice if you are looking for high-quality fences with high tensile strength. We offer low maintenance that does not require regular staining or painting. Made with UV inhibitors and 12 parts of titanium dioxide, our fences resist UV rays. To know more, book a free consultation today!

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