How Do You Calculate Vinyl Fence Installation Costs?

How Do You Calculate Vinyl Fence Installation Costs?

Vinyl has become a very famous fencing material among homeowners lately due to the numerous benefits that vinyl offers. Vinyl fence advantages include durability and strength, low maintenance, long-term cost savings, easy installation, termite resistance, and aesthetically pleasing. Property owners should first consider determining how many linear feet of fencing are needed and the average vinyl fencing cost in their residential area to calculate the vinyl fence installation cost. Simply searching online for vinyl fence installation can help property owners locate fencing companies that can help provide an exact quote for fence installation.

This blog highlights the main factors that affect the cost of installing a vinyl fence. Some factors associated with vinyl fence installation include fence height, length, type, color, number and type of posts, gates, and labor charges. We will also discuss a simple way to roughly calculate the estimated cost of installing a fence without the help of a fencing calculator.

Factors Associated with Vinyl Fence Installation Cost

Calculating vinyl fence installation costs is a simple process. Still, a few significant factors influence the cost of installation that should be considered to get the exact price estimate. The height, design, number of posts and gates, slope of the property, and the cost of permits and labor determine the cost of vinyl fences. We have highlighted these factors in detail below:

Length of the Fence

The longer the fence, the higher the cost, so property owners with large backyard will have to pay more to enclose it. The average cost of a fence per foot is around $15 to $40. A longer fence will require more materials and take more time to install, which can result in high labor costs. Any extra features like gates or other fixtures can increase the labor cost by approximately $35 to $50 per hour.

Height of the Fence

The height of the vinyl fence is a significant factor affecting the installation cost. The shorter the fence, i.e., 4 feet, the average cost will be $15 to $25 per linear foot. A 6-foot fence costs an average of $25 to $40 per linear foot, while an 8-foot fence average cost will be around $30 and $45 per linear foot. These prices also vary depending on the type of fence.

Type of Fences

Vinyl fences are available in different types. While many property owners choose privacy fences for complete privacy, others may opt for picket fences, three-rail fences, or a mix around the property. Privacy fences cost more than the rest of the fence types as they require more plastic panels. The average cost of a privacy fence is $15 to $40 per linear foot. A ranch rail fence costs around $11 to $18 per linear foot to install, and a picket fence costs around $15 to $35 per linear foot to install. These costs may vary depending on the current demand and location of the property. The cost also depends on the height of the fence. Opting for a 4-foot fence will cost you less than an 8-foot fence.

Color of Fence

Most vinyl fences are available in white since they are the cheapest color available, costing around $20 to $25 per linear foot, and they add to the aesthetic appeal of the house and yard. Some of the other standard color options to choose from are black, brown, and grey. These colors cost a bit more than the basic white ones. For instance, a black vinyl fence can cost around $65 per linear foot. Some property owners opt for fences that appear like wood to give a natural look to their property. These fences typically cost around  $30 to $55 per linear foot.

Number and Height of Posts

Fence posts are the most important part of fence installation. It is a labor-intensive process that involves digging a hole, filling it with concrete, and setting the posts in while leveling them and perfectly aligning them to achieve a straight fence. The more posts, the higher the cost of installation. Vinyl fence panels can only be made wide before having a post for stability. Each vinyl post costs an average of $25. Vinyl fence posts are capped to keep moisture out, but more decorative caps with lights can add to the total cost. 

Fence Gates

Fence gates are another important part of fencing, as they allow access to the back or front yard. Materials and labor for a single fence gate can cost between $300 and $1,500, while a highly decorative double fence gate can cost up to $2,500.

Labor Charges

Labor costs significantly affect the overall vinyl fence installation cost, as it is labor-intensive. Property owners can expect to pay an average of $5 to $10 per linear foot for labor, which can work out to an average of $35 to $50 per hour. Still, labor costs comprise a smaller portion of the total fencing cost, as the cost of materials outweighs the labor cost.

Final Words

Thus, this blog has highlighted the vinyl fence installation cost and discussed the factors influencing the overall cost. Duramax offers high-quality vinyl fences at factory direct pricing. Our fences are manufactured using 100% virgin vinyl thick sheets. We offer various colors, sizes, designs, and styles, allowing you to customize your fences according to your preferences and requirements. For more information, book a free consultation today!

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