well-built wood fences should last 10 to 15 years, and rot-resistant woods may last about 20 years with good maintenance. water repellant sealants cost between $10 and $20 per gallon while stains cost between $15 and $20 per gallon. pressure treated wood does not require a sealant.
to determine a solid price estimate, decide on the fence style and type of wood you want and accurately estimate the amount of material needed. common wood choices are pressure-treated wood, cedar, or redwood, and they vary in price considerably. use the calculator above to estimate quantities and costs for all three materials at once.
materials to build a 3'-4' wooden fence in a picket style can cost $3-$30 or more a linear foot, depending on type of wood, height of the fence and the complexity of the design; with a gate or other options total costs can be $400-$1,800 for 100' and $1,000-$5,000 for 300' of fencing with do-it-yourself
fence material these fence types usually come in wood and vinyl, whilst vinyl is often more costly than wood shadow box, there are different grades of wood which will affect the price. expect to pay an additional $8-$14 per linear foot for vinyl in comparison to quality wood fencing.
fence post caps and toppers cost between $5-$50 each depending on the material used such as vinyl 10, wood or metal. they improve the look of a fence and some have lighting installed. adding a gate can cost another $200-$600 per gate, depending on the wood used and the complexity.
most privacy fences are made from wood, and that will be the biggest expense, materials-wise. other costs could include metal fasteners, concrete to fill in and secure post holes and any paint or decor that embellishes the fence. on average, the cost of materials alone for a privacy fence will run somewhere between $7 and $15 per linear foot.
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cost per linear foot: total project cost: remodeling expense: $17 $24: $2788 $3936: fence guides: $4 $ 28: $656 $4592: home advisor: $8 $28: $224 $4592: home guide: $15 $30: $2460 $4920: note: our pricing data are carefully calculated from industry averages as well as submissions from our own readers. this allows us to provide you with the best idea of the likely cost for your fence project.