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Old 04-13-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Suffolk County
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We had an estimate come in at a well known fence company on Saturday.

We would be getting:

60 feet long 6 foot high spruce stockade (along back)
80 feet long 6 foot high spruce stockade (along side) of house then taper that down to 4 feet in height at about 35 feet long
Add 6' PVC with lattice from side of stockade to side of house (not that long of a run, maybe 40 feet, if that) and then add pvc again on the other side of the house to our neighbors PVC fence (maybe 20 feet?). We would have 2 gates
Remove 244 feet of chain link fencing

For all this, they want to charge us $5400

The pvc alone from side to side they are charging $1900...

Does this estimate sound like too much for the majority being stockade fencing?

I'd appreciate any input on this. Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2010, 02:39 PM
 
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We're being quoted 3,600 for 130 feet of pvc 6' fence + removal of old stockade..
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:10 PM
 
Location: Huntington
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I paid $1100 for 35 feet of chain link fencing last summer which included 2 gates -
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:40 PM
 
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Why not call 3-5 companies and get estimates and compare? I'd also ask for a 2010 reference list and then call a few names off the top company or two that you are considering...

Good luck.
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Old 04-13-2010, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Suffolk County
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Thank you for all your replies. I do have other appt's set up for fencing estimates but not for a week or so. I just wanted to see if anyone else on here thought for the majority of a fence being stockade, if the price was up there.

I know my aunt got pvc fencing a year ago 260 feet for $5400...but that was pvc fencing. I'm very curious to hear what the other companies are going to come back with.

Thanks again.
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:22 PM
 
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We just got a fence estimate also last week. We are getting the back yard fenced in 6ft Cedar, two sections of 6ft PVC/w lattice in the front, PVC railings for a porch in front and PVC for along the steps in front. They are removing the old stockade and chain link no charge

our estimate is around $5,300
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:50 AM
 
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Hit up Home Depots and Lowes' websites and see what the cost of the fence is by itself then come back with how much they are gouging you for install.
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Old 05-07-2010, 10:36 PM
 
Location: Deer Park , New York
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I paid 3400 last year for 210' of 6' #2 spruce , 10' tan pvc privacy section , 1 - 4' tan pvc gate with self closing hinges and keyed lock and removal of my 6' stockade
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Old 05-08-2010, 12:00 AM
 
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And you guys have to pay this on top of property taxes and utility costs on LI? Damn.... Owning a home on LI sounds like a money pit to me!
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Old 05-08-2010, 04:57 AM
 
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I paid 3400 last year for 210' of 6' #2 spruce , 10' tan pvc privacy section , 1 - 4' tan pvc gate with self closing hinges and keyed lock and removal of my 6' stockade
Thats a lot of cash. I gotta get into the fencing business apparently. You probably got dinged 2400 in labor costs.
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