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Old 04-06-2010, 03:32 PM
 
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So I just bought my first house . I would like to put in a fence in the backyard, open to wood or vinyl. I don't need a big tall privacy fence, just something that can keep dogs in the yard. Anyone have any ballpark figures for total price installed per linear foot for something in the 4 foot range? Any thoughts appreciated.
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Old 04-06-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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We moved into a Hearthstone last fall and we just recently received estimates from S&W and Quality Fence. The estimates were between $1700-$1800 for a standard 4' cedar fence with no frills. Granted, our yard is fairly small so it may be more depending on your lot size. We're going with an over scallop and gothic posts which will put the total around $1900.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:35 AM
 
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I have a 1/4 Acre lot. The estimates I've been getting are in the 3 grand range for a cedar privacy fence. I'm actually going to see if I can hire a contractor to dig the holes and set the posts square. I'll probably end up doing the rest myself to save some money.

Just a thought. Vinyl fencing typically have pickets that slide into place. This makes them easy to swap out without having to remove screws or nails. This also makes it easy to create a custom look by purchasing pickets in different sizes. Vinyl requires less maintenence and looks good for a long time. Wood you have to seal every so often to protect it from the elements and replacing pickets involves slightly more work, but not much.

A small downside I've noticed with vinyl is that during severe thunderstorms with high winds these pickets become projectiles and slide through the windows of your home like a hot knife through butter. The upside is that the pickets usually stay intact during this and you can easily reassemble your fence restoring privacy to your now open windows.

In otherwords. Wood is good.
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Old 04-21-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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for a wooden fence how much spacing should u put between boards 1/4 in ok?
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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So I just bought my first house . I would like to put in a fence in the backyard, open to wood or vinyl. I don't need a big tall privacy fence, just something that can keep dogs in the yard. Anyone have any ballpark figures for total price installed per linear foot for something in the 4 foot range? Any thoughts appreciated.
Lowes quoted me $2800 for a 6 ft privacy fence 136 feet)
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Old 04-22-2010, 06:56 AM
 
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I built my own 6 ft privacy fence for about $1000. I used green treated wood...it would have been maybe $1500-$1800 with cedar. Probably about as much as colbyson. Just to give you an idea....so $2500-$3000 to have it done might not be a bad deal.
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Northeast NE
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So I just bought my first house . I would like to put in a fence in the backyard, open to wood or vinyl. I don't need a big tall privacy fence, just something that can keep dogs in the yard. Anyone have any ballpark figures for total price installed per linear foot for something in the 4 foot range? Any thoughts appreciated.

Well it depends on how much fence. Labor would cost you about the same for 10 feet as it would 20.
But my main reason for posting is to make sure you have checked out zoning and/or home owners association rules.
They may have rules on type of material and how far the fence has to be from the property line(typical is 3 foot) .

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