U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary The Triangle Area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Old 07-31-2007, 08:58 PM
129 posts, read 443,043 times
Reputation: 146
Default On avg how much would the labor/install of a 6 foot fence run me?

Thinking of putting up a fence over a 20' x 60 ' backyard. How much would material, labor, and install run me?

Old 07-31-2007, 10:31 PM
Location: Creedmoor, NC
164 posts, read 497,052 times
Reputation: 63
When I lived in MD and had a smaller yard then that and wood 6 ' fence , long fence wanted 3,000.00 Fiance and I are putting up a picket fence 4' ourselves and I tell you, it is the hardest job i ever had to do. My body is killing me from the post holes that we dug. 24 post holes and we used a gas powered digger but it takes alot out of you. Wish we had the money to hire someone. But today most of fence is put up. wooohooooo.
Old 08-01-2007, 06:10 AM
Location: Cary, NC
282 posts, read 1,411,435 times
Reputation: 305
Originally Posted by vthok View Post
Thinking of putting up a fence over a 20' x 60 ' backyard. How much would material, labor, and install run me?
We had 3 companies give us estimates. One of the companies, Fence Works, was just starting out - he used to work for one of the big companies here. Their estimates for 245 linear feet of wood fence were:

5' tall privacy fence:
Seegars - $16.30 per linear foot
Dickerson - $18.81 per linear foot

5' tall shadow box fence:
Seegars - $18.64 per linear foot
Dickerson - $20.81 per linear foot

Neither company split material and labor costs. I'm sure they mark up materials quite a bit.

Fence Works estimates were all lower since he's just starting out and needs to establish his reference base before he can compete with the established companies at the same price.

After some bargaining with the HOA, we eventually went with a 6 foot wood shadow box fence with a scalloped pattern. Fence Works presented us with an inventory list and we purchased the material. The materials came out to about $1900 after taxes, delivery, 10% off coupon. Fence Works then just charged us a flat fee for labor.

The numbers will be much higher if you decide not to go with wood and use vinyl. We got one estimate for a vinyl fence that was over 3x the price of wood. It also will depend a bit on what type of fence you pick. Picket fences will have fewer pickets, privacy will use more, and shadow box will use still more. Also depends a bit on the number and size of gates and whether you want expensive post caps.

Here are some pictures of our new fence:

If you have any questions or would like Fence Works contact info, feel free to PM me.
Old 08-01-2007, 06:33 AM
Location: Apex, NC
2,163 posts, read 4,539,252 times
Reputation: 1345
CJ Improvements Fence Company Raleigh NC Installs Wood Vinyl Chain link fences (http://www.cjimprovements.com/ - broken link)

I had 2 styles of fence installed in the last couple of weeks.

6' Privacy fence (single board) $13 per sq. ft.
4' picket fence (French gothic) $12 per sq. ft. Would have done it for $10 per sq. ft. if my lot was flat.

Give them a call...great guys, small company. I am very satisfied with their work.
Old 08-01-2007, 09:36 AM
579 posts, read 1,992,664 times
Reputation: 216
I had a handyman install a 6' dog ear fence for $14 per linear ft and Budget Fence in Fuquay gave me the same price quote.
Old 03-23-2009, 05:17 PM
1 posts, read 156,001 times
Reputation: 66
I have (3) fence lines 6 ft. high of 75', 75', 60', and (1) gate. How much would labor be to install the 6 ft. fence?
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.

Closed Thread

Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > North Carolina > Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top