How Much do Aluminum Fences Cost?
Aluminum fencing costs have a wide range depending on the size of the project, the type of fencing ordered and the labor that goes into placing it. According to Costimates, the average price for 4’ foot tall aluminum fencing is approximately $24 per foot for the everyday DIY’er. Professionally installed fencing costs an average of $32 per foot for the same type of fencing.
At Aluminum Fences Direct, we offer wholesale aluminum fencing materials so you can get the absolute best value for your project with even better pricing than previously mentioned. Whether you’re looking for an Appalachian or puppy style fence, we have a wide variety of styles with transparent pricing so you know exactly what you’ll get.
You can view our aluminum fencing here or continue reading to find out more about aluminum fencing styles, price calculation and other useful information.
Why Choose Aluminum Fencing?
Anyone who’s done DIY work at home has likely experienced the conundrum of what base materials to use. Marble or granite? Tile or wood? Aluminum or steel? Working with aluminum has its own benefits, such as:
- It’s light, which makes it easy to install.
- The fencing requires very little maintenance, if any.
- Aluminum has cheaper shipping costs on account of its low density.
- The material is malleable, so it can come in many styles.
- Aluminum isn’t affected by sprinklers or lawn chemicals.
- It handles dampness and humidity well, making it ideal for poolside and oceanside projects.
What Types of Styles are There?
Aluminum fencing comes in a wide variety of styles to meet your personal tastes and needs. You can order each type according to the height you desire as well. Below is a list of every style of aluminum fencing we offer:
- eXtra Picket
- Elegant Arch
You can also find corresponding gates and accessories to fully customize your fencing so it meets standard regulations, looks exactly the way you want and makes entrance/exit from the area as accessible or secure as needed. Color is also an option when you order from us, with available styles in black, bronze and white.
Prices to Expect for Our Fencing
The price of our aluminum fencing varies according to the style you choose and the height you order. Once you have an estimation of how much fencing you need, you can speak to us directly at 888-830-2219 or fill out our layout form so we can help you determine dimensions, material requirements and pricing. More general pricing according to fence type are listed below:
- Floridian Fence Panels: $42 – $53
- Sierra, Outback & Carolina Fence Panels: $59 – $85
- Appalachian & Manhattan Fence Panels: $59 – $85
- Puppy & XP Fence Panels: $97 – $155
- Commercial Fence Panels: $77 – $114
- Castle Fence Panels: $88 – $109
- Elegant Arch Fence Panels: $95 – $144
- Cathedral Fence Panels: $159 – $199
Gates, posts and accessories also vary in price according to the style, so you can plan accordingly or allow us to examine your fencing needs and provide an inclusive price so you know exactly how much you need and how much it will cost.
How Much Money Does DIY Fencing Save?
Working with fencing companies that perform installations can be a costly enterprise of thousands of dollars before you even get to the material prices. Professional costs can be anywhere from $35 to $80 per hour on top of materials and fees. If you get away from fence contractors and work with individuals, you still need to make sure that they work within the licensing requirements for appropriate fence types, zoning and other important property details.
While putting in a fence yourself does require planning and labor, however, it can be much simpler than you might think. You’ll also be saving yourself a good portion of money you can put toward your house and yard instead.
How to Prepare for DIY Fencing
Just about any housing project can be intimidating when you first start out. Fences are a key aspect of defining your yard space, whether the intention is creating privacy, style, security or all three. Whether you’re looking to create an outdoor space for a pet, trying to keep out wildlife or securing a pool space, there are general considerations you should keep in mind.
Defining Your Property Space
One common mistake that people make regardless of whether they hire a professional or put in a fence themselves is confusing property lines between neighbors. If you build a fence that happens to be on the wrong side of your property line, it’s a costly mistake that will require you to remove all of your hard work.
To ensure that you have the correct dimensions starting out, look for the details of your deed when you purchased your property. Such documentation may also include a map that shows the dimensions, also known as a plat. If there’s still some confusion (deeds with property dimensions can sometimes rely on landmarks like a tree or shrub that is no longer on the property), your best bet is to go to your local surveyor’s office.
If the details of your property lines are still murky or you are unable to find appropriate maps, you can always hire a professional surveyor to help you determine where a fence can go. Surveyors are licensed by your state and should have liability insurance attached to their work so you’ll be reimbursed if a mistake is made.
Speaking with your neighbors during this process can also be helpful. They may be able to provide maps of their property that have shared property lines on them, and some may even be willing to share the cost of a fence that goes along a shared property boundary.
Knowing Residential Limitations
Before choosing your fence style and height, it’s important to check with your neighborhood zoning laws. Many residential areas limit the maximum height of fences, and some may also require that you have a building permit for placing outdoor structures like fences. Rural areas, such as ranches and farms, are more likely to offer softer standards for permits, while large neighborhoods are more likely to require stricter permits for outdoor features. Also, check with your home owners insurance about coverage for your fence. Some companies actually cover it if it’s physically connected to the house with wall mounts but if there is a post next to the house, it wouldn’t be covered. This varies with every insurance company. It’s also worth noting that fence height limits for front yards tend to be shorter than those for backyards, so it may be wise to plan accordingly.
Digging in the Right Place
Your fence’s most important features actually lie below the ground; digging appropriately sized holes and filling them with concrete is what lends them security. Before you decide where to place posts for your aluminum fencing, you’ll need to accommodate important electric and water lines that may be hiding underground. If you’re adding a fence around a pool, for example, a blueprint will be critical so you don’t dig into any electric lines for lights or water lines for the pool supply.
Most states have a utility notification center you can call so they can come to your property and mark the location where gas, electric and cable lines are located. In some states, depending on the utility companies, this is a free service.
Measuring for your Fence
The easiest way to measure your property lines yourself is to mark each corner of your yard with a stake. Connecting each stake and measuring the distance will give you the number of feet needed to complete your fence.
From there, you’ll often need to calculate how much fencing you need based on the size of fence panels you purchase. Typical sizes per panel tend to range from six to eight feet. It may be a bit overwhelming to convert perimeter distance into fence panels and material prices, so we can help you with our layout from. Once you know the fence length, height and style you want as well as how many gates should be included in your overall project, we can do the rest of the work so you have a solid estimate for materials and costs.
Supplies to Consider
Once you have your fence materials paid for and your planning complete, you’ll still need to have supplies for putting everything together. We like to make things easier by providing fully assembled panels that only need to be set into the ground with one of our posts. To achieve this, you’ll need to dig appropriately sized holes according to the size and type of your fence and post length, then fill those holes with concrete. The simple supplies you’ll need for this are:
- A shovel or post hole digger for digging holes
- A container or wheelbarrow big enough to mix concrete
- A spade for mixing concrete
- A level that will make sure each post is inserted evenly
- Cement or concrete mix
Get the Best Value for Your DIY Project
We make quality materials and fast shipping a priority so you can get the best value when you set out to fence your yard. To take a closer look at the different styles and pricing options we offer for fencing, click here and get started planning your project today!
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