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Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fencing Cost

Homeowners wanting to install a fence on their property have several options to choose from, including wood panel, post and rail, and vinyl coated fencing. While all of these choices are popular, vinyl coated fencing is the best option for a fence that is attractive, affordable and virtually maintenance free.

Vinyl Coated Chain Link Costs

  • Minimum Cost: $12.85 per foot
  • Maximum Cost: $18.45 per foot

The price of vinyl coated fencing can vary significantly depending on factors such as the type of fence, the experience of the professional installing the fencing and the job's location. For 100 linear feet of basic vinyl coated fencing installation, homeowners can expect to pay between $1,215 and $1,480, which includes $800 to $950 worth of materials and $420 to $535 worth of labor costs. Better quality fencing could cost $200 to $400 more. 

The price estimates above include the cost of all materials, including the fence, the posts, the drainage rocks and the concrete anchoring. They also include the cost of labor to dig the post holes and to set and secure the fence. The above price estimates do not include the cost of removing an existing fence, adding a gate or grading the lot to prepare it for the fence, which vary by region. 

What Are the Various Uses for Vinyl Coated Fencing?

Vinyl fences are most often used to create borders on property lines and to keep pets and children from leaving the property. They are also used for privacy, improved aesthetics and safety, such as when they are used to surround a pool. Shorter fences can even be used to create seating around a defined space, such as a rail surrounding a deck. 

What Vinyl Coated Fencing Options are Available to Homeowners?

  • Color: White and tan are the most popular colors of vinyl coated fencing available, but homeowners can custom order any color they desire. Homeowners can even combine multiple colors in a single fence to achieve a truly unique result. 
  • Style: Homeowners can also choose from a variety of fence styles. Some fence style options for homeowners to choose from include lattice, Victorian accent, Westminster, wood grain, stone texture and Huntington pool code privacy fence.
  • Post Caps: Vinyl fences can take on a completely different look depending on the type of post caps that homeowners choose. The most popular styles of post caps for homeowners to choose from include inside pyramid, outside pyramid, New England, ball cap and gothic cap.

What Are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Vinyl Coated Fencing?

Vinyl coated fencing is a great option for homeowners who want an attractive fencing option that requires little maintenance. It doesn't rot, fade or weather like wood fencing does, so it will stay looking great for longer. On the other hand, vinyl coated fencing has its drawbacks as well. It can be more expensive than wood and chain link fences, it is not as strong or durable, and it can be difficult to repair sections that have become damaged. Also, some types of vinyl covered fencing may develop mildew problems over time. 

What Factors Affect the Price of Vinyl Coated Fencing?

Vinyl coated fencing quality can vary greatly depending on the manufacturer and the materials and methods used. Homeowners should be careful to consider quality as well as price when choosing the fencing solution that is best for them. Complicated fencing designs usually cost more than straightforward fencing designs. Homeowners who want complex fencing configurations can expect to pay an additional 5 to 14 percent to cover the additional material and labor costs. Larger fences will generally cost more than smaller fences because of the larger amount of material and the increased time the job takes to complete. 

Two identical fences can cost surprisingly different amounts when they are installed in different cities. Prices are generally higher in more heavily populated urban areas, though prices for custom fencing may also be higher in rural areas that do not have as many resources immediately available. Like all construction jobs, fence installation has its busy times and slow times. A slower time of the year may decrease the costs of professional installation.  A company with professionally licensed and bonded fencing contractors with several years of experience is likely to charge more than a fencing company that is just starting out. 

How Can Homeowners Save Money on Vinyl Coated Fencing?

The best way for homeowners to save money on their vinyl coated fencing is to call around to several different companies in their area to see who can offer them the best rate. Sometimes homeowners can even mention competitors' prices to bring the labor costs down even lower. Homeowners can also save money by using less expensive materials, hiring professionals who have less experience and saving their projects for the slow time of year. 

The type of labor and other costs that are included in a price can vary between companies, so homeowners should always double check which items a price estimate includes before they hire a company or contractor. This simple step can easily save homeowners hundreds of dollars in additional unforeseen expenses.

Last updated on Aug 8, 2014

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