What’s the Cheapest Fence to Install?
Having a fence added to your property is a big decision. It’s important to pick the right style and the one with the right budget. Installing a fence can cost homeowners $1,500 to $3,000, with an average price around $1,800. Fencing costs about $5 to $16 for each linear foot.
The final price is affected both by the fence materials and by how tall and long the fence will be. If the terrain is difficult, with hills or rocks, that can increase the price as well. With a number of fencing materials available, which fence is the cheapest to install? Our most affordable fencing option is the chain link fence.
An Affordable Option: Chain Link Fence
In addition to being affordable, chain link fences are excellent for security. They can either keep people out or keep children and pets in. Chain link fences are a great option to get security without blocking the view or the airflow.
Chain link fencing comes in a number of standard heights: 3 ft, 3.5 ft, 4 ft, 5 ft, 6 ft, 7 ft, 8 ft, 10 ft, and 12 ft. Other heights are also possible though. Installing a chain link fence costs about $15 to $25 per linear foot, although there are upgrades available that could increase that price.
There are additional features that can be added to a chain link fence. A fence in an area with erosion may need additional posts. It could be good to add an underlayer barrier in a rural area with small animals. A ground guard can be added to keep dogs from digging to escape the yard.
A galvanized chain link fence from Security Fence & Construction is protected by a heavy zinc coating and comes with an extended warranty. A chain link fence can last about 20 years. It’s also great that someday when it does need to be replaced, the chain link fence can be recycled.
Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fence
Choosing a vinyl coated chain link fence can increase the linear foot price to $17 to $35, but this style isn’t prone to rust or corrosion. The vinyl coated chain link fence is a galvanized steel chain link fence that’s been sealed with a layer of vinyl. It’s the same strong fence as a regular chain link fence but has the added benefit of a tough outer coating.
The vinyl coating helps protect the fence from rust and from the weather, which is especially important in Minnesota. It helps it to have a longer lifespan. This type of fence is easy to maintain. It doesn’t need to be painted and can be cleaned easily.
A vinyl in a dark color can also make the fence disappear against the yard and stand out less than the galvanized steel color. The most common colors are black, brown, green, or white, but many colors are available.
California Chain Link Fence
The California chain link fence is known for its attractive appearance. It has framing system options in different colors and materials. The framing system can be used with either galvanized fencing or vinyl coated fencing.
Stained wood is often used for the framing system posts and rails. This material adds a rustic look to the California chain link fence.
Security Fence & Construction uses only the highest quality materials, ensuring you get the best value for your money. We are here to help you find the perfect fence to fit your budget. Our family-owned business has been serving the greater Minneapolis area for more than 30 years. Contact us online or at 612-788-4729 with any questions or to request a quote.