If you have a typical 1.5-acre yard, you will need a privacy fence that will be around 150 yards long and about 8 feet high. The cost of the fence will come to approximately $1,950 and $7,500 depending on the materials used and any further embellishments. The price of the materials alone is usually between $7 to $30 per linear foot on average, and the labor costs average between $6 and $20 per linear foot.
There are well over a dozen fencing styles as well as materials to choose from, and the most popular options are wood, picket, vinyl, and chain-link.
The cost of fence installation can run from quite inexpensive to very expensive depending on a multitude of factors such as:
The length of your fence
The height of your fence
Whether the ground is soft or hard
A level plain or a rocky hill
A professional job or a do it yourself (DIY) project
The average estimate for a professionally built 150-yard fence will be:
$2,500 to $ 3,000 for a wood privacy fence
$2,100 to $ 2500 for a chain-link fence and
$1,700 to $ 2,000 for a 6-foot picket fence using mid-grade materials
The average cost of installation hovers between $8 to $ 20 per linear foot both installation and materials combined. The cost of a wood picket fence runs between $9 to $15 per foot, while a vinyl fence can run between $15 to $30 per foot.
Ultimately, whichever fencing material you choose, it is very important to ensure that you hire only highly skilled and experienced professionals to handle the job.