How Much Does a Fence Cost?

One of the most common questions that we get at Mossy Oak Fence, is how much will my fence cost? Well, truly, it all depends! Fence prices will vary by region, material, and the scope/size of the project, so it’s important to keep materials and dimensions in mind as you discuss a budget and begin your build. Let’s take a look at some fence costs averages so you can get an idea of how much your fence project will cost!

How Much Does a Fence Cost?

Some homeowners dream of the quintessential white picket fence, while others have a modern wood fence or wrought iron fence in mind. Regardless of type, most homes have some sort of fencing to serve as security, privacy, and/or containment. The price of fencing depends on several factors, including the length of the overall project, the specific material chosen, along with the height and nu8mber of gates desired. Most fence companies charge a per linear foot rate that includes materials and labor.

Fence Costs Per Foot

Based on the material and style of the fence, you can plan to spend anywhere from $7.00-$200.00 per linear foot. A simple picket fence will be less expensive than a custom 8’ tall cedar privacy fence, or a high end ornamental aluminum fence. Keep this in mind when shopping for and planning your project!

New Fence Installation

While it depends on the size of your yard, and what materials that you are using, a new fence install can range anywhere from $1,500-$8,000. On average, most homeowners will spend around $3,500. Here, we outline some estimates of what you might pay for a specific material:

Inexpensive: $5-$8 per linear foot

  • Barbed wire
  • Electric/invisible
  • Hog wire
  • Chicken wire

Moderate: $12-$28 per linear foot

  • Horse & farm
  • Chain link
  • Wood & privacy
  • Split rail
  • Board on Board

Expensive: $28-$145 per linear foot

  • Vinyl
  • Aluminum
  • Wrought iron
  • Brick or stone
  • Security fence
  • Composite/Trex

Fencing materials are based on linear foot, which is the same as the per-foot measurement. A typical residential backyard is 150-170 linear feet.

Fence Prices By Material

Typically, wood is a cheaper option for a fence, while steel & Aluminum and composite fences are most expensive to install (but will last longer!) In addition to price, each type of fence offers positive and negative features. Let’s delve deeper…

Wood & Privacy

A popular option for fencing, wooden fences can range anywhere from $12-$50 per foot, and an average of $3,500-$8,000 for the entire project. Wood can last a long time if treated correctly and also is a great product for privacy fences.

Metal & Chain Link

Made for function rather than form, a chain link fence is great to delineate property lines or keep pets in your yard. These fences are inexpensive to install and can range between $14-$40 per foot and $3,500-$6,000 for the entire project. (Depending on your property size of course!) Prices of chain link vary mostly due to the heights that you can choose from, and whether it is vinyl-coated or uncoated.


Vinyl fences are quite popular due to their durability and longevity. Ranging from $24-$35 per foot, you can look at spending around $4,000-$9,000 for a fence.

Wrought Iron

Wrought iron is one of the most secure fencing products available and adds beauty and curb appeal to your yard. You can plan on paying $24-$35 per foot, and around $4,000-$9,000 for an entire fence.

Custom Fences in the Greater Orlando Area and Central Florida

Ready to install that dream fence that will not only keep your family and pets secure but also add curb appeal to your yard? From wood to vinyl, wrought iron, and everything in-between, we are ready to help design a custom fence just for you! Let’s get started! Contact us today for a quote! (407) 972-0798