If you’re thinking about installing vinyl fencing on your property, you want to know how much it’s likely to cost. While there is no absolute answer to the question, you can use average prices to build a ball-park figure of what you might end up paying.
Low-, Medium-, And High-End Vinyl Fencing Costs
Vinyl fencing comes in a variety of grades, roughly falling into three categories: low, medium, and high.
While the price for individual lines will vary from model to model and installer to installer, you can calculate the cost per linear foot of each.
Typical prices per linear foot for a six-foot-tall fence are as follows:
- Low-end: $15 per linear foot
- Medium: $22.50 per linear foot
- High-end: $30 per linear foot
The price will typically be lower than this for all categories if the fence is shorter than six feet, and more if it’s taller.
How Much Fencing Does The Average Person Need?
If you want to work out the total cost of fencing, you first need to know how many feet you’ll need.
The number of feet you require depends on the length of the perimeter of your property. It also depends on whether you need to encircle the entire area or if there are natural boundaries, like a river, forming part of your boundary.
The average home typically requires between 200 and 400 feet of fencing to enclose its border.
The cost for low-end, medium, and high-end fencing for breaks down as follows:
200 Feet Of Fencing
- Low-end: $3,000
- Medium: $4,500
- High-end: $6,000
300 Feet Of Fencing
- Low-end: $4,500
- Medium: $6,750
- High-end: $9,000
400 Feet Of Fencing
- Low-end: $6,000
- Medium: $9,000
- High-end: $12,000
As you can see, the cost scales with both the quality and the length of fencing that you choose.
Ninety-five percent of all homeowners spend between $2,848 and $5,695 for PVC vinyl fencing around their property. While some spend more or less than this, it’s the exception, not the rule.
The cost of vinyl fencing breaks down into two parts: the cost of materials and the cost of labor. Some fencing contractors charge high fees for their time while others work efficiently to keep costs down. Not all fencing contractors are the same. If you’re considering hiring a fencing contractor, be sure to check out their reviews online.
Other Factors Affecting Cost
The length and quality of your fence are not the only factors that affect the total price you end up paying. Other factors are a consideration too. For instance, gates tend to be more expensive, per linear foot, than regular sections of vinyl fencing. Similarly, accessories like solar post cap lights, hanging flower boxes, and design embellishments will all add to the price.
Privacy vinyl fencing tends to be much taller than regular fencing. The costs, therefore, are also higher. The average privacy fence is around $28 per linear foot – or nearly twice the price of standard-height vinyl fencing. Horse fencing is cheaper, at just $12 per linear foot. Rail is even more affordable, at just $8 per foot.