Columbia FENCE COST & PRICING
How much does a fence cost to install in Columbia? At Affordable Fence Guys, we use three basic factors to calculate a fence price installation in Columbia, SC:
- Fence material costs
- Fence labor costs
- Job site preparation costs
Read in more detail each factor below to help you understand fence pricing. We hope you will choose us to provide a free, in-house Columbia fence estimate by scheduling an appointment today.
Fence Material Costs
To determine fence material costs, we start by measuring the job and determining the materials necessary to complete that fence job in Columbia.
Homeowners often think this is calculated on a "cost-per- foot" basis only. Unfortunately this is rarely the case because "cost-per-foot only" doesn't take into consideration that each person's yard is different in [city/town]. For example, let's look at a 50 foot wood fence in its simplest form: 8 posts, 16 two-by-fours, and 110 one-by-six boards. When we inspect where to install the fence, we find unique yard obstructions that require an additional 2 posts, extra two-by-fours, more concrete, and other bits and pieces that go with it. So the materials for that 50 foot fence in your yard will cost more than your neighbor's 50 foot fence.
When we determine the price of the material by calculating every piece of wood, every bag of cement, nails, screws, and other items needed to complete the fence job.
We do not charge our customers anything above our cost for all fence materials.
Fence Labor Costs
The second consideration to pricing the installation of a Columbia fence is the labor. To determine the labor cost of building a fence in Columbia, we pay close attention to the yard's present conditions that can influence the time it take to complete the fence job based on number of hours.
For instance, if your home in Columbia has a very hard and rocky ground, it may take a lot longer to dig the holes to set the posts then in another area that has soft dirt and is much easier to dig.
In addition, it may take more time to complete a fence job if the final location of the fence is a long-distance from the point where we can park our truck and unload the materials. Just recently in Columbia, we completed a job that required a higher labor costs because our crew had to carry all the fence materials up and over a steep hillside with lots of trees that our truck could not maneuver around.
Finally, fence labor costs can increase if we have to dig slower than normal to avoid cutting tree roots, shrubbery, gas lines, water lines, and sprinkler system pipes.
Job Site Preparation Costs
The third and last factor to pricing a fence installation in Columbia is calculating job site preparation costs.
A lot goes into properly clearing or prepping the area for the new fence to be built. When our company builds a replacement fence in Columbia, we will remove the old fence or remove any existing concrete block walls (but not necessarily the concrete footing in the ground).
However, if we encounter situations that require a more than average amount of vegetation to be cleared before we can build the fence, we will advise you hire a licensed company that specializes in vegetation removal or tree cutting in Columbia.
It's important you understand that fence builders are highly skilled workers who are paid for their expertise. Companies that remove vegetation use different set of tools than fence builders, and generally rely on unskilled workers paid cheaper wages.
Examples of Average Fence Costs
We are often asked from homeowners contacting us by phone or email to provide them average fence costs for a particular fence type in Columbia before scheduling a free, in-house appointment.
Without physically inspecting the desired fence location up close and personal, we have decided to provide some examples below to act as a "guide" or "fence estimator" when you are budgeting to build a fence in your Columbia back yard or front yard.
All fence types can be styled in many ways that can push the cost up with no limits.
Old Fence removal is generally $2 to $4 per foot, including the city's dump fees.
- Standard Vertical Board Privacy Fence = $12.00 to $45.00 per foot.
- Standard Privacy Vinyl Fence = $16.00 to $38.00 per foot.
- Chain Link Fence = $8.00 to $21.00 per foot.
- Ornamental Aluminum Fence = $18.00 to $40.00 per foot