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Type Cost Per Foot Average Cost of 150 LF
Wire $1 – $7 $150 – $1,050
Post and Rail $6 – $16 $900 – $2,400
Bamboo $6 – $12 $900 – $1,800
Wood Picket $10 – $14 $1,500 – $2,100
Panel $11 – $13 $1,650 – $1,950
Pool Fence $12 – $16 $1,800 – $2,400
Chain Link $9 – $30 $1,350 – $3,900
Split Rail $12 – $17 $1,800 – $2,550
Shadowbox $12 – $16 $1,800 – $2,400
Privacy $13 – $19 $1,950 – $2,850
Board on Board $16 – $22 $2,400 – $3,300
Wood $17 – $22 $2,550 – $3,300
Vinyl $15 – $30 $2,850 – $3,300
Composite $23 – $37 $3,450 – $5,550
Aluminum $24 – $32 $3,600 – $4,800
Metal $24 – $32 $3,600 – $4,800
Wrought Iron $24 – $44 $3,600 – $6,600


Type Cost Per Linear Foot
Chain Link $9 – $30
Black Vinyl-Coated Chain Link $10 – $34
Aluminum $25 – $40
Steel & Corrugated Metal $30 – $50

4-Foot Chain-link Fence Installed In Front Yard Of Residential Home

Chain link fences with black vinyl coating cost a bit more than uncoated galvanized chain link, but they also seem to disappear into your landscape. The vinyl coating doesn’t rust or corrode making this option a good choice for home use.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Affordable and secure.
Cons: Not so attractive, can rust, and not a good DIY project.

Wood & Privacy Fence

Installing a wood fence costs $13 to $19 per foot on average, with most homeowners spending $1,950 to $2,850 for their privacy fencing. Wood is the most common material backyard fencing and can last for 20 years. The cost of wood fencing depends on the species of wood chosen with the most popular being pine, cedar, and redwood.


Wood Type Cost Per Foot
Pine $10 – $16
Redwood $13 – $17
Cedar $13 – $18
Tropical Hardwoods $15 – $24

8 Foor Tall Treated Pine Privacy Wood Fence With Lattice Addition

Cedar is one of the best woods for fencing because of the cedar oil contained within. It will naturally resist moisture, insect damage, and decay. Using cheap wood fencing will require yearly treatment to protect it from moisture and insect damage.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Gives privacy, strong and versatile.
Cons: Can be expensive, needs yearly maintenance.

Vinyl Fence Cost

A new vinyl fence costs $15 to $30 per linear foot to install, or about $20 a foot on average. For a typical yard, expect to spend $2,800 to $5,500 depending on the size and height. There are many styles and colors to choose from, with the most popular being white vinyl or a faux wood look.

Vinyl Fence Cost Per Foot


Type Cost Per Linear Foot
Picket Fence $15
Privacy Fence $28
Shadowbox Fence $35
Rail Fence $8
Horse Fence $12

Vinyl is a step up from wood and is a long-term investment, since the materials are generally low-maintenance and lasts much longer than wood. Vinyl fences are made from a PVC plastic that is combined with other elements that make it strong and durable. Vinyl doesn’t warp, rot, or split like a wood fence might, and they are free from the rust and corrosion problems that come with metal or some chain link fences.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Strong, durable, eco-friendly, easy to install, and private.
Cons: Not the best choice for security.
Vinyl Privacy Fence Installed In Backyard of Residential Home

Composite & Trex Fencing Prices

Installing composite and Trex fencing costs $23 to $37 per linear foot, with most homeowners spending between $3,450 and $5,550 to fence their yard. Composite fencing lasts for 20 years or more and mimics the look of wood but never needs painting, sanding, or staining. Composite comes in various colors and styles to build your fence precisely the way you want.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Easy to install, durable, little to no maintenance.
Cons: High initial cost.
Picket Fence Prices

A wood picket fence costs between $1,500 and $2,100, with most spending $10 to $14 per foot on average. Picket fences are the epitome of the American dream. You can quickly put one up around your yard by using fence panels, which you can get in a variety of materials.


Type Cost Per Linear Foot
Wood Picket Fence $10 – $14
Vinyl Picket Fence $15 – $25

New Gray 4-Foot tall picket fence with gate installation

Aluminum Fence Cost

A 4-foot tall aluminum fence costs between $24 to $32 per foot to install on average whereas a 6-foot costs $35 to $50 per foot. Most homeowners spend $3,600 to $4,800 to fence a 150 linear foot yard. Aluminum fencing is an economical alternative to the look of wrought iron and is widely used as a secure pool fence enclosure.

Aluminum fencing comes in a variety of picket or privacy styles and can also be ordered with aluminum as the frame around vinyl inserts. It’s available in a wide assortment of colors to match the current landscaping and curb appeal.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Lightweight, economical and appropriate for a large number of applications.
Cons: Not as durable as wrought iron. Less expensive brands can rust. Not the best choice for security.
New Aluminum Fencing Separating Backyard Of Two neighbors

Board on Board Fence Cost

A board on board fence costs $16 to $22 per foot, with most homeowners spending between $2,400 and $3,300 for materials and installation. A board-on-board or shadowbox fence is great choice for a backyard because it looks the same on both sides. The fence boards are attached to a framework of railing, alternating and overlapping at the same time.

Pros and Cons

Pros: It’s an attractive fence solution.
Cons: It’s not entirely private. If you stand to the side, you can see through the fence—in between the alternating boards.
Board On Board Wooden Privacy Fence Enclosing Multiple Backyards

Wrought Iron Fence Cost

A wrought iron fence costs $24 to $44 per foot to install on average. For a standard backyard of 150 linear feet, cost estimates are between $3,600 and $6,600. A wrought iron fence looks classy, and it will last nearly forever. It won’t rot or decay, and it is impervious to insect damage.

Wrought Iron Fence Installed In Front Lawn Protecting Rose Bushes

While still expensive as far as fences go, it’s more affordable than hand-forged fencing—true wrought iron is hand-forged and made to order. This kind of wrought iron can cost as much as $300 a linear foot. Installing a wrought-iron fence is no easy job as it is very heavy and requires knowledgeable hands and solid footing to do the work.

Pros and Cons

Pros: Solid, sturdy and durable. Attractive and can last a lifetime.
Cons: Cost of the fence and installation is prohibitive.
Security Fence Cost

A security fence costs $30 to $60 per foot and is typically constructed from steel, iron, wire mesh, chain link, or a combination of metal. For the average home, expect to spend between $4,500 and $9,000 on security fencing.

A security fence has one purpose, and that’s to keep people out. Commonly installed with spires and pointed edges on top, most security fences are at least 8 feet tall, and is built with a very secure gate system. Security fences are topped with pickets, either straight or curved, with a flat or pointed top.

Black wrought iron driveway entrance gates set in brick security fence

Pros and Cons

Pros: Extremely secure to protect life and property.
Cons: High cost. High-end security fences can cost a whopping $100 to $400 per linear foot.


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