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How much does it cost to put a fence around your yard?

How much does it cost to put a fence around your yard?

Fence installation costs $1,500 to $3,000 for an average yard with most homeowners spending about $1,800. New fencing costs $5 to $16 per linear foot, or about $2,016 to $9,011 for 1 acre. Prices depend on the type of fence materials used and the length and height of the fence.

Do I need a permit to put a fence around my yard?

Even where you will be installing the fence within your own property makes a difference. A privacy fence in your backyard will often not require a permit unless it is to be over 6 feet tall, while the cut-off for the same type of fence in your front yard is just 3.5 feet.

What is the least expensive fence to put up?

Treated pine tends to be the most affordable, and also durable wood option. Cedar tends to be a pricier wood for fencing, and redwood and teak at the top end. Vinyl, wrought iron, brick or stone fences are the most expensive.

Should you fence your front yard?

The short answer of course is yes, you can certainly fence your front yard. But it may be more complicated than a simple yes or no. Does your neighborhood have a homeowners association? If so, you will likely need approval or to follow their guidelines regarding a fence on your property.

What type of fence is best for your yard?

The best fencing materials depend on what type of fence you need for your yard or space. Security fencing is best built with metal or chain link fencing, while the best materials for a privacy fence might be wood or vinyl.

Do dogs need a fenced yard?

Dogs want and deserve a fenced area in which to stretch their legs and run around a little, on the grass, several times a day. Without a fenced yard, you would need to take your dog outside on a leash even for bathroom breaks. This really isn’t fair to any dog larger than a Chihuahua.

What is a backyard fence?

One of the most common reasons to fence a backyard is to create privacy. A tall solid fence like this one will separate your outdoor spaces from your neighbors. Typically a privacy fence cannot extend past six feet in height, check your local building codes to be sure. Privacy fences are usually built with wood,…

What is the best fence for small dogs?

The two most obvious fence options for very small dogs are chain link fences and wooden privacy fences. Wooden privacy fences have the benefit of being solid, with no gaps for a small dog to get through.