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Chain Link Fence Cost Calculate

Time: 2012_08_08

In doing a cost estimation for chain link fence installation, you need to take a couple of things into consideration such as the following:

Knowing the total length of your fence in linear feet.
Number of gates you intend using.
How many corner, end and gate posts.
Knowing the overall height of the chain link fence.
Total individual parts to be used for the project at hand.
Costs of all components and materials needed.
Total costs of any specialized tools needed for the project.
How many walkways and driveway gates you need for the project.

Keep in mind that it also depends where you get your chain link fence supplies from and by whom it was produced. But it is not a major factor in calculating the cost.

Cost estimation in terms of labor is normally done in terms of foot which roughly runs around $7 to $12 per foot, depending of course on the height of the fence and whether the fence is vinyl coated or galvanized as well as the price of material used. You may still find companies that will charge between $3 to $5 per foot while others will charge a set rate of $50 per hour.

Usually, chain link fence cost is estimated in terms of foot. In the United States, it’s usually about $8 per foot. Don’t expect the price to stay the same though. Steel prices fluctuate in the market place so it’s best to call the supplier ahead of time. The type of steel you use for your chain link fence will also affect the total cost of the project. Ornamental steel has a price range between $20 to $30. The use of different materials is also an important factor to consider. Typically, galvanized chain link mesh can set you back about $8 per foot. A nine gauge fabric on the other hand costs around $12 per foot.

The average project for installing chain link fence would need to include concrete of at least a 100 pound bag, your chain link fencing which comes in variants of 4,6,8 or 10 foot rolls, line posts, end posts of at least 2 feet in length to accommodate each post hole, top rail ends, tension bars and bands, post caps, tie wires, brace bands, gate hinges (at least 2 per gate) loop caps and gate latches (1 per gate).

To get an accurate estimate of the cost of chain link fence, we suggest you contact your supplier ahead of time. It is usually around $8 per foot of chain. But it also depends on the type of steel you use as it will have an impact on the total cost of your project. Recent estimates on materials used to construct chain link fence is as follows:

Plain silver galvanized steel 3 foot high fence is $75 to $100 per 50 foot roll. At six feet high the same gauge fence is $150 to $200 per 50 foot roll, and at 12 feet it is $350 to $400 for a 50 foot roll.

Vinyl chain link at 3 foot high goes for $150 to $200 per 50 foot roll , The same type at 6 feet high will fetch around $350 per roll and 12 foot high fences go for $600 to $700. Installation will work out to be around $250 for half day and double that for the full day.

Chain link fencing to ensure privacy which is filled with slats to prevent people from seeing through, will cost anywhere between $6 to $40 a foot depending on gauge and finish.

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