Installing a chain-link fence costs $9 to $30 per linear foot on average, depending on the height, length, and terrain conditions. For improved aesthetics and rust protection, a vinyl-coated black chain-link fence costs $10 to $34 per linear foot installed.
In comparison, other types of fence installation cost $20 to $60 per linear foot for materials like wood, vinyl panels, or metal picket borders.
A bid for chain-link fence installation should typically include all materials, delivery, labor, and cleanup costs. If you have an old fence that the crew will replace, then ask how much removal and disposal of the old fence costs.
Ask if the crew can reuse posts from the old fence that are still in good condition to save money.
A chain-link fence is typically made of galvanized or coated steel wire, woven into a zig zag pattern to create the popular diamond shaped fence mesh. The posts are most commonly galvanized steel set into concrete anchors for durability.
A chain-link fence is 4' to 8' tall on average but sizes as short as 3' tall and high as 12' tall are available. However, be mindful of zoning laws and homeowners association restrictions on fences in your neighborhood.
Installing a chain-link fence typically takes 2 to 5 days, depending on the length and property conditions. Most contractors install between 80 and 150 feet per day, according to the crew size and terrain conditions.
The cement for the post anchors will need 1 to 4 days to fully set, unless you use Quickrete that sets in less than an hour.
A chain-link fence lasts 15 to 20 years on average, depending on the installation quality, climate, soil type, and upkeep. Chain-link fences coated in vinyl or made of aluminum typically last the longest since they have extra rust protection.
Chain-link fences typically don't boost property resale values as much as solid privacy fences made of wood or vinyl. Although chain-link fences are cost-effective, they lack the aesthetic appeal of other fence types and don't offer privacy unless you add slats.
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