If you have a fence, you know just how important fences are in adding to the curbside appeal and security to your property.
At some point, it might actually be worth upgrading to a more modern style. If you’ve had a chain link or wooden fence for a few years, or even decades, now might be a good time to think about enhancing that security and curbside appeal.
One of the most popular fences for property owners across the country is the vinyl privacy fence. Not only is it aesthetically pleasing, but it also helps in preventing any onlookers or intruders from scoping out your land.
You deserve to feel a sense of pride when looking at your property, as well as privacy and security in your own home. By upgrading to a vinyl privacy fence, you’re adding all of those qualities.
Why Should Vinyl Replace Your Current Fence?
The vinyl fence is built to keep unwanted visitors out, look attractive, and add value to your property. A vinyl fence is the ideal barrier between you and the outside world.
Compared with other fence types, vinyl fences boosts security because you can’t see through them. You don’t have to worry about neighbors or other unwanted people spying on you.
It’ll also help with keeping unwanted animals like dogs, cats, squirrels, opossums, and raccoons from roaming around your property.
You can also reduce the noise levels flowing into your backyard. If you’re wanting to relax, you probably want to block out any unwanted noise, such as traffic or the neighbor’s music. Vinyl privacy fence panels are perfect for giving you the peace and quiet you deserve.
The vinyl privacy fence is an updated look that has grown in popularity to become beloved by people across the country. You can choose from a variety of colors and textures to fit your own personal taste. Trust us, there are plenty of options.
A vinyl fence might actually be the last fence you’ll ever have to purchase, especially if you’re working with the right company. The vinyl should be age and weather-resistant, and it isn’t prone to rotting or fading. No matter the climate or situation, vinyl fences shine.
Time to Start Planning
If you’re in the market for a privacy fence, you should keep these vinyl fence costs in mind:
- Manual labor ($30-80/hour)
- Acquiring building permits
- Marking underground utilities
- Hauling old fence materials away
- Excavation and dirt removal
- Gates, hardware, and other decorative elements
- Also, for this type of fencing, you can expect to pay from $15-$35 per linear foot
This style of fencing might be more expensive than others, but you have to keep in mind that you’re enhancing the value of your property, you’ll end up spending much less on maintenance, and it will be much longer before you have to replace it, if ever.
If you’re ready to move forward with your fencing plans, you’ll find a virtual fence planning tool on our website to give you an idea of how much it would cost to build your vinyl fence. Type in your address, and you’ll then see a satellite image of your property. You’ll be able to choose a fence type, its height, color, and more.
This is a recommended tool for anyone looking to buy a fence. You might avoid some surprises, and preparation is always crucial for any major property project.
The price will come down to the type of fence you’ve chosen, whether any work is needed to remove old fencing, size, and whether you’ve chosen to install a gate. Fences can cost anywhere from $10 to $75 per linear foot.
Stay Away From Wood
Wood fences used to be the go-to material when building a privacy fence. However, they’re now simply outdated, and they don’t last as long. They also come with a boatload of maintenance.
Vinyl fences are not susceptible to rotting, fading, and for the most part, they’re maintenance-free. Wood fences are prone to all those negative effects. However, you should still clean a vinyl fence to maintain the aesthetically pleasing appearance, but it requires nowhere near the amount of work wood fences do.
Despite vinyl fences being a little bit more expensive, over time, the costs come out in the wash when you’re accounting for maintenance and replacement fees.
Vinyl is also built to withstand even the harshest weather conditions. Here in Minnesota, we’re used to frigid temperatures and snow. Vinyl fences still survive. You won’t regret your investment if the weather gets a little too extreme. The vinyl fence will more than likely be the last fence your property should ever need.
However, if you ever need to repair your vinyl fence, rest assured it’s much easier to work on than a wood fence.
Other Types of Fences
While a vinyl privacy fence is a popular choice for many property owners, there are other options to choose from. It really depends on what you’re looking for.
Chain link fences are woven and run vertically in a diamond pattern. This creates a mesh steel net. The fence posts are driven into the ground instead of being placed into concrete. These fences are strong, affordable, and great security for the family and pets alike. The mesh design helps strengthen the fence, making it hard to break or damage.
These fences can last decades even if you perform no maintenance at all. Especially if your chain link fence is made from galvanized steel, it should last many, many years. Galvanizing will combat the pesky rust that leads to the decay of many fences.
Then there’s the wrought iron fence. Perhaps one of the most classic fences out there, wrought iron fences can be seen around famous sites like the White House or Buckingham Palace. Many modern wrought iron fences are actually made from galvanized steel, making them incredibly tough. And as if that weren’t enough, they’re downright beautiful.
You can expect your wrought iron fence to be around for decades. Thanks to galvanized steel, the lifespan of a wrought iron fence is quite long. Some companies even admit that wrought iron fences are their strongest.
Build a New Fence with Northland Fence
Northland Fence has been around for 17 years and has provided fantastic customer service, great work, and an overall great customer experience ever since. According to the Better Business Bureau, Northland Fence has a near-perfect rating and zero customer complaints.
By understanding the needs of the average customer household, Northland Fence is able to go above and beyond. In order to give customers the best product possible, we have eliminated materials from our inventory that cause issues for fence buyers.
Northland Fence offers quality chain link, vinyl, and wrought iron fences. We’re also the first company in Minnesota to use driven posts on all fences since they’re more durable and waterproof.
Northland Fence offers a 15-year warranty on materials for wrought iron fences, a 15-year warranty on material for chain link fences, a limited lifetime non-prorated warranty on vinyl fence materials, and a 10-year warranty on labor.
You deserve privacy and an aesthetically pleasing property. If you own a hot tub, Northland Fence has secure solutions that can include a vinyl privacy fence or a metal privacy fence.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I stay away from wooden fences?
They’re now simply outdated, and they don’t last as long. They also require a great deal of maintenance. Unlike wood, vinyl fences are not susceptible to rotting, fading, and for the most part, they’re maintenance-free. You should still clean it to maintain the aesthetically pleasing appearance, but it requires nowhere near the amount of work wood fences do.
How do I plan for a fence?
If you’re ready to move forward with your fencing plans, you’ll find a virtual fence planning tool on our website to give you an idea of how much it would cost to build your desired fence. Simply type in your address, and you’ll then see a satellite image of your property. You’ll be able to choose a fence type, its height, color, and more.