Factors Influencing the Cost of Wood Fence Installation
All you require is the knowledge of how to go about with the installation, some household tools and a little bit of hard work and you have your fence up and standing.
If this is your first time putting up a fence on your own keep in mind that a fence is a long lasting feature for your home so you better get it done right.
Once you have layout the fence line with a string determine where to place the posts and the best place to start off is at the corners.. Before setting the posts ensure there are no obstacles that can hinder construction or damage equipment along the survey line that is where you intend to build your fence. To prevent the post from rotting add or rather pour two to three inches of gravel at the bottom of the posts hole, this will also allow adequate drainage.
while setting the rails it is very important to ensure the level is in perfectly in line and nothing gets out of line. On finishing attaching the rails you can hang the gate.
After the paint has dried you can now attach the handles and latches. All it takes is to follow all the steps carefully and doing everything right.
The bigger the area to be fenced the higher the cost and this is because a bigger area requires more materials compared to a small area. The height of the fence will also impact on the cost greatly. Materials to be used are the second biggest factor that will affect the cost.Many people usually tend to overlook the site preparation cost until they realize the soil is not strong to hold the posts, come along existing trees along the fence line which requires being cut down.
This will save on the groundwork cost and time. when getting a contractor don’t always go for the cheaper one cause you may end up getting the work done poorly but rather get to do some research on the contractors works and projects before doing so.
Also take in to figure the cost of the gate and materials needed like nails, cement and paint but they are all depended on the number of posts you use. This panels that are pressure treated are mostly made from pine and often sag after installation.
As said earlier having a change on the fence design will increase your cost from the estimate done above and should be decided on carefully.