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Chain Link Fence Cost

One of the biggest concerns of our customers when beginning the fence installation process is the cost of their fence. That’s why we try to be as upfront as possible with how much you should be budgeting for your next fence installation purchase.

With Northland Fence, we will come out and assess your fencing project location and talk you through which type of fence you should buy to satisfy your needs. Then, our expert team will give you an estimate of how much your fence installation will cost.

How Much Does a Chain Link Fence Cost?

A chain link fence is the most affordable fence type at Northland Fence of Apple Valley. On average, homeowners can expect to pay between $4-10 per foot of fencing needed for their project depending on the height and size of the fence.

The actual cost of a chain link fence breaks down into a few different parts - the cost of materials and the cost of installation. The materials will affect the pricing more than the installation time. However, while more materials mean a higher base cost, it also means more installation time is needed. It all depends on your project space and needs.

The Cost of Materials

The first thing you will need to calculate is the cost of the materials for your fencing projects. This includes posts, all the parts a post needs to hook onto the fence, the chain link fabric, the top rails, the end caps, and the extra screws and wires needed to install the fence.

The cost of the materials is going to be the biggest part of the price tag, and the fabric of the fence is the most expensive material. The more fabric you need, the more expensive your fence will be. Depending on your project, there may be additional material costs. For example, if you would like a gate or panels of chain link rather than fabric, it may be more expensive.

However, when you partner with Northland Fence of Apple Valley, we guarantee the best material products for the best deals on the market. We know how to navigate the fencing industry and find the best deals for bulk product purchases. This means that we can purchase products at a low rate and transfer those deals to our customers easily.

Does the Height, Length, and Size Affect the Cost of a Chain Link Fence?

In short, yes. The height, length, and size of your chain link fence are going to be the most influential factor in the final price tag of your project. This is because, the bigger the fence, the more fabric you need to purchase.

Any increase in height, length, or size is going to increase your price point. However, chain link fencing is also the most affordable fence type, and that’s what makes it great for larger projects. When you compare it to types like vinyl or ornamental fencing, those materials are significantly more expensive and larger projects rack up the money quickly.

With chain link fencing, it is easy for commercial or large residential projects to need big fences and still be able to afford the installation. So while height, length, and size affect the cost of a chain link fence, we still highly recommend this fence type for big and long projects because it will be significantly more affordable than other fence types.

The Cost of Doing It Yourself Vs. Hiring a Company

The final part of calculating the cost of a chain link fence is thinking about the installation. Some people may opt to try and do the installation themselves. While economically this may be a cheaper option than hiring a company, there are many other costs and disadvantages that you will face with DIY installation.

While chain link fencing is one of the easier fence types to install, this is only if you know what you are doing. There are a lot of small pieces to keep track of, and a lot of tools you need that aren’t always found in the general household or toolbox. Continuously needing to purchase missing parts and tools can make this option more expensive than just hiring a company.

Also, doing it yourself takes time. This is time you could be spending with your family, resting, or working. If you make many mistakes, the time needed to install the chain link fence only increases. Hiring a company frees up your schedule, and shortens the amount of time it takes to install the fence.

Hiring a contracting company to install your chain link fence is simply easier and will give you more peace of mind. They will install it right the first time and you won’t need to add more to your investment to cover mistakes or missing parts. They do all the work and you can simply relax and enjoy looking at your new chain link fence when it’s done.

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Why Hire Northland Fence to Install Your Chain Link Fence?

Northland Fence of Apple Valley is a family-run and locally-owned fence installation company. We are the number 1 fencing company in the state of Minnesota and are consistently reviewed highly on sites like Google, Yelp, and Angi. Customer service and satisfaction are our top priority, meaning we are upfront about the costs, we treat you like family, and we will never leave you with a fence that is not up to your and our standards.

Our fence installation process is easy and we offer free quotes and estimates every day. We work around your schedule to come and assess the fencing site and can help with any other things you need such as finding the property line or city permits. Installing a fence with Northland Fence of Apple Valley is stress-free. Call or contact us today to get started!

FAQs About Chain Link Fence Cost

Is chain link fence the cheapest type of fence to install?

No. Wood is the cheapest type of fencing to install, sometimes even free with scraps from a construction site and DIY installation. However, chain link fencing is the cheapest type of fence that Northland Fence of Apple Valley offers. We don’t offer wood because it rots and molds, which means it doesn’t last very long. Chain link fence is the cheapest installation fence material that withstands Minnesota climate and lasts a while.

Are there any hidden costs when installing a fence?

Not when Northland Fence of Apple Valley installs your fence! Other contractors may hide some fees or costs from you upfront and within the contract, but Northland Fence of Apple Valley is honest and truthful about all our costs from the beginning estimate.

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Whether you’re looking for a beautiful, maintenance-free vinyl privacy fence, a sturdy chain link fence, or a ornamental fence, we’re ready to show you why we’re Minnesota’s highest and best rated fence company.

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