How Much Does An Aluminum Fence Cost? | Aluminum Fence Pricing
How much does an aluminum fence cost depends on several factors. Consumers purchase a fence for new home construction, replacing an existing fence, or recently installing a swimming pool. The traditional way to purchase a fence is to open the phone book and call several local companies. They might be able to visit your home and provide a quote. A homeowner will then be able to choose the lowest bidder.
After several days or weeks of your time, you will probably receive a quote that doesn’t break down the cost of materials versus the cost of labor. If you receive a line item quote, the fence company will probably mark up the material cost to or above 50% to cover their overhead. They might also mark up materials such as cement. As a result, the consumer will be paying a high price.
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Today, there’s a fast, easy, and efficient way to purchase a fence – from FenceTown. We offer free quotes within 24 hours or less and discounts on orders over $1,000. The final cost of an aluminum fence depends on several factors.
- Total linear feet
- Fence height
- Number of gates
- Number of posts
- Fence brand
- Grade of fence
- Fence color
- Pet fencing
- Shipping costs
- Hiring an installer
Let’s go over how each of these items contributes to how much does an aluminum fence cost.
Total Linear Feet
The main cost of fencing can be determined by how many fence panels you would need. Residential grade aluminum fence panels come in 6 foot widths. Commercial and industrial grade panels come in 6 and 8 foot widths. You can take your total linear feet, subtract gate widths, then divide by 6. This way, you can have a basic idea of how many fence panels you will need. FenceTown has prices listed on all product pages. Once you find the fence style and height you like, enter the number of fence panels into the shopping cart. You can then see all the related items. You should still send us a basic line drawing like the examples on our free quote page. FenceTown will make sure you get the right amount of fence panels to complete your project.
Calculate Number of Panels
Take the fence run measurement in feet and divide it by 6, as all of our residential aluminum fence panels come in 6 foot widths. Most commercial and industrial grade panels come in 6 and 8 foot widths. The fence panels slot into pre-cut holes in the posts and almost touch on the post’s inside, so the posts don’t add anything to the measurements. Once you divide the fence run by 6, that is the number of fence panels you will need in that run. It is better to round up to make sure you have enough materials to finish your project. You can use any extra pickets as spare parts. If there are no gates in your fence run, subtract 1 from the number of fence panels, that is the number of line posts you will need. Example: 24 feet ÷ 6 = 4 panels and 3 line posts.
If you have a gate in the fence run, subtract the gate width from the fence run, divide by 6. Example: 24 feet – 4 foot gate = 20 feet ÷ 6 = 3.3 panels. Round up to have 4 panels to make sure you have enough material. You can trim down fence panels to fit your fence runs. If you have an angle other than 90 degrees, end the fence run with an end post, then use angle brackets on the blank side. You can then angle the fence panel however you like. Please read our page on aluminum fence posts that explains how to use each post in a fence run.
A taller fence also means more aluminum and a higher cost. Most residential grade fence panels are available up to 6 feet tall. If you would like a fence taller than 6 feet, you should look at commercial and industrial grades. The taller the fence panel, the higher the material cost. You can narrow down your choices by shopping by fence height.
Number of Gates
Gates generally cost more than a fence panel. The cost is due to manufacturers welding the frame of the gate for strength. Depending on the brand, some aluminum gates have a bracing bar to strengthen the gate frame. The crossbar will prevent the gate from sagging over time. Gates come in 3, 3.5, 4, 5, and 6 foot widths. Gates wider than 6 feet are in the commercial and industrial grade fence styles.
Number of Posts
You will need posts to connect the fence panels. Aluminum fence posts come in 5 different types. Posts have pre-cut holes to accept a fence panel, which provides a cleaner look than using brackets. The number of posts needed adds to the overall cost of your fence. Let us help you determine the correct type of posts by sending us a basic line drawing. We will figure out all the parts necessary to complete your project. More information about posts is on our Fence Post page.
Some brands have been around a long time and have more name brand recognition. Name brands could contribute to higher fence costs. The brand Onguard is made overseas, and it’s our most sold brand. Fence brands Elite, Jerith, and Specrail, are made in the USA. Materials manufactured in the USA generally cost around 20+ % more than an overseas brand. Please take a look at our brand comparison page for more details. Due to the large volume of orders we send to our suppliers, FenceTown can pass on manufacturer savings to our customers.
Grade of Fence
There are three primary grades of aluminum fence. A residential grade fence is most often used around a home, swimming pool, or small business. Residential grade is going to be the least expensive cost compared to the other fence grades. Commercial grade fence is also for around a home, which provides a thicker looking fence. Commercial grade is common around public swimming pools and high traffic areas. Industrial grade fence is typical around larger buildings, parking lots, and high traffic areas that require security. Industrial grade has the thickest materials and will always cost more than the other grades.
Standard fence panel colors are black, white, and bronze. These three colors cost the same per brand. Elite fence offers other colors such as Sandstone, Beige, and Hartford Green. These colors cost a little extra than the standard colors. Browse our photo gallery to see how each color looks installed.
Brands such as Onguard, Specrail, and Elite have an option to add a dog panel to the bottom of fence panels. A dog panel will double the number of pickets at the bottom of the fence and gates. Pet panels are a great way to keep your pet safe in your yard and other animals out. There are also fence styles with double the amount of pickets on the entire panel. Panels like this protect your pet and offer security and privacy. Since the fence panels have more aluminum, the fence cost will be greater than a standard panel. Browse our aluminum pet fence category. Prices for all materials are on each product page.
The cost to ship a fence to your home or business is always a price factor. Shipping costs are determined by the amount of material ordered and the distance from the manufacturer. The brand Jerith ships from a production facility in Pennsylvania. Onguard fence ships from a warehouse in New Jersey. Specrail products ship from Connecticut. Elite fence orders will ship from their closest warehouse to your location. Elite has locations in Michigan, Tennessee, and Florida. Most of our brands offer free shipping if your order reaches a certain amount. You can view the free shipping minimums for each state and brand on our Shipping Page. Even with free shipping, trucking companies charge extra to ship to a residential address. You can eliminate these additional fees if you have an order ship to a business address with a loading dock or forklifts. Contact us for more information about shipping costs.
Hiring a Fence Installer
About half of our customers install the fence themselves. The other half will hire an installer. Installers can range from local handymen to local fence companies. There is no way for FenceTown to know what each local installer will charge for your project. The end cost will depend on the number of materials you order. Installers will charge for cement, labor to dig post holes and labor of attaching fence panels to posts. We can send you a free material quote, and you can show this to local installers. Shop around to get the best price with a reputable handyman or fence company.
View our Free Quote form to get a price quote today. Please print out the form and draw your fence runs with dimensions. Email or Fax it to us at 888- 813-3263 for an accurate quote. Our fence experts will review your layout and email you a detailed quote to ensure you have the correct quantity and type of materials. You will have a fast, free quote from us in 24 hours or less. There are 5 different types of aluminum fence posts, so determining the correct posts to use is essential. We don’t need a great drawing, just something basic that shows the fence runs and measurements like the examples on the free quote page.