Fencing in the backyard can add value to your home by providing privacy. Private backyards are a fantastic area to host guests while also adding security to your home.
Wood fences, on the other hand, become an eyesore and even a safety hazard as they age and wear.
So, how much does it cost to replace a wood fence?
When replacing your wood fence, we’ll go over several aspects and costs to consider in Everett county, WA.
Wood fences decay for a variety of reasons and must be replaced.
When using basic metal nails, the nails can be rusty and break away from the fence. This causes black runs in the wood, as well as a less firm grip.
Another typical error is failing to use ring shank nails. As the fence changes, a ring shank nail prevents nails from backing out of the wood. If you use a simple metal nail, you risk the nail coming out over time.
When using a ring shank galvanized or aluminum nail, the wood will be held in place as securely as possible for as long as possible.
Because wood is a natural, porous material, there are a variety of problems that might occur with it.
Wooden fences are susceptible to warping. It occurs when the moisture content of portions of a wood board changes, such as when one part of the board dries faster than the other. The component that dries faster shrinks faster as well, resulting in warping.
Although some woods, such as cedar, redwood, and fir, are naturally resistant to warping, there are ways to avoid warping in other types of wood.
To begin, select a wood that has been adequately dried and cured.
Second, by restricting the speed at which moisture can escape the wood, sealing the ends of the wood will avoid warping.
Staining and painting the fence is another approach to keep it from warping. This will function as a barrier to moisture absorption.
The cost of replacing a wood fence typically ranges from $1,500 to $3,500.
A wood fence replacement, on the other hand, can cost as little as $900 or as much as $6,000 or more.
The following are some of the cost factors:
Wood supplies required to make a fence might run anywhere from $8 to $16 per foot.
The type of wood selected will have the most impact on the pricing.
When you work with a professional, the materials are usually provided by the contractor. This can save you some money on materials because professionals can sometimes get things at a discount.
Pine, redwood, cedar, cypress, and spruce are the most popular woods used for fence construction. To get the style you want, you can stain or paint your fence.
|Wood Type||Price per 6-foot Tall Picket|
|Pine||$1.50 – $5.50|
|Cedar||$2.50 – $3.50|
|Cypress||$1.50 – $3.50|
|Red Cedar||$6.50 – $8.50|
|Redwood||$8.50 – $10.50|
|Spruce||$5.50 – $8.50|
|Composite||$6.50 – $10.50|
|White Oak||$5.50 – $10.50|
The cost of labor to install a new fence will range from $30 and $50 per hour, depending on the type of wood you choose.
Price to Install per sq.ft (including materials)
$16 – $51
$11 – $76
Split Rail (2, 3, or 4 rails)
$11 – $26
The following factors will influence labor rates:
When a wood fence is replaced, the old fence must be removed.
The cost of removing and discarding of an old wood fence might range from $2 to $5 per foot.
You might be able to save money by removing and disposing of the old fence yourself in some circumstances. Almost always, the wood can be recycled or given away for free. You might even be able to sell it.
Wood fences are generally more expensive to install than chain link or wrought iron fences, but less expensive than vinyl/PVC or aluminum fences.
Average Installation Cost
$1,800 – $3,900
$1,100 – $2,900
$2,100 – $5,100
$1,200 – $4,250
Vinyl or PVC
$2,100 – $4,900
Replacing a wood fence is more complex and time-consuming than most people think. It involves experiences, skills, and proper equipment, and is not a task for the regular homeowner.
In the long run, hiring a professional to tear down and replace your fence will save you a lot of time (and money).
Contact us at Custom Fence Install or call (425) 222-2768 to find out our prices for pool fences in Everett, WA.