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Aluminum Fence Installation Cost

The cost of aluminum fencing installation will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you with a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor. Take a look at ProMatcher's Aluminum Fence Cost Report for even more information about the cost of installing an aluminum fence.

This key will serve as your guide:

$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$+ = Additional cost

How large is the area that will be fenced in? (Installers typically charge by the linear foot.)

$ - Pool enclosure.

$ - Standard backyard, less than ¼ acre.

$$ - For a larger area, more than ¼ acre.

Can pre-fabricated panels be used?

$ - When prefabricated panels can be used and minimal customization is required.

$$ - When the shape or slope of the fenced area requires a great deal of customization.

How high does the fence need to be?

$ - When the fence is 4 feet high.

$$ - When the fence is more than 4 feet high.

What style of aluminum fence do I want?

$ - Standard aluminum fence with flat top.

$$ - Aluminum privacy fence.

$$ - Aluminum fence with a picket or spear top.

What grade of aluminum will the fence be?

$ - When a residential grade aluminum is used.

$$ - When a commercial or industrial grade aluminum is used.

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Do I need a gate?

$ - When one standard gate is installed.

$$ - When more than one gate is installed.

$$ - When a driveway gate is installed.

Do the fence be installed in a masonry base?

$0 – When the posts are set in concrete.

$$ - When the posts are installed with a stone or brick foundation.

Do any trees or shrubs need to be removed or relocated?

$ - When there are no obstructions.

$ - When trees and roots need to be removed before the fence is installed.

Is the terrain difficult to work with?

$ - When the holes for posts can be easily dug.

$$ - When rocky soil or steep slopes complicates the installation.

Are any additional accessories needed?

$$ - When accent lighting is installed.

$$ - When ornate post caps are installed.

Ask the Pro:

1. How long do you expect the installation of the aluminum fence to take?

2. Do you charge by the linear foot?

3. Is cleanup included in the quote I received?

4. Would it be possible for me to see any of your previous work?

5. Is there a manufacturer’s warranty on the fence product?

6. Do you offer a warranty or service package on the workmanship?

7. If I’m installing a driveway gate, would it be possible to install an automatic opener?

8. Will the fence be in compliance with local building codes and HOA by-laws?

9. How long can I expect the fence to last?

10. Do you have any references that I could contact?

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