The first step is to figure out your need for a fence, for privacy, safety, having boundaries, or security. There are several reasons to build a fence, and finding the purpose will help you choose fencing materials later in the process.
The reason for the fence will help you in choosing the type of fence you will need. For example, if you want to keep your dog in, you have more room in your choice of materials than if you needed privacy from a neighbor.
Determine Size and Budget
Your next step will be to decide on an estimated range for the size of your fence and the budget you feel comfortable with. To achieve this, it is important to measure the boundaries of your yard and ensure it matches your original home’s paperwork. The size of the fence you need will help you figure out what type of fence you can afford.
Choose Your Material
The next step is to find the fencing material that works for you.
Vinyl Fence: Vinyl fences, sometimes known as PVC fences, is the type of fence for people who don’t want to worry about having to maintain their fence. Vinyl fencing requires virtually no maintenance and will outlast some other types of fencing.
Wood Fence: Our wood fencing is made with beautiful red cedar fencing boards. Every red cedar board has its unique color, giving our cedar wood fences a different look every time. These fences are built to last, with the red cedar being very durable and weather resistant.
Wrought Iron Fence: Wrought iron fences, though a high-end choice, can be on the more expensive side. However, the strength of the fence means that there is less maintenance required, and last longer when compared to other fencing options.
Chain Link Fence: Chain fences are perfect for people who want to have a strong and durable fence to control their pets and add some safety and security to their home at a reasonable cost
Picket Fence: Our picket fences are made with cedar posts and rails. These fences are very durable and built to last.
Once you begin the process of installing your fence, an estimator will visit your house’s exterior. The estimator will use a type of measuring device to measure the run of the area. They complete this to confirm that everything matches up: the material, the property line, and the style of a fence planned.
Setting Up For Installation
The next step is to prepare everything necessary to start the installation, this can include contracts and maybe a fencing permit if required. If not taken care of properly then the installation may be delayed.
From there, someone will come out to mark your yard to ensure that no utility lines are in the way when they start to dig. If this is not done, it can become extremely dangerous for the fence installers.
Fence Post Installation
After a date and time have been set to start the installation, a crew of fence installers will come out and dig post holes and set the posts in concrete. Do not be alarmed if the fence posts look too high, as they are often cut down to size later on.
End of Fence Installation
Once the posts have settled about a week later, the crew will come out again and install the horizontal pieces of the fence, the fencing material, gates, and everything else that finishes up your fence.
Appleton Fence Installation Cost
The average cost for a fence installation is between $13 and $25 per linear foot, with most people will spend around $1,580 and $3,418 depending on the type of fencing materials that have been chosen. The materials alone making up around 70% of your total price.
National Average Cost: $2,711
Average Range: $1,580 and $3,418
The cost of the fence ultimate depends on the material you chose for the fence:
Wood Fence Cost
A popular choice is a wood privacy fence, and it costs between $1,950 and $4,050 to install, most homeowners spending around $2,755.
Vinyl Fence Cost
Vinyl fencing costs between $3,750 to $5,400 to install with an average price of $25 to $36 per linear foot. The vinyl materials cost double the price of wood, but typically last double the time as well, and also requires less maintenance.
Wrought Iron Fence Cost
A wrought iron fence costs $30 to $50 per linear foot, with prices ranging from $4,500 to $7,500. Despite the strength that an iron fence delivers, routine maintenance is required to ensure corrosion is kept at bay.
Chain Link Fence Cost
Chain-link fence installation costs between $15 and $25 per linear foot, with most ranging from $2,250 to $3,750 on average.
Picket Fence Cost
A split-rail fence will typically cost between $15 and $25 per linear foot or around $1,500 to $2,500 per 100 feet of fencing. The final price is influenced by the number of rails you use. You can expect to add $1 to $4 per linear foot, per rail.
About Northern Fence
Northern Fence has provided high-quality fence services to the Appleton area and surrounding Fox Cities for over 30 years. As one of the most reliable fencing companies in Appleton, you can always expect the best service and the most affordable prices from us for your fencing project.
The crew replaced a section of fence, installed a new gate, and put in support posts where needed - they did a fantastic job! I am very happy with the quality of their work and friendly service. Highly recommend and will be having them back next year to do the other gate.
We can HIGHLY recommend Northern Fence. They were incredibly professional and did what they could to find out property lines in a pinch. The installers were incredibly nice as well. It was super hot weather while they were installing so we supplied a cooler of water for them!! They were so appreciative!After the install, we noticed a couple boards had some issues. Right after I sent the email to Matt, I had a response that they would come back Monday to replace; which they did!!Incredible customer service!! Hands down the best. We are very glad we went with them.
Rough start as they were extremely busy but once we got our fence installed it is great. Looks good too. Our dog loves to be able to run now. The crew who did installation were very professional and pleasant to work with.
We had several quotes for a new fence and they were very reasonably priced and professional. Job was completed in one day and when we had one small issue they came back right away to fix it for us. We have nothing but good things to say regarding Northern Fence!
Northern Fence recently installed a wood privacy fence at our home. I would highly recommend them for any of your fencing needs. They are very reasonably priced and easy to work with. Also, they have very responsive and helpful customer service!
Absolutely beautiful job on our privacy fence. We had one minor issue with a piece that was slightly damaged and they repaired it quickly and without questions. Thank you Northern Fence. We love it. Great job.
I can't say enough good things about Northern Fence. We had some questionable neighbors move in next door and we decided to build a privacy fence. Northern Fence was quick to give us a quote, quick to put us on the schedule and the guys that built the fence were fast. I checked other companies in the area and Northern Fence was by far the best deal. I highly recommend them if you want a job well done.
Was very happy with the work I had done! Even with the virus they came out promptly and got my fence done so I don’t have to worry about my fur babies anymore. Thank you very much also the installers were very nice.
Our fence project turned out great! From the bidding process to the finished product, working with Northern Fence was an easy, positive experience. Small company, nice people. Because the project got pushed back a couple of times I almost gave them a four star rating instead of five. But the delay was due to weather - can hardly blame Northern for that!
Northern Fence did a great job. Came out for an estimate, got a quote, and had the job don all in a matter of 2 months. I called to get the ball rolling on this mid-season and figured there would be no way it would get done that quick. Very pleased with final product.
I am very happy with my cedar fence by Northern Fence Inc. Matt and his crew did excellent work. I spend alot of time in my backyard and love the look of my new fence. I would definitely recommend Northern Fence Inc.
Northern Fence was awesome to work with. Matt took the time to not only answer my questions but educate me on what my fencing options were. They had patience when we were dealing with some property line issues with the neighbor and were flexible with setting my appointment.I really appreciated their no nonsense approach and the fence looks great - thanks guys !!!
Matt and the team were great to work with - they are always very busy this time of year and I know they respond as soon as they are able. They installed 72 feet of cedar fence and was done in just a few hours and looks great. Good work for a good price.
Contracted with Northern Fence to put in black vinyl coated fencing around our back yard to let our new puppy have room to run around. I was provided a very competitive bid fairly quick, but the weather pushed the project back. But once scheduled, it was done in less than a day and it looks fantastic. I would use them again.
Although I had to wait a few days longer than expected (weather not the company's fault), the guys were able to install the whole fence within a morning. They were very courteous and clean (I have not found a scrap of garbage in my yard). I am very pleased with how it turned out and my dogs love the new freedom in their yard.
Although we had to wait a little longer than expected for our fence to be put up, we were thrilled with the results. (Fence was actually built on July 4th!) Thanks, guys, for working on a holiday and for keeping us in the loop regarding the delays. Beautiful, well-built fence...worth the wait! Dunkin loves his new freedom!
Northern Fence installed our fence in one day. The job was done very meticulously and efficiently. The materials used were of very high quality and the work was done by professionals. We highly recommend Northern Fence for anyone needing a high quality fence at a very fair price.
Fence looks great. Installers were professional and left the yard clean of any scraps or garbage. Matt was very easy to work with getting everything quoted and work set up. Price was very reasonable. We would go with Northern Fence again.