Installing Your Wood Fence on a Budget

September 20, 2023
Wood Fence Budget

You can start your wood fence installation on a budget through Southland Fence and Supply. We offer residential and commercial wood fencing at various prices. Consider the following when planning for your wood fence installation with us:

Set a Realistic Budget

Set a realistic budget to help you make informed decisions throughout the project and avoid overspending. Take into account the cost of materials as well as any necessary tools, permits, and labor. Be sure to add a buffer for unexpected expenses that may arise. We offer financing through Synchrony so that you can set and plan your budget. Make sure that your budget includes future repairs, new stain or paint, and the cost of hardware. Before you choose a wood fence, we can give you a clear estimate of what the installation may cost. Setting a realistic budget can help you keep within the budget and reduce future costs.

Choose Your Wood

The type of wood you choose for your fence can impact the overall cost. Choose a wood that aligns with your budget goals. Some wood fences offer more durability than others, but they may cost more. Research your options and ask us any questions that may arise about which wood best fits your budget. Choosing a higher-quality wood may help reduce maintenance and replacement costs in the future. You can choose a lower quality wood, but maintenance costs may arise earlier. Consider these factors when choosing the type of wood for your fence installation.

Pick Your Installer

Though DIY (do it yourself) is popular for those who have a strict budget, consider choosing a reputable installer. The professional installers at Southland Fence & Supply can place your wood fence quickly and efficiently. We use the proper tools and techniques to make sure that your fence is installed correctly. If you’re not confident in your abilities or lack the time, it may be more cost-effective to hire a professional. DIY fence installation may take a longer amount of time, and it requires a certain level of education on fence installation. You can cut costs on potential issues by hiring an installer. We can also explain the various ways to maintain your wood fence so that it can withstand weather conditions and everyday wear and tear.

Keep Up on Maintenance

Properly caring for your wood fence may help extend its lifespan and prevent future repairs or replacements down the road. Regularly inspect your fence for signs of damage, such as rot or insect infestations. Be sure to address any issues promptly to prevent further damage. Consider applying a quality wood sealer or stain to protect the wood from the elements. We can help you choose a wood stain as well as apply it for you.

Collaborate With Neighbors

If your property shares a boundary with a neighbor, consider discussing the possibility of sharing the cost of a fence. Splitting the expenses can be a significant cost-saving strategy for both you and your neighbors. Be sure to establish clear boundaries and responsibilities in writing to avoid any potential issues in the future. This can be done with neighbors behind your home or on either side. You can split the cost of the fence and share the load with regard to maintenance on both sides of the fence.

Opt for a Basic Design

While ornate fence designs can be visually appealing, they can also cost more. Opting for a simple and classic design can save you money on materials and labor. If you want to add some style to your fence, consider painting or staining it in a way that complements your home’s aesthetics. This can reduce costs without sacrificing design. You can browse our online gallery to see some of our past designs to get an idea of what you may want for your home.

Plan for the Future

When installing your wood fence on a budget, it’s key to think about the long term. Investing in quality materials and taking proper care of your fence can help make sure that it will have a long lifespan. This can save you money in the future on repairs or replacements. Plan on costs for repainting or staining as well as changing hardware for gates. By planning for the future, you can have a better understanding of what the entire installation will cost.

Seek Professional Wood Fence Installation

At Southland Fence and Supply, we understand that the cost of your wood fence and keeping it within budget is significant. We can help you determine what wood best fits your budget and give ideas on how to reduce future costs. You can also partner with our financers to find out what financing options are available for your wood fence installation project. Contact our reliable team to learn more about the type of wood we offer and our fencing processes.