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  • Toddler girl walking in front of orange flowers and white fence

    20 Beautiful Garden Fence Ideas for Any Outdoor Space

    Fences come in a variety of materials and serve many purposes in a garden. Discover some inspirational garden fence ideas to elevate your outdoor space.

  • Stain wood fence

    How to Restore an Old Wood Fence

    Restoring an old wooden fence is a great way to save money and give your backyard new life. You’ll need a handful of tools, but the job itself isn’t too difficult. This step-by-step guide will help you restore and repair your wood fence.

  • DIY Garden Fence

    How to Build a DIY Garden Fence

    Building a fence around your garden is an easy way to keep pests from devouring your carefully grown fruits and vegetables. With a little know-how and the right tools and materials, you can do this affordable project all on your own.

  • A young deer looks at roses in California backyard

    The Pros and Cons of 7 Types of Common Deer Proof Garden Fences

    Looking to deer-proof your garden? From custom fences to DIY kits, learn the pros and cons of these 7 types of common deer proof garden fences.

  • Boy holding a stick walking along a fence

    Pros and Cons of Wood, Vinyl, Composite, and Aluminum Fencing

    Wood, vinyl, composite, or aluminum fencing: what are the pros and cons, and which is better for you? Find out what makes each material unique in this guide.

  • Dog looking over fence

    Keep the Puppy Peace With These Tips to Prevent Dog Fence Fighting

    Does your normally cool-headed dog go berzerk when they spot your neighbor’s pooch through a fence? Try these 7 tips to prevent dog fence fighting.

  • coyote

    5 Tips to Protect Pets from Predatory Wildlife

    Coyotes, wolves and other predatory wild animals can be a deadly problem for your pets that consider your backyard their play area. Learn how to keep them safe.

  • Backyard garden and fence

    6 Reasons to Jump-Start Your Fence Installation Project Today

    If you’re craving privacy or want to boost your curb appeal with a wrought-iron fence, there’s no need to wait for spring. Here are all the reasons to start your fencing project now.

  • Girl walking next to white picket fence

    Best Types of Fences for Your Home

    Between wood, composite, metal, and vinyl, learn about the different types of fences. Weigh the pros and cons of each to find the best fence type for your yard.

  • House with wrought iron fence

    How Much Does It Cost to Install a Wrought Iron Fence?

    Wrought iron is classic, stylish, and regal. The total cost of installing a new wrought iron fence can vary significantly based on the size, design, and materials. This article will provide you with an estimate to help you get started.

  • A girl spraying water on dog's mouth

    8 Smart Tips for Painting a Chain-Link Fence

    Learn how to paint a chain-link fence to look neat and polished using the right paint, washing techniques, primer, brushes, and rollers.

  • a light wood privacy fence surrounds a private yard with plants, bushes, a bench, and gravel

    How Much Does a Privacy Fence Cost?

    Installing a privacy fence can enhance security, boost curb appeal, and help you and your family feel comfortable when outdoors. Learn how much a privacy fence will cost you, from vinyl to wood, in this pricing guide for homeowners.

  • Split rail fence

    How Much Does a Split Rail Fence Cost?

    Determining split rail fence costs can help you come up with an accurate budget before you begin installation. For this project, you’ll need to think about size, materials, location, to calculate your split rail fence price. This guide can help.

  • Barbed Wire Fence

    How Much Does a Barbed Wire Fence Cost?

    The average barbed wire fence cost is around $1,500 to $4,350. The cost of a barbed wire fence will fluctuate based on the length, strength, and who you hire. If you’re trying to protect your property, this guide shows what you’ll need to pay.

  • A girl walks through a gate in a fence at her house

    How Much Does It Cost to Install a Privacy Fence Gate?

    A privacy fence gate helps keep your yard extra secure, keeping kids and pets inside. This guide helps you calculate the average cost to install a privacy fence gate.

Fence Installer FAQ

1. How much do fence installers typically charge?

Answer: The average cost to hire a fence installer is between $30 - $50 dollars per hour, while some fence experts may be more expensive, there could be cheaper fencing options that could be done by a handyman or repair person for less money.

2. How much are typical fence install costs?

Answer: The average cost to install a fence is around $4,500 dollars.  However, each project is different and costs can range from $2,500 to $8,000 depending on the material and size of fence. 

3. Should fence erectors be certified or licensed?

Answer: Yes.  Each state has their own requirements for licensing and certifications for fence installers, and some stats don't require one.  Be sure to check our state licensing tool to review the local fence erector guidelines.

4. What questions should I ask a fence installer?

Answer: There are several things to know before hiring a fence installer to do any work on your home.

  * Are they licensed?

  * Do they have insurance?

  * Do they offer a warranty?

  * Do they have any references?

5. How many fence erectors are in the US?

Answer: According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in May 2017, there are 21,430 fence installers employed in the US.  Their average salary is $17.43 per hour, with an annual wage of $36,260.  California has the most fence erectors employed (3,250) with Texas (2,500) following just behind.  New York has the highest average hourly wage for fence installers at $21.41 per hour.