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4 Things You Didn't Know About the Cost of a Chain Link Fence

If you're like most homeowners, you struggle to find the balance between upgrading your property and saving some money. Many homeowners wonder about the cost of a chain link fence.

We thought we'd tell you a few things you might not know about the cost of a chain link fence, so you can make informed decisions about your fence upgrade this summer.

1. Corners Cost More

Terminal or tension posts for chain link fence are bigger, heavier, and more expensive than line posts. They also require a lot more fittings, and they're more work to install. So the more corners your fence line has, the more you will pay for your chain link fence.

If you want to keep the cost of chain link fence down, choose a fence line that's as straight as possible, so you minimize the number of corners you have. It's one of the easiest ways to save a little on a new chain link fence!

2. Pounding Posts Saves Money

Many people don't realize this, but it's entirely possible to pound chain link line posts into the ground rather than planting them in concrete footings. We'd still recommend that you put your corner, end and gate posts in concrete, just to make sure your fence is as strong and sturdy as possible, but cutting out all the concrete (and digging holes!) that you need to install line posts in concrete can have a big impact on the cost of chain link fencing.

Many tool hire companies offer post pounders or vibrators that make the job quick and easy, even if you choose to DIY your new chain link fence.

3. Better Quality Doesn't Cost Much More

When you compare the price of high quality, commercial grade chain link fence materials that you can buy from a professional fence company like Rite-Way Online with the lower grade options you'll find in big box stores, the cost per foot for a vastly better product ranges from a few pennies to around a dollar. When you consider that our fences come with a 5 year limited material warranty, that's not a whole lot to pay for peace of mind!

4. DIY Installation Will Halve the Cost

Most people don't realize that half (or more) of the cost to install a residential chain link fence is labor. By buying the materials for your fence and installing it yourself, you will save at least 50% of the cost of chain link fencing this summer, and it's at job that most reasonably handy people can do in a weekend.

A new chain link fence can improve the look of your backyard, and increase the value of your house. But you don't need to spend a fortune to get it. With these quick and easy tips about the cost of chain link fence, you can decide if it's within your budget this summer, and if it is, remember that you'll get 5% off your purchase!