Ultimate Guide To Minneapolis Fence Installation

The cost of a fence is measured per linear foot. The simplest way to measure the cost is to figure out how much a single fence panel costs and calculate that amount by the number of panels needed to complete the fence’s total length.  To begin, measure the perimeter of the area to be enclosed, taking note of any unique circumstances that can affect the cost, such as gates or difficult terrain. If there is an existing fence that will be replaced with new materials, simply count the number of fence panels. Wood privacy fences are almost always spaced with posts 8 feet apart on centre (meaning the distance between the centre of one post and the centre of the next post is 8 feet), but double-check.If you wish to learn more about this, visit Minneapolis Fence Installation.

Lumber comes in regular 8-foot lengths and provides a good combination of cost and power. Spans longer than 8 feet would most likely sag unless the 2×4 cross beams are upgraded to 2×6 dimensions, which also changes the look of the fence panel. Spans less than 8 feet are normally unnecessary; the fence will be stronger, but the cost of materials will skyrocket. If you need to set the posts at a different length, select a 2 foot increment (i.e. 6 foot, 8 foot, 10 foot, 12 foot, etc.) otherwise every cross beam would have to be cut to length during construction.

What about the ready-made panels from your neighbourhood home improvement store? These prefabricated panels are frequently made of pressure-treated pine with three 1.5×2.25-inch cross beams, and they often sag after installation. The low-cost fence panels may be used for emergency repairs, but they are not recommended for new or replacement fence installations.

Pressure-treated and ground-contact-rated wood fence posts are required. After a higher initial cost for the post and the post rail brackets that are needed, galvanised steel fence posts provide a longer life. Many homeowners hate the look of steel posts, but this can be remedied with a fresh coat of paint or by covering the steel post in a wood enclosure.

2×4 pressure-treated pine or cedar lumber can be used for the fence rails. The aesthetics of the wood privacy fence installation will be influenced by the style of privacy fence and the type of wood used on the pickets. The most simple privacy fence is made up of 3.5-inch wide dog-eared pickets mounted on one side of the rails; 24-25 pickets are required between each post in this style.

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