When looking for new fencing options for your front or backyard, the prices for them can increase quickly depending on the material and style of the fence. Certain materials can cost up to $50 a square foot which can break the bank quickly. But there are also materials that can make fencing relatively cheap as well as stylish and cute for the homeowner’s needs.
Here are 5 cheaper options for fencing.
Electric fencing is pretty inexpensive, but should only really be used to keep animals and humans away from the owner’s property. It is quite simple to set up and use, but it is a very strong security fence that should not be used in a house yard fencing setting. They are meant for rural areas and areas off the highway to keep people out. This type of fencing costs about $1 to $6 per linear foot.
Pallet fencing is a great option for multiple reasons. First of all, it is taking advantage of recycling. It is easy to pick up these used pallets from multiple sites: construction area, plant nurseries, and so much more. Secondly, although the pallets will have designs and markings already on them from shipping and previous usage, they are easy to decorate. Paint is one of the easiest and most useful forms of decoration with these pallets. Third of all, the wood used for these pallets has already been treated making it easy to use for fencing. And the final, best part of doing pallet fences, it is absolutely free!
- Split Rail
Split rail fencing is one of the best types of fences that can be used to create a more rustic and outdoors feel to any yard. It was originally used on farms and ranches to mark the boundaries of the property. It is made of wood logs that have been split and stacked along posts. There are usually 3 horizontal rails between each post, which is much less material than any other type of fencing. This type of fencing costs about $10 to $20 per linear foot.
Picket Fencing is one of the most simple and typically used in the cliche “American” home. While it is both functional and adorable, it brings a sense of privacy as well as a cute aesthetic to any home. This is made by vertical pickets next to one another, connected by planks and posts on the corner. This type of fencing costs about $5 to $10 per linear foot.
- Dog Ear
Dog ear fencing, similar to picket fencing, provides a good mix of privacy and socialization with your fencing. It can vary in heights, but one of the big appeals to this fencing compared to picket fencing is that it can be a much higher fence than the other. More complex wood cuts are needed for this type of fencing, but it is completely worth it. This type of fencing costs about $15 to $20 per linear foot. If you’re ever in need of professional fencing for all of your Riverside fencing needs.