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Wrought Iron Fence Installation Cost

The cost of installing a wrought iron fence will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you with a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor.

This key will serve as your guide:

$0 = No additional cost
$ = Standard cost
$$+ = Additional cost

How large is the area that will be fenced in? (Installers typically charge by the linear foot.)

$ - Standard backyard, less than ¼ acre.

$$ - For a larger area, more than ¼ acre.

What type of iron fence do I want?

$ - Standard, wrought iron fence with concrete footings.

$$ - Wrought iron fence with brick or stone columns.

$$ - Highly decorative fence with custom details.

Can pre-fabricated panels be used?

$ - When prefabricated panels can be used and minimal customization is required.

$$ - When a custom fence is installed

What grade of iron will be used?

$ - When a residential grade is used.

$$ - When a commercial or industrial grade is used.

How high does the fence need to be?

$ - When the fence is 4 feet high.

$$ - When the fence is 6-8 feet high.

Do I need a gate?

$ - When one standard gate is installed.

$$ - When more than one gate is installed.

$$$ - When a wrought iron driveway gate is installed

$$$$ - When a wrought iron driveway gate with an automatic opener is installed.

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Will the fence be installed with a masonry foundation?

$0 – When fence is installed in a standard lawn.

$$ - When the fence is installed over a brick or stone wall.

Do any trees or shrubs need to be removed before the fence can be installed?

$0 - When there are no obstructions.

$ - When trees and roots need to be removed or relocated before the fence is installed.

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Is the terrain difficult to work with?

$ - When the soil is easy to work with and the holes can be dug easily.

$$ - When rocky soil complicates the installation process.

$$ - When steep slopes are present.

Are any additional accessories needed?

$$ - When accent lighting is installed

$$ - When ornate post caps are installed

Ask the Pro:

1. How long do you expect the installation of the wrought iron fence to take?

2. Are any permit inspections required?

3. Is cleanup included in the cost estimate?

4. Would it be possible for me to see any of your previous work?

5. Is there a manufacturer’s warranty on the wrought iron fence?

6. Do you offer a warranty on the workmanship?

7. Will the fence be in compliance with local building codes and HOA by-laws?

8. How long can I expect the fence to last?

9. Do you have any references that I could contact?

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