Business owners are no strangers to crunching numbers. It’s a necessary skill to keep themselves within a budget and get the most out of their time and money. Be that as it may, you must ask yourself how often you can say you’re breaking down the details of your fence installation expenses.
There’s a lot for you to dig into before you make that determination, and it’s good to have all the facts before you begin. To that end, let the following list of important aspects be your gateway to finding the money you need for your new commercial fence installation.
The Height Factor
Higher fences provide you with greater sound reduction and enhanced privacy, which makes going with them a wise choice for business owners, but the exact height will impact how much the fence installation will cost.
Taller fences need more materials, so you’ll find yourself paying out loftier numbers the further you go with your fence. Yes, it is typically better to go with a high fence, but if you’re concerned about costs, you can often find a happy medium that provides some decent height without exceeding your budget.
Your choice in height will also determine whether you require a permit from the city, which costs money, making it another expense you need to plan for. You should always contact your city for details on the required permits and their cost prior to making any commitments to a fence contractor.
The Site Factor
Location is an important factor in many circumstances, including determining how much your fence installation will cost. Any significant barriers to the installation could impose higher construction costs in ways you wouldn’t initially have expected.
Start by getting a rough idea of these property differences and how difficult they could be to overcome. You could see a higher final cost if you need your contractor to install the fence on a slope, for instance. Smaller slopes aren’t usually dramatically different in costs from non-sloped ones, but the more intense the incline, the more you’ll pay. Anything that could get in the way of the installation be it trees, rocks, or other vegetation, can also slow things down and extend costs.
You won’t always have the power to change some limiting factors, but thankfully, there are a few that you can prepare for in advance to save yourself some headaches and extra expenses. Ensure that your property line is clearly defined prior to the installation; halting a project because of a dispute is downright frustrating and avoidable. You’ll also want to provide a clear pathway for the installers to quickly transport materials in and out of the site, which can significantly speed up the installation process.
The Quantity Factor
The amount of fencing you will need is probably the least nuanced factor of the bunch, as there’s not much else to do beyond determining which area you want to fence off and using that to estimate your cost. You won’t need to go out and measure for yourself since a fencing contractor can do so when they meet with you for an estimate.
It’s worth mentioning that installing more fencing than is strictly necessary can often be cheaper, even if the materials to build the fence cost more. Purchasing materials for 40 feet of fencing, for instance, will cost less than 80 feet, but the installation price could stay stable. The price difference could make the argument in favor of getting a larger fence if you were initially okay with the material cost but had concerns about the labor.
Hidden costs can often pop up with any construction project, and a fence installation is no exception. Many of these don’t directly come from the installation but are, in fact, a byproduct of the construction.
For example, if you need to do any landscaping to free up space for the installation, you’ll want to budget for such an expense. Comparing that to the cost of the installers dealing with the landscaping could be a good idea, but note that if the situation is dire enough, you must address the issue before the project can continue.
Other costs, like painting or the disposal and removal of old fence material, are common with fence installations, while more significant expenses may include handling underground utilities that run along the path of the new fence.
Plan for worst-case scenarios if you want to adhere to a stringent budget, and consider what it looks like if you have to potentially add these expenses on top of the installation and material costs.
Fiscally Sound Fence Installation
Go with a company that knows what it’s like to work for professionals and are professionals themselves. Fence Installers has the experience to handle commercial fence installations that ensure all your needs are met without creating unnecessary expenses for your business. Call our team today to learn more about our services.