What factors affect the cost of building a fence?


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The cost of building a fence depends on how much labor has to be hired. The height and length of the fence are other important factors.

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There are many different types of fencing materials to choose from. For example, woven wire field fence has a higher materials cost than barbed wire. Fence posts come in many different lengths and materials. Large wood posts cost more on average than a standard metal T-post.

Prebuilt fence panels can be installed quickly, so labor costs are lower while material costs are higher. The area the fence is being built in is also a factor due to shipping costs and labor costs. The price of commodities such as metal also influence cost because as the price of metal goes up, so does the cost of materials made from it, such as wire and posts.

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