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Question DetailsAsked on 4/28/2016

how much redwood fence will cost for 95 feet long fence

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Below are a few previous similar questions which should help - a quick scan of some recent projects and quotes on the web and estimating sites shows about $4-8/SF (plus typically $2-3/LF for tearout and removal of old wood fence if applicable) is typical in redwood country - say west coast from LA to southern Washington. But in some parts of the country, especially east of the Rockies, more like $15-25/SF seems to be the norm - partly because of higher materials cost, partly because back east redwood is seen as an exotic and high-end product so the pricing tends to be what the market will bear rather than a price based strictly on cost and reasonable profit.

(Note - tearout/removal by LF of fence, but new redwood fence by SF of fence, not LF - so more like $20-50/LF for the new fence depending on height and fanciness in redwood country, more like $75-150/LF in other areas).

Note that average prices for redwood, except in redwood country, tend to be on the much higher side because if people back east are going for redwood they tend to also go with fancier slatting (like angled slats or multi-tiered design and/or top edging, scalloping, or lattice treatment) so the average per lineal foot cost is higher even without the added redwood cost factor which by itself is only a couple of dollars per SF unless going with the far more rot-resistant heart redwood. However, Home Depot and Lowes and local fencing companies will order (at least in come areas) much cheaper prefab redwood panels for fencing - though that only works in areas where the soil is suitable everywhere for posthole digging without having to move the post location around to miss boulders, because the panels obviously are fixed-width.

BTW - note that redwood is not a particularly strong wood nor is it really rot-resistant in ground contact, so generally best to go with treated wood posts in concrete - or if you want appearance match, a long soak of redwood posts in a bucket of ground-contact copper napthenate chemical like Cupreanol, Copper Green, Black Flag make before using them. Typically takes about 1 hour soak to really penetrate into the butt of a post (best done with a center bored hole that is later plugged with a treated dowel to ensure penetration), and treatment should extend at least 6 inches above final ground level.

Obviously, with the high variability in redwood fence pricing around the country, you need to contact Fencing suppliers or contractors and FIRST ask if they have recent experience with redwood fencing and do it routinely - then ask for bidsd from several of those. Just having any fencing company do it may mean they go out and pay retail for the wood because they do not have a stockpile or regular wholesale source locally, which can raise your costs significantly and needlessly. Or google first for local redwood fencing contractors, then cross-check those on AL for ratings and reviews.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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