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gcfl 01-24-2009 11:18 AM

Shadow Box Fence
 
I am trying to get an idea if a quote I got on a fence is reasonable for what I am wanting done. I live in Mobile AL so I know costs will vary. My quote was for:

259 feet of 8' shadow box fence with cap facial. line posts 4X4, terminals 4X4, rail 2 X4 and boards 1 X 6 treated pine. This fence also includes 2 4X6 gates and the posts are spaced 8 feet a part. The total comes to $5799 which works out to 21/ft plus the two gates. Does this sound high? One thing I asked him to rework is the posts. Currently they have me quoted to 10 ft posts sunk 2 ft. I would like at least 3 feet sunk so he is looking at 12 foot posts that they will cut down. I would love to hear some thoughts on this. Thanks!

Ron6519 01-25-2009 11:18 AM

You would call at least two other contractors to get estimates. Internet input is of little or no use.
Ron

Timberwright 01-25-2009 11:25 AM

Ditto what Ron said.

Termite 01-25-2009 12:46 PM

This is a DIY site, and therefore threads related to contractors' prices are strongly discouraged.

curapa 01-25-2009 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gcfl (Post 218289)
I am trying to get an idea if a quote I got on a fence is reasonable for what I am wanting done. I live in Mobile AL so I know costs will vary. My quote was for:

259 feet of 8' shadow box fence with cap facial. line posts 4X4, terminals 4X4, rail 2 X4 and boards 1 X 6 treated pine. This fence also includes 2 4X6 gates and the posts are spaced 8 feet a part. The total comes to $5799 which works out to 21/ft plus the two gates. Does this sound high? One thing I asked him to rework is the posts. Currently they have me quoted to 10 ft posts sunk 2 ft. I would like at least 3 feet sunk so he is looking at 12 foot posts that they will cut down. I would love to hear some thoughts on this. Thanks!


That price sounds about right for what I would charge in my area, depending on how you would like it capped the cost could be more. I will second the 3' or more post depth for an 8' tall fence.

Curt


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