I am getting quotes on a fence installation in Medford MA. I am fencing a 35 foot straight run, that will include a 16 foot driveway gate (2 8 foot sections), and a 4 foot walking gate. The quoted price for a 4 foot open baluster fence was almost 8000 dollars! That is over 200 dollars a foot!. Looked at Angies list, and a few other for industry pricing, and a wood/vinyl fence should be 30-60 dollars a foot. What am i missing here???
I am considering Cedar or maybe Vinyl (although the cedar looks much better in my opinion). I was surprised to hear that the cost would be the same for either cedar or vinyl. Does that price make sense?
Over time, i plan to have plants grow over and through the fence, which i think may be problematic if refinishing the cedar fence every few years (how often should it be done?). Vinyl appears maintenance free, so plants could just be left alone, but may eventually get heavy and bend the fence?
For reference, this will be a 4 foot open baluster picket style fence. 6x6 posts, 1x6 on the bottom, 1x4 on the top, pickets sandwiched in the middle.
I plan on getting some more quotes, and would be interested to hear from any fencing companies that operate in Medford, if you are interested in bidding on the job.