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riceboy
06-03-2015, 08:02 AM
Hey guys I'm looking for someone to tear down my fence in replace my fence with either composite or cedar. Can anyone tell me what I'm expecting per linear ft.

sphelps
06-03-2015, 08:31 PM
DIY bud. Fences are easy and a good excuse to take a few days off work to enjoy the outdoors. Could walk you through it. Alternatively I know a couple guys, not sure on cost but they are private so typically cheaper than most.

JmeJReefer
06-03-2015, 09:59 PM
Composite is a newish technology that i considered for the deck, but found through reviews and forums that it is more problems than its worth, and exponentially higher in cost. the Big one for me is the mold/mildew problem as i have kids. It fades, warps, and pretty much does whatever it says it wouldnt....my two cents.

Cedar is a bit pricey as well but a solid and reliable wood that looks great and can be stained a range of colors.

Biulding a fence is quite simple and it is pure robbery for some companies to charge what they do for that sort of work. The big work portion is the posts. after that, pretty much builds itself!!!

good luck

Jpower
06-03-2015, 11:42 PM
I had about 80 feet done in cedar just before winter. Fence is 6 feet high and dbl sided. Lumber alone was $4400, $6400 total. Had them build a gate for an rv and 2 normal walkthrough gates. If I had a choice I would personally go with vinyl or steel. These are zero maintenance and will last a looong time.

Jesse

lastlight
06-04-2015, 08:28 AM
If I had a choice I would personally go with vinyl or steel. These are zero maintenance and will last a looong time.

unless you accidentally lean on it. we've got vinyl and you can't hang planters on it unless they're very light. very easy to wiggle the entire length. assuming you don't push too hard on it however yes i'm sure it will last ages.

riceboy
06-04-2015, 03:25 PM
unless you accidentally lean on it. we've got vinyl and you can't hang planters on it unless they're very light. very easy to wiggle the entire length. assuming you don't push too hard on it however yes i'm sure it will last ages.

really they are flimsy? i was hoping to get something that would last and not blown over in the wind.

lastlight
06-04-2015, 03:43 PM
they're definitely flimsy in my opinion. they look fantastic and should last far longer than a traditional fence if you treat them well. just don't have kids and they should last FOREVER.