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Old 02-17-2009, 03:36 PM   #1
 
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I was wondering what contractors in Florida and anywhere really, are charging for a 6' T&G vinyl fence, 6' stockade pressure treated fence, and a 4' 3-rail aluminum fence.I am looking for a per foot cost on an average size yard, say 200' or so. I have been going out on some estimates and have been hearing some crazy low prices from competitors. I am wondering if they are installing fences at cost or just a really low profit margin, just to keep in business or are the homeowners just telling me they are getting those prices and really not. As far as the latter I have actually seen some of those estimates and they were much lower than ours. We try and keep our profit margin at least at 35% but it is getting harder and harder these days.
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I'm in a good mood today so before the guys jump you I'll let you in on the secret.

First introduce yourself in the intro section.

2nd it's a dog eat dog world and no one is going to tell you what they charge.

Try telling us what you charge and what your hearing from customers and some one might tell you if your even close.

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Type going rate in the search box then come back and thank me.
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Guys, the first thing is there is no such thing as a going rate.
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We generally charge anywhere from $21 to $24 per ft in 6' T&G vinyl,
$20 to $23 for 4' aluminum 3 rail and $13 to $14 for 6' stockade.
Oh and I did a search for going rates and didn't come up with much.
We appreciate your info ....... But the site is not for selling your product you might read the posting rules first and check with the moderators before you post what you sell or your prices.........
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I am just trying to get an idea of what people are selling fences for, maybe someone could tell me how much they are paying per foot for 6' vinyl material only and that might help, not sure how to come accross without offending the site or anyone else. It seems there is a lot of sharing of info on this site and I would like to be in on it, that is all.
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Martin Martin Martin

I'm in a good mood today so before the guys jump you I'll let you in on the secret.

First introduce yourself in the intro section.

2nd it's a dog eat dog world and no one is going to tell you what they charge.

Try telling us what you charge and what your hearing from customers and some one might tell you if your even close.
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We appreciate your info ....... But the site is not for selling your product you might read the posting rules first and check with the moderators before you post what you sell or your prices.........

Wasn't the OP asked to state what he charged to get a comparable answer?
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This is another WTF head thing. Be a big boy and bid the MF your very own self. J.
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Wasn't the OP asked to state what he charged to get a comparable answer?
Sorry Martin, It seemed like you were trying to sell your fencing products. I did not see where you asked to post this.....
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I am just trying to get an idea of what people are selling fences for, maybe someone could tell me how much they are paying per foot for 6' vinyl material only and that might help, not sure how to come accross without offending the site or anyone else. It seems there is a lot of sharing of info on this site and I would like to be in on it, that is all.
My cost on 6' Vinyl fence, commercial grade is about $18-$20 per lineal foot, depending on the style and type.
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My cost on 6' Vinyl fence, commercial grade is about $18-$20 per lineal foot, depending on the style and type.

My cost on a residential grade is around $18 per ft., commercial grade is $20. What do you get it for Martin Schriber? I do not do a whole lot of vinyl so maybe my competitors do have a better price, they may have connections or stock it.
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What do you consider commercial vinyl, we use 1.5" x 5.5" rails, 7/8 x 6" pickets, and 5"x5" posts, all virgin vinyl. Do you use HD posts or something for commercial?
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Commercial vinyl uses thicker posts and pickets to stand up to more abuse. The O.D. of the material is all the same but the thickness is increased by .020 or so.

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We generally charge anywhere from $21 to $24 per ft in 6' T&G vinyl,
$20 to $23 for 4' aluminum 3 rail and $13 to $14 for 6' stockade.
Oh and I did a search for going rates and didn't come up with much.
If your competitors are charging less than $21 to $24 per ft. installed for their vinyl then they are either hungry or have some serious connections at their vinyl distributor. I pay about $18 per ft. for T and G vinyl, thats the fence material, caps and concrete. There is no way to be profitable at only a few bucks per ft going into the bank. I charge more than $24 per ft. installed for T and G vinyl stockade.
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I am LUCKY if I can quote less than $30per ft on T&G (usually from bufftech or master halco).

I used to work for one of the larger fence co's in Orlando, but that was about 6yrs ago, I think we were in the mid $20s per ft, and I sold over $80k per month (total fence sales including wood and aluminum).

Of course, times were different then, and I live in NC now, not really a market here for PVC due to the terrain.

Good luck and don't let the ole timers scare you off, there is a lot of good info on the forum. Try doing some searches before you ask something though, it might answer your question before you ask.

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