Lowe’s & The Home Depot Fence Installation Costs Explained

Short Answer: Fence installation costs at Lowe’s and The Home Depot vary depending on several factors, including the fence type and size, labor costs, and your yard’s terrain. In general, prices range anywhere from around $1,000 to $10,000 or more. Below, we explain the general cost factors and pricing information for both stores.

Lowes & The Home Depot Fence Installation Costs

Lowe’s and The Home Depot sell a wide range of fencing materials and offer fence installation services, but you can’t get a price quote online or over the phone. Corporate customer service representatives for both chains recommend setting up an in-home consultation to go over material and style options, have your outdoor space measured, and get a quote specific to your project.

You can expect your project to cost at least $1,000 in materials and labor; it can easily be $10,000 or more if you choose premium materials or have a large and complicated yard.[1][2] Note that material prices do not include hardware or the full cost of installation. You’ll still need to book a consultation to get an accurate estimate.

Cost Factors

The following factors impact the cost of fence installation at both Lowe’s and The Home Depot:[2][3][4][5]

  • Fence length and height
  • Fence type and material
  • Labor costs
  • Local regulations, such as required permits
  • The terrain of your yard

Lowe’s and The Home Depot offer installation through independent contractors who are licensed, background-checked, and insured.[6][7] Both companies’ installation packages include the consultation, project planning, and a labor warranty.[2][7][6][8]

Material Options

Lowe’s and The Home Depot each offer chain-link, composite, metal, vinyl, and wood fencing options.[6][7] At both stores, chain-link is the least expensive option, and composite is typically the most expensive.[2][3] Compare the approximate price ranges for each fence type in the table below; we gathered material prices online and from in-store customer service representatives:

Fence type Lowe's material cost (approx.) The Home Depot material cost (approx.)
Chain-link $1.60 to $3.20 per foot $1.80 to $7 per foot
Composite $18 to $48 per foot $24 to $40 per foot
Metal $6 to $64 per foot $6 to $60 per foot
Vinyl $9 to $35 per foot $21 to $45 per foot
Wood $4 to $27 per foot $5 to $11 per foot

Note that you can’t buy fencing materials elsewhere and then schedule installation through Lowe’s or The Home Depot. You must purchase your materials at the same retailer where you complete the full consultation process.[2][3]

Self-Installation

If installation services exceed your budget, Lowe’s offers instructions for self-installation of fences, and The Home Depot provides guides for how to build a fence and how to install a fence. Both stores also sell pre-assembled panels and fence kits are also available for do-it-yourself projects.[9][10][11]

More Information

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4 comments

  • Ashley VandeMark says:

    Can we pay for the materials and fencing project with labor with a The Home Depot or a Lowe’s credit card?

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hello, Ashley! Yes, The Home Depot offers fence financing through The Home Depot Consumer Credit Card or The Home Depot Project Loan; Lowe’s offers fence financing through the Lowe’s Advantage Card. Best of luck with your project!

    • Lindsey Desmet says:
      First Quarter Finance logostaff

      Hello, AnnMarie! Yes, you can order fencing materials online at Lowes.com or HomeDepot.com. Most products are available for either home delivery or store pick-up. However, online fencing orders do not include installation services. We have updated our article to clarify this. Best of luck with your project!