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. 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.
- 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. Both companies’ installation packages include the consultation, project planning, and a labor warranty.
Lowe’s and The Home Depot each offer chain-link, composite, metal, vinyl, and wood fencing options. At both stores, chain-link is the least expensive option, and composite is typically the most expensive. 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:
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.
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.
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- Lowe’s customer service (800) 445-6937
- The Home Depot customer service (800) 466-3337
- Lowe’s store customer service representatives
- The Home Depot store customer service representatives