Chain link fence, also known as diamond wire mesh, is made with various material wires weaving by chain link fence machine. Chain link fences are available in stainless steel, galvanized steel, and vinyl/PVC coated wire. They are normally used in gardens, sports yards, industrial sites, houses, roads, and events for crowd control, and for residential use.
A black vinyl chain link fence costs $10 to $34 per linear foot installed. The average cost of a 150’ vinyl-coated chain-link fence ranges from $1,500 to $4,800. Black vinyl chain-link fence prices are $5 to $19 per linear foot for materials, plus $5 to $15 per linear foot for labor.
In this article, I will help you learn about the chain link fence price tag, and I will give you details you can use to evaluate this type of fencing.
To install a 150’ long black chain-link fence you will have to pay $1,500 to $4,800 on average. Depending on height, a 4-, 5-, or 6-foot black vinyl chain-link fence costs $10 to $29 per linear foot installed. A vinyl-coated chain-link fence costs $5 to $19 per linear foot for materials, plus $5 to $15 per foot for labor.
Chain Link Fence Cost
|Linear Feet||4 Foot Tall||6 Foot Tall||8 Foot Tall|
|50||$500 - $1,350||$600 - $1,450||$650 - $1,600|
|100||$1,000 - $2,700||$1,200 - $2,900||$1,300 - $3,200|
|150||$1,500 - $4,000||$,1,800 - $4,400||$1,950 - $4,800|
|200||$2,000 - $5,400||$2,400 - $5,800||$2,600 - $6,400|
|300||$3,000 - $8,100||$3,600 - $8,700||$3,900 - $9,600|
|400||$4,000 - $10,800||$4,800 - $11,600||$5,200 - $12,800|
With proper and regular maintenance, which is quite low, the chain-link fences can last up to 20 years, and because of the vinyl coating, these fences are protected from rust, corrosion, moisture, fading, and lasts a little longer than galvanized type.
Average Cost to Install a Black Chain Link Fencing
4’ high by 8’ wide sections of black chain-link fence, cost $80 – $200 each installed. The table below shows an average 4’ to 8’ high and 150’ long residential chain link fence installation costs:
|Average Range||$1,500 - 4,800|
|National Average Cost||$2,900|
Black Chain-Link Fence Prices per Foot
A 4-, 5-, or 6-foot black chain-link fence costs $10 – $29 per foot, and an 8- to 10-foot fence costs $13 – $34 per foot installed. Vinyl-coated chain-link fence material costs $5 – $19 per linear foot, and labor costs $5 – $15 per linear foot. The numbers presented in the table that follows refer to mesh fabric, post, and all hardware without gates.
|Height||Material Cost per Foot||Total Cost per Foot|
|4’||$5 - $12||$10 - $27|
|5’||$6 - $13||$11 - $28|
|6’||$7 - $14||$12 - $29|
|8’||$8 - $17||$13 - $32|
|10’||$9 - $19||$14 - $34|
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Average Cost of Black Chain-Link Fence Installed
Average Cost of Black Chain Link Fence Per Foot Installed.
|Factor||Average Cost per Foot|
|Mesh Fabric||$2 - $8|
|Posts and Hardware||$3 - $9|
|Labor||$5 - $15|
|Total||$10 - $32|
There are several cost factors that affect the total project cost:
- The height and length of the fence;
- Number of gates;
- Quality and gauge (size) of the mesh;
- Size of diamonds or mesh holes;
- Job complexity and terrain difficulty;
- Permits and inspection fees from $40 to $150
Wire mesh for residential use is typically 9 to 12 gauge in 2’’ diamond, while smaller diamonds and gauges cost more.
Black powder-coated chain-link fence material cost
Vinyl-coated chain-link materials cost around 50% of the total project cost, $5 to $19 per linear foot. Fence posts, frameworks, and other fittings only come in a colored powder coating, while chain-link fabric mesh comes in either vinyl coatings or galvanizing treatments.
Material Prices (*includes rails, caps, bolts, ties, tension bars, and tension bands)
|Part||Average Material Price|
|Wire Mesh||$2 - $8 per linear foot|
|Terminal Post||$20 - $35 each|
|Line Post||$15 - $25 each|
|Single Gate||$100 - $300 each|
|Double Gate||$150 - $800 each|
|Additional Hardware*||$1 - $3 per linear foot|
Black Chain-Link Fence Gate Cost
Depending on the size and opening design, a residential black chain-link gate costs $130 to $1,000 installed. Vinyl-coated commercial rolling gates cost $1,400 to $3,000 installed.
|Single Walk-Through||$130 - $450||3’ - 6’ tall
3’ - 6’ wide
Hinges on one side
|Double Drive-Through||$200 - $1,000||3’ - 6’ tall
8’ - 12’ wide
2 gates open from the middle
|Rolling Gate||$1,400 - $3,000||6’ - 8’ tall
8’ - 30’ wide
Rolls open on rails
The table above is for the total installation cost, while the labor alone costs $30 to $120 per gate depending on the size and type.
Vinyl-Coated Chain-Link Fence Cost
Vinyl-coated chain-link fence costs $1,000 to $3,400 per 100 linear feet installed, depending on the height, coating type, and color. Prices increase for removing old fencing or debris disposal.
|Height||Cost per Foot||Cost per 100 Linear Feet|
|4’||$10 - $27||$1,000 - $2,700|
|6’||$12 - $29||$1,200 - $2,900|
|8’||$13 - $32||$1,300 - $3,200|
|10’||$14 - $34||$1,400 - $3,400|
Types of Vinyl-Coated Chain-Link Fences
There are a few available types of vinyl coatings, extruded, extruded and bonded, or thermally bonded. Wire size may be calculated on the underlying core wire or with coating thickness included.
|Class 1 - Extruded||Residential application
Thin coating pulled over the wire
Tears or peels easily
|Class 2A - Extruded and Bonded||Residential or commercial applications
Coating bonded to wire with glue
|Class 2B - Thermally Bonded||For industrial settings and commercial applications
PVC chemically fused to steel wire
Strongest vinyl coating
High cracking and peeling resistance
Permanently bonded color coating
Brown, White, and Green Chain-Link Fence Prices
Brown, white, and green chain-link fences cost $2 to $8 per linear foot in materials or $10 to $34 per foot installed. Less-common colors include shades of grey, beige, and redwood.
On the other hand, custom colors cost more, take longer to make, and have a minimum order requirement.
Pros and Cons of Vinyl Chain-Link Fences
All chain-link fences, vinyl coating, aluminum, or galvanized, with proper maintenance can last up to 20 years. Let’s say a few words about the positive and negative sides of these fences:
|Type||Material cost per foot (based on a 4’ to 8’ high)||Pros and Cons|
|Vinyl coated||$2 - $8||Aesthetically pleasing;
Plenty of colors
Better rust protection
|Galvanized||$1 - $8||Cheapest option
Only in silver-grey
Rusts over time
|Aluminized||$4 - $13||High durability
Only in silver grey
|Aluminum||$9 - $40||Not a budget-friendly option
Chain-link Vinyl Fence VS Other Vinyl Fences
Vinyl-coated fences cost $10 to $34 per foot, while “regular” vinyl fence costs $15 to $30 per foot installed. Both types are durable and low maintenance.
|Vinyl Chain Link||Lasts 20+ years |
Withstand high winds
|It will rust if vinyl coating chips off
Easy to climb
|Vinyl Fence Panels||Color doesn’t wear off |
20+ years lifespan
Rust, pets, and water damage resistant
Privacy with solid slats
Upkeep - free
Harder to climb
Boosts curb appeal and increase the resale value
Cracks in extreme temperatures
Doesn’t withstand high winds
With proper maintenance expect your chain-link fence to last up to 20 years. The vinyl coating makes the galvanized steel wire more rust and corrosion-resistant. Thicker 6- to 9- gauge wire lasts even longer. Wet, humid, and salty coastal areas may decrease the lifespan of a chain-link fence.
If you deal with skilled fence installers, the installation of chain-link fences takes 2 to 5 days on average. One day will go on set the post-in-ground with cement. Fence installers let cement cure from 1 to 4 days, depending on the cement type. Most contractors install 80 to 150 feet per day.
Black chain-link vinyl fences usually have a 10 to 15 years manufacturer warranty against fading, chipping, and peeling. Many homeowners renew their chain link fences by painting them black.
Black cyclone fencing, aka hurricane fencing, is the same as a black, vinyl-coated chain-link fence. This type of fencing is popular in coastal and storm-prone areas as wind and water pass through it.