A durable option for farm fencing, high-tensile wire fencing is a type of fencing that boasts longevity. Not only is it highly reliable, but it is also an affordable choice for installation in comparison to other wire fences.

Making it one of the most cost-friendly options for wire fencing, high-tensile wire fencing costs $0.03 – $0.12 linear foot, regardless of its variation or type.

Being one of the most versatile wire fences, high-tensile fencing types include electric, non-electric, barbed wire, polymer, and polymer rail.

High-tensile wire fencing is a great choice, especially for farm purposes. They can last for several years, are cost-friendly, and also have very low maintenance costs.

For your reference, below is the average cost range of the different types of high-tensile fencing:

Fence typeAverage cost range (per linear foot)
High-Tensile Wire (Electric)$0.03 to $0.12 per linear foot
High-tensile Wire (Non-Electric)$0.02 to $0.03 per linear foot
High-Tensile Barbed Wire $0.03 to $0.05 per linear foot
High-Tensile Polymer (Electric) $0.10 to $0.15 per linear foot
High-Tensile Polymer (Non-Electric) $0.11 to $0.13 per linear foot
High-Tensile Polymer Rail $0.80 to $0.90 per linear foot

High-tensile electric wire fence

High Tensile Fencing

Installing a high-tensile electric fence can cost you somewhere between $0.03 to $0.12 per linear foot.

In installing this type of fence, it is important to raise the lowest wire several inches from the base to protect your animals from being harmed or you can also use a marker.

High-tensile non-electric wire fence

High-tensile non-electric wire fences can cost you a ballpark average cost of $0.02 to $0.03 per linear foot, including its installation costs.

An important point to note with this cost is that this only accounts for one strand. This means that depending on the number of strands that you want for your fence, the cost will also vary.

Professionals would suggest at least six strands for a reliable and secure fence, raising the cost to an average range of $0.12 to $0.18. This estimated cost does not include labor costs.

High-tensile wire fences tend to have lower visibility in comparison to other types of fences. This is important to note, especially when animals are prone to be harmed or injured with less visible fences.

High-tensile barbed wire fence

In installing a high-tensile barbed wire fence, the cost can fall between the average cost range of $0.03 to $0.05 per strand and per linear foot.

This variation of high-tensile fences falls under the cost-friendly category while keeping your animals safe and away from predators or intruders.

However, once you decide to install this fence, you should be cautious and careful with your livestock. Barbed wire fences have sharp barbs that can rip or tear off the skin of your animals.

On top of this caution, high-tensile barbed wire fences also require regular maintenance such as tightening to maintain the structural integrity and effectiveness of the fence.