Cost of Wrought Iron Fencing

Don’t let your remodeling budget go over-board by hidden surprises – understand what the average installed costs for Wrought Iron Fencing is near you by using our handy calculator.

As an experienced licensed home improvement contractor, I know first hand what it should cost for various levels — from Basic, Better, and of course the best.

This Wrought Iron Fencing cost estimator will provide you with up to date pricing near you. Simply enter your zip code and the lineal footage, next click update and you will see a breakdown on what it should cost to have Wrought Iron Fencing installed onto your property

Wrought Iron Fence Cost Calculator
Zip Code Lineal ft.
Basic Better Best
Wrought Iron Fence – Material Prices $1925.00 – $2250.00 $2475.00 – $2595.00 $2625.00 – $3085.00
Wrought Iron Fence – Installation Cost $550.00 – $575.00 $600.00 – $635.00 $750.00 – $750.00
Wrought Iron Fence – Total $2475.00 – $2825.00 $3075.00 – $3230.00 $3375.00 – $3835.00
Wrought Iron Fence – Total Average Cost per Linear foot $26.50 $31.52 $36.05

How Much Does a Wrought Iron Fence Cost Installed?

The average Wrought iron fence cost $26 to $36 per linear foot. So what this mean is for a 6′ high fence running 160′ feet in length will cost you $4,960 on average for installation. However, this doesn’t take into account the cost of: Footings, posts, post brackets and difficult site-work. Each footing costs on average $100 each.

Cost To Install 140′ of  Iron Fence
National Average $4,300
Low $1,850
Mid-range $3,600
High-end $3,360 – 8,300

Wrought Iron Gate Prices

Unless you’re buying a custom made gate for your home, wrought iron gate cost between $325 for a single-swinging gate to $3,800 for a driveway gate. However, if you want to install an automatic security gate, tack on an additional $1,700 for the materials and another $2,000 for the installation that includes hiring an electrician at a rate of $90 per hr.

Iron Fence Costs vs. Aluminum, Steel and Other Metals

If you’re not sure about the best metal for your fence, use this chart to compare them:

Fencing Materials Comparison
140′ Lineal ft
Material Cost Average Lifespan
Wrought Iron $3,500-$5,700 75+ years
Cast Iron $2,200-$3,000 30+ years
Aluminum $2,450-$3,800 30+ years
Tubular Steel $2,300-$3,250 30+ years

Wrought Iron Fencing – Pricing and Installation Cost Checklist

  • Get at least 3-5 estimates before hiring a fencing contractor — estimates are typically free, unless it’s a service call for a repair.
  • Expect the wrought iron fencing prices to fluctuate between various companies – each and every company have different operation expenses and over-head.
  • Try to get prices in late Fall, early winter – you should expect aggressive pricing discounts by waiting for a contractor’s down season.
  • Try to budget and additional 7-15% more on top of what our calculator gives out – I.e; difficult configurations, patterns, the additional complexity of your home landscaping will add to the wrought iron fencing costs.
  • Visit every supply house that sell your particular brand of wrought iron fencing and try to negotiate a better price with each supplier – I save on average 20%.
  • Remember, there are multiple styled homes in the U.S – from: Contemporary, colonial, cape-cod style, ranch, bungalow, victorian, etc. So keep that in mind and try to budget a little more, before starting your Wrought Iron Fencing project.

View Other Fencing Options and Pricing: Vinyl, Wood, Cedar, PVC, Chainlink & Composite Fences

  • Composite & Vinyl
  • Wood
  • Metal

External References:

  1. Hud Homes and Development – Volume 9, The Rehab Guide
  2. Estimating fencing Costs: for Residential and Light Commercial Buildings

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