The cheapest privacy fence option is a wooden pallet fence. This fence is very similar to a traditional wooden or wooden fence, but is made of pallet boards instead of wood. A pallet wooden fence is the cheapest because pallet wood can be found very cheaply or even free of charge, in some cases. Many department stores and supermarkets have lots of pallet boards in their warehouses or parking lots because of shipments and are more than willing to get rid of some of them.
Now, chain link fences are NOT privacy fences, but there are additional components you can add to turn them into a privacy fence. The two most common methods are adding plastic slats or meshes and vinyl screens. Both of these privacy methods must be added to the fence once it is installed, which is an additional cost in addition to the cost of the wire mesh fence. Privacy screens are literally screens that are attached to a wire mesh fence and provide privacy to the fence.
There are a few different materials these screens are made of, but the most common are mesh and vinyl. Mesh screens are used more often than vinyl screens. They're a little easier to maintain, and because they're made of mesh, they allow air to flow and the mesh fence is less likely to fall off in the wind. Another very common method for converting a wire mesh fence into a privacy fence is to add plastic slats.
These are just long strips of plastic that are intertwined at the links of the metal fabric fence. Although these privacy screens and plastic slats require that a metal mesh fence is already installed, the unit as a whole is quite cost-effective. A wooden fence is what someone normally imagines when referring to a traditional wooden fence. This is probably one of the most common materials used for a fence and is quite inexpensive.
However, in general, a wooden fence is quite inexpensive, even if you pay to install it. The other great advantage of wooden fences is their overall longevity and integrity. These fences, with proper maintenance and care, tend to last a long time. Because of this, a wooden fence is even more profitable because you don't have to pay for repairs or replace boards very often.
A vinyl fence is usually the white, plastic-looking fence that many people prefer to have in their garden. It's beautiful, simple and clean looking. Vinyl fences also require little or no maintenance. Installing a vinyl fence is another fairly inexpensive option, but it is the most expensive of these 5 cost-effective options.
There are a few different types of vinyl fence panels you can choose from and they all differ slightly in cost. So again, to know exactly how much this will cost, it will take some planning, measurement, and basic math to get an exact number. Chicken net and pig mesh with wooden supports are among the cheapest. Chain Link fences don't earn points for their beauty, but they are one of the cheapest and most durable fencing materials available.
It's important to note that even though pallet boards are the cheapest option for fences, due to the nature of the boards themselves, they may need to be repaired or even replaced from time to time.