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(866) 604-1136
1516 Prairieview Avenue Van Meter, IA 50261
Serving Des Moines
At Wagner Custom Fencing, we pride our company on reliability, great communication, integrity, and ...
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(866) 674-8620
2740 Pack Court Drive Williamsburg, IA 52361
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Dog Guard Out-of-Sight Fencing offers you a more affordable alternative of underground Fencing. ...
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1103 South Dale Drive Des Moines, IA 50315
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About Des Moines, Iowa

Des Moines and its metro area has seen a boom in real estate in the recent years. The area is highly sought after by people who want to enjoy the beautiful views and all that the area provides in terms of economic opportunity, big-city commerce, cultural events, and even the political scene. Those looking to sell a house should consider adding a fence to enhance the home's appearance and make it competitive on the real estate market.

Fences beautify a property, create a clear boundary on the property line, and add safety and security to a yard. Several types of fences are available for homeowners to choose from, ranging from chain link on the economical side and vinyl or wrought iron on the higher end. Wood remains the most popular because of its cost and appearance. The job is labor intensive, and there are some risks involved, which is why many people opt to hire a contractor to take on the project.

Des Moines Suburbs and Area Information

Des Moines is the most populated city in Iowa, and it is also the state's capital. It is one of the wealthiest cities in the country and has been named one of the best cities for business. Several insurance and finance companies have set up their headquarters in the area, which means that there are a lot of jobs available for residents. Those looking to escape the congestion that a big city has to offer can retreat to one of the many beautiful suburbs, which have high income levels and low housing costs:

  • Waukee
  • Johnston
  • Ankeny
  • Urbandale
  • Clive
  • Grimes

 

For the most part, Des Moines’s neighborhoods are primarily residential and run together, punctuated by the occasional area of restaurants and shops. Most of the city’s expansion is happening on the west side, and West Des Moines is where you’ll find homes built within the last several years along with interesting restaurants. Most of the houses in the north end of the city are much older and on smaller lots, so projects favor the installation of privacy fencing. Des Moines’s East Village is an up-and-coming spot with urban shopping, dining, and plenty of newer homes popping up in developments. Lots are large here, and fencing makes a perfect addition to keep kids and pets from wandering into neighbors’ yards.

Fence Installation Project Costs

In the United States, homeowners spend between $1,578 and $3,668 to install a fence on average. This figure includes fences of all types, which is why the range is so large. The cost varies depending on the type of materials used to make the fence and the size of the yard. The cost to install a wooden privacy fence in Des Moines is between $1,848.78 and $3,310.50, which falls within the range of the national average. The table below lists the average costs for different types of fences here.

Type of Fence

Fence Cost (per linear foot)

Labor Cost (per linear foot)

Chain/Metal

$7

$10

Wood

$12

$12

Vinyl

$17

$7

Aluminum

$26

$10 and up

Wrought Iron

$20 - $100

$200

Licensing and Insurance Information

Anyone who works on a construction project for compensation and earns more than $2,000 per year from these projects is required to have a contractor's license in Iowa. Additionally, they are responsible for obtaining permits before beginning the project. Contractors are required to complete an exam and obtain a surety bond before being issued a license from the Iowa Division of Labor.

Recent Job Requests for Fences Contractors in Des Moines, IA


New Lead
Project: Install a Chain Link Fence
Location: DES MOINES, IA
Date: 03/19/2019
Nature of Project: Replace existing fence
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Fencing material: Chain Link
Length of Fence: Less than 100 feet
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
Property Owner: Yes

New Lead
Project: Repair or Weld a Wrought Iron Fence
Location: Des Moines, IA
Date: 03/18/2019
Kind of Repair Needed: Post is damaged, Fence is loose
Fence height: 4-6 feet
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: More than 2 weeks
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: Wrought iron on don’t walk way with one step. Posts are loose and one has broke off

New Lead
Project: Install a Wood Fence
Location: Des Moines, IA
Date: 03/18/2019
Nature of Project: Install a new fence
Fence Height: 6-8 feet
Length of Fence: Less than 100 feet
Purpose of Fence: Keep pets contained
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: Install wood privacy fence.

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Vinyl or PVC Fence
Location: Des Moines, IA
Date: 03/18/2019
Nature of Project: Install a new fence
Height of Fence: 6-8 feet
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Comment: Have a partial privacy fence want to replace current and complete the whole back yard.

New Lead
Project: Install a Chain Link Fence
Location: Des Moines, IA
Date: 03/18/2019
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Nature of Project: Install a new fence
Fence Height: Don't Know
Length of Fence: Less than 100 feet
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I would like to get an estimate for install fence

New Lead
Project: Repair or Partially Replace a Wood Fence
Location: Des Moines, IA
Date: 03/16/2019
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence

New Lead
Project: Install or Replace a Vinyl or PVC Fence
Location: Des Moines, IA
Date: 03/16/2019
Nature of Project: Replace existing fence
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Fencing material: Vinyl or PVC
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
Comment: I will be removing the old fence that is chain link. This will just be materials and installation. New holes will need to be dug as I am cutting off the old posts at the ground.

New Lead
Project: Install a Wood Fence
Location: Des Moines, IA
Date: 03/14/2019
Nature of Project: Replace existing fence
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Fencing material: Wood
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Within 1 week
Comment: Wooden fence with lattice on top

Project: Install or Replace a Vinyl or PVC Fence
Location: Des Moines, IA
Date: 03/07/2019
Nature of Project: Install a new fence
Height of Fence: 4-6 feet
Length of Fence: Unsure
Purpose of Fence: Provide privacy, Property boundary
Request Stage: Ready to Hire
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Property Owner: Yes
Comment: I would like to get an estimate for

Project: Install a Wood Fence
Location: Des Moines, IA
Date: 03/06/2019
Nature of Project: Install a new fence
What kind of location is this?: Home/Residence
Fencing material: Wood
Request Stage: Planning & Budgeting
Desired Completion Date: Timing is flexible