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How to buy and estimate cost for Aluminum Fencing by The USA Vinyl Fence Company


At USAVinyl, We recognize that the layout and topography of every yard is different. We work with you to ensure you buy the right parts and materials for your project, and we don't take shortcuts. Buying fencing based on the linear footage of your property alone is inefficient (trust us, it doesn't work.) Below you'll find a step by step approach to finding the right fencing materials for your project, which will also help you estimate cost. Our fencing experts are standing by to help you when you have questions.

Follow the instructions below to get started, or print them using the buttons to the left

Our Pledge

When you buy fencing through USAVinyl, you can rest-assured that you'll have all the parts you need to complete your project. We take the time to work with you by phone, and inspect all orders before they ship to make sure you've ordered what you'll need to complete your project the right way. If not, we'll contact you.

Planning Your Project

Step 1: Print the schematic above - you'll find this very useful as you proceed. You may want to print this page as well as a guide.

Step 2: Select your desired aluminum fencing style by browsing our website and review the distance between posts. The distance between posts for many of our fences is 6 feet.

Step 3: Draw a layout of the area to determine the number of fence panels as well as the number and type of fence posts that you will need. Measure off the entire area where you want the fence installed.

Remember, you can cut the aluminum fencing like if you end up with a section that is too wide (for example, if you have one section that is 5' wide, purchase a 6'wide section and cut it down to a 5' wide section).

There are three basic post styles:
  • Line post for use when there will be a fence panel passing straight through each side
  • Corner post for use when there is a 90 degree or right angle turning a corner
  • End post for use at the end of runs or for in-between gates

Record the Following Information:

  • Number of fence panels needed:
  • List of the number and type of posts you will need:

Tip: The installation of a gate is recommended when installing fencing that completely encloses an area. Depending on the gate hardware - you must measure your gate after you put it together and add the gate hardware variance to get your inside to inside dimension (example - gate is 46.5" wide and you need 1.5" for your gate hardware - your dimension will be 48"- read gate instructions for exact gate variance)

Placing an Order

Using the schematic and the steps above, you should better understand your fence sections and post needs. Simply browse our site for the fence style you want, select your posts and gates, add caps, and complete your order!

Requesting Asistance

Need help? Please don't hesitate to contact us. Fencing experts are standing by in our Ohio facility - Call 888.743.3673.

Please e-mail your diagram to or draw out a layout and fax it to 1-614-771-4806 - ATTN:USAVINYL.

Include your name, address, fence style and height, and most importantly - your phone number. We will get you a quote fast!