This tool calculates the total cost of building a cedar fence based on your provided dimensions and materials.

## How to Use the Cedar Fence Cost Calculator

This calculator allows you to estimate the cost of building a cedar fence based on several parameters. Follow these steps to use the calculator:

- Enter the total length of the fence in feet.
- Enter the height of the fence in feet.
- Enter the spacing between posts in feet.
- Enter the price per board in dollars.
- Enter the price per post in dollars.
- Enter the number of gates you plan to install.
- Enter the price per gate in dollars.
- Click the “Calculate” button to see the estimated total cost.

### How It Works

The calculator takes into account the following:

- The total length and height of the fence to estimate the number of boards required.
- The spacing between posts to estimate the number of posts needed.
- The cost of boards, posts, and gates to calculate the total cost.

The total cost is calculated as follows:

- Number of Posts = (Fence Length / Post Spacing) + 1, rounded up to the next whole number.
- Total Board Cost = (Fence Length * Fence Height) / (6 * 0.5) * Price per Board
- Total Post Cost = Number of Posts * Price per Post
- Total Gate Cost = Number of Gates * Price per Gate
- Total Cost = Total Board Cost + Total Post Cost + Total Gate Cost

### Limitations

Please note the following limitations of this calculator:

- The calculated cost is an estimate and actual costs may vary depending on various factors such as local labor rates, additional materials required, and other contingencies.
- The calculator assumes that all boards are 6 inches wide and 0.5 inches thick, which is a standard size for cedar fence boards.
- Post spacing, board pricing, and other inputs should be entered accurately for the most reliable estimate.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculating Total Cost for Cedar Fence Installation

Input the length and height of the fence, along with the price per linear foot of cedar. The calculator will instantly give you the total cost estimate for the cedar fence installation.

### Comparing Different Cedar Fence Options

Enter the dimensions and prices of multiple cedar fence options to compare their total costs. You can easily see which option fits your budget and needs best.

### Adding Fence Gates to the Estimate

Include the number and type of gates you want in your cedar fence project. The calculator will adjust the total cost accordingly, helping you plan your budget more accurately.

### Estimating Materials Needed

By inputting the fence length and height, the calculator will estimate the amount of cedar boards, posts, and other materials required for the project. You can then purchase materials more efficiently.

### Factoring in Labor Costs

Include the hourly rate of labor for installing the cedar fence to get a comprehensive cost estimate. This way, you can budget not only for materials but also for professional installation services.

### Calculating Perimeter Measurements

If you’re unsure about the length needed for your cedar fence, the calculator can help you determine the perimeter of the area you want to enclose, ensuring accurate measurements and cost estimates.

### Adjusting for Sloped Terrain

If your property has uneven terrain, input the slope percentage to get a more precise estimate for the cedar fence installation. This feature ensures your budget considers any additional challenges.

### Considering Stain or Sealant Costs

If you plan to stain or seal your cedar fence, input the cost per gallon of the product you prefer. The calculator will factor this into the total estimate, giving you a more realistic budget projection.

### Calculating Taxes and Permit Fees

Enter the applicable tax rate and permit fees for your location to get an accurate total cost estimate for the cedar fence project. This helps you plan your budget with all financial aspects considered.

### Saving and Printing Your Estimate

After obtaining the total cost estimate for your cedar fence project, you can save or print the results for future reference. This feature allows you to easily share the estimate or keep it for planning purposes.