Calculating How Much Fencing You Need

In order to provide a temporary fence rental quote, we simply need to know the linear footage (the length of fence you need), the duration of time you think you will need it for and the location where it is going.  We’ll also ask if you need a drop-off or if you would like to take advantage of our complete installation and dismantling service.

Not sure how much fencing you need?  Here are some tips when estimating the amount of fencing you need for your project.

Determine where your fence needs to go and identify obstructions

Do you need fencing on four sides of a property or will existing structures make up some of the perimeter?  Does your site have trees, a pond or other natural features that you need to plan around?  Sloped terrain can also increase the amount of required fencing.

If your construction or event site requires fencing in multiple locations, making a chart can help keep you organized.

LocationLinear footageType of fencingNotes
North side100’Chain link20’ gate required, site slopes down to East
South side100’Chain linkSite slopes down to the East
East sideN/AFence to butt up to school wall
West side80’Chain linkDivert around utility box
TOTAL280’

Perimeter is key

Knowing the square footage of your property may be handy, but the perimeter can vary greatly depending on the shape of your property.  Consider this example:

PropertySquare footageShape of propertyDimensionsAmount of fencing required
A2500Square50 feet x 50 feet50’ + 50’ + 50’ + 50’

= 200 linear feet of fencing

B2500Narrow rectangle20 feet x 125 feet20’ + 20’ + 125’ + 125’

= 290 linear feet of fencing

If your measurements aren’t perfect, not to worry, our installers always bring along some extra fencing just in case.  Regardless of if you need a little extra or a little less, you are always charged based on the linear footage actually used.