Frequently Asked Questions


Fence King builds fences in Slidell, Lacombe, Mandeville, Abita Springs, Covington, Madisonville, Goodbee, Robert, Ponchatoula, and Hammond.

The cost of a fence depends upon several factors. The main determining factors consist of what type of fence material is selected, the style of fence being built, what type and how many gates are installed, and, of course, how many linear feet of fence is required. (Linear footage is calculated by measuring the perimeter of the area that the fence will be built on.) For privacy fences, pressure-treated pine is the most economical material choice.

Want to get a better idea of fence cost? Use our virtual fence designer. It uses satellite imagery to display a birds-eye-view of your yard and allows you to easily trace where you’d like your fence installed. Draw directly on a Google map, select fence choices, select gates, and get an INSTANT PRICE ESTIMATE.

When your backyard backs up against your neighbor’s yard, you’ll want a privacy fence with a height that gives you the most privacy. Usually, this can be accomplished with a 6ft height. But Fence King can do height transitions that work between 6ft and 8ft in order to give you more privacy or more view depending on your preferences.

If your backyard does not back up against a neighbor, but to a green space or pond, our aluminum fence is a popular choice. You can use our Aluminum Fence Design Studio to get a virtual preview of the fence in your yard. Simply upload a picture of your yard from the outside facing your home, upload the image to the design studio, and select your metal fence for a virtual preview.

The turnaround time for fence installation depends on several factors that include type of fence, length of the fence to be installed, and site conditions. Project time would also be affected by the removal of any existing fence if required. Usually, a Fence King installation takes 2 days here on the Northshore. If we’re also removing an old fence, the total time would be 3 to 4 days. Please ask your Fence King sales representative for scheduling details.

Fence King is the ONLY fence contractor that attaches your warranty directly to your fence. Our wood fences come with a ONE YEAR WARRANTY that covers the exchange of the faulty product. Please see the Fence King Wooden Fence Warranty for complete details.

Aluminum fences come with a LIFETIME WARRANTY through Aluminum Fence Supply. Please see the Aluminum Fence Supply warranty for complete details.

The land rights may vary in your area. So, it may be necessary to check with your local Tax Assessors office where you can get the actual parcel/land dimensions. However, the ownership of an existing fence is typically the same owner of the land for which the fence is installed upon. Fence King does not conduct any property surveys nor do we imply property lines. If there is an existing fence, you should check with your neighbors to be certain the fence is yours. A survey company can mark your property lines for a fee.

When fences are installed using pre-fabricated panels, fencing slopes and irregular ground levels can be difficult to properly fence. You will usually get large gaps at the bottom areas and uneven capping.

Fence King does NOT use pre-fabricated fence panels. We build custom fences. Custom fences (or stick-built fences) allow us to better follow the lay-of-the-land (topography) and gives a much smoother transition. We can include custom transitions as an upgrade to your fence installation.


Wooden fences today usually last 12-20 years depending on many factors including the type of wood, moisture content in the ground, sun exposure, and other environmental elements. Check out the average lifespan on our Residential Fence Page.

Yes. Our pine fencing products are pressure treated to make them resistant to insects, rot, and damage. Our Western Red Cedar fencing is naturally resistant to insects, rot, and decay. All of our wood fences are Made in The USA.

YES! All fence posts should have a concrete foundation around them! Our foundations are usually excavated in virgin soil and reach 2ft deep while being anywhere from 6in to 10in in diameter depending on the post size.

Typically just under 8ft as a rule. We work with dimensional lumber that is 16ft long. Some sections can be a little smaller or up to 10ft when need to reach a corner or end point.

Pressure treated pine is the most economical way to go, but when it comes to the sections of fence including a gate, we highly recommend using cedar.

Many of our competitors cut cost by only using two 2×4 runners. However, pressure-treated pine and cedar privacy fences should have THREE 2×4 framing runners to keep the fence pickets from bowing. When it comes to 4ft wood picket fences, two 2×4’s are required due to the smaller span between framing runners.

While it is not necessary to stain or paint your wood fence, it enhances the aesthetics and increases the durability of your fence. An unstained fence will provide you with a good service life but over time it will grey from the sun and the elements. A stained/painted fence will last years longer depending on which product is used and will add more curb appeal.

Wooden 4ft high privacy and picket gates range from 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, 10ft and 12ft (we recommend a 12ft gate have a welded frame but will still do it without because the 4ft picket fences are shorter and use less material)

Wooden 6ft high privacy gates range from 3ft, 4ft, 5ft, and 10ft. If a customer would like a 12ft wooden gate, we recommend a welded frame be attached to the back to help longevity.

We do not recommend doing an 8ft high privacy gate without utilizing a commercial application, they just don’t hold up. The most we will do is a small 3ft wide gate along the back of the property for access to the woods so the customer can maintain the vegetation and keep it off off their new fence.


No. The Fence King only uses high quality aluminum fencing, aluminum does not rust and the powder-coat finish will give you strong finish that won’t peel or flake over time. Take a look at the Aluminum Fence section for more information on our premium metal fences.

Our aluminum fences come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty with the manufacturer. See also the aluminum fence section on our resources page for more information.

YES! All fence posts should have a concrete foundation around them! Our foundations are usually excavated in virgin soil and reach 2ft deep while being 6in to 8in in diameter. Ornamental aluminum fence posts are 2in square.

Aluminum fence posts are 6ft apart.

Aluminum 4ft high gates range from 3ft (special order), 4ft, 5ft, 10ft, 12ft, and special order for larger.

Aluminum 6ft high gates range from 3ft (special order), 4ft, 5ft, 10ft, 12ft, and special order for larger.

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Easy to Clean

Vinyl fencing can be cleaned easily with a regular garden hose. If you get a little mildew from moisture or shady conditions, you can use a mild dish soap and then spray off the fence with a garden hose. Vinyl fences are very easy to clean, making them a great option for low-maintenance fencing.

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Nice Finishing Caps

Our team prides themselves on putting in the little details that make your fence unique to you. Ask your representative about adding premium finishing caps to your Chain Link fence project.

Premium Chain Link Mesh

Our chain link mesh offers a high level of security for residential, commercial, and industrial properties.

Manufactured with you in mind to provide you with security and beauty at the same time.

Top Quality Rails

We pride ourselves on going the extra mile to ensure your investment is built to last. Adding a top rail to your chain link fence project creates an extra level of durability and security.

Stronger Posts & Hardware

A benefit of choosing our team to install your chain link fence is that we use only the most durable posts and hardware.

Chain-link fences are known for being the last fences standing during hurricanes, tornados, and other severe weather events.

Better Fence Pickets

We build with only the best fence pickets. These are not the typical fence pickets anyone can buy from the local big-box stores. We have partnered with suppliers to provide the highest quality wood fencing materials.

Stronger Posts

We understand that your fence is only as strong as your posts. This is why we take great care to use the strongest posts, free of defect. We not only offer heavy-duty wood posts but also offer metal posts and PostMaster+ post options for an even stronger post.

All high-quality posts are built to ensure that your fence stands strong for years to come.

Premium Rails

Much like our fence pickets, our company takes care to only build with rails with minor defects. Taking the time to use premium fence materials helps ensure your family can enjoy the security and privacy of your new fence for years to come.

Decorative Details

Our team is committed to going the extra mile in every detail of your fence project.

Customize your fence project by asking about our add-ons we offer: decorative post caps, trim, and custom railings.

Beautiful Vinyl Fences

Vinyl fences are a bright, bold fence choice. Available in a variety of colors, vinyl fencing can be installed in a many configurations to help you enhance the beauty of your property. And, because vinyl isn’t as porous as wood, vinyl fences retain their color and finish much longer than wood fencing so you can enjoy your fence for years to come.

More Options Available

Vinyl fencing is available in a wide variety of configurations to match any property, home, or purpose. Iconic, white vinyl picket fences give a feel of classic Americana with that white-picket-fence-style. Darker vinyl fences can be installed to make a space look more elegant or modern. From short picket to tall privacy, vinyl fencing can be designed to enhance your backyard or business.

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Stronger Fencing

Compared to wood, vinyl fencing is much stronger. Vinyl fencing is flexible and durable, which helps vinyl out-perform wood fencing in windy conditions and with environmental exposure to UV rays and weather.

Seamless Design

Our aluminum fence panels are fabricated through a welding technique that combines laser and fusion technology to create a virtually invisible structural connection at every picket to rail intersection. NO VISIBLE SCREWS!

Our team’s expertly crafted construction is unmatched in strength and durability.

Coated Galvanized Steel

All of our aluminum fences are powder-coated for an ultra finish that is MAINTENANCE-FREE and guaranteed against flaking, chipping, and peeling, which provides the protection necessary to withstand adverse weathering effects.

High Security Fencing

Maintaining a secure perimeter is your first line of defense against potential threats. A securely installed aluminum fence serves as a visual deterrent backed with heavy metal components that give a higher level of protection compared to traditional alternatives.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

Our aluminum fences come with a Limited Lifetime Warranty that protects against cracking, peeling, chipping, blistering and corrosion resulting in structural failure, without cause and workmanship and material defects through the manufacturer.

Never Shrink, Warp, or Rot

PostMaster+ fences are designed for more than just presenting a seamless fence, it is an investment in peace of mind.

PostMaster+ is designed to not shrink, warp or rot like wood posts.

Withstands Up to 112 MpH Winds

Your PostMaster+ fence system can be configured to withstand up to 115 MpH winds.

Steel posts protect your investment from damaging wind while cedar offers protection from bugs, rot, and warping.

Limited Lifetime Warranty

You can feel confident in your investment as it comes with a Lifetime Limited warranty.

No other wood fence post even comes close to the performance and longevity of this innovative fencing system.

Hidden Posts

PostMaster+ is the only steel fence post on the market designed to be hidden from view.

Both sides of your fence will showcase beautiful cedar posts while the steel on the inside creates a durable, long-lasting fence.

Decorative Post Tops

Add the finishing touches to your new aluminum fence with decorative post tops. Fence King installs decorative 2″ ball post tops on all corner posts and gate posts by default.

More Finial Options

Fence King offers decorative finial options for your aluminum fence. Select from triad, spear, fleur de lis and more. Just another way to make your fence more unique.


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