DIY Metal Fence Installation - BarrierBoss

DIY Metal Fence Installation: BarrierBoss Ultimate Guide [VIDEO]

In recent years, do-it-yourself (DIY) projects have become super popular among homeowners.  They can save you money and also give you a source of pride once the project is completed. That’s why it is so important to not only ensure you have the skills to install the fence, but that you have a guide to fall back on if you need a bit of help.

Our goal at BarrierBoss is to help make metal fence installation easy. Sure, we can help you with installation by referring you to a reputable contractor. But we know that you likely want to tackle things yourself. So, in this article, we’re going to talk a bit more about the benefits of DIY metal fence installation and how our BarrierBoss DIY metal fence kits can make things a bit easier.

Benefits of DIY Metal Fence Installation

There are so many benefits to installing your metal fence yourself. Here’s our take on the many benefits of DIY metal fence installation.

1. Cost Effectiveness 

Fence installation costs can vary. They depend on the type of fence materials you are using, where the fence will be installed, any unique requirements for your property, and the cost of getting a construction permit. For example, if your backyard is full of ruts, peaks, and valleys, it will require more labor to install a fence than if you have a flat yard.

Professional installers often charge upwards of $60 per linear foot. This can be a pretty big investment. However, BarrierBoss offers competitive pricing. Our prices range from CAD $35 to $55 per linear foot. While our rates are budget-friendly, undertaking a DIY approach can result in even greater savings. 

2. Customization

With DIY metal fence installation, you can totally design your fence the way you want it. You may want a towering barrier for added privacy. Or, maybe you want a sleek, modern look. That’s why metal fencing is such a great choice. You can literally do what you want with it.

BarrierBoss's DIY metal fence panels come in three convenient sizes—4' x 8', 6' x 8', and 8' x 8' (width x length)—this means super flexibility for your project requirements.

3. Sense of Accomplishment 

There’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of a job well done. And how cool is it for homeowners to be able to tell their friends, neighbors, and colleagues that they installed their fence on their own? It is seriously a “cool factor” and something to brag about.

We get it. At BarrierBoss, we love DIY projects. That’s one of the reasons we got into this business—to create high-quality products that consumers will love and want to install on their own.

So, as you painstakingly (okay, that's an exaggeration) assemble each panel and secure it into place, know that you’re not just building a fence. You're growing skills and building confidence in your abilities and craftsmanship. 

BarrierBoss DIY metal fence kits are designed to streamline the installation process. This means that we make it as easy as possible, no matter your skill level.

Step-by-Step Guide to Installing a BarrierBoss DIY Metal Fence Kit

Follow along in our YouTube video as we break down the steps for installing a BarrierBoss DIY metal fence kit.

  1. Materials Included: Each kit includes all the necessary materials: 2x4s for the frame, 1x6s for the base, 1x4s for side inlays, and pre-finished metal panels.
  2. Set Up the Assembly Jig: Create a simple jig using flat, level sheets of plywood and 1x4s to ensure accurate and precise frame assembly.
  3. Assemble the Frame: Begin by assembling the frame. Start with the header and side pieces. Use screws to secure the frame components together, ensuring they are flush and square.
  4. Attach Side and Top Inlays: Install the side and top inlays to reinforce the frame. Use clamps to hold the inlays in place before securing them with screws.
  5. Install the Metal Panels: Position the pre-finished metal panels horizontally or vertically. Slide them into place and secure them to the frame with screws. Ensure the panels overlap correctly.
  6. Reinforce the Fence Panel: Drive additional screws through the face of the panel and into the frame components. This will provide strength and stability.

Seeking Professional Fence Installation with BarrierBoss

While DIY installation offers many benefits, it may not suit everyone. Some homeowners may lack the time, tools, or confidence to tackle a fencing project independently. If that is the case, BarrierBoss offers professional fence installation services.

Our team of experts can handle every aspect of the installation process. From site preparation to final inspection, we’ll handle the project. The result? A fence you’ll love. And we don’t even care if you tell others you installed it yourself. Well, we do, but hey! You do you!

DIY Metal Fence Installation is Cost Effective, Customizable, and Rewarding!

DIY metal fence installation provides a cost-effective, customizable, and rewarding way to secure your space. With BarrierBoss DIY metal fence kits, the process is made simple. Follow along with our video and take control of your fencing project.

Whether you choose DIY or professional installation, BarrierBoss is here to support you every step of the way. Explore our product catalog and services today, and transform your outdoor space tomorrow.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much money can I save by installing my own fence?

In our experience, professional installers often charge upwards of $60 per linear foot. That’s no small price tag. So, depending on the size of the fence you require, you can save a hefty sum.

Why should I purchase BarrierBoss DIY metal fence kits?

When we entered the metal fencing business, we set out to create a great product at a reasonable price. We use 26-gauge galvanized steel finished in PDVF/NoFade paint, so you’re getting a better piece of metal than you might find at your local hardware store or lumberyard. Our competitors typically use 29-gauge, but our products are thicker and stronger, which means they’ll last longer. 

Can you install a metal fence yourself?

Yes, you can install a metal fence yourself! With BarrierBoss DIY metal fence panels and our comprehensive step-by-step video instructions, fence installation is easy. Our easy-to-follow guidance ensures that even first-time DIYers can confidently tackle the project. This can save you time and money and let you celebrate professional-looking results. 

Is it hard to install fencing by yourself?

Installing fencing alone can seem a bit intimidating. But, you can do it with the right tools and guidance. BarrierBoss makes DIY fence installation as simple as possible—you just need our metal fence panels and detailed instructions. Follow our step-by-step video tutorial to help you get started.

Can BarrierBoss install my fence for me?

Yes, we can install your fence for you. We offer professional fence installation services. Our experienced team can handle every part of the fence installation process. From site preparation to final inspection, we’re here to help. We’ll even get the permits and work with the inspector on final approval. With BarrierBoss, you can trust that your fence will be installed professionally and look great. The result will be a beautiful fence designed to secure your property just as you want it.