How to calculate fence material?
Take the guesswork out of purchasing fencing materials
As exciting as a new project sounds, it can also add a bit more stress to an already full schedule. How many fence posts will you require? How long will it take?
These questions can be intimidating, but don’t worry! We’re here to help you out.
That’s what we are here for! Whether you’re planning on installing, wood fences or wire fences, decorative fences or shadowbox fences, these tips will be useful for your next job.
Here are our recommendations:
Count your steps
The old-fashioned way!
There is a reason this method has been popular for a long time. All you need is to take a time, a piece of paper and count your steps. (Plus, it’s great to clear your head if you need it.)
However popular, this method is not always accurate. Since each person’s stride is slightly different, measurements will not always be exact or consistent.
Use a map
Maps are a great way to determine the total length of your installation.
Maps are a great guide to start calculating wood fence or wire fence length.
They are accessible through a survey company or your local tax assessor. You can also use an aerial photograph, available through the Natural Resources Conservation Service in your area.
Online search engines like Google offer maps as well.
Try our fence calculator!
If you’re looking for the most convenient tool, the STAY-TUFF calculator is the answer you were looking for!
All you have to do is answer a few simple questions:
- Specify the type of animal or livestock you need containment for
- Select the fencing type you will require for your project.
- Define the number of posts, the fence post spacing, number of corner and corner posts, the amount of in line braces.
With these easy measurements, you will get the most exact estimate for your installation project.
STAY-TUFF makes all the difference
We’re the leading brand for steel wire fences in the market, offering solutions that are tough and can withstand harsh weather conditions.