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Fence & Deck Building in Montreal & Quebec

Deck building for adding livable space to your home.

Are you looking for the best fence or deck builder in Montreal or Quebec? Look no further because the best contractors are in our network.

Building or renovating a fence can increase your privacy and curb appeal.  A good fence also enhances your safety and security.

Choose from hundreds of cedar, wooden, iron, PVC or vinyl fences, aluminum, and many more to suit your taste or budget.

Privacy screens and fence designs can be customized to suit your home’s design or neighborhood standards. Our partner contractors can offer professional advice and guidance in your project to get outstanding results!

If it is a deck you are interested in, our partners are also experienced in building decks of all types to improve your home’s appearance and increase your livable space.

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Fence & Privacy Screens for home improvement

Before we get into the details, let’s first clarify what is the difference between a privacy screen and a fence.

Fences generally provide more privacy as they block the yard from outside view completely. It goes all around your property. On the other hand, a privacy screen generally covers only a section or part of your outdoor space. It also offers less security.

Which is better – a fence or a privacy screen?

Constructing a metal fence.

Homeowners who desire more privacy for the garden or yard may believe that a fence is the only choice. There are, however, other ways to achieve privacy including installing a privacy screen.

To answer your question, it is first necessary to consider how much privacy you need.  Of course, a fence can totally block your yard completely from view. If higher security is also your goal, then a fence would suit your needs best.

If your goal is to create a small private area such as a deck or patio, a privacy screen can also do the job.


Materials used for a fence vs. a privacy screen

Simple picket fence on a property.

Fences use many types of materials such as plastic, iron, bricks, or wood.  It is important to choose the right material to build with for durability, bigger return on investment, aesthetic value, and security.

Whether you are installing a fence for the first time or replacing your existing one, it is important to choose high-quality materials. It must withstand rain, sleet, snowstorms, ice, and more!

There are 4 types of fences that can stand up to the harsh winter conditions in Montreal:


Wrought-iron fence

This pretty and winter-proof type of fence is very popular because of its aesthetic value and practicality.

Strong and durable, a wrought-iron fence will last for many years, even in areas with a lot of moisture or snow.

This type of fence will also increase curb appeal and positively impact the value of your home at resale.



An aluminum fence is affordable and requires little maintenance. It can also withstand winter conditions and has anti-rust capability.

If you are looking for a budget-friendly and convenient fencing solution, consider aluminum fences from our landscaping partners.

It will last for many years for as long as the material is of high-quality and is installed by an experienced professional.


PVC Vinyl

A PVC vinyl fence is perfect for winter.  Durable and quite hardy, it lasts a long time and is generally easy to clean or maintain.  Many homeowners choose this type of fence because it is stylish and durable.  They come in different colors and designs.


Vinyl-coated chain link

If you want a durable fence that allows wind to pass through, a vinyl-coated chain link is the answer.

Steel is very strong and when treated properly, it can resist severe wind and cold.  It is also easy to maintain and clean and offers adequate security to your property, too.


Are wooden fences ideal in Montreal & Quebec?

Wooden fence in urban background.

Wooden fences are charming, versatile, and durable. They are perfect for most types of homes.

When built with high-quality wood, a wooden fence can offer privacy and durability.   Wood comes to mind for most homeowners interested in installing a fence.

The best advantage to choosing a wooden fence is aesthetic value.  It has many designs and can be customized to suit your taste.  Boards can be vertically or horizontally installed to suit the design you want. It can be stained or painted and have decorative lattice on top.

However, wooden fences also have some disadvantages.  Wood is unpredictable and can crack under certain weather conditions. It can also shrink or swell during winter.  The lifespan of wooden fences is from 10 to 20 years and compared to other types of fences, they may not last as long.

Lastly, wooden fences require more maintenance. Regular re-staining is required to maintain its color. Wooden fences are also more difficult to repair.

Keep these pros and cons of wooden fences in mind when planning to build your fence.  In the end, you must choose the type of fence based on your goals, objectives, and budget.

Wooden fences are very popular all over Montreal and Quebec but they are not allowed in the Nouveau Saint-Laurent and Bois-Franc areas.


Do you need a permit to install a fence in Montreal?

White vinyl fence on a residential property.

A permit is not required to build a fence on your property but there are certain requirements that need to be met.

  • The minimum distance between a fire hydrant and a fence is 1.20 m
  • The minimum distance between a sidewalk or edge of the street and a fence is 1.50 m
  • All fences must be maintained in good condition

If you are constructing a fence in a back or side yard, you can use the following:

  • Iron mesh (plastic-coated with rails and metal posts
  • Aluminum or PVC slats
  • PVC
  • Wrought iron

If you are constructing a fence in the front yard, you can use the following:

  • Wrought iron/ornamental iron
  • Masonry posts for ornamental iron or wrought iron

Barbed wire, chain-link, and sheet metal are not permitted for use for fencing.

Consult a reliable and experienced fence builder from our network to ensure your fence meets standards in your area.

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The average cost of fence installation

How much will it cost to install a new fence? Below is a short guide covering the features and prices of the different types of fences popular in Montreal and Quebec.


PVC Fence

A low-maintenance fence such as a PVC fence is inexpensive.  It comes in different colors and can last for 20 years.

The average cost of a PVC fence is $65 per linear foot.


Ornamental Fence

An ornamental fence made of steel costs on average from $40 to $70 per linear foot. This type of fence does not require much maintenance. It is available in different colors and designs to suit your preferences.

The lifespan of an ornamental steel fence is 20 years.


Wooden Fences

Different types of wood are used for fence construction. The most popular material is treated wood which costs about $35 to $60 per linear foot.

Red cedar is of good quality and naturally resistant to insects and mold. It requires little maintenance and is long-lasting.  Cedar fences are more expensive than treated wood fences.


Aluminum Fence

Aluminum is a good material for a fence. It is very durable and can resist strong winds, rain, and snow.

The average price of an aluminum fence is approximately $50 to $120 per linear foot.

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What are privacy screens and how much do they cost?

Use greenery to increase privacy in your outdoor space.

Privacy screens are perfect for décor or privacy.  They can be freestanding on fixed and work to shield your balcony, pool, porch, or deck from view.

If you have a fence but it is not enough, a privacy screen is a good solution.

Privacy screens come in different materials and designs such as metal and wood. They can also be fixed partitions or foldable and movable.

You can also use lush greenery and blooms to shroud the deck or patio.  For instance, trellis planter boxes placed strategically can create a screen of your outdoor space.

The cost of privacy screens depends on the size of the area you want to shield and the material you choose. Metal and wood privacy screens that serve like art pieces can be a bit more expensive.

A landscaping professional can help you choose and design plants or greenery that can be used as a privacy screen.

For accurate prices, please request free quotes by filling out the short online form on this page.


Average prices for building a deck in Montreal & Quebec

Walk-out deck to enjoy the outdoor space.

Nothing beats spending a wonderful evening on a terrace of balcony. A deck increases the livable space in your home and allows you to enjoy your outdoor space.

If you are interested in a professional deck installation, you need to know what materials would suit your home and how much it will cost.

We don’t want you stressed out so we will present to you the market price of materials for your deck renovation.  The quality of the materials and the complexity of the project will have a big impact on the cost.




Average Cost
(per sq. ft.)
Treated wood $50 to $60
Fibreglass Light and durable
ImpermeableCan be slippery when wet
$25 to $30
(base not included)$40 to $50
(with base)
Cedar Can last for 50 years
Requires periodic treatment
$65 to $75
Composite wood Eco-friendly, made of recycled plastic and polymers
mimics real wood
Does not get slippery
$70 to $85
Concrete Very durable
Not as attractive as wood
High UV-resistance
$70 to $85

A deck or balcony contractor can help you with the following:

  • Design;
  • Choice of materials;
  • Demolition:
  • Removal and disposal of materials;
  • Finishing.

If you are planning to construct a deck, a patio, or a balcony, connect with our partners to get the best prices.

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Benefits of adding a deck to your backyard

Professional deck installation for high ROI.

Adding a deck to your backyard will allow you and your family to make use of your outdoor space in ways that suit your lifestyle.  It is also extra space for socializing, dining, recreation, relaxation, and even work.

If you add good lighting, you can use the space even at night. Landscapers can help make the space “dramatic” to suit the ambiance you want.

When the time comes to sell your house, it will also add significant value to your home.

Are you worried that your deck can only be used during the summer? Heaters can be installed on the deck to make the space more comfortable even in the spring or fall.

According to real estate professionals, a deck has almost 100% return on investment at resale. 


Find deck & fence contractors with free quotes

Connect with fence or deck contractors with free quotes.

If you want to start planning your fence or deck installation, the first step is to look for a good contractor.

We have partners in our network, all verified and thoroughly screened, to assist you from start to finish.  All of them carry the necessary liability insurance and workers’ compensation insurance for your peace of mind.

The best advantage of hiring professionals for your project is the warranty offered on the materials and workmanship to make sure your investment is protected.

How will you get matched to the right contractor for your project?

Start by filling out the short online form below and tell us more about your project. Our team will forward your request to our partner contractors so they can prepare competitive bids based on your needs.

You will receive multiple bids by email so you can compare them in the comfort of your home and at your convenience! If you are interested in any of the bids received, you can proceed to discuss further with your chosen contractor.

This service is completely free and no-obligation and the goal is to save you time and money!