Baton Rouge Fence Contractor Predicts Fence Sales Will Grow in 2023

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( — October 31, 2022) —

But what does this mean for Baton Rouge?

We sat down with Kip McDonald, owner of Primescape Fence and Stain, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana fence contracting business, to get his thoughts.

“The market expansion is good news for the fence industry as a whole, but specifically here in Baton Rouge, we’re predicting even more growth than the national average,” says McDonald.

Reasons for the increase

When asked why he thought this was the case, McDonald cited three main reasons:

Growth outside of the city limits


“First, the population in Baton Rouge is growing. Although it’s not necessarily in the city limits, more people will need fences with the increase of people moving to the outlying areas. Take areas such as out towards Tiger Bend and Hoo Shoo Too roads, for example. We’re seeing a lot of development in those areas and, as such, an increase in the need for fences.

Increase in security consciousness

Secondly, people are becoming more security conscious. With all the news lately about break-ins and home invasions, people are looking for ways to secure their homes and businesses, and fences are a great way to do that.

Pet safety

Lastly, Baton Rouge is a very pet-friendly city, and more and more people are getting pets. Fences are not only a great way to keep your pet safe, but they can also help with training and keeping them from roaming off your property.”

2023 growth predictions

So, what does McDonald predict for the fence industry in Baton Rouge in 2023?

Increase in non-wooden fences

“With the prices of everything increasing, we’re seeing a lot of people move away from wooden fences to more economical options, such as chain-link and vinyl. We predict that this trend will continue in 2023, with an increase in the sale of non-wooden fences.”

Increase in do-it-yourself fence kits

Kip adds that “as people become more aware of the benefits of fences, we think that more people will try to install them themselves. To accommodate this, we predict that there will be an increase in the sale of do-it-yourself fence kits.”

Increase in fences needing repairing

“And as the DIY trend increases, we also predict that there will be an increase in the number of fences that need to be repaired. So, if you decide to install your own fence, ensure you know what you’re doing!”

“Honestly, people don’t realize it, but by the time you fix all the little things that go wrong when you try to do it yourself, you might as well have just hired a professional in the first place,” he jokes.

Increase in business for fence contractors

McDonald predicts that 2023 will be a good year for the fence industry, specifically for fence contractors in Baton Rouge. He advises anyone thinking about getting a fence to do their research and find a reputable contractor who can help them choose the right fence for their needs.

What to look for in a fencing contractor

When choosing a fence contractor, Mcdonald advises customers to look for the following:

“A fence is a significant investment for your home or business. Not only does it add curb appeal and value to your property, but it also provides security, privacy, and protection. When choosing a fence contractor, you want to be sure you’re working with a reputable company that will install your fence correctly and stand behind their work. With that in mind, here are a few things to look for when choosing a fencing contractor:”


“When it comes to something as important as your fence, you want to be sure you’re working with a company that has the experience and expertise to get the job done right. Be sure to ask how long the company has been in business and if they have experience installing the type of fence you’re looking for. Also, ask for references from past customers so you can get an idea of the quality of their work,” Kip says.

License and Insurance:

“Any reputable fencing contractor will be licensed and insured. This protects you in the event that something goes wrong during the installation process. Be sure to ask for proof of both before hiring a contractor,” says Mcdonald.

Written Estimate:

“Always get a written estimate before hiring a fencing contractor. This estimate should include the materials to be used, the cost of labor, and any other fees associated with the project. Once you have the estimate in hand, be sure to read it over carefully to make sure you understand everything that’s included. If anything is unclear, be sure to ask for clarification before signing on the dotted line,” Kip adds.


“Any good fencing contractor will stand behind their work with a warranty. Be sure to ask about the warranty before hiring a contractor, so you know what’s covered and for how long. A reputable company will have no problem providing you with this information,” McDonald says.


When it comes to fences, you get what you pay for in terms of materials. Be sure to ask about the type of materials being used as well as where they’re sourced from. The last thing you want is a subpar fence that needs to be replaced after just a few years due to poor-quality materials,” Kip advises.

To find a reputable fence contractor in Baton Rouge, McDonald recommends asking for recommendations from friends, family, and neighbors who have had fences installed recently. You can also check online review sites such as Google, Yelp, Angie’s List, and the Better Business Bureau to see what others are saying about local fencing contractors.

Bonus tip:

“Get multiple bids! Once you’ve narrowed down your choices, be sure to get bids from multiple contractors before making your final decision. This will allow you to compare prices and get the best deal on your new fence,” Kip says.


With the uptick in demand for fences, McDonald predicts that 2023 will be a good year for the fence industry—specifically for fence contractors in Baton Rouge. He advises anyone thinking about getting a fence to do their research and find a reputable contractor who can help them choose the right fence for their needs. 

When choosing a fencing contractor, he recommends customers look for experience, insurance and licensing, a written estimate, a warranty, and high-quality materials. Asking for recommendations from friends and family or checking online review sites are also good ways to find a reputable contractor in Baton Rouge.