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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

How much does it cost to fix a fence?

The average cost of fence repairs is around $250, with most homeowners paying anywhere between $200 and $300. Fence repairs have a wide range of potential costs, however, ranging from $50 to as much as $1,443. The cost of your fence repair project depends on multiple factors, including where you live, what type of repair you need, the terrain and the fence materials used.

Contact several fence repair professionals near you to get an accurate cost estimate for your fence.

How much does it cost to fix a gate?

Gates can be more expensive to fix than other parts of a fence, and there are several reasons for this. The first is that gates are the only moving parts on a fence — hence they have more components that can wear out, as well as friction and the potential for rusting and sagging. Fixing a gate may require a total replacement or simply replacing certain components like hinges. Sometimes, the repair may involve fixing the surrounding fence.

Contact several gate repair professionals near you to get an accurate cost estimate for your gate.

Why does my gate sag?

A gate can sag for a number of reasons. One common reason is that the screws holding the hinges in the wood or other post material have come loose, causing gravity to pull the fence down. Another common problem is the gate post’s lack of stability. Posts can become loose and start to lean, or if they are wooden, they can even rot at the point where they meet the ground.

Should I repair or replace my fence?

Fence repair is better for common problems that only affect small areas, such as a broken picket or a shifting fence post. However, there is a rule of thumb to follow: If the repair project requires replacing 20% or more of your fence, it’s probably time to replace the whole fence. The exception to this rule is if the fence is fairly new and just part of it is damaged. 

What are some common fence repairs?

The most common fence repairs are aimed at fixing:

  • Missing boards or slats. This is a common problem with wood fences.
  • Fence material corrosion. This occurs on metal fences like chain link and iron.
  • A sagging gate. This could result from a tilting fence post or loose hinges.
  • Post movement. Typically, this is caused by frost, corrosion or water.
  • Stains. Moisture and other elements can stain fencing, which may require a professional to remove it.
  • Warping. Warped, curled, cupped or bent boards are unsightly and less effective and need to be replaced.

If you notice any of the above issues with your fence, reach out to fence repair professionals near you to start getting cost estimates and schedule an appointment.

Who installs fences?

Fencing contractors are the best choice when you want to have a fence installed on your property. While there are several types of professionals who can likely handle this service — including handymen, landscapers and general contractors — a fencing contractor has the experience to know what could cause potential problems in the long run. This might include wet spots, vegetation or other issues with the land. 

When choosing a professional to install a fence on your property, make sure they have credentials and experience.

How much does it cost to install a fence gate?

Adding a gate to your fence can be a practical way to provide access to a yard, work area or outdoor living space while ensuring safety and privacy. Gate installation costs will vary based on the gate material you select, the size of your gate, whether you install a fence at the same time, and any special features you’d like to add. Standard opening size for a single-wide gate is 4 feet; a double-wide gate is 8 feet. A small gate may be for decoration; a double-wide gate can be mounted on a rolling caster system to allow access for cars or wide loads. Here are some examples of average fence gate installation costs:

  • 4-foot, single-swing chain-link gate: $100 for materials and installation costs.
  • 28-foot wheeled chain-link gate on a caster system: $800-$1,000 for materials and installation costs.
  • 4-foot, single-swing wood gate: $75.
  • 8-foot double-wide wood gate: $150.
  • 4-foot white vinyl walk-through gate: $300–$400 for materials and installation costs.
  • 8-foot, double-wide white vinyl gate: about $800 for materials and installation costs.
  • White vinyl gate fence more than 8 feet wide: $1,200-$1,500 for materials and installation.
  • Arched black powder-coated aluminum pool gates: $175-$200 per gate.

How do you strengthen a fence gate?

If you think your gate needs reinforcement, hire a fence repair professional in your area. Squaring up a fence gate may require adding corner brackets, installing a cable and turnbuckle, and cinching and tightening the cable to the appropriate tension. All of these repairs, as well as digging a new post hole, require expertise and know-how.

How much does it cost to install a wood fence?

Help define your property line, protect your home and yard, and boost your curb appeal with a new wood fence. The national average for wood fence installation cost is $3,250. Wood fence installation costs will vary based on your geographic location, the type of wood you select, the height and style of wood fence you desire, and the condition of your property. Pressure-treated pine is a common and attractive choice that is usually resilient against rot and bugs. Cedar is another budget-friendly option that, although more expensive than pressure-treated pine, can be more affordable than redwood or teak. A wood fence requires maintenance to ensure its long-term health and beauty, so keep future staining and painting costs in mind when you’re calculating fence installation costs. Here are some examples of how height and material affect the approximate cost of wood fences:

  • 6-foot-high, pressure-treated pine fence: $15-$17 per linear foot.
  • 4-foot-high, pressure-treated pine fence: $13-$20 per linear foot.
  • Cedar fence: $18-$25 per linear foot.
  • 6-foot-high, double-sided (meaning both sides are uniform), pressure-treated pine fence with 6x6 posts: $25 per linear foot.
  • 12-foot-high, pressure-treated pine fence with custom detailing: $75 per linear foot.
  • 6-foot-high, pressure-treated pine fence with a custom lattice top: $30-$50 per linear foot.

What's the cheapest fence to install?

The cheapest type of fence to install is (usually) a chain-link fence. Averaging between $7 and $12 per linear foot, this type of fencing is strong and secure and allows homeowners to maintain visibility while adding protection to their property. Chain-link fences are constructed from steel coated in aluminum, vinyl or zinc for weather resistance. 

You can get a more accurate cost estimate for your chain-link fence by contacting professionals who specialize in installing these fences. 

Read our cost guide on fence installation costs to see prices for other types of fences.

Reviews for Bay Area fence professionals
Lynn B.
Because of a wind storm our backyard fence fell and caused the neighbor's fence to fall. Our fence and the neighbor's had many irregularities to repair. It was like putting a puzzle together. Jose did a great job. I would hire him again without hesitation.
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Jason K.
Great working with Pedro on our fence repair. Came the next day, was on time, gave us a quote and fixed our fence within hours. Highly recommend.
Thumbtack Customer
Had a fence fixed after a windy storm knocked it down and Pedro was the man and had gotten it fixed and also fixed a different part of the fence the same day on short notice
Kristen D.
Paulo was quick to respond, professional and and did a fantastic job with our fence.
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Thumbtack Customer
Pedro did a great job on our side fence as well as cleaning up.
Thumbtack Customer
Noel is honest and straight forward. He is unlicensed, but has experience building fences. If you are in a hurry he may not be your guy, because he works several jobs at a time. It took over a month to get my fence built.
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Braden K.
Great work. Very professional. I’d hire Pedro again for any fence project.
Rebekah W.
Responsive, punctual, and reasonably priced. Completed our fencing project in 1 day, and did a great job!
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Chris W.
Al did a great job on our fence project. He scoped and built a galvanized square steel tube frame as backing for a "Sonoma barn house style corrugated tin panel" fence in San Francisco. We love it, as it has transformed our back deck and made it more usable.
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Phil F.
Jose and his team did a great job fixing our fence, replacing 3 posts that had rotted.
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Jon N.
Henrique was great - he tried to come in as low as he could, and got the job done super fast! The job was a fence replacement where the old fence had fallen in. He put in galvanized footing into the cement head wall, pressure treated 4x4s and really nice looking panels. Super job and super friendly!
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Douglas D.
Brings vast experience, creative ideas and quality construction. Easy to work with and communicates well. Very satisfied with fence replacement and stabilization!
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Alan B.
Highly recommend Paulo. He was fast, friendly, sourced great materials, and built up my fence specific to my specifications.
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William B.
They changed the design of the fence to get the lower beam off the ground, which was facilitating rot. They did a great job, very happy with the result.
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Tracey H.
We had a great experience with Gonzalez landscaping. The team tore down an old fence and built a brand new one. Our home is on a hill so the job was not an easy one. We LOVE our new fence and could not be happier with the price, process or results. We would highly recommend them! In fact, we are hiring them to help us with another project!
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William M.
I got a fence repair job done via Sanchez Construction last month. They were responsive and could fit me into their schedule which was great, and the interaction was professional and courteous. But the work itself was of mediocre quality: they did it fast, so parts of the fence weren't particularly strong (I had to call them back to improve the work) and other parts have the odd board protruding from the rest of the fence. They also didn't do a great job of clean-up: I keep on finding boards they left as part of this work. The final result is alright, but I would think twice before using Sanchez Construction again for another such project.
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Thumbtack Customer
We called Wise Stage Remodeling for a new fence installation in our back yard. We weren't totally ready for the scope of what we needed in our backyard, so we asked if they could help us transform our front yard into something pleasant. Sergey Asadov came back with a beautiful landscaped idea for our front yard. He built a fence, and created some extraordinarily beautiful front yard landscape and planters. A fence was built, modern styled concrete poured and landscaping was created. The front of our house is a happy place to come home now. We are definitely going to try and hire Wise Stage Remodeling for future projects!
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Eve B.
Pedro returned my inquiry right away, scheduled a time to come by the next day to assess the project, then showed up the following business day to get to work. I had a leaning fence and he was quick to determine the fix, he gave me options and his price was totally reasonable. The actual work he did was fantastic. He not only repaired the fence perfectly but he also took extra precautions to ensure my new puppy couldn't sneak through any gaps. He also did an additional repair on another fence in my yard. He was a delight to work with, a total pro and his work was perfect. I highly recommend Pedro!
Lisa N.
Paulo was absolutely wonderful. He showed up on time, gave me a price and it was reasonable so I scheduled it. He was right on time, professional and my fence looks wonderful!!
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Thumbtack Customer
Jose did good work. We're on a steep slope and he kept the angles consistent. The overall finished fence is sturdy and good-looking. It was a little difficult to communicate at times, but everything worked out.
Jose ZunigaJose Zuniga
Regan p.
Had a fence, gate and some ramps put in and couldn’t be happier. Great craftsman who used quality materials and made sure everything was done to my satisfaction. Will be using again! Highly recommend.
Gantley ConstructionGantley Construction
Lucas P.
We needed a post replaced and Pedro was able to quickly replace it plus shore it up with additional posts to make sure our fence is effective for the long-term. I'd hire him again.
David G.
I can highly recommend Noel. He was very personable, worked carefully, and did a great job repairing my back fence all at a reasonable cost. Your project will be in good hands with him.
Gantley ConstructionGantley Construction
Thumbtack Customer
We had a fencing project that we needed done quickly. James was quick, honest and above all did an excellent job. We are extremely pleased and will definitely use James and Teets Builders for future work!
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Rob M.
Pedro and his team were amazing. Couldn’t have asked for a better quality fence repair/replace in town. I give Pedro my highest recommendation and have already contacted him for more jobs.
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