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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.

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.

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.

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. 

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 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.

What are some common gate repairs?

The most common gate repairs tend to be associated with a sagging gate. A gate repair professional will check the hinge system. If the hinges have come loose, they will detach the gate, set the hinges in the proper location and reattach everything. 

Another common repair is replacing or repairing a sagging fence post by digging a new posthole and/or using a concrete footing.

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.

How much does it cost to put up a chain-link fence?

Chain-link fence is one of the most affordable options for adding safety and value to your home or business. The national average chain-link fence installation cost is $2,750. Chain-link fences are relatively simple for the pros to install; a fence of less than 150 linear feet can often be put up in under one day. A good rule of thumb is to add an additional workday for each additional 100 linear feet of fence to be installed.

Chain-link fence installation costs are affected by the fluctuating cost of steel, regional labor rates, the height of fence you select, and the features you select, such as a powder-coated finish. The industry standard is galvanized steel, which is rust- and corrosion-resistant. Galvanized chain-link fence installation cost, including labor and materials, is typically $12 per linear foot. For a more contemporary and elegant option, black powder-coated galvanized chain-link fence might cost approximately $15 per linear foot on average, including materials and labor. For industrial sites or businesses, 10-foot-high galvanized chain-link fences may provide additional security, but also have an added cost. A 10-foot-high chain-link fence could cost $17-$18 per linear foot, including labor and materials.

Reviews for Carlsbad fence professionals
Paul L.
Jerry did me right! I was impressed with his quality of his work. He removed my old fence, built a new fence and painted it with in a 2 days. He addressed my concerns and got back to me shortly after I reached out to him via text and phone. I'll be using Jerry again for all of my fencing needs.
Fencing By JerryFencing By Jerry
Thumbtack Customer
replaced 2 sections of fence and a post. Beautiful job and very responsive.
Handy DannyHandy Danny
Bruce B.
Ricardo and Valentin constructed a really nice metal fence for me. It was not an easy job because of the terrain changes in my backyard. The construction was quick, professionally done, and reasonably priced. They are hard working and I highly recommend them for your fencing needs.
Calmo’s LandscapeCalmo’s Landscape
Diana M.
Jorge was a pleasure to work with and exceeded our expectations. We love our new vinyl fence and would definitely recommend him!
Jorge Builds FencesJorge Builds Fences
Thumbtack Customer
Very pleased with our new fence. Chadd does excellent work for a reasonable price. Would definitely hire him again.
Chadd Rule Hauling and Fencing servicesChadd Rule Hauling and Fencing services
Aimee V.
Jerry did a great job. He was very professional and helpful. We are very happy with the quality and installation of our new fence!
Fencing By JerryFencing By Jerry
Thumbtack Customer
After 3 other quotes, I picked Chadd to do the job. He was fair, honest and reliable. He repaired the fence and also cut a tree that was causing damage. I was very pleased with the job he did.
Chadd Rule Hauling and Fencing servicesChadd Rule Hauling and Fencing services
Thumbtack Customer
Jessie Lopez is professional and a gentleman. He knew to check with the neighbor before doing any fence work and when it didnt work out for the task to be done, Jessie was always gracious. I will definitely look him again when the need arises.
Native Fence Co.Native Fence Co.
Thumbtack Customer
Ben was very professional and friendly. He fixed a gate and fence and built a double swing gate using both new and old materials. He did a great job in a timely manner. Although he went a little over budget, I was very pleased with the project.
BENding Fences and Home repairsBENding Fences and Home repairs
Jarrett R.
Sonny did an an excellent job in replacing my fence and also replacing my bathroom fan/light in a half day. I was in a pickle due to a letter from my HOA that my fence had to be fixed ASAP or i would be fined. He came by, inspected, gave me a fair quote, scheduled with my needs, was timely in work, employed quality workmanship, and I had a great overall experience. And the install of the ceiling fan was so well done and with the new quiet fan and LED light, my bathroom feels new. I was lucky to hire Sonny whom really impressed me and my wife. Nicely done.
Joe (Sonny) RomeroJoe (Sonny) Romero
Mike H.
I had been trying to find someone to install a driveway gate for me and all I encountered was one flake after another. Then I used Thumbtack and got Jerry’s reply shortly after I placed the ad. Jerry is very professional, responsive and even a nice guy! Jerry accommodated a change I needed to have made without interrupting our schedule. I am extremely happy with the gate, the expert installation and Jerry’s attention to detail. I highly recommend Fences by Jerry!!!
Fencing By JerryFencing By Jerry
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