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Mendez Construction
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Exceptional 5.0

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Fence and Gate Installation

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves El Cajon, CA
Julien J. says, "Carlos Mendez was amazing to work with. He was kind, respectful to me, my family and my property and has a tremendous work ethic. He expanded our patio, built a very long cement retaining wall and created a dg pathway and dg seating area for us. He and his crew did an excellent job. Everything they did exceeded my expectations, from the prep work, to pouring and finishing the concrete, to making sure the dg area turned out exactly how we envisioned it, to cleaning up once the project was done. I even had him add gopher wire to the dg area last minute and he happily made it happen. He also made sure the dg had the stabilizer, without me asking him to include that. He has done a lot of concrete in the past so he was able to help us make decisions based on his knowledge, and he had some great design ideas as well! The whole project turned out amazing and we are very happy we chose Carlos for the job. I will absolutely use him for future projects and I have already recommended him to my family and friends. THANK YOU for all of your hard work and knowledge, Carlos!"See more

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Julien J. says, "Carlos Mendez was amazing to work with. He was kind, respectful to me, my family and my property and has a tremendous work ethic. He expanded our patio, built a very long cement retaining wall and created a dg pathway and dg seating area for us. He and his crew did an excellent job. Everything they did exceeded my expectations, from the prep work, to pouring and finishing the concrete, to making sure the dg area turned out exactly how we envisioned it, to cleaning up once the project was done. I even had him add gopher wire to the dg area last minute and he happily made it happen. He also made sure the dg had the stabilizer, without me asking him to include that. He has done a lot of concrete in the past so he was able to help us make decisions based on his knowledge, and he had some great design ideas as well! The whole project turned out amazing and we are very happy we chose Carlos for the job. I will absolutely use him for future projects and I have already recommended him to my family and friends. THANK YOU for all of your hard work and knowledge, Carlos!"

Q & A

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 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.

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.

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 El Cajon fence professionals
Debra N.
Steven was great. Very prompt, fastworker and did an excellent job on our fence replacement. Would highly recommend to anyone who need fencing repairs or installation.
Double S FenceDouble S Fence
Parvin P.
Alberto did a great job repairing our fence. Our fence was falling apart and he completely transformed it. He is responsive , timely and fair priced. Thank you Alberto !
665RCW and Fencing LLC665RCW and Fencing LLC
Sarah R.
Amazing job. They showed up promptly, and the fence looks great
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Bob H.
Excellent job. Quality work completed on schedule in a professional manner. Would definitely recommend Antonio for fence/gate install and repair.
Fence/ Handyman ServicesFence/ Handyman Services
Susan C.
Pleasant, knowledgeable, punctual. Kept a clean job site. Hauled off debris, put up a nice fence. I think he is trustworthy.
Fence Repair and Installation (G Fencing)Fence Repair and Installation (G Fencing)
Kate D.
Brad did a great job on our fence. He was very responsive and diligent in getting everything done. He worked hard and we are very pleased with the result.
JFB constructionJFB construction
Nancy W.
JC was very professional and courteous. He showed on time for the initial visit and on the day of installation. His pricing was reasonable. We are happy on the fence installation although I just hope that the gate latch used was longer because only small padlock fits.
JC HandymanJC Handyman
Robert R.
Steven was great he answered every time I texted or called gave me a great price did everything he said he was gonna do and when he said he would do it, I HIGHLY recommend Steven if you’re looking for a fence and someone you can TRUST!
Double S FenceDouble S Fence
Cindy K.
We could not be happier with our choice of contractors. SolidWood is all about the customer (us) and was flexible with any concern we had. The poles are straight and the fence is perfect. We would recommend SolidWood to our friends and family. Thank you so much, our side yard looks 150% better.
SolidWood Construction IncSolidWood Construction Inc
Terri A.
Antonio’s customer service and response time to my questions and concerns was exceptional. His work was great and he was able to accommodate all of the requests and small changes my neighbor and I made on our shared fence project. Exceptional value and exceptional product. I would definitely use him and his crew again.
Fence/ Handyman ServicesFence/ Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
At first I was happy with the fence, after a day or two I began to notice problems. Almost immediately all of the boards began to shrink and curl. One bend is so much that it looks like it may snap in the middle. Many neighbors have had fences put in and none are as bad as ours. The biggest problem though is the gate. It was very bad workmanship. The bottom is flimsy and sticks out. Neighborhood kids have already kicked it. There is a big gap where it doesn't shut flush. Even the latch was placed so that it didn't close all the way. We would come home and the gate would be open. We went ahead a removed and replaced the latch correctly ourselves. We tried to contact the company many times. We left messages and they weren't returned. Finally I had my boyfriend call on his phone. It was answered and they said they would be there next week. Well, that was a couple of months ago. Also, Thumbtack called us to see about our satisfaction with the job. We explained our dissatisfaction and they said they would email them. Sorry but nothing happened. We still have more fence to put in and for sure we won't be calling this company.
Double S FenceDouble S Fence
John M.
Adan is one of the most professional contractors that I have done business with. It was so refreshing to find someone who was on time, courteous and competent. He is a hard worker, who takes the time to explain options on fence and gate repair. My wife and I were so impressed with the quality of the two gates he built for us. All this at a very competitive price!
Adan's Fence and repairsAdan's Fence and repairs
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