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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 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
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
Deborah G.
Did exactly what I needed. Inexpensive fence repair, finished in one day. Will hire him again as he has many skills.
Joe Ferguson Affordable handyman plusJoe Ferguson Affordable handyman plus
Kelly K.
Brandon was very patient with the changes we decided to make early in the planning stages, and had great suggestions that led us to a finished product that looks AMAZING!! Puppies learned how to climb our old chain link fence, so it was time for a change. The iron is beautiful and Brandon even attached our new mailbox for us. We upgraded to privacy vinyl for the back fence and a beautiful new gate leading to the backyard. He came in well under the next lowest bid. We got lucky with timing and from contract signing to goodbye was under a week. We would HIGHLY recommend Amos Fence for any project!!
Amos FenceAmos Fence
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.
Joiner Family Business (JFB)Joiner Family Business (JFB)
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 Handyman ServicesSolidWood 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
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
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