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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 Hayward fence professionals
Mark W.
Ramirez Fencing returned my request within minutes and was out to our jobsite that day. We were offered a very competitive price and they used redwood fencing from Ashby Lumber instead of the usual Home Depot crap wood. The pressure treated posts were upgraded to 4'X6" for gate posts too. Fence and gate were completed on schedule. I would use them again!
Ramirez Fence ServicesRamirez Fence Services
Ryan H.
Fantastic work, super responsive, fixed a fence in an awkward location right after a storm.
Vizcarra’s handyman & concreteVizcarra’s handyman & concrete
Ricky M.
Enrique was quick to respond to my initial quote request. I needed some sections of my wooden fence replaced and repaired. He was professional, efficient and cleaned up after himself. I will definitely reach out in the future for any fence work. I highly recommend him.
Herrera Fence Co.Herrera Fence Co.
Charlene C.
I was impressed with Edwin's professionalism, quick response to my posting for a fence repair needed after the windstorm damage from 02/09/2020 that resulted in 55 ft of my fence falling. I made inquiries on other sites & I had estimates but no follow through when I had questions for my insurance claim or questions in general. A coworker & friend told me about Thumbtack. I posted what I needed & Edwin responded right away. We made an appt. for Edwin to come over to provide an estimate, he answered all my questions & promptly emailed me the estimate along with a note to say he was looking forward to hearing back from me. Trust me this is rare for any job & it makes a huge difference to me! Edwin & his crew took the time to restore the fence beautifully, install a utility gate, install new posts as well as reinforcing the fence in areas that were shaky. I was so impressed with his work that I had him bid on my neighbor & my shared fence that needed to be completely replaced. The fence replacement job was done in 2 days & looks incredible. I have offered to be an excellent reference for Edwin if any potential new clients request references. I would give Edwin's Fence Company a rating of 5 Stars X 5!!!
Ed’s Valley FencingEd’s Valley Fencing
Lourdes A.
Angular Landscaping has a very dependable and hardworking crew w Bryan’s lead. Bryan was punctual on his appt for an estimate in fencing n yard upgrade. My first impression was that of trust on his capability to come thru on delivering a quality job. My fence project was completed timely and I was very pleased w the outcome. I would highly recommend.
Angular LandscapingAngular Landscaping
Ramon C.
I very satisfied with the installation on our new wood fence. They delivered what was quoted on time. They clean up and haul our fence. Their price is competitive compare to other contactor. Jose is easy to deal with and Will reply to any questions any concerns right away. Kudos to Thumdtack company who provided us with list of contract is and feel confident to select the best contractor that fits our needs and budget.
Jose Mendoza Construction & RoofingJose Mendoza Construction & Roofing
Rosario M.
I was extremely pleased with the quality of work Welington and his team provided. They took my run down old picket white fence and replaced it with a brand new modern and inviting fence. I live on a hill and they had to use their ingenuity to solve for the down slope to ensure all gaps were covered and that it still had a leveled appearance. I would highly recommend Welington for your next home improvement project.
welington Handyman And Painterwelington Handyman And Painter
Thumbtack Customer
Hugo was great replaced two gates and replaced end post that was rotted out. He also put in about 200 sq ft of concrete in our drive way. Highly recommend to anyone for gate, fence and concrete projects.
H Gutierrez Fences and Decks Construction hiH Gutierrez Fences and Decks Construction hi
Jessica S.
Santos was super responsive and was able to give a quote on-site. He and his team did great work and we’re about to repair our fencing in less than a day for a great price. I’d definitely recommend hiring Santos and will probably be hiring him again!
Santos ContractoSantos Contracto
Andy v.
Geovani did an outstanding job on my fence repairs including post replacements and completed the project in a timely manner. He was the only one out of the four pros that I searched that actually came to my property to make an assessment and to outline the scope of work to be done…good quality work, reasonable pricing and very punctual!!! Andy V…
Marroquín constructionMarroquín construction
Thumbtack Customer
Edwin and his crew did a great job of removing my old fence and installing the new one in just a few days. The difference is AMAZING! While I never got an invoice or receipt for the work he never made me feel like he wasn't committed to delivering the best product possible. I'm sure I'll call him in the very near future to replace the awning over my back porch.
Ed’s Valley FencingEd’s Valley Fencing
Samanda M.
We needed a pro to give our side stairs a tune up and secure the stairs so our dog wouldn’t get loose. Socrates came and assessed the problem, provided solutions and made valuable suggestions to additional work to be considered. He provided a fair price and went above and beyond to make sure the job was done well and my concerns were addressed. I look forward to having Lobos Fence and Gates come to address future repair needs. Photos are before and after
Lobo Fence and GatesLobo Fence and Gates
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