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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 Los Altos fence professionals
Kamal A.
They installed 94' of new fence and removed the old fence. The pro was very responsive to questions and kept me updated on the progress. The work was done quickly and the quality was good.
Jose Mendoza General ContractorJose Mendoza General Contractor
Ga A.
We had a small to medium size project, approximately 650 feet of fencing total. We utilized 6 foot tall black chain link fence with galvanized posts every 6 feet. Upper and lower poles were added to the fencing throughout. Approximately 600+ feet of this type of fencing was installed and 40+ feet of wrought iron fencing was also used in the street facing portion of the project. Haithem and team were professional throughout. He rapidly responded to my request for quote and was patient with me as I gathered multiple quotes. Additionally, he worked with me to fit the project into my budget/constraints and there were no overages. Communication was excellent throughout the project and they were able to start rapidly (withing a week of the signed contract) and finish the project within 3 weeks as advised. It's relatively rare in my experience to have projects finish on time and at budget here! Although Homerun wasn't the cheapest quote, I believe it offered the highest value. The project itself was quite complex due to terrain and slope conditions, which required harnessing for much of the work. Homerun's team did an excellent job and improvised (in a good way) where conditions became challenging. Additionaly, Haithem's background as a civil engineer likely helps even small projects like this. My guess is that you could use him for quite a bit more complex projects as needed given his background. Based on my experience, I would recommend Haithem and Homerun for even complex fence projects. I will certainly share my experience and recommendation to my neighborhood group. I hope this review is helpful to anyone considering a project of this nature.
Jan E.
I asked Javier Jimenez to come by and talk to me about a new front yard fence that will replace one that has fallen into disrepair. While he was here, I asked if he could also do a brick patio repair for me and he came back a few days later and completed the job beautifully. I’m looking forward to receiving our fencing material so that Javier can begin on that project, hopefully sometime in early June. So far, I’m super happy with him and his quality of work.
Jimenez constructionJimenez construction
Thumbtack Customer
Original quote for my dashed tennis fence starts from $500 on labor, then $1800 including labor + materials , the current story is $1800 labor only, donot know what exactly he wants, he can change story any time , just wondering what is called"faith"?
Salinas Remodeling and Handyman ServicesSalinas Remodeling and Handyman Services
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