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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a fence professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The first step to setting up a consultation with a fence professional during the COVID-19 pandemic is sending the pro a message, which you can easily do online. Ask potential pros if you can set up a phone call or video chat to explain what fencing services you need. A video chat is useful because it allows the fence installer to guide you so they can get the necessary information. During the consultation, discuss virtual payments, the timeline of the project and any precautions you’ll both take to ensure safety.

How can I find out if a fence professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To figure out whether a fence professional can be considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, check the website of your city or state government. Another useful resource is CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19, which provides information in a nationwide context. 

Within it are 16 different categories of infrastructure sectors that are considered essential. But keep in mind that some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Does a fence professional need to enter my home?

Fencing jobs are done outdoors, so a fence professional or contractor will most likely not need to enter your home during the project. The exception to this may be any electrical work.

However, you may be able to work with fence professional to give them the information they need ahead of time through video chats, emails and photos sent digitally. Avoid all contact and practice social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and your local government. Discuss the best approach with local fence pros before they arrive at your home.

Can I use digital payments to pay for fence and gate installation and repairs?

Currently, many fence and gate professional use common digital payment services like Venmo, PayPal, Square Cash, Google Pay, Zelle and more. Many more are quickly adopting the platforms as COVID-19 continues to force companies to digitally transform.

Contact the professional beforehand to discuss whether you can make digital payments, and take all measures to comply with social distancing recommendations. Compare fence professionals side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Do fence installers offer remote or virtual services?

Because fence installation needs to be done in person, fence professionals usually cannot offer remote services. If you come across profiles that state they offer remote services, message the fence installer to see what those services include.

For consultations and meetings, ask the fence professional if you can coordinate a virtual consultation in which you explain the project to them through video, photos and drawings transferred online. If not, it may be wise to postpone the project and book an appointment at a later date

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 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.

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 much does it cost to install a vinyl fence?

A new fence can mean added home value, increased curb appeal, and improved home security. The national average vinyl fence installation cost is $4,600. Vinyl fences have a number of appealing qualities such as their durability, their lasting good looks (they don’t weather like wood does), their versatility, and the fact that they require little to no maintenance such as staining. Fencing companies typically charge per linear foot for vinyl fence installation. They calculate their estimates based on materials to be used, height of fence, linear feet of the proposed fence, and the accessibility of the terrain. If the workers need to level the land before work begins, your vinyl fence installation costs will probably increase. Vinyl fences are typically more expensive than wood or chain-link. For example, one company might charge $19-$22 per linear foot for a basic 6-foot vinyl privacy fence. Another company might charge $25-$35 per linear foot for standard vinyl fencing, while decorative fencing with custom detail could increase that cost to $50 per linear foot. For a 6-foot-high white vinyl privacy fence with two walk-through gates (plus demolition and disposal of the old fence), the cost of the total project could run $8,000. A 4-foot-high, 36-linear-foot white picket vinyl fence with one gate could cost $2,600.

Reviews for San Marcos fence professionals
Jimmy H.
Jerry did an excellent job installing our fence. Thanks Jerry 👍👍👍👍
Fencing By JerryFencing By Jerry
Thumbtack Customer
Chadd did a great job on rebuilding our fence. We will definitely call him to do other jobs!
Chadd Rule Hauling and Fencing servicesChadd Rule Hauling and Fencing services
Wayne A.
Chris has been very professional, timely service and quality of service. Would definitely use Chris again for fence and gate work.
Smith MetalworksSmith Metalworks
Thumbtack Customer
Rob did a fence install for us. We are very satisfied. His work is skilled, fast and professional. Our experience was overall a very good one. His portfolio includes fine woodworking as well. We will call Rob again when the need arises.
Rob WilkinsonRob Wilkinson
Thumbtack Customer
Jose Torres and his helper Jose Leyva did an outstanding job repairing my wooden fence which was damaged due to strong winds. He showed up at my house very promptly and gave me a decent estimate. He was very thorough in explaining what needs to be done and very honest about his pricing. So I hired him. He and Jose Leyva showed up on Super bowl Sunday at 8am and I'm very satisfied with the job they have done. Then they cleaned up afterwards. I highly recommend Jose Torres to anyone.
Jose TorresJose Torres
Greg C.
Garnet was very responsive, very courteous, punctual, and competitive with his pricing. Hired to replace 3 fence posts and repair a gate that was sagging badly due to related fence posts being rotted out. The work was technically completed, although the final gate installation is far from optimal (see pictures) and will require significant rework. He said the result was because the original gate was not built properly. I think it was actually a situation where more adjustments were needed to correct the sagging gate than simply replacing the rotted posts. Instead of stopping and notifying me of issues, he introduced several workarounds that will have to be reworked. In the end, I don't think the required work was well understood. I would have preferred him to say it was either going to cost more before the work started, decline the work, or stop when he ran into issues so we could reassess. Instead one of the posts planted in concrete is not level causing the final gate to lean and additional stray wood was added so the gate would partially close, but not in a proper way. I will say he worked hard all day and I'm sure did his best. It would have just been better to stop and reassess when things were not working out as expected than to deliver a marginal result. My suggestion would be to ensure mutual and clear expectations on what you want done to avoid surprises or unexpected rework. For the right job, I'm confident he would do a very good job.
Allen Installment and Home ImprovementAllen Installment and Home Improvement
Jason R.
Hired JC handyman to build and install two new fence gates on each side of my house. My gates were pretty beat up and the posts were broken. He came out to take measurements and we decided on a day for him to come back to do the job. I had something come up the day we decided on. So I messaged JC handyman to reschedule. He kindly said it wasn't a problem and we decided on another day he could come by. The gates he installed are just what I asked for. I had the posts replaced one gate widened and the other gate made taller. They seem sturdy and open and close with ease. I am happy with the work JC handyman did at my home. I'll keep him in mind if anything else comes up that needs fixing. Thanks again
JC HandymanJC Handyman
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