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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.

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 Sorrento Valley fence professionals
Zorina B.
Rosendo’s crews did a great job installing the fence. They are very efficient. Installed the fence for less than a day. The fence is uphill very stable. I’m happy with the work.
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Carla T.
I love my new fence !! Quality is outstanding, his professionalism was great, J.C. was quick to respond, and the value of his work shows in my fence ! I'm so happy with the fence !!!
JC HandymanJC Handyman
Siddartha D.
Jean did a great job with our fence, he replaced 4 posts and repainted the entire fence.
J&P fenceJ&P fence
Craig B.
Gerardo is a great fence guy. We had our 24 year old wood fence replaced. He removed the old broken fence and put in the exact same new cedar fence and gate. His work is excellent. He communicates very promptly. He has a great personality, too. We highly recommend Gerardo for any of your fencing needs. We will hire him again, if the need arises.
Fence Repair and Installation (G Fencing)Fence Repair and Installation (G Fencing)
Debbie P.
Had fence repaired
Calmo’s LandscapeCalmo’s Landscape
Halley M.
did amazing with fence
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Adnan W.
The fence was repaired professionally
General workGeneral work
Thumbtack Customer
Adan fence was very prompt and courteous. The job was excellent and exactly what we wanted. I would highly recommend Adan Fence
Adan's Fence and repairsAdan's Fence and repairs
David R.
Quoted me for a fence at 900 and told me it was a special deal because they normally charge 1200. I have a top fence and sent the photo before the quote. They called me a couple of days prior to the work to explain they charge 1200 for a top fence and thought I had a regular fence. I asked about the supposed special price but it appears that was a lie.
Rosendo ramosRosendo ramos
Thumbtack Customer
Did an outstanding job on a difficult sloped fence project. Made the run of the fence look smooth and professional. Will hire Mark again for future projects.
Mark WeinbergMark Weinberg
Rina P.
I needed a part of my fence fixed as a section of my newly installed fence started to cave outwards. Jean was very responsive and came out the next day to give me an estimate. He was able to fix my fence by just replacing one part and did an excellent job! He is very detail oriented and knowledgeable about all things fencing. Highly recommend!
J&P fenceJ&P fence
Heather N.
Small but important job putting in fence posts in for an artificial wall installation but will look to this team to complete the rest of my fencing. Prompt, professional, and did great work.
Calmo’s LandscapeCalmo’s Landscape
Matt S.
Alberto and his partner did an excellent job on our fence and it we are confident that it will last us a lifetime. Our neighbor is also very pleased with the workmanship on the new fence.
665RCW and Fencing LLC665RCW and Fencing LLC
Gabor H.
They showed up the very next day and installed one fence. The next day they installed a beautiful wooden fence all the way down my property .It looks so beautiful
mere Ramosmere Ramos
Kate A.
JC built our front fence + double gate in a day! He came back to adjust gate doors for us and to stain the fence. Fast communication, fair price, great craftsmanship!
JC HandymanJC Handyman
Shahab M.
Did a great job with my fence at a reasonable rate.
General workGeneral work
Thumbtack Customer
Adan did a very good job replacing the fence for our house and also fixing some portions of the fence. And I would hire him again. The reason I had to remove 1 star is because his painter did not show up a couple of days later as promised to finish painting a portion of the fence.
Adan's Fence and repairsAdan's Fence and repairs
Mike S.
Louis did a fantastic job installing our vinyl fence. The work was great, he was punctual and very professional. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing a new fence.
SolidWood Construction IncSolidWood Construction Inc
Thumbtack Customer
JC was great! Repaired the fence for a good price the same day!
JC HandymanJC Handyman
Thumbtack Customer
Installed a fence. Great job & looks good. Wife is happy!!
A&R HandymanA&R Handyman
Kelli W.
JR did an amazing job on my fence! Initially I was nervous that I would have to redo the entire fence, but JR came in, made some great observations and recommendations, and then went to Home Depot and got the appropriate supplies. He assured me that the entire fence did not need to be redone, but only filled in here and there and then a few 2x4s needed to be replaced. He was very polite and easy to talk to. He was respectful of my pets as well, which I loved! He did a great job, and made sure to walk me through each step of the process so I was well-informed of his game plan to fix my fence. I am very pleased with the outcome of the fence, it was under my budget, and he did it super quick. I would totally recommend him to anyone! USE JR for all your fencing needs!
A&R HandymanA&R Handyman
Dorathy S.
They worked swiftly and efficiently. The fence was done in two days including painting
Fence/ Handyman ServicesFence/ Handyman Services
Thumbtack Customer
Daniel did a very good job. He had a solid and creative solution for my fencing problems (an old wooden fence with a door that was sagging and a 200 pound Great Dane that liked to push on that door). Problem solved for a fair price.
Artistic Solutions LandscapingArtistic Solutions Landscaping
Dmitry M.
Great work, reasonable price. Juan is the man for any of your fence needs!
juan Domínguezjuan Domínguez
Thumbtack Customer
I can't find enough words how to thanks Adan's for he's amazing work that he did with fixing our back yard fence. I love our fence! He's service was quick and very professional with he's work! Zana Paradise
Adan's Fence and repairsAdan's Fence and repairs
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