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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.

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 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 Watsonville fence professionals
Eric E.
Hugo provided emergency fence building service and, with some planning, finished a day before a major escrow deadline after a tree fell through the back fence. New fence is better than the old one, and he helped me re-hang the chain link gate in a satisfactory manner. The fence boards are cut out flush with the gate hinges making those disappear.
H Gutierrez Fences and Decks Construction hiH Gutierrez Fences and Decks Construction hi
Kathleen M.
I highly recommend Benny Angulo to any and all. Benny answered my request for a fence replacement within an hour of posting my ad. He's very professional in his job. He did an amazing job on my fence and gates. On time everyday, in and out of here in the amount of time he said it would take. I love my new fences. Great guy to do what you need done.
Central Coast ServiceCentral Coast Service
Kristin C.
We moved into a new house and needed a fence installed to keep our dog in the backyard. It needed to be tall and span a wide space. In addition, it couldn't have a standard hole-in-ground posts because of the location. Joe Aguilar built a fence that will hold up to constant use and is a work of art. The sturdiness is the result of every corner being mitered and screwed in from two directions, the reinforcement of both the front and back of the gate, the extra large custom-built hinges and latches to support the heavy weight/width of the fence and the wood over metal posts. The artwork is the beautiful attention to detail he put into the wood surrounding the posts, the post caps, the weathering and stain he applied to the hinges so they wouldn't just be silver, and the various trim pieces he added that provided both strength and design detail. I told him the fence at my previous house was always coming apart and constantly needed the boards or latch re-attached. This won't be the case with this fence. Joe's fence is fall superior in quality and strength to what I had before. Is this the least expensive fence I could have gotten? No, but I had to live with the least expensive quote at my last house for years and I won't make that mistake again. Joe's fence is a great value and the price was more than reasonable for the amount of craftsmanship he put into it. On the "soft side", Joe is easy to reach and communicate with, kept me informed on status, explained various options to when we were deciding on the location/design and he cleaned up the work area every day before he left. He did such an excellent job, I've just hired him for another project.
Aguilar & Sons ConstructionAguilar & Sons Construction
Cindy W.
Ben and his crew were great! They fixed and repaired my chain link fence from storm damage. They were fast professional and did not take shortcuts. They actually buried my chainlink the way it is supposed to be done. I would highly recommend him!
EcoGreen LandscapesEcoGreen Landscapes
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