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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 Logan Circle fence professionals
Tyler S.
ASA Fence put up a new white vinyl privacy fence in our backyard in December 2020. A year later and the fence has held up excellently and still looks brand new. The crew worked hard and had the entire fence up in a day. ASA provides a great product at an excellent price and I will absolutely use them again for future fencing needs.
ASA Fence Construction LLCASA Fence Construction LLC
Sean G.
I cannot say enough about Emporer Fence. Reynaldo responded quickly to my request for mending an existing wooden fence and he came out to the house the next day. The fence had several twisted and leaning posts that pulled away from the fence, close to toppling over. He had a crew at the house the next day and secured the fence and increased the aesthetics. Fantastic person and business to work with.
EMPEROR FENCE LLCEMPEROR FENCE LLC
Tomeika B.
Excellent job repairing and extending my fence. My fence was in pretty back shape. The team completed the work in 6 hours as stated.
Good Deal LLCGood Deal LLC
Kendra S.
I love my new fence!!
FEMAR FENCE LLC.FEMAR FENCE LLC.
Susan B.
I LOVE my new fence!!
ASA Fence Construction LLCASA Fence Construction LLC
Bill E.
Really happy with the privacy fence and gates. Thanks!
ASA Fence Construction LLCASA Fence Construction LLC
Deidra K.
My fence is beautiful!! I had the best experience working with Byron and ASA Fence Construction. Bryon worked with my crazy work schedule and met me early one Sunday morning to take measurements and provide the fence estimate. The estimate was extremely reasonable and he offered pictures of fence options. We had two days of delays due to material issues and rain. The team began work late one afternoon, removed the old fence and secured the posts. They returned two days later IN THE RAIN and finished the job. I didn’t even know they were outside working. I woke up to a missed call and text and a crew installing my fence. This was one of the best experiences I’ve had to date with a contractor. I highly recommend them and will use them for future fence needs.
ASA Fence Construction LLCASA Fence Construction LLC
Olayinka A.
ASA fence delivered. They came by a couple of days ago and i already have my fence just as I wanted it. They were by far the most professional and the most reasonable bid I had for the fence. The work was done so fast and looksGreat! Happy to support this female owner business, Excellent work!!
ASA Fence Construction LLCASA Fence Construction LLC
Derek M.
Byron of ASA Fence Construction was the consummate professional. He promptly came and assessed my requirements, proposed a solution and executed the job. I’m completely satisfied with the privacy fence/gate installed.
ASA Fence Construction LLCASA Fence Construction LLC
Rohan t.
The team at HOME IM just put in our fence, and they did an excellent job quickly and for a great price. We plan on hiring them again for any additional fencing/construction needs.
HOME IM LLCHOME IM LLC
Rhett J.
I was really excited about this company based on all the great reviews . Unfortunately it appears that they have more work than they can handle. They missed the initial meeting date, the quote took forever and I’m still waiting to hear back on when they can do the installation. I also think they are a fence factory. They are great at throwing up a standard fence but any customization appears to be something they can't handle. I gave up. I had a fence installed today with JGF fences.
ASA Fence Construction LLCASA Fence Construction LLC
Diella A.
Carlos did a really good job in fixing our fence.
Mendoza landscaping LLCMendoza landscaping LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had a great experience working with FEMAR FENCE LLC. Ernesto was wonderful to work with. He and his team installed a fabulous privacy fence, and it turned out to be exactly what I wanted...and for such an UNBEATABLE PRICE! Given the opportunity, I would work with FEMAR FENCE LLC again in the future. I will be sure to recommend them to my family and friends!
FEMAR FENCE LLC.FEMAR FENCE LLC.
Jeff F.
Charles did great work building a fence door. Nice job!
Uc charles servicesUc charles services
Brenda D.
Reynaldo is very professional and man to his word. He finished our fence within a day, did an impeccable job, and was very flexible with working with our schedules. I’d highly recommend him for any fence and gate jobs.
EMPEROR FENCE LLCEMPEROR FENCE LLC
Laura M.
I sent CND pictures of my fence and specifically what I needed fixed. They re-used some of the old wood from my fence in different areas. They built a gate that is an eyesore, installed lock upside down and about 50% of the new wood used was damaged. I overpaid them by $100 and they never responded about fixing the fence, lock or refund. Do not advise using this company.
CND SERVICES LLCCND SERVICES LLC
Sheku R.
The customer service was great and they did a very good job repairing our fence.
BJB Landscaping Services, Inc. INSURED & BONDEDBJB Landscaping Services, Inc. INSURED & BONDED
Patricia S.
The team did an amazing job installing the 6ft fence in our backyard. It looks great and the workmanship is evident. They showed up on time, cleaned up as they worked and got the fence up quickly. We would certainly recommend and use them for future projects!
Jfg fences and deckJfg fences and deck
Taylor B.
Carlos and team did an excellent job removing some chain link fence. They were very responsive and flexible on timing, reasonably priced, and they did great work. They also added on some extra clearing of the area after removing the fence. 10/10
Mendoza landscaping LLCMendoza landscaping LLC
Craig G.
The work they did for my fence was good. They weren’t the best at communicating though. I thought I was going to get the same height fence I had but they lowered it without discussing with me because the posts weren’t high enough. I also asked for quotes for a couple other projects and didn’t get anything from them. The fence did look good and they did come add a lattice to the top to fix the height problem.
Jeremy's Sunny Scape LLC.Jeremy's Sunny Scape LLC.
ROCHELLE G.
Byron and crew were excellent he listen to me of what I wanted and I listen to him as well on what would be better for my fence project. I would hire him again and will recommend him to anyone looking to replace there fence and cost was reasonable.
ASA Fence Construction LLCASA Fence Construction LLC
Lorenzo M.
Five Star painted my fence, and the quality of the work was exceptional. The painter/stainer was meticulous and carefully protected my plants/herbs that are next to the fence. I'd strongly recommend the company and definitely use them again. Below are just a couple of snapshots to show the work quality.
Five Stars ContractorsFive Stars Contractors
Jennifer R.
Reynaldo responded immediately when I submitted a request for a quote. His price was very reasonable and he was available right away to complete the job. I needed just a small section of my fence replaced. I wanted an 8 foot tall horizontal picket privacy fence. Reynaldo and his assistant arrived on the day we had arranged and got right to work. The job was completed in a few hours and the fence looked amazing! I am so happy to have a more secure and attractive fence at a great price. Thank you Reynaldo! I would not hesitate to hire him in the future and highly recommend his service!
EMPEROR FENCE LLCEMPEROR FENCE LLC
Circe T.
This company was great to work with and did an amazing job for our fence in a very short amount of time. They also work within our budget to complete the work in a timely fashion. If we ever need a fence again (hopefully not in a long time) I would use them again.
N F L Construction, Inc.N F L Construction, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
Antonio and his crew installed a wood privacy fence in my backyard. He was very flexible and professional in scheduling our meetings and completing the job. AND the fence is amazing!! I would definitely use his services again. He came through big time. Thank you!
Renaissance ContractorRenaissance Contractor
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