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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.

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.

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.

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 Spring Valley fence professionals
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.
Kendra S.
I love my new fence!!
Carle C.
Never followed up to look at fence for a quote
Bill E.
Really happy with the privacy fence and gates. Thanks!
ASA Fence ConstructionASA Fence Construction
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!
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.
Chuck S.
He and his partner worked hard and did a good job of replacing 5 fence posts set in concrete. He made sure they were straight, reattached the fence, and kept the yard in good shape. They cleaned up after themselves and charged a fair price.
Jimena contractorJimena contractor
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!
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!
Renaisaance ContractorRenaisaance Contractor
Scott B.
Makimanta removed a concrete patio and sidewalks and replaced a crumbling retaining wall and wooden fence in my backyard. More than any other company that gave me a quote, Makimanta really listened to what I was looking for and didn't try to suggest a quick slapdash replacement of just my fence. Their craftsmanship and attention to detail really shine through in the finished fence, and they worked hard to deliver the project on time. They did a really nice job and the entire experience working with them was awesome.
Makimanta Landscaping ServicesMakimanta Landscaping Services
Lauren W.
My fence looks great! Very professional quality. Fast & reliable service. I would hire again.
ASA Fence ConstructionASA Fence Construction
Thumbtack Customer
I was overall very impressed with Ernesto and his team. They built a fence for us at a great price and did it very fast.
Kristin B.
I did not get the fence I contracted for (I used a picture of a neighbor’s fence). We reached an accommodation in which we agreed to pay more, in exchange for more money and a compromise on the fencing style (plus a stain). He couldn’t immediately stain the fence, but promised to get back in touch to stain the fence and build the sandbox). I just heard from him- he’d actually only stain a part of the fence - huh? So, we declined, and kept the $1000 that we so wisely withheld until he finished the job. The most upsetting part of this is how disrespectful Ernesto was - both of me and my husband once he realized that we were not going to completely roll over once he realized his error. He demanded to be paid in full prior to finishing the modified scope of work. Then, he inferred that he was going to “fight” my husband when we said that we would not pay him in full until the job was completely finished. In addition, when we paid him by check, he complained that his bank “held” the check until it cleared (totally a choice of his own banking institution, not ours). Overall, a nightmarish scenario with average results. Since he ultimately decided it was in his best financial interest to leave the job as is (unfinished), I have decided to write about my experience with Femar.
Brad A.
These guys did a great job building a very sturdy fence for our roof. Were very easy to work with as well, I highly recommend!
Susan L.
If I had known it would be this easy, I would have had my fence and gate replaced long ago! Reynaldo and his guys are the best!
Thumbtack Customer
George did an amazing job adding an addition (lattice) to our existing fence and installing a new gate! He was quick and very easy to work with- highly recommend!
Deck Wonders LLCDeck Wonders LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Repaired a falling wood fence. The crew was prompt and very professional. They gave a reasonable estimate and followed through by doing good work. I will hire them again.
Senior Errand SolutionsSenior Errand Solutions
Christian B.
Great value and good quality work, acted quickly and communicated well. Was able to just use pictures of my fence that needed to be fixed and it was taken care of appropriately.
Argueta’s True R-value insulationArgueta’s True R-value insulation
Ray K.
I hired them to install a Home Depot Veranda Linden vinyl fence that I spec'd out and ordered. My plan was to install it myself but I couldn't find the time to do it. When I decided to hire someone for the install, I spoke to a few fence contractors and what I noticed is that a lot of them either believe they know everything and/or they think people, who are not contractors, are idiots. I've had this experience with carpenters, plumbers, electricians, HVAC companies, painters and the rest. I spoke to two Thumbtack contractors for this job. The first questioned my ability to correctly order materials, so he killed his chance in the first five minutes of our conversation. I spoke to Wilson and had them come out to look at the job. We did a walk-through of the project where I explained some specific things that I wanted done. I specifically asked that they keep everything (post and panels) level, based on some posts and panels I had installed previously. I told him that my neighbor hired an idiot plumber who had somehow raised one of her post out of the ground, setting her side of the fence out of level and that he should take that into account. I explained that I didn't want the fence to block the basement window of my or my neighbor's house. I also explained what I wanted him to do when it came to installing the gates to our yards. What I've also found in talking with people about installing vinyl fences, is that if the install has slopes or anything that requires them to think and be resourceful, they become paralyzed. The thing that sold me on Wilson, is that he made it seem like he was confident in working with this material. Ok, so why have I rated Wilson so low ... it is because he didn't follow my instructions and he allow his employees do a poor job. The only level I saw for two days was a bullet level and as a result, most of the fence is out of level and some of the posts are out of plumb. The top and bottom rails on the slopes are out of alignment. I found a couple of panels that were cut too short and found that they used damaged material. I have plenty of extra material that could've been used. I told the Wilson that where the gates were to be installed, I wanted him to take three posts and build a small two panel fence in order to account for the size of the gate opening. If he had done what I asked, he would have been able to install the gates without making the stupid decision to compensate for gate openings by building one side of the fence larger than to other and by flaring out (wider than 90 degrees) on side of the fence to make the gate fit the space. Note: I installed the two panel fence over this past weekend. Now I need to cut the gates down to fit. (Unfortunately, the wing walls of the fence where gates hang are totally out of square from the houses ... looks like crap) The other unfortunate thing is that I'm doing the work that I paid somebody else to do. There is basic one rule when it comes to installing a fence, if you can grade the land to make the fence level, you do it without hesitation or second thought. There are two somewhat severe slopes in my yard, but for the most part, the yard can be made level by scraping away some dirt. Instead of grading the land so the fence could be installed properly, the posts were installed at different heights. They just had to scrape two or three inches of dirt to the side to make the fence level and they neglected to do it. Some of the work looks like it was leveled by sight ... poor sight. On the second day of the job, I loudly explained to them that it was lazy work done by someone who doesn't care about the quality of their product. The first two pictures are of the two panel fence at the gate openings. I'll take more pictures and post them.
Wilson ConstructionWilson Construction
Donna H.
It worked out perfectly. Reynaldo was on time. Had suggestions for us to consider. We love our new fence. Donna Hays, Alan Hays, Will Sanchez, Jeff Swanson.
Mohammad H.
They fixed my fence poles in the backyard which were broken by the wind. I was not even home when they fixed it and had left them a check beforehand. Very satisfied with thier work.
Deck ProfessionalsDeck Professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Did a wonderful job constructing a beautiful 6' privacy fence for my home at a reasonable rate. I would recommend Wilson to anyone looking for effective and efficient quality home-contracting work.
Wilson ConstructionWilson Construction
David C.
I hire a lot through Thumbtack and Jaime was a top tier find. He installed a very difficult fence for us in record time. I will be using him again and again for my other properties.
Jfg fencesJfg fences
Chonte L.
Reynaldo did a wonderful job on my driveway gate. Communication was professional and installation was quick. I love my beautiful new gate (and so do my neighbors!). I highly recommend Emperor Fence.
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