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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.

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.

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. 

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 Newark fence professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Couldn't be happier with my new fence! DRA did an awesome job :)
DRA design and buildingsDRA design and buildings
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Mark to install 170 Ft of wood fence on our property. We were quoted $2500 maximum, and were told it would take a day, maybe an extra half a day to finish up. Mark dropped two workers to begin the project at around 11am the first day. They left by 3pm. Obviously this was going to take more than a day and a half. The next day was a Friday and they worked on installing the new fence. Mark and his team do NOT know how to install fencing. Slanted and crooked cuts were everywhere. Pieces were installed that looked terrible and if I hadn’t said anything would have been left installed that way. The fence he tore down was level, the fence he installed is so at so many different heights it looks AWFUL. We also had him apply a stain to the fence that is now all over two sides of my house. He left trash, nails and GLASS (yes, he had broken glass all over the back of his truck that he spilled all over my driveway) every night and over the weekend. He installed a completely ridiculous gate that he did redo, but did so in a way that I know have two sets of hinges. One being used, one not being used. And he placed them in a way that there is no other way to remove them besides sawing them off. He cut my gutter in half when he was working in the backyard. The application of the stain is spotty and uneven. After 5 days, I told him to stop coming back. 5 Days!!! He also tried to charge me $100 over the quote. I have no idea who is leaving these five star reviews……5 star means he was perfect. Perfect work, professional, and knows what he is doing. I got zero star service and everyone else got five stars?? It must be friends and family. And now….about 3 weeks later, all of my fencing is warped and I will need to completely replace. Which I can not afford to do. When I confronted Mark about the quality of his work, he told me I cut him short even though I paid him in full. Working with Mark was a total nightmare, he is extremely shady and please, please, buyer beware. I can provide photos with the proof of his terrible work if anyone would like to see.
Total Home MaintenanceTotal Home Maintenance
Pia s.
He provided the utmost level of professionalism and made the process very seem less which eliminated the worry of having to have things fixed. He was willing to go above and beyond to ensure the service was completed and lessened the stress for me. I will be keeping the contact information when I and those I know need their fence and faucet repaired.
Spitzer Handyman Services LLCSpitzer Handyman Services LLC
Denise J.
Dave came out, told him what i wanted done, he gave me a very reasonable estimate. I needed a fence gate repaired and some landscaping done. He showed up on time to do the the work. He was very nice and he did an excellent job. I will definitely use him again if I need work done.
Fendlays Construction & LandscapingFendlays Construction & Landscaping
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