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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.

Does adding a fence increase property value?

Fencing may increase the value of your property. However, this depends on what type of fence is installed and the purpose of the fence. For example, a fence may be worth more to a property that needs it to diminish noise coming from a highway. Fences may also be a plus to dog owners who require a backyard fence. 

When deciding whether to install a fence in your yard, consult with your realtor or real estate expert. They can help you prioritize home improvement projects that will add value to your home.

Reviews for Wilmington fence professionals
Nick P.
Recently got fence replaced and was very happy. Even weeks later after everything settled fence still looks perfect. Neighbor had fence replaced few weeks before by another company and there is huge difference in the look and craftsmanship, my neighbor even told me she wished she would used my company. Highly recommend Brandywine Fencing and I will be using in future.
Brandywine Fence & Landscape LLCBrandywine Fence & Landscape LLC
Chelsea S.
Great to work with, they worked quickly and the fence looks great
J and S Fencing and Exterior ServicesJ and S Fencing and Exterior Services
Thumbtack Customer
Mark and his team installed an additional fence for us in a very difficult landscape and it is beautiful. He even took the time to stain the fence to match the existing fence and replace some broken boards on the exisiting fence. I would highly recommend Mark for any job; he is professional, courteous and actually does the work in a reasonable amount of time. He is diligent in his follow up and will even be putting an additional coat of stain as he thought the other coat dried unevenly. Great work!!
Total Home MaintenanceTotal Home Maintenance
Thumbtack Customer
I had a fence placed by Vince. He was great about getting the job completed quickly and at a great price! He even made sure to clean up my driveway when he had finished the job! I had a special request in placing chicken wire at the bottom of the fence so my dogs couldn't dig out and Vince didn't have an issue with this request, unlike some fencing companies I had talked to. I was very impressed with the work completed, the whole fence was done in 3 days. I would definitely recommend Vince to others.
Tony F.
Gil and the team at Brandywine Fence did and outstanding job of helping us pick the right fence, pricing, courteous and professional and were caring and perfectionist through the entire installation. They are truly an outstanding company and I would use them again and recommend them to anyone.
Brandywine Fence & Landscape LLCBrandywine Fence & Landscape LLC
Kevin w.
He hand crafted a metal fence for us. Quickly and professionally. Would use again.
Robertson handyman servicesRobertson handyman services
Brittany B.
It took two days to install remove an old fence and install a new 6 foot wooden privacy fence. They were very thorough, making sure everything was done right and the end result came out perfect. I am very happy with the finished product!
Brandywine Fence & Landscape LLCBrandywine Fence & Landscape LLC
Tracy T.
He put up a perimeter fence around my backyard. It turned out great! Craftsmanship was excellent,
Luis General contractorLuis General contractor
Mike G.
We hired Gil and his team to install a split rail fence so our dogs can run around in the back yard. Gil provided exceptional customer service which is why we decided to hire him to begin with. Gil showed up on time for the quote and got it back to us when he said he would. When it came time to install the fence, Gil and team did a fantastic job. I'll definitely be recommending them to anyone I hear of that needs a fence.
Brandywine Fence & Landscape LLCBrandywine Fence & Landscape LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had a fence put across my backyard. Great job. Everything was cleaned up and debris removed.
Millennium BuildersMillennium Builders
Hannah B.
Mark is very nice and did a fantastic job with our fence!! Also very affordable. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
Robertson handyman servicesRobertson handyman services
Gary M.
Excellent job on replacing my fence!They where on time! And reasonable price!What more could you ask for?Do call Dan for free estimate!Highly recommend Delaware Power Wash!🔨
Delaware Power Wash PlusDelaware Power Wash Plus
Adam O.
David and his company did an excellent job with my fence even on short notice. He does not subcontract which is awesome. He gave a great price and it's important to him that you are satisfied.
DRA design and buildingsDRA design and buildings
Paige M.
Mark was great to deal with. He responded promptly and finished the job when he said he would. He did a great job on our fence repair. I will definitely use him again!
Robertson handyman servicesRobertson handyman services
David L.
Alex and his team did a great job installing our fence. He was professional and gave us a great price! He returned to complete the rest of the job as promised. We definitely recommend him for the job and will use his services again!
Crawford Enterprises L.L.CCrawford Enterprises L.L.C
Frank C.
After contacting Mark to remove an old fence and install a new one on my property he came out to look the job over and gave me a good estimate on what it would take to do the job. From start to finish Mark does excellent work and I would recommend him to anyone needing work done to their home.
Robertson handyman servicesRobertson handyman services
Wittney B.
I can't say enough good things about Nicholas Handyman Services. Someone attempted to break into my house and busted the fence in the process. He was quick to reply, came out and assessed my needs and finished the job within 48 hours. He was neat, courteous, responsive and provided a good value. I will definitely call him again for any future needs.
Nicholas Handyman ServiceNicholas Handyman Service
Thumbtack Customer
Mark and his crew installed a beautiful white vinyl fence in a day-and-a-half. Mark was very friendly, professional, knowledgeable and had a "can-do" attitude. The guys he had working were also quite professional and extremely hard workers and very respectful to my family members. They were fussy, in a good way, and spent time making sure the job was done right. Simply put, they took pride in their work. In addition, they were able to work around problems such as digging through annoying roots without adding any additional costs. I was especially impressed with Mark checking in to make sure everything was getting done right and pitching in when his crew needed an extra hand. Probably the best compliment I can give and something I feel potential customers should hear is that Mark is a man who keeps his word. When he says he will show up at a certain time, he does. When he gives a price quote, he sticks to it. If you were like me and worried about finding an honest contractor, put your mind to rest--Mark Immel is your man! I will definitely use Mark and Total Home Maintenance in the future.
Total Home MaintenanceTotal Home Maintenance
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