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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 Aurora fence professionals
Thumbtack Customer
They came, they saw, they conquered the fence problem. Quickly and reasonably priced.
Jacob W.
Great value, professional service. Would highly recommend for fence installation.
H&L Premium LandscapingH&L Premium Landscaping
Myriam S.
Our fence was up in an hour and a half! They worked quickly and efficiently. Glad we found them!
Sonny Cedar Fence Co.Sonny Cedar Fence Co.
Bala R.
I hired Jason to do the fence repair and drywall patch work. He was very reasonable with the price and the one aspect I really appreciate was his honesty. we had to hold off the fence repair as he identified other areas of fence that needs fixing which would increase the scope of work. He offered suggestions on how to cut down the cost and the overall experience was good. I would strongly recommend him for any home improvement projects.
West End, Ltd Premium Decking ServicesWest End, Ltd Premium Decking Services
Jamine T.
Guy came in and put in a 6ft privacy fence and it looks great. Great professionalism and very punctual. I will be using them again!
New HorizonNew Horizon
Thumbtack Customer
Ken repaired 8 post on my fence. Ken did a fantastic job, I will be glad To refer him to my friends.
Spruze Up Inc.Spruze Up Inc.
Becky T.
Great work, repaired my aging fence to give it at least another good handful of years standing strong. Quick response, fair price, and professional!
Spruze Up Inc.Spruze Up Inc.
Debbie Z.
Chris responded quickly and was in constant communication about the fence repair job we hired him for. The job was done well and we are very happy with the result. We would definitely recommend Backyard Woodwork!
Complete Construction & RepairsComplete Construction & Repairs
Sylvester D.
Horrible Communication!!! I contacted this company to give me an estimate for my fence. The guy came out and said I needed 3 post, but I should get my entire fence stained as well. A couple days later I received the quote via e-mail and as stated it was a quote for both the 3 post repair and the staining. I called and emailed several times to schedule the appointment for the repair part only because to stain was out of my price range right now. After signing the agreement, they agreed to do the repair only especially since I didn't ask for the stain to begin with. They put me on the schedule, emailed me the day before they were to come out, the day came, but they never showed. I called several times and finally got an email back stating they were in route as we speak. No seriously, exact verbiage!!Hours went by and nothing, finally around 4:30 I get a call saying they were not going to make it due to car troubles and that they will be out the very next day at 9am. The next day, the guy shows up at 9:50 which was cool because at this point I just wanted the fence put back up. The guy then tell me he can't repair to 3 post because he missed something during the initial walk through estimate, and in addition to the 3 post I now need a rebuild! The problem is we Specifically asked him at the initial walk through if that part of the fence was good and he then said "YES, ALL YOU NEED ARE THE 3 THREE POST!" I ran this complaint by the owners and all I got in response was a bunch of metaphors and excuses. Reluctantly, I still want to use them because the price seemed fair for the 3 post, so I ask for a New Estimate with the Post & Rebuild and has not heard back anything at all!! After the guy kept telling me how long this job takes, ultimately I just felt like this was a small job and they had bigger jobs ($$$) to do and I meant Nothing!!!
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