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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.

Is it worth it to hire a pro to build a fence?

Assuming that the fence professional you hire is good, it is generally worth it to hire someone to install a fence for you. Pros have the tools and team to build a fence correctly, on budget and on time. The job can take several days, even for those with light construction experience. Pros can also help take care of any permits and zoning issues that your area may require. Finally, an experienced pro knows how to spot potential problems down the road, saving you money on expensive repairs.

Reviews for Chicago fence professionals
Raj B.
Reliance Fence Company did an outstanding job fixing the fence. The communication was A+
Reliable Home SolutionsReliable Home Solutions
Erick S.
They took forever to get install my fence after I gave them the deposit Suarez fence company. Thats the name on the receipt
Mejia FenceMejia Fence
Daniel W.
Great guys.. Easy to talk to. Cleaned up after work was done. Made sure fence had 2in. clearance on bottom of fence to pass village inspection.
Atlas Welding inc.Atlas Welding inc.
Stephanie W.
Rod and his team have done a great job getting our new fence installed (and our old fence removed)! We couldn't be happier! Highly recommend.
Alcala Group LLCAlcala Group LLC
Valerie J.
Mr. Curtis. did an excellent job on my iron fence repairs. His pricing was fair, and the quality of the work was excellent. I've already hired him for my next fencing project!
Wrougth Iron RepairsWrougth Iron Repairs
Rebecca D.
He did such a quick and beautiful job on our custom fence!
Kieffer, LLC.Kieffer, LLC.
Sam Y.
They do really nice work and did a great job refinishing our iron fence.
Alcala Group LLCAlcala Group LLC
Kara I.
We are very pleased with our new fence! Great quality, finished in a timely fashion, easy to communicate.
Alcala Group LLCAlcala Group LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Everything went well and the new fence looks great. Exactly what I asked for, it is solid and secure.
Alcala Group LLCAlcala Group LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Fixing out door fence came within 48 hours and completed the project in one afternoon. Happy with job.
Alcala Group LLCAlcala Group LLC
Regina H.
I love my new fence! Great customer service and they were able to complete the work in 1 day and it looks great
Atlas Welding inc.Atlas Welding inc.
Scott R.
Ian did a great job at replacing an iron post for our fence. I would totally recommend him for another job.
Ian MayoralIan Mayoral
Jason D.
Ricardo was very responsive and professional. He got my fence job done well, I will definitely use him in the future.
Atlas Welding inc.Atlas Welding inc.
Vincent T.
The guys from Atlas Welding did an excellent job on my fence. I plan to use them again for another project.
Atlas Welding inc.Atlas Welding inc.
Melisa E.
I hired Adam to remove an old chain link fence and install a wooden privacy fence. Adam was communicative throughout the project and completed the work faster than he originally had quoted. He answered all my questions and did a great job! I'm very pleased with the work and plan to use his company again for other jobs.
AG interior remodelingAG interior remodeling
Gerald M.
Great professionalism, quick and responsive. Completed the job very quickly and guaranteed his work. Would recommend to anyone looking for fencing repair!
Wrougth Iron RepairsWrougth Iron Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
I had (qty. 12) - 4x4 fence posts that needed to be removed and replaced. the old posts were set in concrete and dirt at top. they rotted at the base. they used jack hammer and heavy long chisel to bust away concrete. The posts were in tight areas and a pain to remove.There were trees , roots, air conditioners , trellises and a neighbors old side walk to contend with. This nightmare was done in one day, with old fence reattached to new posts. The price was fair and work was very good. I looked at doing this project my self. looked into all the different methods of removing posts in concrete, all were possible if your fence was in an open field and your 4x4 posts still attached well to concrete. I did my home work and made the right choice. American Fence quoted a price and that's the price it was. Steve and 3 other workers came out and did a great job, where my neighbors committed what a good job they did and how nice it looks. Just so you know i had other company's estimate this project and all wanted to short cut by not removing old posts and concrete and just digging new holes and re-cutting fence to fit. They were more expensive. Thanks American Fence for a fair price and a job done right.
American Fence Professionals, Inc.American Fence Professionals, Inc.
Elisa P.
I really appreciate Ricardo and Omar and the beautiful fence they built for us! They were so fast and flexible and kept me informed every step of the way!
Atlas Welding inc.Atlas Welding inc.
Kim W.
Never followed up with estimate for fence repair. Tried to reach them twice after they came to look at work. Disappointing because they were initially very responsive.
Landscapes by DavidLandscapes by David
D. L.
Shaun arrived promptly and gave me a quote for a new fence. Installed a new one a few days later. I am pleased with the results and would recommend this company.
A Plus RenovationsA Plus Renovations
Shaun D.
I’ve had to deal with a lot of shady contractors in Chicago, but working with Ricardo and Atlas was a breath of fresh air! He was extremely helpful through the whole process of buying and installing our new fence. He showed us different options and the price couldn’t be beat! They were all very professional and delivered on time, even with the weather not cooperating. They clearly stand by their work and I would not hesitate to recommend Atlas to anyone looking for fence work.
Atlas Welding inc.Atlas Welding inc.
Clarence B.
Alex was just hired to install a new fence the project has not started yet so another review will be required after the project is completed in order to comment on the quality and value. Thanks,
Alex's Fence and decks llcAlex's Fence and decks llc
Thumbtack Customer
Curtis did great work repairing out wrought iron fence. The price was also much less than others we checked with. 5 Stars / Thanks Curtis! - JC
Wrougth Iron RepairsWrougth Iron Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
Hello, I recently hired this company to do some work on galvanized fence , and wroughtiron fence . I was satisfied with the work which was done entirely outdoors at freezing temperatures. It took longer than expected and was delayed by the first snow of the season in December in Chicago (about 4 inches) yet it was brought into completion as soon as possible under the circumstances. Robert is reliable, responsible, trustworthy And knows what he was doing. I will certainly hire him again Anna
Black Lion Welding, And Handyman ServicesBlack Lion Welding, And Handyman Services
Erik V.
Brandon came to work on a gate and fence that needed work. He put put metal frames and did a great job. I was very pleased and great quality. Very friendly and professional.
Kieffer, LLC.Kieffer, LLC.
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