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Salvador & Son Landscaping
Great 4.8

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Great 4.8

(55)

Fence and Gate Installation

In high demand
  • 73 hires on Thumbtack
  • Serves Boston, MA
James F. says, "I met with Salvador and hired him on the spot. He is a very easy going person who shows nothing but professionalism and respect. He is a hard worker He started the very next day and got a lot accomplished He was hired to do spring cleanup transplant a few shrubs blow all the leaves from sidewalks and driveway and an area we use as a patio with pergola and the lawn. He also removed 4 stumps from some very large bushes that didn’t survive the winter. he hauled away a truck load of leaves. He will be back after the rain to complete the rest of the work which is to edge and level the beds we have 1/3 acre so we have tons of large beds then after all the edging and transplanting is fine he will finish with a 3” bed of mulch I’m very very happy so far with his work He is a very nice person"See more
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James F. says, "I met with Salvador and hired him on the spot. He is a very easy going person who shows nothing but professionalism and respect. He is a hard worker He started the very next day and got a lot accomplished He was hired to do spring cleanup transplant a few shrubs blow all the leaves from sidewalks and driveway and an area we use as a patio with pergola and the lawn. He also removed 4 stumps from some very large bushes that didn’t survive the winter. he hauled away a truck load of leaves. He will be back after the rain to complete the rest of the work which is to edge and level the beds we have 1/3 acre so we have tons of large beds then after all the edging and transplanting is fine he will finish with a 3” bed of mulch I’m very very happy so far with his work He is a very nice person"

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How do I hire the best fence professional in Boston?

Hire the best fence professional in Boston by searching for contractors online. Doing so gives you a quick view of top-rated professionals, providing access to customer reviews, ratings and photos of the pros’ completed work. 

You should also choose a contractor who has the proper license. You may be able to verify a license online by visiting Mass.gov. Finally, contact the pros you’ve narrowed your search down to, and compare quotes and estimates.

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 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.
Reviews for Boston fence professionals
Madelyn A.
We hired Joao to replace our old fence that was on its last leg. The fence knocked over in the winter and due to weather and endless February snow it took a bit of time for him to get to our fence, but it was SO worth the wait and he was very communicative the whole time! It is worth noting that his quote was cheaper and was a shorter timeline than other quotes we had received. He removed and disposed of the old fence and put up our new beautiful fence in a matter of hours. He had several fence styles to choose from and made sure that the gate he installed matched as well. They cleaned up everything and were super professional. Would absolutely hire him again and would recommend to others as well!
Vieiras Construction ProVieiras Construction Pro
Davina A.
We hired Kenny to fix our double gates & side fence that had moved & separated during the crazy winds recently. He was very responsive & timely with any questions I had before we hired him. His quote was reasonable & just under another quote we had received. We went with him because he had a very friendly demeanor which we liked & could also fix our fence earlier. On the day he was punctual & everything was fixed up really well/sturdy - the double gates actually works better then it did previously! He suggested a metal part for the lock that would make it easier for the lock to slide into so as to not ruin the wooden post - he said he would buy it for us & return next week to fix that up which was great additional customer service. I would definitely hire him in future & would highly recommend him to anyone.
Kenny G Fence & Railings LLCKenny G Fence & Railings LLC
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