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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 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.

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.

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 Somerville fence professionals
Cara R.
Steve installed a portion of chain link fence for us to contain a toddler and a dog. The fence looks like it will last a long time. Steve was punctual and reliable. I don't love the look of the fence but for the price, it serves the purpose that we need at the moment. One negative is that Steve won't accept checks (cash and cashiers checks only)
"Let Steve Do It" Fences Installed and Repaired"Let Steve Do It" Fences Installed and Repaired
Mike L.
Reasonable price and a good quality fence installed very quickly. I'd work with Steve again for sure!
"Let Steve Do It" Fences Installed and Repaired"Let Steve Do It" Fences Installed and Repaired
Jason G.
I had a great experience with Joao Viera. I had a smaller sized fence replaced in my front yard. He gave me a free estimate and emailed me the quote that same night. I found the price to be more than acceptable. We set a date to do the work; he showed up timely; I went to work, and he replaced the fence. I couldn’t be happier!
Vieiras Construction ProVieiras Construction Pro
Thumbtack Customer
We went with them because they were significantly cheaper than the other quotes we received. Installing the fence itself went well, but they didn't have the gate ready and had to come back and install it later. There were multiple times when they promised to come on a specific day and didn't show up and had to reach out and contact them to myself. When the gate was finally installed many of the finishing were not done correctly-- screws seemed to be forced into the vinyl, the latch was not secured correctly, and one of the caps was not attached to the fence. The fence we asked for was installed, but I felt that communication was really poor and the quality of work should have been a lot better.
GMP Fence & LandscapingGMP Fence & Landscaping
Christopher R.
Don't "Let Steve Do It!" Here are some pics and my back and forth with Steve. ME: Hi Steve. I just got back and had a chance to have a look at the fence.I have a couple of concerns. The first and most important is that the gap below the fence is too high. A dog, namely my neighbor's upcoming can slither right under that, besides looking super odd. I mean we are talking 8-9" if not more. The other is that the fence wiggles in a higgledy piggledy way down the yard STEVE: The fence is level on the top. For the gap you can use 3x5x 8 foot and place them under the fence between the posts. Landscape ties they are around $5.00 each. Normally you put up the fence 1st than do the landscaping after to level out the land. As far as the post wiggle the land that came out of the hole goes back into the hole and tamped . You can only tamp it so much then it will get tighter. After a season it will settle and be tighten. I don't do landscraping. ME: Wait, you should have started at the lowest point and kept the top level and trimmed the bottom not started at some random high point or even at the high point, thereby creating this gap. I mentioned this to you, to remove mulch and height at the high end for this very reason. As for the wiggle, I don't get the tamping. It is not a straight line from end to end. It's not as if they lean. The posts are simply not lined up as far as I can tell. Needless to say I am not particularly happy here. I wanted a fence. Fences normally hug the ground, not ignore elevation changes. Why do I now need to go buy this and that 3xwhatever to essentially complete this job? This is a clearly substandard job, between crooked posts, wandering across the yard, the bizarre gap large enough for an animal to crawl under and odd panels nailed on to cover gaps, as opposed to properly ripping them down to fit. STEVE: Your fence runs level along the top. You have graniet curb stones buried in the line of the fence. There is nothing else I can do for you. your land is not landscaped level now you have a level fence that you can do the landscraping. Tell you what I will do I will pay for the 3x5 landscape ties for you they will cost a total of $15,00 and you can put them in. $15.00 That's the best i can do ME: I think you need to think a little harder on what the solution is. $15 for ties isn't going to fix the crooked fence. At this point I'm going to need to hire somebody else to pull down the panels correct the wandering poles and reattach the panels. That is a far cry from $15. STEVE: Again that's the best i can do I. Bye ME: My suggestion is that you come out with your team, line up the posts properly and do a neater, proper job. While you are at it, lowering the top, keep it level, yes, but close the gap and scribe the bottom will fix the gap. This seems the most decent and proper solution to this shoddy fence. STEVE: That is carpenter work to scrib and cut it is not normal installation and a extra labor charge of $4000.00 if you want me to do it. So, there you have it. Some lame rationale that "after a season it will settle and be tighten" and somehow the poles will magically line up, and lots of "I'm not a carpenter." "I'm not a landscaper." Pu-lease! What's more I now discover that he never even used concrete to secure the poles. with some excuse that water will gather in the footing and rot the pole. Uh...not if you put gravel in the base and embed the pole in gravel. Fence 101. He also made my wife uncomfortable by asking her to randomly stand in front of the fence with her thumb up. She texted me saying it felt "shady". Not cool. AVOID STEVE unless you have a dead flat piece of land and are partly blind. Mine was a straight line and even that part he couldn't get right, never mind the gap.
"Let Steve Do It" Fences Installed and Repaired"Let Steve Do It" Fences Installed and Repaired
Lesley B.
They did a really good job on installing a fence around my yard. They were excellent with communication, scheduling, and arriving on time. It was harder than anticipated, and they worked until the job was done. I highly recommend these folks.
GMP Fence & LandscapingGMP Fence & Landscaping
Nicole Y.
Obed was prompt and well-priced, and one of the few contractors who would consider my small gate replacement. However, I wish Obed was the one who actually did the work. The team he sent was sloppy, using bags of mulch in our backyard to cut the fencing on (ripping open the bags and resulting in jagged cuts, see photos). There was also no mention that my existing Home Depot fence was discontinued so one 3 inches taller was installed. Obed took money off the total for the miscommunication, but I would have liked to have known that upfront.
GMP Fence & LandscapingGMP Fence & Landscaping
Tim C.
These guys are AWESOME! Highly recommended. I took on a project on behalf of my condo association which meant there were technically 6 people that had opinions and the ability to try to change up our project last minute. Dan Hanna was a true professional and dealt with not only his side of the project but even our condo's side of the project that certainly wasn't his responsibility. To start, I posted a Thumbtack request one morning and within an hour got a call from Dan. He literally came by to see our property that evening (for reference the next quickest response was an email from another company 3 days after posting my ad). Unbelievable how Dan was able to come so quickly to give an estimate. He scoped out the project, which was a partial L-shaped fence and pavement to hide our trash behind as well as moving a bike rack that was cemented into the driveway. He spent all the time I wanted discussing potential solutions and even stood there with a smile on his face while 6 condo owners all tried to change the plans and mess up the project. Everything was possible as far as he was concerned. The quality of his work was clearly important to him. I asked some questions while he was doing the job and he was able to explain to me why the extra steps he was taking would allow our fence to stand up to the test of time. There are plenty of contractors and landscapers out there who are happy to cut a corner without you knowing just to make an extra buck off you. Dan is NOT one of those people. He'd rather make less and have you raving about his work (hence my review) Now that this project is complete our building will be hiring Dan to landscape our common area as well this year and the decision is now a no brainer for us. In the end Dan and Pro Cut & Clean Landscaping gave us a great price on high quality work and did it with a quick turnaround time!
Pro Cut Exterior DesignPro Cut Exterior Design
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