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Q & A

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.

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. 

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.

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 Rockville fence professionals
Irene M.
We had an amazing experience - Wilson Construction gave us an on the spot estimate and were able to complete the fence within a week. They surpassed our expectations and the fence is perfect. We are really so impressed and will definitely be using them for our future deck/patio needs.
Wilson ConstructionWilson Construction
Jennifer K.
Ernesto and his crew did an amazing job building our gorgeous fence -- I gave him some photos of the fences I wanted and he delivered. Not only was he very friendly and courteous, always checking in with me about the progress and materials, but he worked through the recent week-long downpour we had to finish the job as quickly as possible. We have three dogs here and Ernesto was sure to secure any openings with temporary fencing so that my dogs would remain safe in the yard. He left the yard free of debris and in great condition. I will be updating my review with photos when the staining of the fence is completed -- but wow, what a major improvement to my property. We are so grateful to Ernesto and would hire him again in a heartbeat.
FEMAR FENCE LLC.FEMAR FENCE LLC.
Thumbtack Customer
Luis contacted me immediately and set a time to come to my house to look at the fence and determine the amount of work to be done. He showed up on time and provided a quick estimate. The day of the work, he arrived when he said he would, worked quickly, and made repairs to fix several sections of our split rail fence. When he completed, we walked through to look at the work. I recommend Luis and plan to work with him again.
Valle Service LLCValle Service LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Carlos did a wonderful job repairing multiple sections of our fence. Quality work, reasonable prices, reliability and availability are important to us and he provided that. He offers a variety of landscaping services, which is helpful for us too as we will need other jobs done in the future.
Montoya Landscaping & StoneMontoya Landscaping & Stone
Nathan P.
Luis came to my property the same day I contacted him for an estimate on a small fence repair job. He was on time, professional and was able t complete the job quickly. He offered to get the job done that day and within 3 hours he purchased supplies and competed the job. Good work and I would hire him again.
Valle Service LLCValle Service LLC
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