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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. 

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.

How do you strengthen a fence gate?

If you think your gate needs reinforcement, hire a fence repair professional in your area. Squaring up a fence gate may require adding corner brackets, installing a cable and turnbuckle, and cinching and tightening the cable to the appropriate tension. All of these repairs, as well as digging a new post hole, require expertise and know-how.

What are the advantages of hiring a contractor to repair your fence?

There are several advantages to hiring a fencing contractor to repair your fence:

  • The repair will be done right, ensuring you won’t waste your time and money without the desired results.
  • Because of the tools and materials needed, it might be worth it to hire a pro instead.
  • A contractor can help you avoid problems down the line by fixing issues before they grow in severity.

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.

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

Reviews for Saint Paul fence repair professionals
Cheryl L.
Great job on fence repair, would highly recommend.
Arturismo Inc.Arturismo Inc.
Sara M.
Carlos and his team did a great job repairing my cedar fence.
Thumbtack Customer
They repaired our fence and I was so impressed by the work they did and the manner that they did it. Thank you so much!
SwitchGrass Rebuild LLCSwitchGrass Rebuild LLC
Lucy M.
Carlos repaired our wrought iron fence the next day after we talked. Price was fair and work was great. Highly recommended!
Kim S.
Carlos did a great job. Showed up and completed the work in a timely fashion. Would recommend and will use again foe fence repair.
Adrianne C.
I needed a pretty minor repair done on my wooden fence. Carlos was able to come the next day and get in done within about an hour. He was courteous, did good quality work and charged a fair price.
Gabrielle D.
Arthur came and gave me a bid within 24 hours for repairing a fence that had 11 rotted posts. Rather than replacing them, he used a clever repair kit that will last much longer than replacement posts, which would eventually rot again. It took about 4 days to complete the work. Arthur was good at keeping in touch and usually responded right away. He used quality materials and did good work. The outcome exceeded my expectations. One side of the fence was ready to fall over and now it’s as sturdy as the day it was first installed 11 years ago. He also went the extra mile on a complex removable section of fence that was very problematic and took a lot of extra time - he made it better than it was. Repairing 11 wooden fence posts is hard work and takes a good deal of time. We definitely feel like we got good value for the price. He is trustworthy and it felt like he cared about doing quality work. Also did a nice job cleaning up when the the job was done. We have already hired him for another job.
Arturismo Inc.Arturismo Inc.
Kevin Q.
THE STORM I had a storm a few days ago and it just happened to be strong enough to knock down part of my fence. I decided to check out thumbtack and I found Skyler. He was quick to respond and was very clear. He gave me a quote over the app and photos. I thought it was very reasonable and he was able todo it same day. He came over at 3pm gave me a quote and I said yes. I thought his pricing was very fair. He then went off and bought supplies and returned to start work. I had 4 deep concrete posts removed and replaced with new ones. Then my fence to be repaired from the damage from the fall and put back together. The quality of the work was excellent. I felt like he knew what he was doing the entire time. They finished around 9:00pm which was a surprise to me. I never thought they could get it done in one day but I was happy to be wrong. I will definitely be using Under The Sun and Skyler again. I have added before and after photos.
Under the Sun Services, Inc.Under the Sun Services, Inc.
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