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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. 

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.

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 Ferguson fence professionals
Caitlin h.
Great experience working with Fence Crafters. Couldn’t be happier with the new fence! Thank you!
Fence Crafters LLCFence Crafters LLC
Lenny S.
We love our new fence and gate
Fence Crafters LLCFence Crafters LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Novak was responsive, reasonably priced, and gave me the fence work I requested, without attempting to sell me a fence I did not want or ask for. I would work with them again.
Gateway Home ServicesGateway Home Services
Nick T.
Backyard vinyl fence with two gates installed in one day.
Maris Home ImprovementsMaris Home Improvements
Mary T.
Festus Fence amd Gate did a great job with putting up my privacy fence. We had a few things come up that we wanted to change and the company owner Justin was easy to talk to about the changes. They went above and beyond to make sure we were happy with the fence. I would definitely recommend using this company to others.
Festus Fence and GateFestus Fence and Gate
Thumbtack Customer
Good communication, quick service & quality fence repair. Thank you!
AAA Maintenance Services LLCAAA Maintenance Services LLC
Tommy K.
Bill and his crew were great. Couldn't have been a nicer guy and his work speaks for itself. He gave a very good price and took the time to build the fence to meet our needs. There is no doubt that if you are in need of a fence to hire Bill Ross.
Ross ExteriorsRoss Exteriors
Jason H.
The crew did a great job, looks awesome. Old fence hauled away. Will definitely recommend.
Intelligent Roofing & ExteriorsIntelligent Roofing & Exteriors
Tamra K.
We are so happy with our new fence. They did the work in a timely manner and were professional. Will use again!
Prestito’s Home SolutionsPrestito’s Home Solutions
Robert L.
Irreco did a great job installing our new black aluminum fence at a fair price. We will definitely use Irreco again!
Kaliana c.
If I could choose all of the categories I would! This team of guys did an excellent job and provided me with exactly what I was looking for in a fence and were very accommodating with my constant changing mind. I would absolutely use them again and recommend them to anyone else! My fence looks beautiful and my dog is more than excited to have a big yard to run in!
Do Better ContractingDo Better Contracting
Megan G.
Good experience! They did great work and were very responsive when I had questions throughout the process. A year and a half later, we haven't had any issues with the fence.
Fence Crafters LLCFence Crafters LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Ross exteriors has done an outstanding job with residential fence installation. The project was completed flawlessly and efficiently. Great communication, results delivered as promised. It was a pleasure doing business with Ross Exteriors. Highly recommended.
Ross ExteriorsRoss Exteriors
Thumbtack Customer
Moved into a new house that had only half the yard fenced. Every other quote was more expensive and 6-8 weeks out. Bill came in with one of the more reasonable quotes and was in within a week of committing. Weekend came to do the work: the weather was terrible. He worked through ice and sleet to make sure that we had our fence completed. If you need work done and you want somebody committed to his work, hire Ross Exteriors. You will only be happy.
Ross ExteriorsRoss Exteriors
Bruce A.
He was able to come quickly and quickly took care of the work. I also appreciate that he made sure to remove the many vines growing near the fence, even though that work was not required in his bid.
Hill Investment Properties Inc.Hill Investment Properties Inc.
Richard S.
I strongly recommend Rob DeJarnette with RAD Improvements. Rob's quality of work was excellent. He put up a 6 foot high vinyl fence and the outcome was terrific. Rob is hard working, dedicated and knowledgeable. He is a good communicator and his prices are very reasonable. Rob is also very trustworthy and all round great guy. I plan to use him for all my home improvement needs such as fence installation, landscaping, roofing, flooring and other repairs. Thanks Rob for a job well done! - - - Rich and Jason Steinmetz
RAD ImprovementsRAD Improvements
Bobby D.
Bill installed a privacy fence in my back yard. Before he started in the gates, he asked me how I’d like him to install the latches. He ignored my request to allow access from outside the front of the property. When I pointed it out, he assured me he’d be back to fix it. He never returned, but he was happy to take my money. The guy’s not reliable at all. And now every other service provider that needs access to the property has to navigate the maze of one-way streets around my neighborhood to park in the alley behind my house just to get into the back yard. I’m pretty understanding and even offered to pay him to come back and seal the fence a year later and fix the latch, but the loser ignored me.
Ross ExteriorsRoss Exteriors
Jackie W.
The pros: Professional and fast responsiveness to communications, detailed written proposals, and convenient invoicing and payment options. This crew really went above and beyond to clear and prep a difficult location involving a large existing shrub embedded in an old chain link fence even in unpleasant weather conditions. The cons: After a few setbacks involving slowness in removing the large amount of debris from the worksite and many days between making progress on the project, I am largely pleased with the final result. However I have had to followup several times to request repairs and re-securing (which were addressed promptly). Unfortunately the most recent attempts to re-secure pickets left behind a large number of dangerously exposed nails and damaged wood. I chose to remediate the issue without the help of this professional. While I would recommend this professional, be prepared to followup closely with quality of work and potentially remediate by other means.
GetRight Construction, LLCGetRight Construction, LLC
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