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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.

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 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 Independence fence professionals
Julie K.
Excellent work. I love the new fence.
BDBM FamiliaBDBM Familia
Thumbtack Customer
Andy and team did a great job on my 6ft privacy fence! Started on a Thursday and finished Mid day on Friday. It looks great!!
H&A Fence Co., LLCH&A Fence Co., LLC
Alice S.
This is an amended review. Hired Andy back in April 2017 to install wood privacy fence and gate. May 2017 fence would not close flush anymore. Contacted Andy because gate was just installed the prior month and he had given me a warrenty. His helper Aaron come out in September to look at gate and told me he would be back in a few days to fix the gate. Never heard from him again or Andy. I am getting ready to hire for another fence project, but I will never use these people again. I have attached photos of the gate.
H&A Fence Co., LLCH&A Fence Co., LLC
Christy T.
Shane with Missouri Fence and Supply, LLC was very prompt in getting back with me regarding the backyard fence we were in need of. He came out to our house the same day and was able to provide us not only with a quote but also with a lot of information about the things to look for when hiring someone for the job. He was very straight forward and told me some questions to ask other companies when receiving a quote. After talking to a few other companies about the project my husband and I knew we wanted Shane and his crew for the job. His prices were competitive and over all we knew that we could trust him to make sure the job was done correctly. We were also needing our fence installed as soon as possible and they were able to get us all set up for early the following week, not "in a couple of months" like I was being told by others! His crew came out and within 2 days our yard was finished! They were friendly, efficient and did an amazing job! And during the whole experience any time I had questions I was able to call Shane and get ahold of him right away! No playing phone tag with this company! I would highly suggest them to anyone needing a fence and wanting the job done right the first time. Of all the fencing companies out there to choose from Missouri Fence and Supply is the NUMBER 1 PICKET!
Missouri Fence & Supply, LLCMissouri Fence & Supply, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I had several estimates and went with Missouri Fence & Supply. Shane did not offer me the least expensive option, but he did offer quality. Shane and his crew came and installed a beautiful fence in my oversized back yard. To complicate matters further, we were in a dry spell and the ground was extremely hard. Shane and his crew scrapped and scraped and dug until the post were at the required depth, no corners were cut. In addition they built a 4 foot walk through gate and a ten foot drive through gate. No sags, no issues. Shane and his crew were extremely polite and easy to work with. The finished product took my breath away. I had never imagined how beautiful our fence could be. I would hire Shane and his crew in a minute for any other projects I needed done. Nothing but professional. A definite thumbs up A+ rating and recommendation.
Missouri Fence & Supply, LLCMissouri Fence & Supply, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Max was great. He was fast and highly efficient. He fixed my fence and got rid of all my boxes and paper. I was extremely happy. I had been trying to get somebody to do that job for a while. I definitely recommend Max. I will hire him again in the near future.
1MAX Remodeling LLC1MAX Remodeling LLC
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