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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.

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 Cary fence professionals
Lydia B.
LOVE our fence!!!
Top Notch Fence CompanyTop Notch Fence Company
Melissa P.
King's Fence and Stain did a wonderful job with our backyard fence. They removed our old fence that was full of wood rot and replaced it with the same design. They were incredibly professional and the quality of the work was outstanding. About halfway through the project, we realized that there was a misunderstanding about how we wanted the fence to look on the interior of the yard. The King's Fence crew listened to our concerns and immediately fixed the problem, even though they had to take part of the fence down and redo it. We felt awful about the mix-up, but they were so kind and professional about it. We are so happy with the finished product! Highly recommend King's Fence and Stain and will absolutely use them again!
King's Fence & StainKing's Fence & Stain
Thumbtack Customer
The quality of the work done was outstanding! I am very satisfied with the fence Don installed. I have already recommended Hidden Fence to my friends at the dog park.
Hidden Fence Co.Hidden Fence Co.
Bing H.
Don and his fence install crew installed aluminum fence in my backyard. They did an awesome job! They really paid attention to details and are very easy to work with. Highly recommended!
Hidden Fence Co.Hidden Fence Co.
Christine K.
This is the fence company for me!! They came out when they said they would and provided me with a professional estimate and rendering the same day!! Unfortunately for me, my home owners association has not yet given me permission to put up a fence so the project is on hold.
Big Jerry's FencingBig Jerry's Fencing
Thumbtack Customer
Fence. Meadows gave me a good price but more importantly they did a quality job. They listened to me and had a design that was great
Meadows ContractingMeadows Contracting
Thumbtack Customer
Very professional, did what I asked and I'm very pleased with the result. There was a little glitch, but they very quickly corrected that and did so and very professional manner. I would use them in future if I have any other fence needs.
Freedom Fence Builders, LLCFreedom Fence Builders, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Todd came over and fixed our leaning fence. He was able to reset the concrete posts and repair the leaning without us having to replace the panels, which was awesome! He did a great job and the price was unbeatable! I will definitely be calling Todd again for other jobs! Thanks so much again Todd!
Todd McDowellTodd McDowell
Kathy D.
Joe came promptly to quote on the job (fence repair). His was the best quote we received, and he was able to come the next day to start on the work. He and his helper were both professional, cleaned up everything, and completed the job in 2 days. I would definitely hire Joe (Lloyd's Painting, etc) again.
Lloyd's Painting, Pressure Washing, and Home Im...Lloyd's Painting, Pressure Washing, and Home Im...
Chris U.
Mr. Velasco was quick to respond on the same day contacted with a review and estimate. When I was ready to have the work done, he was also available on a day's notice. Due to uneven settling of the fence over the years, the repair required some improvising, which he handled very well. He paid great attention to detail, and I am totally satisfied with the job.
Ajay P.
Florentino and his team were extremely responsive to my queries and through the process on ordering and installing my fence. They were accommodating in making changes where I wanted and were always on time for all Interactions that we setup. They also did a fantastic job during the install process and cleaned up the mess and extra dirt that came out of the ground before they left. My backyard looks great. Would highly recommend them.
Real Lawn CareReal Lawn Care
Rachel W.
I’m impressed by the prompt delivery and flexible scheduling that Big Jerry’s offered me as well as their efficient and effective contracting process. Thanks to their nice sketch that incorporated our HOA requirement, I was able to get the project quickly approved by the HOA. They sent hard workers that delivered quality work. It would be perfect if they could have more online payment options like Zelle. Remember to let the workers know where to put the dirt excavated from the poles as otherwise it would be default to be put along the fence. They were super nice to come back again and clean it up to my satisfaction after I contacted them about that.
Big Jerry's FencingBig Jerry's Fencing
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