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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 Durham fence professionals
Karen P.
Rob responded to my inquiry about a fence immediately and was able to schedule us for the job quickly. Rob and his daughter completed a privacy fence and new gate for us in one day and it looks great! Our fence was done quickly, looks great and was a great price. Highly recommend.
JWE DesignsJWE Designs
Thumbtack Customer
Great interaction with Luke Berman of Freedom Fence Builders. Job went according to plan, they were on time, left the site neat & we have a beautiful fence for our pups to enjoy!
Freedom Fence Builders, LLCFreedom Fence Builders, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The church behind my property had damaged my privacy fence and i called F&J to get the fence repaired from the tree that had been chopped and damaged it. F&J did what was needed to fix the fence how it looked before. There was also other vines and debris that was comprimising the structural integrity of the fence coming from the church's property and they took care of trying to prevent further damage to my fence.by cutting down alot of the vines that were growing from their property onto my fence. They did their best to try to do the job right as to prevent further problems.
F @ J LandscapingF @ J Landscaping
Megan C.
They did an awesome job on my fence! Definitely recommend!
World Fencing Co.World Fencing Co.
Thumbtack Customer
He repaired a chain link fence and remove a gate
Freedom Fence Builders, LLCFreedom Fence Builders, LLC
Allison s.
Big Jerry's was helpful and responsive from the beginning. From email estimates to questions and changes I made. Their crew came the day before we moved in and were on time and all very friendly. The two fence panels and gates were perfect! No gaps from ground to bottom of fence, everything is perfectly straight, and the gates are amazing. Now I want my front yard fenced in!
Big Jerry's FencingBig Jerry's Fencing
Thumbtack Customer
Rob Early and his guys did an excellent job installing our privacy fence and extending an existing fence on our property. He listened to our needs (keeping our persistent dogs in the fence!) and frequently asked for our input during the project. Rob was timely and finished the project before we even needed it completed. I recommend him to anyone looking for a contractor in the triangle area!
JWE DesignsJWE Designs
Thumbtack Customer
Don designed and erected a fence to contain our dog on a challenging terrain. He and his workers were reliable and very professional. The fence turned out wonderful - nice looking and very sturdy! Great clean up job too.
Hidden Fence Co.Hidden Fence Co.
Katie H.
We had a wonderful experience with Top Notch Fence. From the initial estimate to the install, the team was very courteous and professional and did a great job with the fence installation. The owner was very nice and responsive to all questions I had and the company in general kept us very informed each step of the process. Living in an HOA neighborhood, Top Notch Fence worked with us to meet our neighborhood requirements without any problems. We couldn't be happier with our fence and have loved using it (as have our dogs)! We would definitely recommend and/or use them for future projects.
Top Notch Fence CompanyTop Notch Fence Company
Thumbtack Customer
Rob helped us navigate ourHOA approval process and was very patient as we waited for their approval. The fence turned out great, and he backs his work 100%. Would definitely use him again if we need another fence!
JWE DesignsJWE Designs
Thumbtack Customer
Maynard was great. He installed a perfect fence in a timely manner and at a great price. Highly recommended.
The Maintenance ManThe Maintenance Man
Saikiran S.
Did a great work installing the fence in my backyard. I highly recommend Jose and his crew.
Hernandez LawnCare & Maintenance,LLCHernandez LawnCare & Maintenance,LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Todd repaired my fence, which was coming apart in 2 spots. Fast and friendly service, I'd definitely recommend!
Todd McDowellTodd McDowell
Thumbtack Customer
Jeffery built a 6 foot privacy fence at my new home. Despite the challenges of the yard shape, sloping, etc. his crew did a great job maximizing my yard space while making the fence look nice! From start to finish he was great following up with me and quick to respond. Highly recommend.
Achilles Home ImprovementAchilles Home Improvement
Thumbtack Customer
Todd did an excellent job sealing my fence. He performed the work quickly and I will definitely use him again in the future.
Todd McDowellTodd McDowell
Mike K.
He did a great job and offered a fair price for restoring our fence and deck. He does quick, efficient, and great work. I highly recommend him.
Carpenter's Jack of TradesCarpenter's Jack of Trades
Lina H.
Rob was on time, and within budget! He and his crew were a pleasure to work with. I am so happy with my new fence! Would highly recommend JWE to anyone.
JWE DesignsJWE Designs
Thumbtack Customer
The fence came out exactly like I wanted. Rob made some suggestions to improve my design and future projects. I plan to hire them for all my projects.
JWE DesignsJWE Designs
Thumbtack Customer
Luke was great to communicate with from estimate to completion. He and his team installed a beautiful, affordable fence for us, I would definitely use him again and refer others to him. Thanks Luke!
Freedom Fence Builders, LLCFreedom Fence Builders, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
I contacted Richy for a quote on painting my house exterior and installing a fence. He gave me quotes there and then which was good. I asked him to do the fence 1st and he started it about 4 weeks ago now. The fence itself looks great, but I'm still waiting for him to come and finish it. I still have board up where he's started laying concrete, but never finished it. Richy is a really nice guy, but he never once turned up on time. He was always at least 3 hours late and I'd have to text every day at around midday asking where he was. Sometimes never showed up at all. He worked really hard when he was here, but he's lost out on the work to finish the fence and over $4,500 to complete the outside of the house because he just simply doesn't turn up. I also asked him to give me a quote for laying a patio, but again I'll have to go elsewhere. I would really love to recommend him as he's such a great guy and I hate to say this, but he's completely unreliable. Perhaps is just that I'm a very punctual person.
G&B ServicesG&B Services
Thumbtack Customer
Need to install a 6 foot wooden fence around the backyard. Just taking quotes right now, but they are in-line with what others are asking. He was prompt and showed up exactly when he said he would.
Carpenter's Jack of TradesCarpenter's Jack of Trades
Thumbtack Customer
Exceptional experience! Incredibly punctual, came and installed the desperately needed fence over the weekend while I wasn’t even in town. Worked my my budget to give a really great price. I highly recommend!!
The Maintenance ManThe Maintenance Man
Ellen P.
We are so pleased with our fence repair! Jeremy was quick with responses, showed up on time and did a beautiful repair of our gate! We will definitely call on Hanson Overhead again! Thanks for such a quick and easy fix for us!
Hanson Overhead Garage Door Service and GateHanson Overhead Garage Door Service and Gate
Thumbtack Customer
Skilled, honest, and affordable. Mark takes a lot of pride in his work and it shows. Originally hired to build a fence, but based on their fantastic work, hired them for a deck and some minor interior projects. Would hire again in a heartbeat.
Carpenter's Jack of TradesCarpenter's Jack of Trades
Thumbtack Customer
Luke was an excellent from start to finish. He maintained prompt, professional communication throughout, answered all questions, and most importantly, provided a great fence for our home! Excellent job and couldn't recommend him more highly.
Freedom Fence Builders, LLCFreedom Fence Builders, LLC
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