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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 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 Wilmington fence professionals
Zach P.
We had a fence down due to recent storm. Received several quotes and JBarbour was the best. Timely responses to our inquiries, and fence repairs were completed on-time and under budget. Will use again!
JBarbour LLCJBarbour LLC
Suzzanne R.
My fence line was a little different. But they did a great job!
Big Jerry's FencingBig Jerry's Fencing
Brittany C.
Duncan Alliance installed a new privacy fence and two gates. Everything went super smooth. He was on time, completed the job on schedule and the fence looks awesome. I would highly recommend him and will hire him again.
Duncan Alliance Carpentry (DAC)Duncan Alliance Carpentry (DAC)
Dawn S.
They are great! The fence is perfect and they did a wonderful job cleaning up. I will definitely recommend them.
Delaneys Coastal Construction LLCDelaneys Coastal Construction LLC
Chris C.
Bruce did an excellent job on our fence. Excellent skills and reasonably priced!! We highly recommend him!
Bruce Hicks HandymanBruce Hicks Handyman
Frank M.
Very pleased with the reconstruction of our fence...combo wood privacy and chain link. Would definitely re-hire.
World Fencing Co.World Fencing Co.
Hilary K.
I thought Jacob and his team did a great job with our fence. We are very satisfied and will be using them in the future
N-Sea Restoration LLCN-Sea Restoration LLC
Chris R.
Jeremiah and his team did a great job on our fence. The first company screwed it up and Jeremiah came in to fix it. Craftsman style work. Thanks!
Duncan Alliance Carpentry (DAC)Duncan Alliance Carpentry (DAC)
Bradley M.
Just bought a new house on the water and hired them to install a new Fence! They were there in a couple days and where very quick and did a perfect installation!!!
World Fencing Co.World Fencing Co.
Frank M.
Very pleased with work done! Excellent response time. Did what was combo wood privacy and chain link fence. Would definitely rehire!
World Fencing Co.World Fencing Co.
Jacqueline O.
Showed up on time and called me, wish I would have gotten a price quote before the job was already finished. The fence is fixed, more expensive then anticipated
Handyman woodpecker  incHandyman woodpecker inc
Mallory H.
My husband and I are very pleased with the fence job that DAC did! Our expectations were exceeded and he finished the job in a timely manner. Would recommend to anyone.
Duncan Alliance Carpentry (DAC)Duncan Alliance Carpentry (DAC)
Tana C.
This is the 2nd project I have used Ducan Alliance Carpentry for and they do not disappoint. Always nice and professional and does awesome work. I love my new fence
Duncan Alliance Carpentry (DAC)Duncan Alliance Carpentry (DAC)
Jo B.
Had part of fence and new gate put in following storm damage. Jeremiah was very professional, responsive to questions, did quality work and left the job site clear of any debris.
Duncan Alliance Carpentry (DAC)Duncan Alliance Carpentry (DAC)
Bret A.
Jacob responded quickly to my inquiry, gave me a fair price for the work requested, and showed up promptly at the time he told me he would. He came back out the next morning at my request when there were a few additional boards in the fence discovered damaged from the hurricane. Without question would hire again for work in the future.
N-Sea Restoration LLCN-Sea Restoration LLC
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