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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.

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. 

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.

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 Winston Salem fence professionals
Nelson C.
Great person and fence business!
Alex Ugarte FencingAlex Ugarte Fencing
Iova G.
Chris did a great job! Very timely, great pricing, and the repaired fence looks awesome! Will highly recommend him for anyone needing fencing work.
Southern Style FenceSouthern Style Fence
Nicole D.
Andrew did a wonderful job installing our privacy fence. When he came out to give us a quote, we were immediately impressed by his professionalism and work ethic. We will reach out for future fencing and decking needs.
Andrew's Lawn Care & FencingAndrew's Lawn Care & Fencing
VALORIE M.
Thank you Gio!! The fence looks great. Not only did Gio do the work we agreed on, his price was very reasonable. He even worked in the rain to complete the fence repair. I will definately use Mach Home Pros in the future.
Mach Home ProsMach Home Pros
Virginia H.
Andrew and his team were prompt, efficient, friendly, and worked hard to complete a fence project for me. Andrew created exactly what I wanted AND completed some spur of the moment landscaping. Highly recommend to all who need a sturdy, beautiful fence.
Andrew's Lawn Care & FencingAndrew's Lawn Care & Fencing
Sharon f.
I am overjoyed with my new fence. Salvador does exceptional work. I highly recommend this company.
Salvador’s Maintenance and RepairsSalvador’s Maintenance and Repairs
Thumbtack Customer
Mr. Perez fixed our fence, which was damaged by fallen trees. He gave us a quote, made an appointment with us, and did exactly what he said he would do. The fence looks great, and we have contracted him for other jobs! I would highly recommend ISP Construction.
ISP Construction LLCISP Construction LLC
Anu W.
Jerry built a fence for me. Great workmanship. He is very meticulous in his planning and preparation. Loved the finished product.
Jerry Foster ConstructionJerry Foster Construction
Jake M.
Chris was fantastic whenever it came to installing the fence. He was prompt to come out and take a look..gave a fair estimate and then went home and reworked the price and it came back better than anticipated. What I really liked was the quality of workmanship he put into the fence. I knew I was getting a quality fence because it didn't lack durability and still looked great. It was just a small section so he was done quickly which was even better. I have already recommended him to a friend of ours and will continue to do so. Thanks again!!
Southern Style FenceSouthern Style Fence
Daniel W.
I received several fence quotes and not only was Alex the best price but he was available the soonest and I was impressed with his reviews. I can honestly say I made the BEST decision hiring his crew. They told me it could take 3 days to complete my 250 linear foot, 6ft dog ear privacy fence, but they finished in 1 day! For such quick work, I was worried about the quality, but when I saw the deck in person I could not believe how incredible it looked! Don’t look any further, if you need a fence, Alex is the best!
Alex Ugarte FencingAlex Ugarte Fencing
Abhi S.
Salvador did a great job on our fence for a very reasonable price. He was on time, He was professional and quick and I would hire him again.
Salvador’s Maintenance and RepairsSalvador’s Maintenance and Repairs
Brandy T.
Chris did a great job with our fence. He works quickly and communicated with us through the project well. His price was amazing! My husband and I highly recommend his services.
Southern Style FenceSouthern Style Fence
Dalton H.
The quality of the work is excellent! The fence turned out much better than we thought! Our dogs love being able to be out in the yard and we don’t have to worry about them running off.
Southern Style FenceSouthern Style Fence
Rachel G.
Alex was great! He listened to every concern and did the job exactly as expected! The finished product looks great and seems very sturdy. The job was done pretty quickly and they did not leave a mess! It was all done while we were at work and we came home to a finished fence on the second day!
Alex Ugarte FencingAlex Ugarte Fencing
Jessica W.
Salvador replaced a section of my privacy fence. He did an outstanding job. The workmanship is topnotch, and the quality of his work is exceptional. He is friendly, professional, communicative, and knowledgeable. His response time to my need was above my expectation, and he completed the job expeditiously. I highly recommend Salvador for your home improvement needs!
Salvador’s Maintenance and RepairsSalvador’s Maintenance and Repairs
Phil C.
I want to say a huge thank you to Thumbtack and more importantly to Kyle and Crew! These guys take their work seriously. I contacted them on a Friday and they were able to come out at the last minute, review my needs, and provide a quote. They were able to start work on Monday and complete the job Tuesday! The job was a 100' of 8' of a privacy fence. I have never seen two guys work so well and quickly together to get this job done, and I couldn't be more pleased! I used to have 6 acres of woods behind my house 3 years ago, and now there is a house within 10 feet of my back yard property line. They have saved my sanity!! They provided guidance on long term care of the fence as well. Awesome job!
Kyle and CrewKyle and Crew
Thumbtack Customer
We are BEYOND pleased with the work Matt & American Made did for us! Our privacy fence they did for us is beautiful and exactly what we wanted. The work was phenomenal, the price was reasonable, and the communication was excellent. We will definitely be hiring Matt and his team for other projects that come up at our house, and I would not hesitate to recommend them to family and friends.
American Made Construction LLCAmerican Made Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Matt built us a 100' x 250' riding ring. It was perfect - better than we imagined. Matt was very professional, focused exactly on what we wanted, and gave us much more. We would highly recommend him for any job. We will definitely hire him again for projects. We could not be more pleased with his work, detail, and commitment to our fence.
American Made Construction LLCAmerican Made Construction LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Jamie's initiative was obvious from the very beginning. He was the first to respond to the job offer of installing a 6ft privacy fence. The total time to complete was 3 days and every day was a full day of work beginning at around 8:00 and ending around 5:00. The only time they took a break was for lunch. The quality of materials, knowledge, and workmanship lead to a result the exceeded our expectation. If you're looking for someone that demonstrates responsibility experience, and professionalism...I would highly recommend Jamie. We will definitely be calling for future work!
Lakenridge Builders Inc.Lakenridge Builders Inc.
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