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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a fence professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The first step to setting up a consultation with a fence professional during the COVID-19 pandemic is sending the pro a message, which you can easily do online. Ask potential pros if you can set up a phone call or video chat to explain what fencing services you need. A video chat is useful because it allows the fence installer to guide you so they can get the necessary information. During the consultation, discuss virtual payments, the timeline of the project and any precautions you’ll both take to ensure safety.

How can I find out if a fence professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To figure out whether a fence professional can be considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, check the website of your city or state government. Another useful resource is CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19, which provides information in a nationwide context. 

Within it are 16 different categories of infrastructure sectors that are considered essential. But keep in mind that some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Can I use digital payments to pay for fence and gate installation and repairs?

Currently, many fence and gate professional use common digital payment services like Venmo, PayPal, Square Cash, Google Pay, Zelle and more. Many more are quickly adopting the platforms as COVID-19 continues to force companies to digitally transform.

Contact the professional beforehand to discuss whether you can make digital payments, and take all measures to comply with social distancing recommendations. Compare fence professionals side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

Does a fence professional need to enter my home?

Fencing jobs are done outdoors, so a fence professional or contractor will most likely not need to enter your home during the project. The exception to this may be any electrical work.

However, you may be able to work with fence professional to give them the information they need ahead of time through video chats, emails and photos sent digitally. Avoid all contact and practice social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and your local government. Discuss the best approach with local fence pros before they arrive at your home.

Do fence installers offer remote or virtual services?

Because fence installation needs to be done in person, fence professionals usually cannot offer remote services. If you come across profiles that state they offer remote services, message the fence installer to see what those services include.

For consultations and meetings, ask the fence professional if you can coordinate a virtual consultation in which you explain the project to them through video, photos and drawings transferred online. If not, it may be wise to postpone the project and book an appointment at a later date

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 install a fence gate?

Adding a gate to your fence can be a practical way to provide access to a yard, work area or outdoor living space while ensuring safety and privacy. Gate installation costs will vary based on the gate material you select, the size of your gate, whether you install a fence at the same time, and any special features you’d like to add. Standard opening size for a single-wide gate is 4 feet; a double-wide gate is 8 feet. A small gate may be for decoration; a double-wide gate can be mounted on a rolling caster system to allow access for cars or wide loads. Here are some examples of average fence gate installation costs:

  • 4-foot, single-swing chain-link gate: $100 for materials and installation costs.
  • 28-foot wheeled chain-link gate on a caster system: $800-$1,000 for materials and installation costs.
  • 4-foot, single-swing wood gate: $75.
  • 8-foot double-wide wood gate: $150.
  • 4-foot white vinyl walk-through gate: $300–$400 for materials and installation costs.
  • 8-foot, double-wide white vinyl gate: about $800 for materials and installation costs.
  • White vinyl gate fence more than 8 feet wide: $1,200-$1,500 for materials and installation.
  • Arched black powder-coated aluminum pool gates: $175-$200 per gate.

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.

Does adding a fence increase property value?

Fencing may increase the value of your property. However, this depends on what type of fence is installed and the purpose of the fence. For example, a fence may be worth more to a property that needs it to diminish noise coming from a highway. Fences may also be a plus to dog owners who require a backyard fence. 

When deciding whether to install a fence in your yard, consult with your realtor or real estate expert. They can help you prioritize home improvement projects that will add value to your home.

Reviews for Lackawanna fence professionals
Zach B.
After choosing Eric and Rock Hard Fence to install a new fence around my back yard, they were very accommodating and scheduled around my needs. Once scheduled, RHF worked through the rain and cold weather to make sure the fence was installed properly and on time. The beginning to end experience was very enjoyable, painless, and the fence looks great. I would highly recommend to anybody interested.
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Kelsey S.
Fence turned out great! Jim was able to quickly get me on the schedule so I can enjoy my new fence all summer long.
JP Contracting ServicesJP Contracting Services
Stephanie T.
I can’t say anything bad about Eric and his fencing company. He was very responsive with all my calls, completed my entire fence in two days and left no mess, and was very professional. My fence is beautiful and sturdy. I would highly recommend this company to anyone.
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Amanda S.
Eric came to the house around 7 am got the fencing installed very quickly. Love the work that he did. Will definitely hire him for future fencing needs.
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Luke R.
Fence looks great and the whole process was smooth!
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Fence installation with gates came out really nice. All my neighbors love it. The company was very professional. I will definitely use J.D. Brick Fencing and Landscaping again.
J.D. Brick Fencing and LandscapingJ.D. Brick Fencing and Landscaping
Terry K.
Fence repair was done exactly as promised. Eric was prompt, very professional and friendly. They did a great job fixing the fence and were very neat. Clean up after the job was excellent.
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Christine W.
Rock Hard Fence scheduled us right away and customized the fence to create exactly what we were looking for. Great craftsmanship, affordable, and high quality...I would definitely recommend Eric and his crew!
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Thumbtack Customer
The Straightline Fence crew exceeded all of our expectations. They were fast, polite and fun guys, and beat the price of all of their competition. Our fencing need was unique and needed a creative mind to do the right job. Their installed product was absolutely fantastic quality. We would never dream of going with any other fence company - these guys are the absolute best. You can trust them to do the best job out there.
Straightline Fences Decks & railsStraightline Fences Decks & rails
Louis b.
Very pleased with the overall work and look of my 6 foot vinyl fence . Will be hiring them again too do additional vinyl fence work in the near future. Great price for all the work done. Thank you Eric and crew.
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Michelle B.
The crew was extremely pleasant while at my home. They cleaned up after them themselves. They were fast but efficient! I had my fence in two days and it's beautiful! I'm extremely happy and would recommend them to anyone needing fencing!
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Paul R.
Tim did a wonderful job on fixing my fence. It began with a very detailed quote for the project and a reasonable price. A day was selected for the job to begin and he and his helper got here on time. They discovered some other problems and corrected them and rebuilt a good portion of the fence. They did not charge more than what was quoted. The fence looks great now. I strongly recommend them for doing any work that you might need.
TM Ink.TM Ink.
Amy C.
Great service! My fence looks great and he got the job done quickly! Thank you!
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Dorothy w.
They guys did a really nice job with the fence. They were fast and did a good job cleaning up.
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
John M.
I contacted Steve about closing up a gap in my fence and putting a gate on the other side. He was extremely responsive and professional from the quote to the completed project. The fence looks great and was exactly what we wanted. I would definitely recommend him to anyone! Thanks again!
Jennifer H.
Very pleased with how the fence came out. Easy to communicate with and got the job done quickly. Would recommend.
Fine line constructionFine line construction
Paula H.
Originally was supposed to repair one section if fencing but ended up repairing two sections which I really appreciated.
Jon PJon P
Nilam Y.
Eric and team were a model of professionalism. They arrived on time and completed the project on schedule, despite a few unforeseen issues. Our fence was a bit tricky in places but, all the work met our expectations. Other neighbors have since asked for his contact information. I would recommend Rock Hard Fences without hesitation.
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Amber K.
So happy with our fence. Quote to completion was less than 2 weeks. Eric was responsive and professional. Would definitely recommend.
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Barbara M.
Top notch in customer service, creativity and quality Rock Hard Fence provides one of the best contractor experiences we’ve ever enjoyed. Within minutes of placing our project on the internet, owner Eric Kolpack responded. Within a week, we had met with him and a plan was created composed of many of his professional suggestions and creative solutions. The project involved a 6-foot trellis topped fence, two gates – one trellis and one to house the air conditioners and a panel to place between garages. Each time we contacted Eric, he responded within minutes. And, he was always on time. The crew, brother Adam and their friend Dave, spent three days installing the fence and gates. They knew what they were doing and approached each step of the project with expertise and teamwork. The fence was installed board by board (no panels). In addition to the fence, we also wanted some creative items: an arbor over the main gate and cat perches in the crabapple tree. Enter Adam who has his own company, ABK Custom Exteriors. By fall, he will come on site and design and build these two items. Adam also preps and stains fences and will provide us with this service as well when the wood is ready. And we must mention Dave Amoia, a contractor in his own right, whose problem-solving abilities and wry humor totally compliment the brothers Kolpack.
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Paul L.
Great experience ... installed a fence and gate for us. Work was done on time and looks great. Everything just as promised. We highly recommend them !
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Carl C.
JD came, saw and conquered my backyard. I booked J.D. on Saturday and the fence was put up on Thursday. Very good prices. Will hire again.
J.D. Brick Fencing and LandscapingJ.D. Brick Fencing and Landscaping
Christine H.
Fence came out exactly as I wanted. The crew was courteous and professional and went out of their way to accommodate a few extra wishes of mine. I highly recommend them!
JP Contracting ServicesJP Contracting Services
Thumbtack Customer
They gave us a competitive price, showed up on time, cleaned up after the job, and were very professional. Would definitely recommend them to anyone considering vinyl fencing.
Rock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLCRock Hard Fence and Exteriors LLC
Peter G.
Great job installing new fence in my yard, it looks great and did it all in a day, also went out of their way to make sure it was done properly. Highly recommend.
Rucker Construction LLCRucker Construction LLC
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