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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 Rochester fence professionals
Gozy A.
Economy Fence was very professional and got the job done quickly. I needed a privacy fence put up ASAP and Mike was there the next week and installed my fence in 1 day! I have already referred Economy Fence to my family that needs fence work done. I will have Economy Fence be my premier fence installer.
Cynthia F.
Micheal, did an outstanding job putting up a privacy fence for me. I’m so pleased with the job that Economy Fence did for me. They came the day and time promised. They cleaned up and left nothing for me to do afterwards. I highly recommend Economy Fence!!!! The owner is very personable as well as professional.
Brett B.
The Guys did a solid job with the fence. It was a fair price compared to the big box stores. Also, even though they ran into some uncooperative weather, they got the job done in about 3 days. That includes removing my old fence. I'd recommend them to others.
The Grounds GuysThe Grounds Guys
Thumbtack Customer
Outstanding quality work!! Very happy with my fence and will definitely use JPC again for future jobs.
JPC contracting and subcontracting
Barbara W.
Thank you Mike and Economy Fence! We now have our own private backyard sanctuary!
Thumbtack Customer
108 feet of chain link fence - 1 four foot gate and one double four foot gate... Very professional. They went out of their way to go above and beyond what we asked. I would recommend Jaylor Construction for anyone seeking to have a fence put up.
Jaylor ConstructionJaylor Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Matt and the ground guys were phenomenal. They did great work and were reasonably priced. The fence looks awesome!
The Grounds GuysThe Grounds Guys
Lauren H.
Michael met with us for a free estimate after messaging him on thumbtack and within one week our new fence was up. He was highly communicative and responsive from start to finish. Extremely grateful to have worked with economy fencing on this job since a quick turnaround did not mean reducing quality. Highly recommend!
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Jaylor Construction to install a fence around the perimeter of my back yard (approx. 500ft). Immediately I was impressed with their professionalism and expertise. Winter was fast approaching and they had trouble getting the materials. They ended up having to hand build the entire fence with individual pickets. They did not sacrifice their trouble by cutting corners or craftsmanship. They worked extra hard and kept to the timeline and estimate that was promised. The fence turned out great and I've received several complements from neighbors, friends, and family. I highly recommend these gentleman for your future construction needs.
Jaylor ConstructionJaylor Construction
James S.
After a day delay scare i thought run around time but Mike and his team showed up the next morning as promised READY TO WORK. After giving Mike permission to put the fence inside my property line losing footage(because of stumps), and butting the fence up against my concrete wall Mike and his team took it upon themselves to dig out the property line giving me my footage back and surprisingly professionally wrapping the fence around my concrete wall. I watched the team thru my security system and they made the work look so easy and fast. But I had NO idea at how good and professional this fence was going to look I was madd surprised and pleased!! (To think I wanted to do it myself to save money, well it ended up being money well spent) Thank you Mike and team your my goto fence person for me and whomever needs it!!!
Margaret M.
Michael Ray and his team did an excellent job installing a new black vinyl clad chain link fence in our backyard. They first had to remove our old chain link fence and then install the new one. They showed up promptly the first and second day. They began work immediately and worked in extremely warm weather the first day. Within a day and 1/2 they had my new fence installed. Everything was neat and they cleaned up any soil that was removed to accommodate the new posts. It was a pleasure working with Michael and his guys.
Allison W.
Mike was the most responsive person we spoke with about the fence - everyone else we tried was so flaky. Economy Fencing's pricing was very good and in line with other companies' quotes, and the quality of work was great. They installed a beautiful white vinyl spaced-picket fence around our yard, and the only ones who love it more than us are our dogs. :) Our only minor complaint was that the project was delayed by a few weeks, which wasn't effectively communicated to us. The delay itself was understandable and not a problem, but when the workers didn't show up when we expected, we had to reach out ourselves to figure out the new schedule. Overall, really great work, and Mike was very friendly and easy to work with on this project. Would definitely recommend. Thank you, Economy Fencing!
Quintella L.
Excellent job on installing my wood fence in the back yard. Love it. Just waiting for grass to be rolled out after truck was stuck in grass.
Thumbtack Customer
Great communication skills and got the job done quickly! Our fence is fixed and I would recommend his services to my friends and family.
EAS Home ImprovementEAS Home Improvement
Londa W.
My property had some trees that needed working around and Mike was able to quickly bring in a guy that had the heavy equipment needed to do the job. My fencing project came out beautifully.
Stephen P.
Matt and his crew built a fence and gate for me. Matt was great. Very responsive, easily accessible, and willing to answer questions. The job was delayed from the projected start day due to unpredictable March weather. Matt called me and let me know of the delays. The fence looks good; I am happy with it. I had 4 quotes. Even if it hadn't been the lowest, which it was, I probably would have went with them anyway because Matt was quick to respond and answered every question I had. Other quotes didn't include removal of the old fence or the permit, and they never bothered to tell me that. They were trying to low-ball. Matt's quote included everything; start to finish! And the last thing he said to me was "If there are any problems, just call me. We stand behind or work!"
The Grounds GuysThe Grounds Guys
Thumbtack Customer
They did a great job building my fence! I am very pleased with the outcome. The only reason they get a four rather a five is communication has room for improvement. But overall, I would hire them again.
The Grounds GuysThe Grounds Guys
Molly P.
Michael, is quick to respond, approachable, punctual and efficient. His team and him put our gate and fence in within two days. Michael follows through and is helpful. It was a pleasure to work with him. I would suggest him to anyone needing these services!
Nicole K.
Great Service, Easy to work with, and quality work. I will definitely recommend to anyone in the market for any type of fence. We threw a few wrenches in during our project and they were handled in a professional, understanding, and courteous manner. Other contractors should take notes.
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