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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 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.

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 install a vinyl fence?

A new fence can mean added home value, increased curb appeal, and improved home security. The national average vinyl fence installation cost is $4,600. Vinyl fences have a number of appealing qualities such as their durability, their lasting good looks (they don’t weather like wood does), their versatility, and the fact that they require little to no maintenance such as staining. Fencing companies typically charge per linear foot for vinyl fence installation. They calculate their estimates based on materials to be used, height of fence, linear feet of the proposed fence, and the accessibility of the terrain. If the workers need to level the land before work begins, your vinyl fence installation costs will probably increase. Vinyl fences are typically more expensive than wood or chain-link. For example, one company might charge $19-$22 per linear foot for a basic 6-foot vinyl privacy fence. Another company might charge $25-$35 per linear foot for standard vinyl fencing, while decorative fencing with custom detail could increase that cost to $50 per linear foot. For a 6-foot-high white vinyl privacy fence with two walk-through gates (plus demolition and disposal of the old fence), the cost of the total project could run $8,000. A 4-foot-high, 36-linear-foot white picket vinyl fence with one gate could cost $2,600.

Reviews for Columbus wood fencing professionals
Eric W.
I placed a request on a website called Thumbtack.com on April 20, 2017 for an estimate regarding a 6 foot privacy fence to be installed on my property. On April 21, 2017, Naaman Nakanishi from Ohio Roofing Solutions gave me a quote for a total of $1453.25 to put in a 6 foot privacy fence. In addition, Naaman Nakanishi, advised the projected would be started within two (2) weeks. And I paid a deposit of $726.62 on my MasterCard linked to my checking account. Over the course of 2 weeks, there was no phone calls or contact of any kind from the company regarding the fence install. As a result, I called the company on May 5, 2017 for an update on the project. I was advised it was delayed because of rain in the area over the past weeks. The project would be started next week. By the end of the following week, on May 12, 2017 I contacted them again, since no one from Ohio Roofing had contacted me regarding the fence install. The company kept giving me different answers. For example, “we had two groups of contractors that quit our company, and we are short handed”. And “our production and warehouse manager has quit for another job”. Ohio roofing just kept giving me more and more excuses over the next 3 weeks of contact. Finally, on May 24, 2017, a contractor named Rich Moore for Ohio Roofing showed up around 1:00 pm and started to dig the holes for the fence posts. After a half-day of work, Rich Moore, had to leave because Ohio Roofing never ordered the wood for the project and it was getting dark. On May 25, 2017, 15 posts and half the pickets were delivered to the property. At that time, Rich Moore, was unable to show up at the job to set the posts, since he had another job for Ohio Roofing Solutions in the north end of Columbus to finish. As a result, my sales person Naaman Nakanishi put all 15 post into the ground and cemented them in on the evening of May 25, 2017. On May 26, 2017, Rich Moore and crew showed up to finish the job around 11:00 am after telling me on the phone they would start at 9:00 am that day. Rich Moore put all the 2 x 4 stringers up against the 4 x 4 post cemented in the ground. I questioned the fact that the 2 x 4 stringers were not level across the whole fence. And Rich Moore told me, “your stringers are not going to be level, since the ground is higher and lower in spots.” In addition, I noticed the pickets being installed were not even across the top of the 6 foot fence. Once again, I talked to Rich Moore, and on this issue, he stated, “The pickets are going to vary in height as the height of the ground in your yard changes, so we are installing them ½ inch above the ground level.” At that point in time, I thought this was strange, but he was supposed to be the expert, so I trusted his judgement and explanation on the fence installation. Once the project was completed and the fence pickets were up, I paid the the balance of $726.62 for the fence project on my Visa credit card. After about two weeks of the fence being installed, I noticed some of the pickets were already bowing and nails were starting to pop out of the pickets in the fence. In addition, a couple of friends and neighbors noticed the pickets were not level across the top, and some pickets were in really bad shape and should never been installed or returned to the place of purchase. As a result, I asked an expert in the lumber and construction industry show up on June 10, 2017 to look over the quality and workmanship of the privacy fence. There were major issues with the privacy fence due to Rich Moore and his crew using improper techniques and poor workmanship. I have detailed out the issues that were found with the fence below: 1) Posts are not installed to 6 ft heights 1. (Starting at back corner in backyard) 2. Post 1- 5'5” 3. Post 2 - 5'6” 4. Post 3 – 5'4.25” 5. Post 4 – 5'6.125” 6. Post 5 – 5'6” 7. Post 6 – 5'6.25” 8. Post 7 – 5'7.25” 9. Post 8 – 5'6.125” NOTE: NO POST CLOSE TO 6 ft tall 10. Post 9 – 5'5.75” 11. Post 10 – 5'5.75” 12. Post 11 – 5'5.125” 13. Post 12 – 5'7” 14. Post 13 – 5'4.75” 15. Post 14 – 5'6.375” 16. Post 15 – 5'5.25” 17. Total of 15 post were never measured or double check for height before 2 x 4 stringers (horizontal supports) were put up. 2) 2 x 4 stringers (horizontal supports) are not level. Stringers between the post go up and down almost on a diagonal because they were cut short or long for the distance between the post 3) 2 x 4 stringers are not butted together. At least 7 boards are already splitting and cracking from being nailed in too close to the edges of the 4 x 4 and 2 x 4 4) 2 x 4 stringers are not at the right height. The middle stringer should be at 3 ft off the ground to center of 4 x 4 height (6 ft is proper). The center of the top stringer should be 9 inches below the six foot mark. And the bottom stringer should be 9 inches above the ground. 5) About 12% of the pickets should not have been used at all, because they were damaged by the wood mill in production, some were already splitting, other pickets had big knots, and other types of damage before even being installed. 6) Installer shorted the number of pickets from quote = They hung a total of 199 but I paid for 208. 7) Pickets were not butted up against one another – large gaps between picket that only doubled in size over the two week period. 8) Pickets are not level across the top of fence. My expert explained that the pickets should have been cut or raised above ground as needed to make top of fence look level, and uniform. 9) Nails used to install the pickets were not uniform across 2 x 4 stringers. Some nails missed the 2 x 4 stringers and were sticking out above or below the 2 x 4 stringers, others were not near enough to the edges of the pickets to prevent the pickets from warping. This has caused at least 24 pickets to bow or warp. 10) Overall there was very poor quality and workmanship for the entire project start to finish. No quality checks or measurements were done at any stage to make sure the fence was installed correctly. I called Ohio Roofing Solutions on June 12, 2017, and left a voicemail describing my issues and explained that I needed a call back from the owner or responsible party to fix the issue. I received a phone call back on June 19, 2017 from a Kendrick at Ohio Roofing. On June 19, 2017, Kendrick showed up at the property while Rich Moore was working on my neighbor's fence behind my property. All the issues above were discussed with Kendrick and Rich Moore. Kendrick agreed the fence was done improperly and that all my concerns were valid. As a result, Kendrick started to tear down the pickets on the privacy fence. Kendrick told me he would be back on June 19, 2017 to finish the removal of the posts and to start digging new holes to properly space and install a whole new fence. On June 19, 2017, Kendrick never showed up at property. I never received a phone call from Ohio Roofing Solutions at all that day with an explanation as to why. In addition, on June 20, 2017 Kendrick did not show up or call me to let me know what happened the day before, or why he could not shop up on the 20th. I received no call from Ohio Roofing Solution's office on either day with any information either. At this point in time, it is very obvious to me that Ohio Roofing Solutions has horrible customer service, along with poor workmanship and/or quality of work. I do not want to do business with a company that does not respect and value me as a customer. I have listed my resolutions for this issue are outlined below: Resolution I need at this point: 1) All of my money refunded to respective credit cards. 2) All lumber and material removed from my property. 3) All posts removed from the ground, and all holes cleaned of all cement and filled in with soil to original level of the yard 4) Basically, I want my property back to the same condition it was in before Ohio Roofing Solutions installed the privacy fence improperly. Overall, DO NOT use this company for any jobs. Never been treated this poorly by any contractor or company.
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