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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.

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.

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 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 do you strengthen a fence gate?

If you think your gate needs reinforcement, hire a fence repair professional in your area. Squaring up a fence gate may require adding corner brackets, installing a cable and turnbuckle, and cinching and tightening the cable to the appropriate tension. All of these repairs, as well as digging a new post hole, require expertise and know-how.

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.

Reviews for Philadelphia fence professionals
Latoya W.
Love my new fence
General Moore Contractors LLC.General Moore Contractors LLC.
Natalie H.
Alex and his crew were so great! They replaced our old chain link fence/short iron fence with a brand new 6 ft wooden fence so we didn’t have to worry about our new puppy getting out. He and his crew were friendly patient and flexible, and my boyfriend and I can’t wait to use him on a future landscaping project!
Crawford Enterprises L.L.CCrawford Enterprises L.L.C
Ella C.
Jeremiah was professional, responsive, on time and extremely efficient. His work is excellent. We love our fence, Jeremiah created just what we asked for and kept everything within our budget. We highly recommend J&L Fencing.
J&L FencingJ&L Fencing
Brad H.
Alex did a PHENOMENAL job on replacing our rear fence with a new fence. From our first call, I knew he was experienced and could guide me on which materials are best for our yard. We ended up going with a white vinyl fence and Alex arranged the materials and transported them to our house in Philadelphia. Alex arrived early and worked to early afternoon to finish our project same day. Alex cleaned up the job site and hauled away our old fencing. Overall we were VERY pleased with our experience and highly recommend Alex for his craftsmanship, value, and overall work quality. Thank you Alex!
Crawford Enterprises L.L.CCrawford Enterprises L.L.C
Alex M.
Crawford did a great job with installing a fence /gate in the alleyway by my house! They were quick to respond to my message on Thumbtack and gave me a good quote. The job was done in 2 hours a few weeks later. The fence/gate is sturdy and the guys were professional - I can’t ask for more!
Crawford Enterprises L.L.CCrawford Enterprises L.L.C
Joe B.
Alex and his crew were amazing. We purchased and installed a new fence and gate through Crawford Enterprises. The work site was challenging as the ground was not level and rocky. Yet, Alex worked solutions and the fence came out straight and level. Crawford Enterprises is definitely a company to consider for your construction project.
Crawford Enterprises L.L.CCrawford Enterprises L.L.C
Halima C.
I really appreciate the work done on my fence ...my dog won't be getting out anymore ..Thanks Alex
Crawford Enterprises L.L.CCrawford Enterprises L.L.C
Andrew B.
Crawford Enterprises L.L.C did a phenomenal job with painting/installing the gate for my chain link fence. My fence needed a lot of work and they were able to paint it and make it look like new! The gate that they installed looks great and I am very satisfied with the work. The pricing was great and the workers were great! I definitely plan to hire them again for future projects.
Crawford Enterprises L.L.CCrawford Enterprises L.L.C
Debbie C.
We discussed 7/6/2018 the project in details and schedule a date to complete the fence.. very professional 😇 the work is pending until 7/30/2018
General Moore Contractors LLC.General Moore Contractors LLC.
Kaitlin V.
Kenney was great to work with. He was responsive and respectful and extremely hard working. He built me a short fence. I’d recommend him for your next home project!
FARO  Home SoLutionsFARO Home SoLutions
Josue c.
alex and his team did an incredible job with replacing a deteriorated chain link fence with a new wooden one. the team did it within the expected timeline and no major hiccups. i highly recommend and will def be calling them again for any other contracting needs.
Crawford Enterprises L.L.CCrawford Enterprises L.L.C
Michael B.
Orville and his team did a really nice job building out my back patio. They constructed 2 fence walls, patio, and small garden. He was very responsive and worked off my exact design requirements. Orville was a hard worker and had a great attitude each day. Very respectful and very communicative. He offered good pricing and we negotiated any overages prior to payment. I highly recommend Orville and his team.
Orville's General ContractingOrville's General Contracting
Barbara J.
It was hard to pick just 3 items because Alex did well in all 5 areas. From the beginning he was responsive and communicative. My husband and I live 2 hours away so we were worried about hiring someone sight unseen but Alex was professional, prompt and helpful. He and his team were polite and aswered any questions I had. Even though my project was a small one I felt they treated me as if I was getting a fence installed around a large property. I wouldn't hesitate to use Crawford Enterprises in the future.
Crawford Enterprises L.L.CCrawford Enterprises L.L.C
Cynthia C.
Outstanding! Definitely one to hire! Responsive, professional, knowledgeable and good people skills! I initially purchased two privacy screens with stakes that were supposed to go into the grass & limit easy access around my home generator that was installed in my front yard. I was not able to secure the privacy screen stakes down so it was flimsy——-any wind made it lean badly and eventually started to fall. LoBo Welding & Fabrication) created a fence area using the two privacy screens…even made a gate for access! It’s so cute! The outcome serves More than my intended purpose to conceal the home generator, blend it in with the house, and limit easy access for children & pets. (See the attached before & after photo) He’s definitely one to hire!
LoBo Welding & FabricationLoBo Welding & Fabrication
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