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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 Philadelphia fence professionals
Shane H.
Tony did a great job installing my fencing. Handled the logistics like a pro, having no alley access to my back patio, he and his colleague literally hopped fences to my back yard with 6x8 foot wood fencing.
Revisions ConstructionRevisions Construction
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
Thumbtack Customer
Tony came by not more than 3 hours after I called him about a section of a wooden fence that had fallen over in my backyard. Tony went above and beyond merely fixing the fence - he also noticed problems with how the rest of the fence was built and reinforced it to address these issues. I was very pleased with his work and impressed by his fast response time, and definitely would recommend him.
Revisions ConstructionRevisions Construction
Thumbtack Customer
Will was the best!! He was incredibly professional and did Ana amazing job installing my backyard fence. Thanks again, Will.
willie Haslipwillie Haslip
Margot O.
I highly recommend Tony! He built a fence from scratch for our back yard patio in the city.
Revisions ConstructionRevisions Construction
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
Thumbtack Customer
I contracted Noska Indoor Outdoor Services to demolish and remove our old, decaying perimeter wood fence and replace it with a new one. Mr. Noska performed the service as scheduled under much less than optimal weather conditions, and at a fair price. I found their service and professionalism quite to my satisfaction, and would not only recommend them to others, but I would use their services again myself.
Noska ConstructionNoska Construction
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
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