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Q & A

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 Plum fence professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Gregg Moore and the guys at New England Wall and Fence did a terrific job with my backyard fence and gate. Instead of trying to sell me an expensive new fence to keep my two rambunctious dogs in the yard, Gregg figured out a way to modify and repair the existing fence and gate. He brought in new posts and straightened/reinforced everything that was out of alignment. The fence was repaired while I was at work the day after I signed the contract. They worked quickly and cleaned up the area when they were done. I'm so impressed, I'm going to use Gregg and NEWF to do some front sidewalk cementing for us in the Spring. Gregg and his company did everything for under $500.
New England Wall and FenceNew England Wall and Fence
Teresa S.
I needed fencing to fully enclose my backyard (some fencing existed, but less than half of what was needed for a full enclosure). Josh from J.N. Lawn Care contacted me promptly on Thumbtack and came to scope out the project and give me an estimate. We also discussed rebuilding a separate retaining wall, but I couldn't do both projects at once. The fence looks good and was installed in only a couple days. In order to install the fence, two small trees had to be removed, as well as an old wooden treehouse/playset that was in the way, and the fence crew took care of that and hauled everything away. It's really great to be able to let my dogs outside and not have to worry about them running off -- very glad to have gotten this done!
J.N. Lawn CareJ.N. Lawn Care
Justin S.
Gregg provided a very competitive bid and his crew installed the fence perfectly. I couldn't be happier with the completed job.
New England Wall and FenceNew England Wall and Fence
Deb R.
Jon and his team were awesome!! They installed an aluminum fence in my front yard in less than 4 hours. They were so nice and worked well together. My neighbor was so impressed she's having them do the same in her yard. I wish I had another fence for them to do.
Rogerson Outdoor StructuresRogerson Outdoor Structures
Jacky I.
The work was done well. We had quite a delay getting started but Gregg made it right and installed our fence nicely.
New England Wall and FenceNew England Wall and Fence
Mike W.
Mark was great to work with. He stayed on top of the fence installation. Very professional. They did a great job. Thanks so much. Pastor Mike
American Eagle Properties, inc.American Eagle Properties, inc.
Alex M.
Had a beautiful fence installed by Stephen and team. They are reasonable on pricing and willing to think outside of the box. They're a busy team, but well worth working with.
Hammer & Beam BuildersHammer & Beam Builders
Thumbtack Customer
I had Gregg and his crew out to remove an existing chain link fence and poured concrete wall and replace it with a pine privacy fence and block retaining wall. They did an excellent job. It took them about a week to complete the project and were a great crew to work with. I would highly recommend them for any hardscapes work you need for your home.
New England Wall and FenceNew England Wall and Fence
John K.
Chris and Steve showed up on time and did a wonderful work on replacing our Stockdale fence would give them 5 stars,and call again with any other work.
Hammer & Beam BuildersHammer & Beam Builders
Kelsey Z.
Hired Josiah to install gates on our fence and re-do the boards on our porch. He was very responsive to all our questions and did a great job! Will definitely be hiring him again in the future.
McCarthy's Handyman LLCMcCarthy's Handyman LLC
Evan B.
Jon's guys did a fabulous job on the fence. They did not finish in one day as originally indicated, but nevertheless, the quality and price were fantastic. Jon's guys were also very friendly and informative. I would recommend.
Rogerson Outdoor StructuresRogerson Outdoor Structures
Thumbtack Customer
Greg and Brandon were great workers and great to work with. They did an excellent job installing our fence. They left our place spotless with no residual clean-up on our part. Thanks guys! We highly recommend them!!
New England Wall and FenceNew England Wall and Fence
Daniel W.
I have nothing but positive things to say about our experience with Rogerson Outdoor Structures! They were quick, responsive, knowledgeable, and had a beautiful fence installed in ONE DAY, all for a reasonable price. I was blown away, and you will be too.
Rogerson Outdoor StructuresRogerson Outdoor Structures
Thumbtack Customer
Gregg did an excellent job on my shadow box wood fence. He quickly responded to all of my requests via phone or email. He did everything we agreed to and was very attentive to detail. I couldn't be happier with his efforts.
New England Wall and FenceNew England Wall and Fence
Thumbtack Customer
He needs to stick to his proposed timeline. Fence posts should be straight and consistent. Hurricane clips should be placed in the same location on every post. Writing on the wood should face out or at least all the same direction. He was very responsive.
HomeTech Contracting & Remodeling ServiceHomeTech Contracting & Remodeling Service
Ariella S.
Dan was absolutely wonderful to work with. He was very attentive to our wants and expectations for the job and worked hard to ensure we were happy. The fence he built was beautiful and the custom gate that matched is exactly what we envisioned. We would definitely recommend him!
HomeTech Contracting & Remodeling ServiceHomeTech Contracting & Remodeling Service
David A.
I had a wooden fence that needed replaced in my backyard. I messaged McCarthys’s for an estimate and received a response back within hours. The job was done professionally, promptly, and at a fair price that we had agreed upon! I would hire again and would highly recommend to others.
McCarthy's Handyman LLCMcCarthy's Handyman LLC
Thumbtack Customer
We had Bill build a fence for us around our property. The one star we gave him is because the work was completed, the fence seems to be well constructed, and his workers were nice and respectful. The missing stars are because Bill is terrible to work with, and, even worse, he built the fence so that one side of it is on our neighbor’s property by several inches, and he just left us with it. We gave him a survey of our property before he began to do any work on the fence, but he didn’t verify where he was building the fence. This would be alright if he owned up to the mistake and and agreed (in writing) to fix it if our neighbor complained, but instead he verbally agreed to it (though only after hours and hours of arguing about it), but put off signing anything (he kept telling me he would show up and then wouldn’t), until he eventually just changed his phone numbers so I couldn’t keep calling him. So, as a result of this, we are stuck in a situation where, if our neighbor complains, we will have to pay for his mistake ourselves or take legal action against Bill. Other than that, Bill is just hard to work with. We agreed to a date to begin construction, but then he called and wanted to do it earlier, before we had gotten the materials, so we had to scramble to get them. He cut down bushes without double checking with us, so I basically ended up staying home to babysit the work. We had to buy more materials near the end because he calculated what we’d need based on the rough estimate we initially gave him rather than his own measurements. At one point he said he would throw in some extra work for free, and then went back on it later. And even while the work was going on, he wasted a bunch of our time by talking to us about stuff that wasn’t relevant to the work. Bill kept claiming he gave us a good price on the cost of the fence. Given how much time we wasted dealing with him, and especially given that we are now stuck in a situation where we might have to fix his mistake at our own expense (or pay legal fees), I would not say that his price outweighs all this hassle. Ironically, he also kept pushing us to give him a good review. We’re writing this primarily to protect others from making similar mistakes with Bill.
Buchanan ServicesBuchanan Services
Julie R.
John and his crew were so friendly and easy to talk to about our fence project. He gave us exactly what we wanted in an amazingly quick amount of time! I will absolutely be hiring them again for another project at a later date and highly recommending them to anyone we know looking to have similar projects completed! Photos are sections of the before 😩 and after 😁 👍🏻👍🏻!
Rogerson Outdoor StructuresRogerson Outdoor Structures
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