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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 Columbia fence professionals
Pressley S.
Scott and his team are great, fence is perfect!
Patriot Outdoor Design & MaintenancePatriot Outdoor Design & Maintenance
Noah H.
Great fence replaced for me. Did the job efficiently and it is quite large! Also complied with some custom specifics which will make me reach out again first should future fence needs arise. Thank you!
Peake ResidentialPeake Residential
Lashunta G.
VERY Professional and reasonable!! I will definitely be trusting ALL my fence and landscaping needs with Sean. He went above and beyond by working me in his schedule and even repairing my fence in the dark. If I could give more stars, I would!! Thank you Sean!!
Sean UrbanySean Urbany
Lora T.
I love my new fence. Very precise with every step. I'd hire again and highly recommend.
Woodtech Fencing CompanyWoodtech Fencing Company
John W.
I had a minor fence repair to be done, including replacing aome boards and reattaching a side of a panel that had come loose. Excellent communicaripn and value.
Those guys constructionThose guys construction
Ras B.
Thank you for the quality work. We love our fence. I would highly recommend this company. Hands down... professional, great communication and job complete in one day. Thanks Eddie.
A&A FenceA&A Fence
Juliana W.
Mr. Johns was quick to respond to my inquiry and gave me an estimate right away. He completed the work sooner than I anticipated and I am very happy with my fence!
Woodtech Fencing CompanyWoodtech Fencing Company
Yvonne F.
I needed my fence repaired that was somehow damaged. The Hernandez Construction team were prompt, proficient, and professional. I am so pleased with the results and I would definitely use them again. I highly recommend them.
ConstructionHernandezllcConstructionHernandezllc
Geoffrey D.
We were very happy and pleased with the fence and several gates that patriot outdoor built for us. We have recommended them to others and we have already set up some landscaping work for the next few weeks. They provided a great product.
Patriot Outdoor Design & MaintenancePatriot Outdoor Design & Maintenance
Kristy C.
Woodtech went out and looked at my fence gate quickly and offered me options for repair, none of which were super expensive. Repair was done just as quickly and looks great. I'll be sure to use them again if anything else goes wrong...
Woodtech Fencing CompanyWoodtech Fencing Company
Stephanie P.
I hired Jay to clean and seal/stain my fence. He is a nice guy, but we had a lot of communication problems. I asked him to let me know when he would be coming to do the work, but he never emailed or called. He just showed up one day and started working, didn't knock on the door or ring the door bell to see if anyone was home. It took him 4 days to do the work, each time he came and left without letting us know what was going on. On the 3rd day, I went out to speak with him about the progress and realized he wasn't cleaning and sealing one of the sections of fence I wanted done. He said we never talked about it. I was very frustrated that he didn't remember what we had talked about and verbally agreed on, so my husband spoke with him and they verbally agreed that he would go ahead and do that section. On the 4th day he came and left without me knowing. When my husband got home he said that section of the fence still had not been stained and another section was lighter than the rest of the fence. He called and left a message, it took 4 days for a return call, in the meantime we received an invoice for the balance. When my husband spoke with him, he asked about the 2 sections, Jay said he would stain the one section again, but would have to charge us more to seal the other section. Not sure why he again didn't do what we had agreed on verbally. He left and came back the next day, again unannounced. I told him I didn't want the fence stained if he was going to charge me extra, because that was suppose to have been included in the original price. He put another coat of stain on the one section and left. The next morning my husband went outside and saw that the one section he stained again was extremely dark and a different color brown. He called and asked him why it was a different color and what he could do to fix it. He said he didn't know why it was darker, he used some leftover stain, and there was nothing he could do to fix it. Most of the fence looks good, but I'm UNHAPPY because one section (facing the road) is darker than the rest and one section isn't stained at all. He really needs to work on better communication and efficiency (it shouldn't have taken 4 days to clean and stain my fence).
Woodtech Fencing CompanyWoodtech Fencing Company
Michelle B.
Jamie and his team did a wonderful job. We are very happy with our new fence. The were polite, professional and friendly. The yard was kept clean and free of all debris at the end of every day. I would highly recommend them to anyone. I plan to have him come back for additional work in the near future.
A&M Fence & Roofing CoA&M Fence & Roofing Co
Jacqueline B.
London’s work was very thorough. He took the time to inspect the fence and gave me a couple of options along with the cost of each one. The only issue I had was his lateness....he was already 20 minutes late when I called him to ask if he was still coming,...even though he assured me that he was I was thrown off by the fact that he did not call me about this...
A-1 Handyman & ConstructionA-1 Handyman & Construction
Hannah L.
Scott responded quickly every time I contacted him. He came out to do an estimate working around my schedule and 3 days later, he and his crew came out and tore down my old ugly fence and put up a new beautiful one. All my neighbors have come by and said what a great job they did and asked for his card. Very professional, extremely reasonable, and the quality of the work was excellent. Highly recommend Patriot Outdoor Design and Maintenance!!
Patriot Outdoor Design & MaintenancePatriot Outdoor Design & Maintenance
Nicole P.
We had a lot of delays with end of May & beginning of June showers. We had a 3+ week delay due to rain and other issues. He did make up for Mother Nature and the ensuing schedule issues by creating two raised beds for my tomato plants. I could not do the final walkthrough because I was tending to my mothers surgery. I had one single issue and it was resolved yesterday. I use thumbtack for all my residential needs. I rely heavily on their services and other consumer reviews. The fence looks good. My original goal of keeping myself and my dog safe is in tact.
Patriot Outdoor Design & MaintenancePatriot Outdoor Design & Maintenance
Rosalynn R.
I would love to give Dale 5 stars but unfortunately Dale did not complete the entire project as agreed upon. After reaching out 6 times to Dale, I gave up and stopped trying. He completed my fence effortlessly in 2 days. Considering his speed and professionalism I paid him an extra $150 right then to remove 4 bushes in the yard as well. He removed one and then left for the day as it was getting dark and stated he would come back on Memorial Day to remove the other 3. Unfortunately I never saw him again. Going forward I would suggest you post pay for any additions. unbeknownst to me, he dumped me as a client and took my money as well. Lesson learned.
nu south property renovationsnu south property renovations
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