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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 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 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 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 Franklin fence professionals
Thumbtack Customer
Wonderful to work with and built a beautiful fence!! Thanks, Richy!!
Metropolitan FenceMetropolitan Fence
Thumbtack Customer
Richy and team were very prompt and professional. They replaced our business location's chain link fence and did an awesome job! I highly recommend these professionals to anyone needing fencing work done. Thanks Richy!
Metropolitan FenceMetropolitan Fence
Rus G.
Let me start out by saying that Terry offers his customers free gift cards if they leave him a positive review. I'm sure Terry has done good work for others, but his unprofessional and unethical handling of problems stemming from an issue he created and was at fault for should be noted. Details below. Short version: Terry installed my fence using ungalvanized nails- contract specified galvanized. After an extended period of denial and delay, Terry had to tear the rusty nails out and replace them with screws. The original structural integrity of the fence was compromised and has created issues as you can see in pictures below. When asked to address these issues, Terry said that the fence is out of warranty because it was not stained within three months of installation. The fence could not be stained until Terry fixed the rusty nail issue. I asked Terry to fix the rusty nails issue well before the three months mark- he fixed it after the three months mark and then told me my warranty was void because it was not stained in time. This would be similar to a car dealer giving you a 1-year warranty on your car if you place a protective shield on it within 3 months of purchase. A few weeks into owning the car, you find out the dealer put vegetable oil in the engine instead of motor oil so you immediately ask the dealer to replace the car. The dealer denies any issues and delays doing anything. More than three months after your purchase, the dealer finally drains the vegetable oil and replaces it with motor oil. Shortly thereafter, you hear your car engine making funny noises and ask the dealer to take a look at it. The dealer tells you the car is out of warranty because you didn't put a protective shield on the car within three months of purchase. This an extreme example, but this is the situation I am in with Terry Sheldon, except the car is the fence and the vegetable oil is the rusty nails. Detailed version: Fence Kings workmanship is terrible and their business ethics are even worse. Last summer, Terry left Yard Dog Fence and was looking to start his own fence company so he gave me a competitive price on a cedar cap and trim fence for my yard; about $17/SF. Our contract specified that galvanized nails would be used, the fence would include a 1-year warranty(if it was stained within three months), and a lifetime warranty on the fence gate. Terry also advised that the cedar fence would need to 'dry-out' for a couple months prior to being stained. My issues with Fence Kings began when they had built a section of my fence over my garden hose that was in the grass. This left one side of the fence higher than the hight at the next post. Furthermore, when they had dug out the soil for the fence posts, they didn’t level off the excavated soil from the base of the post, and just built the fence walls sloping up on the soil. You can clearly see the unevenness caused by this negligence by observing the slopes along the top of the fence ridgeline visible from my driveway(picture below). When I asked Terry to fix this, he tried to tell me it was uneven because of the slope of the ground- even though the ground runs flat alongside my flat aggregate driveway. Soon after the fence was installed, I began to notice black runny streak everywhere on my fence. Turns out Fence Kings built my fence using ungalvanized nails and these nails were leaving rust marks. Terry denied using ungalvanized nails and threw countless excuses at me as to why I was wrong about the nails not being galvanized. I visited 5 different nails shops and they all told me the nails were definitely ungalvanized. After denying using ungalvanized nails, much to his chagrin, Terry finally admitted to using ungalvanized nails so I asked him to replace the fence because the already rusty fence was only going to last a fraction of the lifespan it was originally intended for and was not what I had paid him for under our signed contract. In lieu of replacing the fence, Terry offered to stain the fence, which I declined as it was only a band-aid on a larger issue. Given Terry's reluctance to own up to his mistake, I finally agreed to have Terry replace all the rusted nails with screws. My fence is now shaky because it was essentially pulled apart and reassembled, and has lost a lot of its structural integrity. Note that this entire time, I was assuming my fence would be replaced so I had yet to stain it. It was after three months from the original installation date that Terry finally replaced the rusty nails with screws. Since then, when my fence gate has had issues closing properly, Terry told me that it was out of warranty because they had to previously cut the top and bottom of the fence to level the ridgeline. So in summary, my fence gate is out of warranty because Terry had to fix a mistake that he created and thereby voiding my warranty. In the picture, you can see how negligent Terry was in replacing the nails with screws. The screws were just drilled through the 2x4s to give the appearance as if they are attached to the fence post. You guessed it, Terry told me this was out of warranty because the fence was not stained within three months and refused to attach the 2x4 to the fence post(even though he replaced the nails after three months). By the time Terry got around to replacing the nails with screws, his 3 months staining time period had passed and at that point, it was too cold to stain the fence, so it had to wait until spring. Terry dragged his feet on fixing the problem he created with my fence and then told me my fence was out of warranty because I didn't stain it in time. If he had fixed the fence right when I asked, the weather would have allowed for the fence to be stained. Regardless of when the fence was stained, from the pictures below, you can see that when the replacement screws were put in place, they were not even drilled into the post- completely careless and negligent. I hope that by reading this review you get a sense for Terry's dishonest and corrupt business practices and decide to take your business elsewhere. Let my awful experience be a reason for you to avoid doing business with Fence Kings. There are plenty of fence companies with great reputations in the Nashville area, that will likely charge you a bit more but will stand by their work product and warranties. As the old adage goes, you get what you pay for.
Fence kingsFence kings
Jonathan E.
Richy and team did an outstanding job on our fence. He scheduled us quickly, and despite some weather challenges, was able to complete the job within a reasonable time frame. His cleanup was thorough as well. I have no hesitation recommending Metropolitan Fence.
Metropolitan FenceMetropolitan Fence
Laurie S.
Sam was great - helped us fix our broken fence and front door! Will use him again!
Penner Home ServicesPenner Home Services
John h.
We needed some sections of fence replaced. The work was done so fast it was amazing and with great quality. It was also really competitively priced. I would recommend them highly!!
Marquez Fences&DecksMarquez Fences&Decks
Cathy S.
Terry and the entire crew came just when they said they woud. They completed the job earlier than estimated, and left everything in good order. The fence is strong and attractive. Everyone was courteous and professional.
Fence kingsFence kings
Mark R.
Russ’s crew did a great job on my fence. They responded quickly, were on time, and finished the job fast. He does require a deposit before job starts just FYI. Overall very satisfied with the work.
Phoenix Home Solutions L.L.C.Phoenix Home Solutions L.L.C.
Thumbtack Customer
We hired Richy Hackett in March 2016 to install 178' of 6 ft cap & trim fence with 3 gates and paid in full up front for the work, which came with a 24 month workmanship warranty. The quality of the work performed was mostly adequate, but there are 3 items we have been trying to get fixed. There is a piece of trim missing, one of the gates will only close if it is lifted and slammed shut, and a 2nd gate's vertical post is leaning in towards the yard so that the gate and fence are out of alignment. We have been contacting Richy and Stacey since March to schedule the repair work. It has been scheduled three times. However, on the first occasion in March Richy cancelled due to a medical emergency (which is very understandable), then missed the second appointment in May, and also missed the third appointment in June both times without calling or notifying us. My last 3 attempts to make contact have gone unanswered. We have been very patient and had even been trying to hire Richy to stain the fence for us. However, at this point we just want our fence fixed so we can move on to other projects. We will be filing a complaint through the BBB if this is not resolved very soon.
Metropolitan FenceMetropolitan Fence
Thumbtack Customer
Huge project! 290' of aluminum (wrought iron style) fence with finials and ball caps, two gates. Amazing! Great price, professional service, outstanding results! Richy was innovative and helpful in coming up with the design and professional and timely in his approach to completing the project.
Metropolitan FenceMetropolitan Fence
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