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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 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 Fence&Decks LLCMarquez Fence&Decks LLC
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
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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