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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.

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 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.

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 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.

Reviews for DeSoto fence professionals
Thumbtack Customer
My fence was in need of repair and staining, Wilfredo did a great job on the fence, looks brand new. He also repaired a leak from the air conditioner. I will definitely use Wilfredo again.
World of Painting & ServicesWorld of Painting & Services
Kae R.
Eddy responded to my inquiry quickly and came out same day. He was friendly and patient. He patched up my existing fence in the worst areas as requested including the gate. He gave a quote which I thought would include two complete (full)fence slabs on the back fence as the support beams were too shot to replace single boards. The fence was the same builder grade fence when the house was built and between my neighbirs vandalizing dogs and the w rather, my fence is in bad shape. The quote was to also include a repaired gate plus approx 25 single fence boards. I I rarely give a 5 rating. Because no one is perfect. With that said, I would have given a 4 if the fee measured more closely to work done, meaning patchwork and no full fence slabs in the repaired area. It was good work for what was needed, but the quote was a little over priced, I went ahead and paid b/c I had already agreed to it via phone based on photos by previous clients and needed to get it done ASAP. Overall, I got what was needed done and it gave me a good measure of how to go about things the next time.
Eddy B's Fence and GatesEddy B's Fence and Gates
Thumbtack Customer
fence repair- he came on time and did a beautiful job. very courteous and polite.
Cuevas Landscaping & ConcreteCuevas Landscaping & Concrete
The guys who initially came out to put up my new fence did a decent job. Unfortunately I had to have these guys come out twice after the initial installation because they left nails out of a few boards, left the top frame over the fence door uneven and painted one of the 3 black fence door brackets the same color of the fence, However the owner was very apologetic and professional and promised these things would get resolved and they were. So if not for the owner of this company being a true professional I would’ve had a major issue with this company. So good job getting this installation done correctly.
Firewheel Roofing & FencingFirewheel Roofing & Fencing
Ms D.
The service we received was nothing short of AMAZING!! In a matter of 3 hours, our fence went from collapsing, to standing tall!!! CJ and Team, thank you so much!!! We are happy to say, we have a new Fence and Tree Company!! AMAZING Fencez to Treez, you most certainly are!!!
Amazing FenceZ to TreeZ and Property ManagementAmazing FenceZ to TreeZ and Property Management
Tina S.
I can gladly add to the growing list of positive customer comments for the quality and responsive work Amazing FenceZ does! Had a partial fence repair resulting from the wind storms, but now they're reinforced with polls to help support the stability. I will be a repeat customer to eventually get a new cedar fence all around my yard. Grateful to Clarence and his team.
Amazing FenceZ to TreeZ and Property ManagementAmazing FenceZ to TreeZ and Property Management
Yolonda A.
Billy is very knowledgeable of his work. He's friendly and he's gained my trust and I will hire him again. I really Love my new fence!!
Billy ServicesBilly Services
Thumbtack Customer
I hired Cesar to replace an old wooden fence in one of my rental properties. He answered my inquiry quickly and went to the job the next day. He stated he would start this past Monday and it would take 3 days to tear down, remove, and rebuild the new fence. He was done in exactly 3 days and did a great job. Very nice person to work with. I highly recommend him.
JC FencingJC Fencing
Stephanie L.
Jimmy and his crew did a great job with installing my 8ft fence. He worked with me and stayed within my budget. Jimmy provided quality work and answered all my questions along the way. I would definitely recommend him others.
Touched Bi Da Master FencingTouched Bi Da Master Fencing
Beverly S.
MS Landscaping discussed all my option with me. I chose the Western Red Cedar. It turned out gorgeous. He also contacted my neighbor to get permission to remove their old fences and put the new one on their side of my house. Very, very helpful and prompt.
MS LandscapingMS Landscaping
Anthony B.
I hire him to replace my gate and fence on my mother's home. We paid him and he said that he will be here that Monday Jan 3 and he never showed up. I called and called no answer or text. As of today still nothing. So I would never recommend him for any work.
Home FunctionsHome Functions
Erin C.
Eddy did an amazing job came out to give us a quote and got started the next day. His prices are the best! And work was done just how I asked. We are so happy with our automatic gate we hired him to do our fence as well. We are very please with his work.
Eddy B's Fence and GatesEddy B's Fence and Gates
Erica N.
Magnificent! Have you ever had a job around the house you wanted done and shared the idea of what you wanted done to a contractor who gets it? Well, this is exactly what I experienced with Mr. Sheman. He Got It!. He listened to what I specifically wanted and DELIVERED. My simple ask was to take my existing fence add new hardware to create a new gate door opening extending my gate opening to 8ft. Adding the additional gate door will allow easy access to my backyard should I need to put something in the backyard larger than the standard gate door width of only 3ft. This job took no more than about 3- 4 hrs. The cost of the job was very reasonable considering I intially received quotes that were very excessive and unrealistic, considering the work mostly incuded my exiting fence that was converted into a gate. I requested work on Monday through app, made contact and arranged for work to be completed by Thursday of same week.
Touched Bi Da Master FencingTouched Bi Da Master Fencing
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