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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

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 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.

Does adding a fence increase property value?

Fencing may increase the value of your property. However, this depends on what type of fence is installed and the purpose of the fence. For example, a fence may be worth more to a property that needs it to diminish noise coming from a highway. Fences may also be a plus to dog owners who require a backyard fence. 

When deciding whether to install a fence in your yard, consult with your realtor or real estate expert. They can help you prioritize home improvement projects that will add value to your home.

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.

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

What is the easiest fence to install?

If you don't require a heavy-duty fence, a no-dig fence is one of the easiest options to install. This type of fence does not require concrete footings or post hole digging — instead, you simply drive metal stakes into the ground. 

Contact the best fence installers near you for tips on choosing a fence and to start getting free estimates. 

Can I install my own fence?

You can install your own fence. You may choose to do so to save money and personalize it to your taste. However, there are some common pitfalls with fence installation, including a large time investment. Pros have teams to complete the job more quickly. 

You’ll also need to check to make sure you’re within regulations, which a pro will account for. Finally, there’s the risk of installing the fence incorrectly and having to pay for an expensive repair down the road. 

To ensure your fence is installed correctly, consider hiring one of the best fence installers near you.

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.

Reviews for San Antonio fence post installers
Thumbtack Customer
Jose came to give me an estimate shortly after I posted my task, and gave me a very competitive price. He installed a new 50' of chain link fence along my property line and installed a new gate post. He did the work quickly and efficiently! Even though we had a few days of ill-timed rain to work around. Highly recommended.
Jose IglesiasJose Iglesias
Doug M.
I submitted several requests for bids on our privacy fence through Thumbtack. Henry, with Queta Construction Group, was the very first to respond to me. They rushed right out and provided a bid the same day. Along the way, while I was receiving bids, I had a lot of questions. Henry was always very responsive and answered all of my questions fully. After we agreed on the contract the crew was here tearing down the old fence the very next day! They dismantled the existing fence and set the new posts the first day. We chose to use galvanized metal posts for longevity reasons. The fence will last years longer than 4x4 treated wood posts. The second day they installed the framing and the pickets. The quality of the work is exceptional and I couldn't find anything beyond perfect. The crew cleaned up the area very well and you could barely notice they were even here. I would recommend Queta Construction Group to anyone looking for a privacy fence. You will not be dissappointed. The entire crew was very professional, friendly and knowledgable of the tasks. Thank you Henry for a job well done! Happy customers, Doug and Sarah
Queta Construction Group, LLCQueta Construction Group, LLC
Thumbtack Customer
Chris, contacted me shortly after I posted on the app. We discussed the job and pricing the next day. I received a few more quotes and had not made a decision on when to start. Chris followed up a couple of weeks later to see if the project was still happening. After more discussion I agreed to hire VNC for the job. I'm glad I did, Chris stayed in constant contact with me throughout the project and keep me up to date on progress. They removed an old fence, and installed a new fence in It's place. At the end of the job his crew cleaned up my yard and left no trace of any old material. Excellent job, fence was built with top materials and hardware. I will defiantly hire Chris and VNC for any future fencing projects.
ELITE Fence & WeldingELITE Fence & Welding
Thumbtack Customer
Jose installed a new fence on our property and it looks great. He was easy to work with and flexible when we made some changes to the design. It took a little longer than expected, but in the end the finished product is exactly what we wanted and at a fair price. 1 Year later, one of the gate posts proved to be rotten...the gate hardware itself came clean out of the post, and the gate was trashed. Called Jose for a "warranty" repair, and he stated he would come by when he was in town again (he was bust working on the coast after a hurricane)...of course he never called or text again.
Jose IglesiasJose Iglesias
Stephanie G.
NOT PROFESSIONAL, HORRIBLE COMMUNICATION, NOT LGBTQ FRIENDLY. This is a frustratingly long, interesting story so buckle up. We initially hired David in September of 2019 to install a Mighty Mule gate arm on our fence gate which would automatically open our gate giving us access into and out of our driveway. We pre-purchased the equipment, and hired him to simply install it. He gave us an estimate for $606.20 for, at that point we did not have time to shop around much and we paid him. Immediately after the installation we had issues with the fence. It wouldn't open or close correctly, it got stuck on a daily basis, the bottom of the panels drug against the driveway causing the system to go into error mode and turn off. The wood started to split where they installed the hinges and sagged. We called them back to fix it over the course of 2019/2020 about 4 or 5 different times. Red flag # 247...or something. Finally, in July 2020, 9 months after initial installation, the control board of the gate arm completely blew out due to the weight of the panels and the less than ideal installation of the system. We called David, multiple times, finally got him on the phone, and asked him to fix it. He said he would contact mighty mule and order the part under warranty. We asked him to fix the entire set up so this doesn't continue to happen, in addition to fixing the brackets that were splitting our fence post from the dragging weight of the gate panels. When we were finally able to get him to come out to the property; he told my wife that he had a plan to remove the current wood fence posts and the all wood gate panels and replace the wood posts with metal posts (never ended up doing this) and frame the wood panels with a metal frame so there would be no sagging of the wood when the temperature changed. In August of 2020, as he was waiting to "hear back" from Mighty Mule regarding shipping the warranty part, he built the new gate panels. I am currently stationed abroad and my wife was visiting me when this metal gate framing project took place so we were not there. Pictures of the project (attached). You can see the gate is uneven, with the right panel too low, it drags on the drive way when opened. August 2020-October 2020 go by, with a broken, half-ass fence repair job and we cannot get David on the phone. Both my wife and I call him and his partner Charles multiple times a week to get a status update on the part and when he is going to fix this. When he does randomly answer phone calls, he tells me that there are shipping issues from CA due to COVID and he can't get the part etc and he will call me back later that day with a shipping update (there was never a warranty claim). Never once did he ever call me back. After around 2 months of this, he tells me if the part isn't in by the end of the week, he will go buy one himself from a local store and fix it that weekend. We say okay, weekend comes, he no shows and doesn't answer his phone. We play this game another few weeks. Then he tells me that he ordered the part himself "out of pocket" 2 day air and it will be in Friday, he will come by that next weekend. Same thing, no show, no call. Finally reach him, he says "they sent me the wrong part, I had to send it back". Now, I am a patient person, but this is ridiculous. Keep in mind we paid $600 for this install. We simply wanted them to fix their mess up. If they fixed it, my wife and I decided we wouldn't take this issue any further, we would let it go and simply not hire them again. BUT THEN. They finally show up at our property 9 OCT. The second and third photo show the "fixed" final product. Didn't even bother to secure the wiring. Whatever, while its annoying I can fix that. The best part, we had other contractors on site who told us David and his partner "obnoxiously" blared Rush Limbaugh the entire time- loud enough that my entire street could hear it. We also had neighbors complain. You can listen to whatever you want, but it seemed to all watching, that these gentlemen were trying to make a point. Completely unprofessional. July 2020 is when my wife hung a Pride flag with the words "equality" in front of our house. Coincidence? Recommend you find another handyman who takes pride in their work and treats all customers equally.
David DammDavid Damm
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