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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 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 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 Alexandria fence professionals
Steph F.
Part of our fence fell after the posts rotted. Zook provides a quick estimate and repaired within a few days. Fence looks great! The cost was 1/3 of what big fence companies quoted. Highly recommend Zook.
Zook Quality Construction LLCZook Quality Construction LLC
Claudia and her team were incredibly responsive to our request for installing our new fence and removing the existing chain link fence. Her team removed and installed 142 feet of fence and a 10ft gate in two days. Great value, highly recommend
N F L Construction, Inc.N F L Construction, Inc.
Larry C.
The fence was built quick and the man was responsive.
Quick fencing and landscapesQuick fencing and landscapes
Pam D.
Really well done. Built a fence from scratch. Great quality.
Michael W.
Installed a 4ft pocket fence. Easy to work with and completed the job in 1 day.
Charles B.
My fence door was literally hanging by a thread and the fence itself needed to be sealed. I contacted them and they provided me with a quote within 24 hours and started work shortly thereafter. Absolutely pleased with the results. Thank you !! Will def be using again if necessary.
High Point Contracting, INC.High Point Contracting, INC.
Mike W.
Removed an old rotten wooden fence, removed a huge stump on the fenceline, and installed a new 6' high wooden privacy fence with two gates. Workmanship was absolutely meticulous. Cost was 20% less than the "Big Guy" fence companies that advertise one-day service but will not remove trees. Hauled away all the retrograde, .leaving the worksite spotless. Wife, dog and I are very pleased, will use United Home Improvements again for future projects.
Michelle G.
Five Stars Contractors replaced 174 feet of wood fence and fixed my metal gates. From Start to finish, they approached the job meticulously with a commitment to delivering what was promised. Mine was no small job. The stores were out of wood panels. To deliver my fence in a timely fashion, Five Stars built my fence from scratch, according to my specifications. At the end, I felt like I got more than what I expected. I am so happy that I worked with this company and intend to do so again!!!!
Five Stars ContractorsFive Stars Contractors
Thumbtack Customer
Wilson is great. He provided an honest and fair price and explained in detail what needed to happen with the project and all the steps he was going to take. He came out to do the job on the day I asked and knocked it out in two days. I had over 130 feet of old fencing to remove and he put up brand new 6 foot privacy fencing in the back and 4 foot picket fence in the front. Everything turned out great. I would highly recommend Wilson and his crew!
Wilson ConstructionWilson Construction
Daniel h.
Great experience with Emperor Fence. Quick to respond and willing to explain the process. Rates were reasonable and work completed as promised. Would to hesitate to recommend and will keep in mind for future work.
Catherine H.
Keith does outstanding work and I highly recommend him. A recent round of storms left my wooden fence battered and in need of repairs. Within 24 hours of me contacting Acme the broken boards and hinges were replaced and the fence gate worked better than it ever has thanks to some additional work Keith did to ensure it wouldn't drag on the ground. He is a genuine pleasure to work with and charges very reasonable rates for a job well done.
Acme ServicesAcme Services
Thumbtack Customer
Wilson replaced a 6 ft privacy fence for us. He was quick, efficent, and a fair price. We are very pleased and we will hire him again to put in retaining walls.Would definitely recommend him to others.
Wilson ConstructionWilson Construction
Andrew M.
AMAZING experience (built wooden picket fence) ... Efficient, professional, and delivered exactly what we requested at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend them, and will definitely hire again moving forward. Thanks Johnny!
N F L Construction, Inc.N F L Construction, Inc.
Jesse L.
Reynaldo gave me an estimate for a fence repair job that was very thorough and a fair price. I am still deciding whether to do the job but my experience with Reynaldo has been great so far. He's very professional and willing to explain the work requirements.
Carmen J.
wowwwww firts i want to say thanks oscar and team they are amazing to do the job , now my fence looks very beatiful . my neighbors say the job and time that made it is fantastic. i will recommend this company miranda painting and more are the best thank you guys
Querrida R.
Mr. Cesar reached out to me after posting my need to get a fence panel lifted. He was very thorough, efficient, and pleasant. The price he quoted is the price we paid. I am ecstatic that he reached out. I would recommend Mr. Cesar Handyman. I probably (highly likely) will be contacting him for other jobs.
Mr. Cesar - fence repair/new one - (Firm Fencce)Mr. Cesar - fence repair/new one - (Firm Fencce)
Margaret B.
Wilson construction was super responsive. I am always skeptical of finding someone online rather than through a personal referral/suggestion. Mr. Wilson was on time or earlier than expected. He decided to work through the weekend because of weather concerns for the following week. I had two other fencing companies who said they couldn't do our pallet fence project because they needed to use their own wood and would schedule weeks out. Mr. Wilson was flexible with our creative idea and immediately available. He let us know when we needed additional pallets and any other materials required. Importantly, he also had a woman on his team, which I think says a lot about his inclusiveness in a male dominated arena. My only critique is that his cost to get rid of debris/waste from the project was a little steep.
Wilson ConstructionWilson Construction
Jennifer K.
NFL did a fantastic job replacing the fencing around the back patio of my Old Town row house. The workmanship is top notch, and the team left the patio cleaner than they found it. They were by far the best/most fair quote I received, and I didn’t have to suffer through an overbearing sales pitch —just straightforward professionalism and respect for my time. Highly recommend them!!!
N F L Construction, Inc.N F L Construction, Inc.
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