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Q & A

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.

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. 

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.

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 Arlington fence professionals
Starr L.
Working with Ernesto was easy; he is very responsive and professional. My new fence looks great. I highly recommend Femar Fence!
Wendy F.
Professional, knowledgeable, great work quality, good value, trustworthy, awesome attitude --- Emperor Fencing is THE company to work with with regards to any fencing issue! I had 400+ ft of fencing and four gates that had aging issues. Previous attempts by a handyman to repair these issues failed and in some cases made things worse, complicating repair options. Then I found Emperor - a Pro passionate and knowledgeable about fencing. They came out and inspected - not just look at - my fencing. They explained repair options to include pros/cons. After I made a decision, they came out when scheduled, completed the work, cleaned up, and made sure I was very satisfied with the results. When I upgrade from wood to vinyl fencing - I will use Emperor Fencing to do the work. Highly recommend this Pro!
Thumbtack Customer
Wilson and his crew did a wonderful job installing my fence
Wilson ConstructionWilson Construction
John G.
I had a very positive experience with Reynaldo and Emperor Fence. I got a very fair estimate and they worked with me to find the best day to complete the fence in my yard. They were able to get me scheduled within 10 days of my initial outreach. I thought it might take several days but the whole crew worked hard on a very hot day to complete the project. Reynaldo was very professional, fair and most importantly the fence looks great. I am happy to give a strong recommendation to the Emperor Fence team.
Jason G.
Fence came out exactly as promised; they made an effort to accommodate neighbors requests and were responsive. The fence is of high quality and was built to specs. I had some additional activities to clean up afterwords and they've promised to come back quickly. Thank you!
Deck ProfessionalsDeck Professionals
Ramin T.
I would give Reynaldo 10 stars if I could. We could not be happier with the fence installed for us. Not only did he offer a very good price, his professionalism, work ethic, attention to detail, communication style and general humble and friendly attitude has been outstanding. Reynaldo kept us updated on the progress, work very long hours, suggested little tweaks to make the fence look even better and got the job done in the timeframe estimated. It has been an absolute pleasure and great experience working with Reynaldo and we cannot wait for him to come and stain the fence. I could not recommend Reynaldo and his more if you ever need to get any fence work done.
David E.
Overall a great experience with Reynaldo. Excellent communication and work quality. Strongly recommend. Fence and gate repair job.
Edward M.
NFL did a great job replacing a leaning post in my 10 year-old fence. Quick, very professional, good value — highly recommend!
N F L Construction, Inc.N F L Construction, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
My family hired Oscar to add onto an existing fence on our property, building about 10 feet of fence and a gate so that our backyard was fully enclosed. He did beautiful, meticulous work, on time and for a competitive price (was willing to match a lower estimate). And he was kind enough to do some extra work for us while he was onsite, installing a lamppost in our front yard. Highly recommended!
Custom Colors LLCCustom Colors LLC
Sara k.
I had a fence gate repaired, and although we had a few issues in the beginning with making sure it was sound and of acceptable quality, he ultimately completed the job to full satisfaction and it is a strong repair.
Heartily HandymanHeartily Handyman
Helene I.
TAB/Father and son team are awesome. They put up a privacy shadowbox fence in my back yard. They completed the job in a timely fashion. They were professional and polite. I was very impressed and they will be doing more work for me soon.
TAB Home ServicesTAB Home Services
Wendy F.
Awesome job painting an exterior fence with new and old wood. Jose is very responsive and easy to work with. He asks good questions to ensure we were both moving forward with a similar understanding of the scope of work, and anticipated results. Strongly recommend this service provider!
JPG Construction IncJPG Construction Inc
Thumbtack Customer
Wilson and his crew tore down my old rotten backyard fence and completely rebuilt it. The whole project was completed within five days of the estimate. They did a fantastic job, which cost half of a previous estimate from another contractor. I am completely satisfied!
Wilson ConstructionWilson Construction
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