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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 Norfolk fence professionals
Kandis W.
Family Affair Fences did a great job with our fence! The process was simple and smooth from start to finish.
Family Affair Fences and LandscapingFamily Affair Fences and Landscaping
Stephanie C.
Good job on the fence.
Trident Flooring and more.Trident Flooring and more.
Carmia L.
Fence looks grate
New Look Home Improvements : Class ANew Look Home Improvements : Class A
Dillon C.
Great fence, very flexible and friendly!
Foster Construction Fence and DeckFoster Construction Fence and Deck
Thumbtack Customer
This company provided great customer service while fixing the wooden fence in my backyard.
Cardinal RenovationsCardinal Renovations
Geoffrey W.
If you’re looking for quality work at a great price Family Affair Fences is the company you want!
Family Affair Fences and LandscapingFamily Affair Fences and Landscaping
Mary M.
Love my new privacy fence David did a wonderful job.I would highly recommend him.
Cleaver constructionCleaver construction
Rhiannon C.
I cannot praise Cleaver enough. Not only was their work done amazingly and quickly but the price was excellent. I recommend them to anyone looking to work on a fence no matter how big or how small the job. We were worried about the price and thinking we had to replace a whole section of fence but Dave helped us realize that all we needed were these two corners to keep our rambunctious puppy inside our yard and not into the neighbors'. When we are ready to get a full fence we definitely plan on using Cleaver.
Cleaver constructionCleaver construction
Nieshea R.
I been looking for a fencing contractor with a reasonable price for months. Mr. Cleaver proposed an unbelievable rate that I could not refuse. He was very patient while I work out my affairs to meet the city’s requirements. By understanding all my requests and concerns, he built the fence I was in need of. Great quality of work!!
Cleaver constructionCleaver construction
Staniella D.
Edixon and his team were punctual, professional and budget friendly. I needed a new fence for my rental property and they did not disappoint.
Edixon Carpentry Builders and Remodelers, Inc.Edixon Carpentry Builders and Remodelers, Inc.
Thumbtack Customer
I was really pleased with my fence and his work. They were friendly and fast and they did a wonderful job. I would definitely recommend him to everyone I know. :)
Ennis Carpentry, LLCEnnis Carpentry, LLC
Nicole B.
Max did an amazing job on my privacy fence. He went above and beyond to ensure that we were more than satisfied with the end result! I would highly recommend him and plan to call him again for future projects!
Ennis Carpentry, LLCEnnis Carpentry, LLC
Ava F.
My fence experience was positive, from start to finish. The business went out of their way to assist me before I even moved to VA. The project finished ahead of schedule, and a small issue was resolved promptly. I am so pleased with the entire Family Affair team and look forward to hiring them again.
Family Affair Fences and LandscapingFamily Affair Fences and Landscaping
David F.
Cleaver Construction did a FANTASTIC job on my fence. Very fair price, but most importantly David Cleaver always did what he said he was going to do when he said he was going to do it. I can't go into great details, but David went way above and beyond with some aspects of my job that were rather unusual. A real pro.
Cleaver constructionCleaver construction
David F.
Cleaver Construction did a FANTASTIC job on my fence. Very fair price, but most importantly David Cleaver always did what he said he was going to do when he said he was going to do it. I can't go into great details, but David went way above and beyond with some aspects of my job that were rather unusual. A real pro.
Cleaver constructionCleaver construction
Cory C.
Never got back to me with a quote. Someone ran into my fence and I guess they don’t want any business unless you come out of pocket. I have to send quotes to someone else’s insurance company to see if they can pay for repair. If they are not even getting back with an initial quote I am sure it will be the same when you want the job done.
New Look Home Improvements : Class ANew Look Home Improvements : Class A
Christina B.
BRIAN WAS AMAZING! I went on a limb seeing if I could find someone the day of to complete a project for me that day or the next for my rental property. He not only met me right away but was open and honest in regards to price and did high quality work!! I had Johnny barber come out in my absence to "fix" my fence for my renter's and I had no idea how horrible the work was. Brian took very good care of me and I will.call him for anything I possibly can in the future now!
DJ ConstructionDJ Construction
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