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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.

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 Portsmouth fence professionals
Chris H.
UPDATE- 6ft cedar fence with top cap. Quality work. Definitely recommend Everett’s Construction for fence work. ORIGINAL- Hired for 6ft privacy fence, will update review after completion of work. Joshua was on time for the quote, professional and fair and offered the best value of all the contractors I met with.
Everetts Construction IncEveretts Construction Inc
Brandon I.
David came and installed a new fence after our old fence was destroyed by the neighbors tree. He was extremely dedicated to get the fence completed and he did so in less than 10hrs. His work definitely puts other contractors to shame. The finished product of the installation looks phenomenal and is very sturdy. I will be passing his information on to my command.
Cleaver constructionCleaver construction
Timothy P.
Hired to replace a fence that was removed by a neighbor and to rebuild a gate. They look fabulous!
New Look Home Improvements : Class ANew Look Home Improvements : Class A
Jason R.
I have used Steve twice for fence installations. He's responded quickly each time I've contacted him regarding quotes and scheduling. His pricing was very competitive and he did a high quality job on the fence.
Pro Sub CoPro Sub Co
Sara H.
Donovan was a pleasure to do business with. He was punctual and very fair with his quotes. He repaired a stretch of wooden fencing in a precarious spot and restored the integrity of the fence. I recommend Taskabee and I would use them in the future.
Taskabee HiveTaskabee Hive
Braden W.
Cant thank Jesse and his team enough! They got my fence up in no time! It looks beautiful a lot better than our old chain link fence that was falling apart everywhere. Thanks again yall look forward to hiring yall for future projects!
New Look Home Improvements : Class ANew Look Home Improvements : Class A
Cornell S.
Half of cost was required and paid.Contract was signed 08/17/2020. paid. Am still waiting for installation of fence.
New Look Home Improvements : Class ANew Look Home Improvements : Class A
Rachel C.
Excellent service and good communication. He did a great job walking me through what the job will entail and what to expect. He was the best value based on several quotes I received. My husband and I are very happy with the job! We are on a corner lot and decided to do 6ft privacy fence on one side and a shorter picket on the road side. I would recommend him to anyone on the Southside looking for a wood fence job.
Cleaver constructionCleaver construction
Glenn S.
It is impossible for me to be any happier than I am with the privacy fence that Max Ennis of Ennis Enterprises LLC just erected for me. Beautiful job at a very good price, and completed on time just as he promised. I have seen contractors hire transients and crackheads to save money on labor, but Max brought three good ole' Carolina boys to do the job. They worked their butts off. When they finished, I looked down the back of the fence, and every post was perfectly level and in line with each other. I'm completely satisfied, and will hire Max again for my next project. Thanks for a job well done, Max.
Ennis Carpentry, LLCEnnis Carpentry, LLC
Jamie L.
If I could give more than five stars, I would. He started the work the day he came out for the estimate. The fence looks great and was complete the next day. Really gives the nextdoor neighbor/family feel to his work. Excellent pricing, even better work.
Cleaver constructionCleaver construction
Bradley P.
The only two regrets that I have about this job is that I forgot to take before pictures and I should have booked him sooner. Dave was absolutely incredible. He was very honest about the work his work quality as well as his time frame from the beginning. He gave me one heck of a deal and exceeded my expectations for the project. He even went the extra mile to replace old pickets in my backyard to increase the value of my property. He is very professional and respects military. I could not have asked for a better all around result. Dave is truly an amazing hard worker as well as just a genuinely good person. I wish that I had more things that needed to be done just so I could see more of his work with my own two eyes. If you are looking for a new fence or anything else fence/construction related I ask if you to definitely consider Dave. You will get a great price and even better work. Thank you Dave my wife and I love the fence.
Cleaver constructionCleaver construction
Dan C.
Responded very quickly to my request online for an estimate. Arrived on time for the estimate and was easy to work with to convey my concerns and desires. Everything went as planned from the arrival of the dumpster to the final completion of the job. The job was completed quickly and professionally. The fence will be there for many years! I would defiantly do business with them again.
New Look Home Improvements : Class ANew Look Home Improvements : Class A
Carolina F.
Barry was a pleasure to work with and did a fantastic job! I had a few fence posts that snapped and he replaced them quickly and made sure to add a lot of concrete to enforce them. He also took the time to teach us how to inspect them and look for signs of when they need to be replaced! I will call him for any suture projects we have.
Great Pyramid ConstructionGreat Pyramid Construction
Ben K.
David provided the best price for my fence project. He is a dedicated professional who enjoys his craft. He is extremely talented and easy to talk to. I would recommended him to anyone needing honest, quality work. I actually have 2 more projects already lined up for him. Well Done David! Bravo Zulo Shipmate!
Cleaver constructionCleaver construction
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