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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.

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.

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 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.

How do you strengthen a fence gate?

If you think your gate needs reinforcement, hire a fence repair professional in your area. Squaring up a fence gate may require adding corner brackets, installing a cable and turnbuckle, and cinching and tightening the cable to the appropriate tension. All of these repairs, as well as digging a new post hole, require expertise and know-how.

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.

Reviews for Auburn fence professionals
Marci S.
The workers were great, cleared away all the old fence did a fantastic job on the new fence. Highly recommend
Shiny General Contractor LLCShiny General Contractor LLC
Richard K.
Edgar at Devoted Construction was terrific in all regards. Great communication. I needed a gate installed into a back fence sitting on a hill, which made the job a bit more tricky. Edgar recommended the placement and finished the job quickly and efficiently. The gate looks and works great, is inconspicuous, and blends in with the rest of the fence. I highly recommend Devoted Construction for all fencing-related projects.
Devoted Construction LLCDevoted Construction LLC
Kunal K.
Really happy with the work done to fix my fence. It looks like it was never broken.
Continental Yard Care and FenceContinental Yard Care and Fence
William J.
They came on time and worked very fast rain or shine. The fence was completed on time and is beautiful.
HighLand Fences LLC,HighLand Fences LLC,
Mary H.
Highly recommend this fence builder. Tore out and replaced 50 feet of old fence in under 3 hours. Responded to inquiry and came out to give price quote on same day of contact. Very reasonable price and uses high quality material. Professional and punctual. 10 star service.
De Dios Construction LLCDe Dios Construction LLC
Vicki P.
I'm over the top happy with the results of working with Step by Step Construction. They fixed a fence that was falling into the neighbors; but even more importantly, they solved a problem. We have a piece of fencing that keeps falling into the lake with every wind storm because it cannot be anchored by two posts. He custom built a fence piece with space between slats to let the wind through. He was able to anchor it into the ground with rebar and attached it with screws to the post on the opposite side. Amazing job and exactly what I wanted.
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Jonathan S.
My wife and I had a great experience with A&R Hernandez. They were very responsive when I requested a quote. They provided us with a very reasonable price. They were able to remove our old chainlink fence, and replace it with new 6ft wood fence in a day's time. It looks amazing, and I would definitely recommend them!
A & R Hernández General ContractorA & R Hernández General Contractor
Terry O.
Started early, finished well before our deadline. Easy to work with. Fence design is better than expected, and should last a long time.,
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Cheryl W.
Very happy! Fence looks great, the crew is timely and pleasant. Excellent communication. Everything was done during the time and price it was quoted. Happy to recommend.
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Martha M.
Online and his crew did an amazing job on our fence! We had a lot of angles and a rock wall to deal with.it turned out beautiful.
Shiny General Contractor LLCShiny General Contractor LLC
Michele W.
Working with ZJH Handyman Services was a complete pleasure. We just purchased a home in Algona and needed a fence installed for our dogs. Zach was quick to respond, provided an accurate and competitive quote with a lead time that met our needs. He even went as far as to move our temporary fence for the dogs during the time the posts were setting. I would definitely use his services again.
ZJ's ConstructionZJ's Construction
Hs f.
Removed and replaced a fence post. Job looks perfect. Came on time. Responded to my call immediately and came out the next day. Price was reasonable too.
Devoted Construction LLCDevoted Construction LLC
Olivia T.
Wilson and the creative effects crew were awesome, they gave me a great price multiple options in style and price. The crew was on time and worked very hard. The fence they built looks great and really made my back yard perfect! Wilson was very knowledgeable and gave me a bid right away and stated the next day. I would recommend this company to anyone in need of a good looking well built fence for for a great price.
Creative effects contracting LLCCreative effects contracting LLC
Kathryn G.
I’m happy with the work Shiny did to move my existing fence and staining. The price seemed reasonable. Even though he was a little late starting the work it was still finished in good time.
Shiny General Contractor LLCShiny General Contractor LLC
Ashley S.
Vili and his guys were amazing! He was responsive and followed up on everything we needed. Finished out fence and gate in 2 days and they look fabulous. Went above and beyond for us and was on time about everything and very communicative.
Family General ConstructionFamily General Construction
Betiem S.
Allen and his father did an amazing job on our fence today. They asked questions when they needed clarification on what we wanted, was very nice and professional the entire time. I would definitely recommend them and would be calling them for any future work we need done. Thanks again!
A & R Hernández General ContractorA & R Hernández General Contractor
Katie M.
I can't recommend these guys enough! They were so quick to respond and got an affordable quote. Then they could start immediately (which was necessary so our pup couldn't escape). Showed up on time, were so incredibly friendly and finished in a day! We can't wait to hire them again to finish the rest of our fence!
A & J Mendoza General ContractorA & J Mendoza General Contractor
Jared H.
Jose and his guys were excellent to work with. He was on time, provided me with a proposal the same day and completed the work within the timeline that was provided. The fence turned out amazing. Very easy guys to talk to, very nice, hard working and respectable. I would highly recommend this company, and will definitely use them again in the future.
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Tony I.
Jimmy is aggressive and persistent with communication. He wants your business. I could have saved a few hundred going with other people but I knew I would get more quality out of his work. His team replaced our fence quick. Looking forward to working with him and his team on other upcoming projects.
De Dios Construction LLCDe Dios Construction LLC
Robert H.
Yuri and his sons exceeded our expectations. I asked for a dozen bids and got 9 to bid. Yuri was almost the lowest. But I thought he did the best job to sell himself during the time he spent with me the day he came out to look at the job. He was one of 2 that gave me the bid before they left and that told me they know their business. We are so happy with our fence and will not hesitate to recommend him to family and friends. Robert H. Auburn, WA
Kamp Construction LLCKamp Construction LLC
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