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Answers to commonly asked questions from the experts on Thumbtack.

What’s the best way to set up a consultation or an appointment with a fence professional during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The first step to setting up a consultation with a fence professional during the COVID-19 pandemic is sending the pro a message, which you can easily do online. Ask potential pros if you can set up a phone call or video chat to explain what fencing services you need. A video chat is useful because it allows the fence installer to guide you so they can get the necessary information. During the consultation, discuss virtual payments, the timeline of the project and any precautions you’ll both take to ensure safety.

How can I find out if a fence professional is considered an essential COVID-19 service provider?

To figure out whether a fence professional can be considered an essential service provider during the COVID-19 pandemic, check the website of your city or state government. Another useful resource is CISA’s Identifying Critical Infrastructure During COVID-19, which provides information in a nationwide context. 

Within it are 16 different categories of infrastructure sectors that are considered essential. But keep in mind that some, not all, jurisdictions follow CISA’s definitions of critical infrastructure.

Can I use digital payments to pay for fence and gate installation and repairs?

Currently, many fence and gate professional use common digital payment services like Venmo, PayPal, Square Cash, Google Pay, Zelle and more. Many more are quickly adopting the platforms as COVID-19 continues to force companies to digitally transform.

Contact the professional beforehand to discuss whether you can make digital payments, and take all measures to comply with social distancing recommendations. Compare fence professionals side-by-side online to see which ones accept digital payments.

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.

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.

Does a fence professional need to enter my home?

Fencing jobs are done outdoors, so a fence professional or contractor will most likely not need to enter your home during the project. The exception to this may be any electrical work.

However, you may be able to work with fence professional to give them the information they need ahead of time through video chats, emails and photos sent digitally. Avoid all contact and practice social distancing guidelines set forth by the CDC and your local government. Discuss the best approach with local fence pros before they arrive at your home.

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.

Do fence installers offer remote or virtual services?

Because fence installation needs to be done in person, fence professionals usually cannot offer remote services. If you come across profiles that state they offer remote services, message the fence installer to see what those services include.

For consultations and meetings, ask the fence professional if you can coordinate a virtual consultation in which you explain the project to them through video, photos and drawings transferred online. If not, it may be wise to postpone the project and book an appointment at a later date

Does adding a fence increase property value?

Fencing may increase the value of your property. However, this depends on what type of fence is installed and the purpose of the fence. For example, a fence may be worth more to a property that needs it to diminish noise coming from a highway. Fences may also be a plus to dog owners who require a backyard fence. 

When deciding whether to install a fence in your yard, consult with your realtor or real estate expert. They can help you prioritize home improvement projects that will add value to your home.

Reviews for Wauwatosa fence installers
Mike A.
Shaun was great to work with. Very reasonable pricing. He and his team installed a beautiful fence. They hauled away and discarded the old fence as well.
A Plus RenovationsA Plus Renovations
Sam F.
They were able to quote remove our old fence and install a new fence in less than 10 days. It was affordable and we are very happy with the work.
A Plus RenovationsA Plus Renovations
Patrick G.
Did an excellent job with my fence, and I would recommend him to anyone looking to have a one installed.
A Plus RenovationsA Plus Renovations
Thumbtack Customer
Steve, Amy and crew did an outstanding job installing my Red Cedar Fence and Steel gate. Very PROFESSIONAL install and their PRIDE in workmanship showed!! When job was completed there was no mess and YARD left in immaculate condition.
All Style Quality FenceAll Style Quality Fence
Thumbtack Customer
I had a 4 foot chain link fence installed around my back yard. Everything went smoothly and professionally, I would highly recommend them to anyone!
All Style Quality FenceAll Style Quality Fence
Yvette G.
I utilized Brian’s services to removing and replacing a wooden fence at two properties. They were responsive, professional and reasonable, regarding cost. More so, the quality of the material used for both projects was grade A+. Both of the fences look great and were installed with perfection. I would highly recommend their services and will use them for other projects, as well.
S&G SpecialistsS&G Specialists
Thumbtack Customer
Hired them to put in about 100 feet of chainlink to contain our dog. They were on top of communication, and expectations. If I ever need fencing installed again, I wouldn't hesitate to call.
All Style Quality FenceAll Style Quality Fence
Kathy Z.
We had A Plus renovations install a fence for us this weekend. They did a great job, worked quickly, cleaned everything up, and their price was fair! We are already speaking to them about another project!
A Plus RenovationsA Plus Renovations
Jen B.
Just completed a fence installation in my back yard. Did a beautiful job. I have now hired them for some additional work on my deck. Very professional, reasonable prices and did a wonderful job. Definitely will be recommending to friends.
A Plus RenovationsA Plus Renovations
Justin W.
We were lucky enough to connect with Shaun and A Plus Renovations as we made a last-ditch attempt to install a backyard fence this late fall. Although we'll have to wait and get the fence installed in the spring (due to my late start and my struggle to get a city survey conducted before winter came), we're grateful for Shaun's kindness and professionalism. He generously spent time with us discussing different options. Shaun offered his thoughtful and friendly collaboration as he helped us to figure out the best solution for our needs. We look forward to working with Shaun in the spring, and we appreciate all of his excellent service and great energy as he helped educate us and formulate a game plan.
A Plus RenovationsA Plus Renovations
Kat W.
Brian is the real deal. I needed to fence in a portion of my backyard as well as have a double gate installed across my driveway. Brian came out to get an idea of what I wanted and to be able to provide an accurate quote. He stuck to his quote and timeline. He showed up when he said he was going to and completed the job in half a day. The fence turned out better than I expected. Probably my favorite part about Brian though, was that despite my job being a small one for him, he was still genuinely appreciative of the business. Something that I have NOT seen from contractors I’ve used on other projects.
S&G SpecialistsS&G Specialists
Shari P.
Installed wooden fencing in our back yard. Gave me a fair estimate, it took two days to install. I purchased all the materials for it myself and had them delivered to my home by Menards. A hard worker, but there were a few things left undone after he was finished. The two gates were not completed and put together very flimsy, he did not use all the brackets I purchased even after I mentioned it to him he did not want to fix them properly. So it was left where there is only one side fastened with a 2X4 and nothing holding together the side that the handle is on so the board that the handle is on is only hanging on by 2 staples. Also there is a panel that is only nailed on one end and not the other. I have attempted to contact him and have gotten no reply back.
RB ServicesRB Services
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