How Much Does It Cost To Repair A Fence?

Fences are an addition that surrounds many American households. They can be a beautiful addition to the home. Not only can they serve to beautify the home but they can also provide a sense of security. They come in many shapes, sizes, colors, and designs. You can find them as additions to everything from single-family homes to commercial properties. Some people like them tall and some like them not so tall.

 But there’s no getting around the fact they are appealing to many and serve in many cases as status symbols and security blankets. But because they are outside they are susceptible to the elements and can suffer wear and damage over time, as a result of the unforgiving elements. So obviously repairs become an eventual necessity. Depending on what type of fence you have repairs can range from reasonably priced too high priced. It’s important to shop around to get the best estimate and price for your fencing repairs.

Don’t just go with the first estimate you get as there are many repair services that may offer you a more reasonable rate to do the same amount of repairs. Find out how long the company that’s doing the repairs has been in business. You may want to go online and see if you can’t find reviews about the companies business practices both positive and negative to make a more informed decision.

The Different Fencing Repair Costs.

But regardless pricing is sure to vary based on the work and type of fence that’s in need of repairs. Repair costs normally average from $140 and $400. But repairing holes and cracks in a fence costs between $124 to $367, depending on the fence’s design, material, and construction, as well as the severity of the damage.

Material, for instance, will also determine what amount you will pay for repairs. For example, a vinyl fence would be much easier to repair and replace than a wooden fence. It may even be more economically feasible to replace a vinyl fence panel as opposed to repairing holes or other damages to the fence individually.

Just remove the plastic vinyl fence panel and replace it with a new one then you’re done. Wood fencing, on the other hand, can be a bit more challenging and costly. For example, wood rot is a common problem with wood fencing and is the result of fungi rotting the wood to initiate the decomposition process. This is one of the most common problems with wood fencing and requires that wood be chemically treated to prevent the rotting.

This can be a more costly repair process because it involves filling holes, staining, and painting the wood. Which can obviously increase the cost of repairs.  Wooden fence posts for example that descend into the ground and provide fence stability can be compromised in the event of a car accident that damages the fence and its structural integrity. Or in the event of ground shifts that compromise the fence’s structural integrity and stability.

This can significantly increase the cost of repairs. But in the event of extreme weather episodes, for example, emergency home fencing repair can become a necessity. And in cases like this many homeowners spare no cost to fix the problem.

Emergency home fencing repair can be another costly repair situation that can significantly increase the cost of repairs. In any event, the average cost of fence repairs still ranges from $140 and $400. But repairing holes and cracks in a fence costs between $124 to $367, depending on the fence’s design, material, and construction, as well as the severity of the damage.