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A wooden fence can last for 7-12 years if it’s made of untreated lumber, and 30 years or more for pressure treated lumber before a local fence repair Professional may have to be called in. Common reasons for local fence repair include severe weather, damage from vehicles or vandalism, and insect infestation.

Common Problems

Rotting – wet or dry rotting should be cut out with a saw and replaced.

Insect Damage – requires repair or replacement depending on the severity of the damage. To prevent recurrence, make sure that your fence is protected against excessive moisture. You may also consider calling in a pest control professional which can be found at or by using the FREE app.

Rusted Nails – will need replacement.

Sagging Fence Posts – can be due to a problem with either the post itself or the hole. If the post has rotted, you may be able simply to splint it; however, a seriously rotted post will need to be replaced altogether. If the hole is too big, it can be filled in with crushed stone and/or concrete. Apply the concrete in the form of a mound, sides slanting downward away from the post, to direct rainfall away from the post itself.

Fallen Rails Or Panels – are usually caused by a storm. Repair the wood fence pieces, if necessary, before putting them back in place.

Sagging Fence – may stem from a number of sources, including poor wood, dampness, weather conditions. Support a sagging or wobbly fence with a brace or tension rod.


To protect your new fence repair, use some basic fence repair tips. Direct the spray of your sprinkler system away from the fence. Clear off fallen leaves and other garden debris and do not allow vines or shrubbery to grow next to the fence to steer clear of two potential problems – excessive weight on the fence and trapping moisture. Inspect the fence and posts regularly for signs of problems. If you detect a problem call a local same day fence repair professional at or by using the FREE app

Repair or Replace?

When making the decision as to whether to do fence repair or replace wood fencing, make sure that the fence’s structural integrity has not been compromised. There is no point in patching a fence that is likely to collapse anyway. Consult a professional fencing repair professional and get a same day estimate at or by using the free app. 

The cost for fence repair  can vary a great deal. It depends on the nature and extent of the damage, as well as the characteristics of the fence itself – height, quality of the original wood, and so on. Your warranty is likely to cover installation errors only, and will not reimburse you for damage due to either normal wear and tear or extraordinary damage such as vandalism and weather related issues. However, fence repair may be covered by your homeowner’s policy; check with your insurer for details. Wooden fence repair is most cost effective when less than 20 percent of the fence components have been damaged; above that figure, it may be wiser to install a new fence. 

You can find local same day fence repair at or by using the FREE app. With more than 100 categories to choose from, achieving local professional same day service or same day estimates has never been easier

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