Cost to Replace a Fence Gate – 2021

| Last Updated: August 23, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 297

$ 145

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 52% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

The average price to Replace a Fence Gate noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much does it cost to replace a fence gate? Compare the contractor cost to repair a fence gate which is $297 with doing it yourself for $145 and saving 51 percent. 

Nothing beats a wooden fence to add security enclosing a yard for a sense of privacy. But there’s nothing more annoying than a fence gate that droops and won’t open or close properly. After continued use and weather abuse the gate can become a nuisance when it sags on its hinges or pulls away from its support post, making it difficult to open and close securely.

Here’s how much it costs: A contractor will charge $297 to remove the old gate, and install a new good quality 48-in. high-by 44-in.wide vinyl picket gate and hardware, which includes the labor and material. You can do the job for $145, the cost of the gate and hardware and save 51 percent.

The job involves truing up the gate posts so they are square; if that’s not done the gate will not swing correctly. In some cases new hinges require a new set of pilot holes in the posts. If the holes line up you’re good to go.

That sums it up. Knowing the average cost to replace a fence gate lets you compare doing it yourself with what you can expect to pay a contractor.

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