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Texas State Fence
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Texas State Fence Company is our top choice for fence installation and repair. They offer a 10-year warranty on all cedar fences, and have completed over 3,000 outdoor projects.

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Best for gate + fence
Duncan's Services
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Duncan’s Services hit the top of our rankings for transparent customer reviews and photos of past projects. We like them for privacy fences and automatic gate installation projects.

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Highland Park
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Carrolton
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White Rock
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Garland
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Arlington
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Lake Highlands

Cheat sheet on Dallas fence companies

Spoiler alert: Texas State Fence is our best overall fence installer in the DFW area for a stellar 10-year warranty, and lightning fast quotes.  If you need a company with deep expertise with automatic gates, go with Duncan’s Services for fence and automatic gate system installation.

Here’s how to hire a great fence company in Dallas, or anywhere else in Texas

  • Pick companies with value add services: Pre-stained boards, and quick installs help you save money and get a better finished fence
  • Eliminate corner-cutters: Look for fence companies that pull permits to avoid property line disputes
  • Prep yourself on price: Fences cost anywhere from $65 - $105/ linear foot. Use our calculator to budget for the job before you call a contractor
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Our Criteria

❌ Deal Breakers

No Permits

Fences involve property lines - permits help prevent neighborly disputes and big lawsuits. Don't put in a fence without one.

Low Quality Installs

We avoided companies that had multiple complaints about their fence build quality - including posts leaning, stain issues, and bad gate alignment.

✅ The Bare Minimum

Same Price Guarantee

Charging customers the same cost per linear foot regardless of the neighborhood they lived in was a requirement of our top providers.

Fast Installs

Good companies book up fast - we like that both of our providers had multiple crews so they could always start and finish jobs fast.

🔥 Above And Beyond

Motorized Gate Install and Repair

Many homeowners have gates - they're an expensive part of replacing your fence, and some companies don't work with them.

Pre-Stained Boards

Staining on-site costs more and doesn't cover 100% of the fence. Pre-stained boards get homeowners longevity and cost savings.

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The Data & Research: Why You Should Trust Us

HOMR managed 40+ fence jobs and compared over 89 fence job quotes over the last 2 years. We also helped our members cross-compare these fencing estimates line by line to determine the best service provider for their homes.

Nearly all of HOMR’s employees live and work in Dallas. The increased cost and demand for good residential fences doesn’t just affect us at the office — we’re seeing prices go up for fence repairs at our own homes.

We combined our service data with national cost averages: the average DFW fence replacement or installation project costs 30% more than the rest of Texas. This is due to 2 major factors:

  • Cost of Labor. The cost of labor is higher in Dallas-Fort Worth than any other Texas city.
  • Increased Demand. Demand for perimeter fences — particularly privacy fences — in the Dallas area has gone up every year for the last decade.

We used this data as the foundation for our selection criteria which we outline below.

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How We Selected the Best Dallas Fence Company

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There are over 520 Dallas fence installation and repair companies (Houzz). We narrowed them down to our 2 HOMR featured providers with 4 main elimination points.

We created a standard pricing list based off of our quote database - we looked at an average fence line: 

  • 150 linear ft of western red cedar
  • Board-on-board privacy fence
  • 8 ft. galvanized steel fence posts
  • 1 non-motorized gate

Fence providers that came in more than 25% above the standard price range were eliminated. We also eliminated any that couldn’t provide a current license or furnish proof of insurance. While you don’t need a permit to work on Dallas fences, we still strongly prefer the reliability and skill set that a licensed contractor provides.

Next, we looked for fence companies with extended workmanship warranties. We like service providers who stand behind the quality of their work. It indicates a higher standard of craftsmanship, and also saves you money if issues like faulty materials or warped wood arise down the road.

HOMR researched the remaining contenders for BBB accreditation and customer reviews. We prefer providers who are registered with the Better Business Bureau and actively respond to reviews from previous customers. 

Finally, we researched the working relationships between Dallas fence companies, their material providers and any scrap yards or junk yards they work with. A contractor that has good relationships with other industry professionals usually has good relationships with their clients. It’s a signal of trust, good nature, and transparent communication.

Green Flags 

Lifelong Dallas Residents and Professionals

Clear, Upfront Pricing Estimate and Timeline Provided

History of Repeat Neighborhood Service

Quality Online Reviews

Good Relationship With Material Providers

Good Relationship With Scrap Yard or Junkyard (if Fence Repair)

Red Flags

🚫 Vague Pricing Estimates

🚫 History of Delayed Fence Project Timeline

🚫 Unfamiliar with Dallas Area Fence Trends and Materials

🚫 Lack of Communication

🚫 Lack of Single Direct Point of Contact

🚫 Lack of Relationship With Scrap Yard or Junkyard (if Fence Repair)

DID YOU KNOW: The top 2 types of Better Business Bureau complaints against Dallas fence contractors involved work delays and poor estimates. Some customers experienced delays of 3-4 weeks on fence installation projects, while one unlucky customer was left with a pile of damaged poles and concrete in their yard!

Save yourself from these Dallas fence company complaints — establish a clear timeline before your project begins with your contractor. If your project involves fence repair, insist all damaged materials be hauled away. Ask your fence company to strictly abide by these terms, and provide a clear point of communication for all issues and disputes.

Our Picks for Dallas Fence Companies

You know why we decided to find the best Dallas fence companies, and you know how we narrowed down the competition.

Now, let’s introduce who we selected as the top 2 DFW fence contractors — Texas State Fence Company and Duncan’s Services.

Texas State Fence - Best Overall Fence Installation & Repair

Why We Like Them: Texas State Fence Company checked our boxes for local experience and expertise. They’ve delivered over 3,000 Dallas fence and outdoor living projects to DFW homeowners. 

HOMR rated Texas State Fence highly for their proficiency with multiple fence materials. Most customers opt for their cedar or wrought iron fences. Recent customer reviews also note Texas State Fence’s excellent installation of privacy fences at clear, reasonable prices.

Non-Negotiables: Texas State Fence offers an industry-leading 10 year structural warranty on all cedar fences, as well as a 3-year post-staining process warranty. They also offer multiple fence financing options for homeowners, allowing flexibility for Dallas residents on a budget.

Duncan’s Services - Best Dallas Fence and Gate Systems

Why We Like Them: Customer reviews praise Duncan’s Services for installing quality, attractive automatic gates and privacy fences. As of this update, they hold perfect 5.0 ratings on Thumbtack, Yelp, Google Reviews and HomeAdvisor.

HOMR likes Duncan’s Services ability to deliver both traditional and modern fence styles. Their website features clear photos of past fence projects — they show wrought iron and board-on-board traditional fencing, as well as stone-filled gabion fence design. 

Non-Negotiables: Duncan’s Services offers a 5-year limited workmanship warranty on every project. Their website and social media accounts offer transparent, clear access to completed fence project photos and customer testimonials.

Featured Partners

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Our pick
Texas State Fence
Free estimates

Texas State Fence Company is our top choice for fence installation and repair. They offer a 10-year warranty on all cedar fences, and have completed over 3,000 outdoor projects.

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Service areas
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Best for gate + fence
Duncan's Services
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Duncan’s Services hit the top of our rankings for transparent customer reviews and photos of past projects. We like them for privacy fences and automatic gate installation projects.

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Service areas
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Highland Park
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Carrolton
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White Rock
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Preston Hollow
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Garland
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Forney
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Richardson
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Lake Highlands
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Arlington

Dallas Fence Repair Stats and Cost (UPDATED 2024)

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Material Unit Cost
Wood linear ft $20
Chain Link linear ft $30
Wrought Iron linear ft $40

Dallas Fence Repair Cost by Material Type

These statistics from Texas State Fence show that material type doesn’t change the cost of fence repair by much. The average cost to repair a chain link fence versus a steel fence only differs by $40.

Since most fence contractors bill for services by the hour, the real driver of fence repair cost is labor — not materials. How much of your fence needs to be repaired or replaced? How much material needs to be taken down and hauled away?

Here are some important stats to know about the current cost of Dallas fence repair work:

  • The average cost to install a new Dallas fence is $75-105 per linear foot. This cost includes material and labor. Chain link fences are lower than this estimate (~$40 per linear foot).
  • The average cost to repair a Dallas fence is $18-50 per square foot depending on materials. Add costs for taller fences as they'll need more labor and dispose of more material.
  • The average total cost to install a new Dallas fence is $12,000-$20,000.
  • The average total cost to repair a Dallas fence is $475-1600.

Conclusion

Here are the highlights for Dallas fence repair and installation:

The cost of your fence project is based more on labor than materials — so pick a fence company that offers a warranty on their work.

Demand for privacy fences and security fences is only going up in DFW. Make sure to demand the same level of security from your contractor, in the form of upfront pricing and a clear timeline.

We trust Texas State Fence and Duncan’s Services to deliver those things on top of quality craftsmanship — it’s the same high standard of excellence we demand of every HOMR featured partner.

We’re here to help our members with 24/7 home management starting at $9/month

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Estimated total fence cost
$ 1300.00

Don’t be shocked, there are tons of ways to save money on a fence. Chat with our team when you are ready – we are here to help!

If you're looking for a fence contractor in Dallas: read our "who to hire" series where we built a bunch of fences to see who has the best fence for the best price

Estimated Total
$ 12,500.00