Split Rail Fencing

Split rail fencing is one of the most popular types in the United States for a reason. It’s something of a perfect match of form and function. Here are a few reasons why you should consider this type of fencing if you’re in the market for fences.

Many people who own homes like how the split rail fence looks. It reminds them of a country feel. The fence just looks like something you’d see alongside horse stalls or around green fields in the open country. It’s pleasing to the eye and familiar to many people use to country living in the U.S.
Many people will value homes more highly if they see that there are split rail fences located throughout the property.

The fact that this type of fencing exposes less surface area to the elements means that it tends to last longer. The separate rails all fit in securely to their places as well, so there tends to be fewer problems with the thing coming apart, or with the fence decaying.

Additionally, you can find split rail fencing that’s made of environmentally friendly materials such as cedar or bamboo easily enough. This adds to the value of the fencing and makes it even more durable and good for the environment.

Split rail fences just use less material than fences that are solid all the way through They do the job just as well, since if you want to keep out animals or people, they can’t very well make it through the fence, and if your intention is simply to mark boundaries or create an ascetic, then nothing looks quite as nice as split rail. In fact, many people actually prefer it for aesthetics due to the fact that you can see more of the property through the fence without sacrificing on its function.

All this means that these types of fences tend to go fast and drain resources less, especially if they are made of the right materials. You can get split rail fencing that doesn’t have any preservatives in it, for example. Some materials will also be resistant to bugs and rot as well. Split rail is also often very cheap to buy. This is partly because it’s so easy to make. People originally made split rail fences simply by cutting down trees and then cutting holes in pieces of them to make everything fit together. The fact that you’re using less material also means that the fence maker has to use less of it when they purchase it for making the fence. This all translates into a cheaper experience overall for you. Since all you have to do is fit all of the notched pieces together, it’s much easier to install the fence then it is for many other fences. It’s often easy to drive the initial posts into the ground as well, and this usually doesn’t require anything extra to keep the fence in the ground, such as cement or concrete. Additionally, if you use materials that are also durable, the fence can often be easy to maintain, often simply by adding some coating to make sure that it doesn’t fade.