Split Rail Fence Installation
While traditional, a split rail fence can add a brand new look to any property. The style of these boundary fences is both functional and attractive due to their simplistic design and durable wood construction. We owe the durability of our split rail fences to Western Red Cedar wood. Red Cedar has a natural resistance to insect and fungal damage, meaning less required maintenance on your part. We recommend adding a quality stain to the wood because, if left without a protective coating, the wood can weather to a gray color. A cedar split rail fence is very rustic and western in appearance and is commonly installed on properties or ranches where privacy isn’t a concern. These fences are great for creating distinct property lines between neighbors and are some of the most affordable for large plots of land.
Is a Split Rail Fence Right for My Location?
Our Red Cedar rails are available in both two rail and three rail styles. The two-rail style is our most popular and stands at approximately 36″ high. At approximately 48″ high, the three rail style is a bit taller and is a great solution for larger livestock. The jumbo and standard rails are both 10′ long and butt inside the fence posts to create 10′ post centers. Smaller pony rails are also available in 8′ lengths if a shorter span is desired or required. Regardless of the perimeter size, we can accommodate your split rail fencing project to cost-effectively enclose your animals or multi-acre property.
Low Cost Perimeter Fencing
With easy construction and a low overall price, a split rail fence is one of the most economical fence choices for defining property boundaries while providing efficient fencing for livestock and horses. Installation entails that the split rail fence posts are set directly into the ground at approximately 30″ deep, and do not need to be filled with concrete. A tamping bar compacts while backfilling with dirt to secure the posts in place. When complete, a split rail fence creates the perfect boundary without inhibiting sweeping views of the land.
Get Started on Your Split Rail Fence Project
Known for their durability and practicality, split rail fences are a great addition to any ranch-style property. Like all wooden fences, Red Cedar fences should be preserved with a quality stain to guard harsh Texas weather and slow aging. If you’re ready to add a practical and economical fence such as a split rail style to your property, contact Apple Fence Company to discuss your project and get a free quote.