Atlanta Split Rail Fences | Farm Fences

For many of us, a fence is just a fence but once you start to dig into the subject you will notice how specialized some are. A split rail fence is a great option for both commercial and residential properties. It provides amazing aesthetic appeal, and is great for marking property boundaries.

How do you know when to use one type of fence over another?

Before you start your search for fencing materials, you need to ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What does your fence need to accomplish? When you want to create a secluded area in your backyard a privacy fence is a great option. If you own a backyard swimming pool then the law requires you to install a pool fence. However, if all you need is a fence to mark the boundary of a large area but security isn’t a real issue, a split rail fence is the right choice. Your first step should always ways be to decide what you want your fence to do and then you can move on to the next step, the pricing.
  2. What is your budget? Take a long look at the area that you need to cover and decide how much your budget will be. A great split rail fence can be constructed using wood or vinyl. These are two if the most cost effective materials.
  3. Which styles of residential fence do you like the most? Now you can start looking for the perfect fence for your property. Sometimes you will have a few different styles of fences that will all fit your needs so you can pick the one you like the best. Just make sure that you choose a style that will blend in with the architecture of your home or property. Once you find the fence you want and have it installed, it should fit the property so perfectly that it feels like it has always been there.

The Pros and Cons of a Split Rail Fence

A split rail fence is a specialized fence type. It cannot be used in every situation but when it can be used, it is normally the best choice. For instance, a Split Rail Fence is perfect for:

  • Defining boundaries over a large area.
  • Dividing property without making the sections cutoff and isolated.
  • A pasture fence to keep large animals from roaming across your property.

A split rail fence is:

  • Affordable – They cost very little to install when compared to other fences for a few reasons. The main one is that they use very little material compared to other fence types. This open constructions cuts down on the initial cost of materials. Plus, you will not normally see a split rail fence built using anything except wood and vinyl. Given the affordability of these materials, it makes them a very economical option for a fence that must cover acre after acre.
  • Scenic – A split rail fence looks great in almost any residential situation. They tend to blend into the background and enhance the property rather than detract from it. HOA’s usually love split rail and will only let this type of fence be built throughout their neighborhood for aesthetic reasons.
  • Easy to install – Although installation should still be left to experts like the professionals at FenceWorks of Georgia, split rail fences are simple builds that can be carried out quickly.

The main drawbacks to using a split rail fence are:

  • Not very versatile – They are made to cover large areas as a boundary fence so if you need heightened security, privacy or an industrial look, they aren’t the right choice for you.
  • Susceptible to the elements – Wooden fences need continual maintenance to keep them free from rot and mildew.
  • Easy to get around or over them – Although they can help to contain larger animals, with their open construction and low height, a split rail fence will not do much to keep pets, children or trespassers from getting in and out.

Get started with your split rail fence project today

At Fence Works of Georgia, we provide our customers with a great fence warranty because we use high quality materials and experienced professionals for each job.  We back our work with a 10 year warranty against defects in installation and materials. If you’re in the market for a new split rail fence, don’t settle for less than the very best. Call us at 770-452-9900 to get your free quote!

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