Why Choose a Split Rail Fence?Split rail fences are a simple, cost-effective, and aesthetically pleasing fence style suitable for a variety of projects. If you have a lot of land in need of fencing, or just want to add a charming, rustic look to your house, then a split rail fence may be exactly what you’re looking for.

Calling to mind the traditional American west, split rail fences are light on material cost and labor since, unlike more standard ‘privacy’ fences, they leave a lot of open areas so as not to obstruct the view of the scenery around you. These fences can be constructed with either two or three rails depending on your desired look and are simple to install.

While such an open fence may not be completely ideal for those with small children or outdoor animals they would prefer to keep corralled, it can be easily modified with small-grid chicken wire to form a more solid barrier at the end of the property. This wire addition is also simple and low-cost to install.

Split rail fences are also a great option for anyone with a lot of land to enclose. Building a solid fence around an entire farm would add up quickly due to not only the number of boards required but the labor needed to put everything together. Split rail fencing requires comparatively few pieces and snaps together easily, keeping your costs low.

If you’re searching for a fence contractor in Ellis County, TX or the surrounding area, contact us at Philip’s Fences today!