What Type of Rail Fence Is the Right Fit for Your Property?

Fences aren’t just wooden panels or metal support posts. Even standard wood fences are built with layers of support, seasoned wood, and sealants or stain coating to preserve the fence’s structural integrity. Once you decide a rail fence is the right fit for your rural property, it’s time to select the right materials. What are your options for fencing that is both strong and attractive?

What Type of Rail Fence Is the Right Fit for Your Property?

Vinyl Coated Wood Rail Fencing

Vinyl coating makes any structure stronger. It’s typically used to reinforce steel sheds and chain link fences, but the vinyl coating protects wood, too. The material protects the wood from water damage and bleaching from UV radiation. It’s also a thicker coating than paint or stain that is harder to pit with hail or frequent impact.

PVC Plastic Rail Fencing

PVC fencing doesn’t have the strength that typical wood railing does. But it’s a beautiful fencing material that can withstand UV radiation and doesn’t need to be repainted over the years. A vinyl coated wood rail fencing may be the best choice to break up your farmland, but white PVC fencing is perfect for bordering your home. You can mix and match different types of rail fencing to maintain consistent style while getting the attributes you need in the different sections of your property.

High-Tensile Polymer Fencing

This type of rail fencing is more of a reinforced wire fence. The horizontal rails encase strong lengths of steel wire. This option can give you the attractive look of a rail fence, the tensile strength of a wire fence, and a bit more money back in your budget.

Rail fencing is a great choice for every rural property, especially if you want to subdivide the land without limiting visibility. Go to Philip’s Fences here to browse our gallery of fencing options or to schedule an initial appointment to install new fencing.