Post and rail is a basic ‘country style’ fence using solid timber posts and a choice of number of rails and has three main variations to choose from: cleft, half-round and square cut. Post and rail is great for livestock, but also demarcation; it has the benefit of being able to deal with land that curves.
Individuals who prefer post and rail fences often value its simplicity and open design.
One of the advantages of this type of fencing is that it doesn’t restrict your view as much as other types. This makes it ideal for both agricultural use and gardens as it allows you to see into your paddock or admire the view surrounding your field or garden.
Post and rail fencing is often used to define property lines and establish boundaries on homesites with larger acreage as it is a more economical choice than solid wood, vinyl or ornamental iron. Plus the visibility post and rail affords will not detract from site lines and expansive views. Post and rail is also a preferred style for owners of horse farms and small ranches. Additionally, wire mesh can be attached to deter predators and create a secure area for livestock such as cattle, sheep and horses.
Post and rail fencing can blend with any design of your property. Unlike other kinds of fencing, post and rail fencing is quite simple. Post and rail fencing is beneficial to property owners because it is simple yet classy, inexpensive yet durable, and modifiable yet stress-free to mount. Here are some of the top benefits:
It has added aesthetic value. It looks good on both narrow and wide properties and even on flat and sloping terrains. It allows for an open view for visitors to see the beauty of your area on the inside of the fence, without discounting its “no trespassing” appeal. Other fences obstruct the view. You can get your delineation without destroying the sight of your property. Not only is it visually attractive, it is also durable.
It is cost-effective. Depending on the style of post and rail fencing that you choose, prices vary but what is for sure is that, relative to the prices of other types of fences, it is more economical. You can opt for the traditional wooden ones since they are the cheapest. In addition, there are spaces in between rails so you save on materials.
It is hard-wearing. You get good value for your money. You need not change it every year or two. At the same time, it is prone to decay because it is made of organic material. Nonetheless, post and rail fencing is comparatively less likely to deteriorate over time than its counterparts. It is by nature sturdy so whether you will use it for security or for keeping livestock in, it is still a recommended selection.
SIMPLE TO INSTALL
It is simple to install. You can quickly have it erected because its installation basically entails fitting pegs to holes. It is not time-consuming to set up. In the same way, it is hassle-free to uninstall as well. Note, however, that it can be permanently mounted on the ground by pushing the poles deeper into the soil.
It is adjustable and customizable. You can modify each rail or pole without much difficulty. Furthermore, upon purchase, you can choose the height of each post and the width of each rail contingent on your preferences and the size of your area. There is no need to buy fences that are ready-made (one size fits all) as they rigid. Should you need to adjust your property boundaries, you can just disassemble the posts and rails and then have them re-installed where the new borders are. If you want to tighten your security, you can wind some barbed wire around the rails.