You might have noticed the rise of split rail fences in residential areas. What used to be a practical option for landowners and farmers has now become a popular choice for homeowners who enjoy the simple charm it adds to their property. If you’re a homeowner who enjoys the aesthetic of a split rail fence, here are a few questions to consider before deciding if it is right for you.
Do You Have Kids or Pets?
Often fences are installed for privacy and safety reasons. If you have kids and/or pets, you should consider that unlike privacy fences, which completely block your property from outside view, split rail fences allow more visibility of your yard. Depending on your situation, this could present a problem, especially if you have an active dog or young children that could get through the fence.
What is the Style of Your Home?
Before the trend of residential split rail fences, this style was associated with a more agricultural purpose of containing livestock. However, the draw for residential properties came from the rustic design becoming on-trend.
Split rail fences will typically complement a more rustic style like colonial or ranch homes and if this is the case for you, split rail might be just the thing to add that extra curb appeal to your home! If you have a Victorian or modern style home, an ornamental fence, like aluminum, would be a better fit for your property.
What Does Your Neighborhood Look Like?
While split rail fences can add an element of charm to your property, being the only house in your neighborhood with one might cause you to be the odd man out. Often neighborhoods strive to keep a level of uniformity across lots and should be considered before choosing a split rail fence.
Maybe this isn’t a problem for your property, in which case you can enjoy this trendy style while also benefiting from the cheaper and easier installation it offers.
Feel that a split rail fence is right for you, or have additional questions? Our staff at Accurate Fence has over 100+ years of combined experience and would love to help you with any of your fencing needs! Contact us today. 770-985-3700.