The Post and Rail Fence - An American Classic

Atlanta Decking is your reliable partner for exceptional split rail fence installation. Our team, made up of seasoned wood fence contractors, is dedicated to delivering top-quality wood rail fences that endure the test of time. We take great pride in our superior craftsmanship and customer service.

Our wood rail fences blend natural charm and durability, offering a stylish enhancement to any property. These fences are customizable, allowing you to shape them to your design preferences and functional needs.

Atlanta Decking’s split wood rail fence contractors also provide invaluable maintenance advice to ensure your fence stays in excellent condition for years to come. Choose Atlanta Decking for a wood rail fence that adds a touch of elegance and a dash of traditional Americana to your outdoor space.

The Wooden Post and Rail Fence – An American Classic

As much a part of the American landscape as any fence style, wood post and rail fences are recognized for their stability and beauty. Post and rail fences are typically made with three or four horizontal rails. That means you can easily see through the fence and keep your garden and any large livestock hemmed in safely. For smaller pets such as dogs, some homeowners, who like the look of post and rail fences, request wire attached inside the fence.

Locally, Milton, GA features several different post and rail wood fences. If you’re up for some travel, Lexington, KY is always a sure bet. And, if you really want to see something special, visit the area in the spring when you’ll see Thoroughbred mares and foals cantering across lush green pastures that are bordered by old stone walls and ubiquitous rail fences.

Atlanta Decking & Fence typically uses pressure-treated lumber for post and rail fences as it lasts far longer than non-treated wood. The fencing is made up of posts that have slots cut into them. The rails, usually 2-5 in number, are strung between posts and butt end to end in the slots. Posts are spaced from 4’ to 12’ apart depending on their intended use, design, and budget.

Heights of 4’ to 6’ are most common. Fence gates can easily be integrated into the design.

If you choose bare wood, you’ll want to stain it or paint it every 3-7 years — which will keep it in top condition. Local weather will determine how frequently it needs to be done. Cedar doesn’t require maintenance and neither does pressure-treated wood.

For a More Rustic Look, Think Split Rail

Split rail fences are made from splitting rails lengthwise down the tree trunk and into quarters. Most split rail fences are constructed with either two or three rails across the fence. They use little or no hardware and were a major source of firewood for both Union and Confederate armies. This type of fencing has been in use for centuries and continues to be popular today on ranches, farms, and in rural residential use.

Split rail fences can used to keep livestock or horses in a field and can also be used to border gardens and lawns. Although simple in construction, they typically use more wood than other fence types — depending on the split rail design.

One can spot split rail fences all along the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina and Virginia. These sightings, along with the accompanying log cabins, dense forests, and natural wildlife will evoke images of an era from long ago.

Because of its rustic beauty, a split rail fence is appealing for both decorative purposes and practical use. For appearance, it is often used in front of a home to set it off from the road. Sometimes, non-connecting sections are used purely for ornamental purposes.

There are several types of wood used for split rail fencing including cedar, pine, spruce, and hemlock. Cedar species such as Western Red cedar have the best natural water-resistant characteristics. It will last the longest and requires the least amount of maintenance. Cedar is also very resistant to insect infestation. When not painted or stained, it weathers to an attractive, classic silver-gray color.

There isn’t any maintenance required on a wood split rail fence — this is especially true when hundreds or thousands of feet of fencing are used. The wood can also be stained or painted, and either can significantly prolong the life of the wood. Painting or staining is the best choice if you use wood other than cedar.

Why Choose Atlanta Decking as Your Wood Rail Fence Contractors

For any quality installation, you need professionals who deliver remarkable results. Atlanta Decking has built a stellar reputation for our top-quality craftsmanship, thanks to our years of experience as wood fence contractors. Here’s why Atlanta Decking should be your first choice:

Extensive Experience: Our split rail fence installers have honed their installation skills over many years, tackling various challenges and refining our techniques. You can trust our precision and efficiency when handling your project.

Quality Materials and Craftsmanship: We source only the finest materials for our fences, ensuring their durability and aesthetic appeal. Our skilled wood rail fence contractors take pride in their work, meticulously attending to every detail to create a fence that withstands the test of time.

Customizable Wood Rail Fences: We understand that every homeowner’s needs and preferences are unique, and we offer a wide range of customization options. Whether you have a specific wood type, stain color, or rail design in mind, our split rail wood fence contractors can make it happen.

Picking Atlanta Decking means opting for professionalism, expertise, and a commitment to exceeding your expectations. Reach out to us today to discuss your wood rail fence project.

The Benefits of Wood Rail Fences

Wood rail fences are a popular choice in north metro Atlanta, thanks to their numerous advantages. Regardless of your home’s style, a wood rail fence can enhance its overall aesthetic.

Wood rail fences are also versatile, offering a wide range of design and style options. You can choose a style that reflects your personality and meets your needs. Plus, you can customize your fence with different finishes, stains, or paints to further enhance its appearance.

Another advantage of wood rail fences is their durability. When properly installed by our split rail wood fence contractors and well-maintained, they can withstand harsh weather conditions and last for years. Choose Atlanta Decking, your trusted split rail fence company, for reliable wood rail fence installation.

Maintaining a Wood Rail Fence

Proper maintenance is vital to ensuring the longevity and appearance of your wood rail fence. Here are some tips from our wood rail fence contractors to help you:

Annual Inspection and Repair: Check your fence at least once a year for damage. Replace any broken or rotten components immediately to prevent further decay.

Cleaning and Staining: Regularly clean your fence to remove dirt and grime. After cleaning, apply a wood stain or sealant to enhance its appearance and protect it from the elements.

Preventing Rot and Insect Damage: Inspect your fence for signs of rot or insect damage. Treat any affected areas promptly with a wood preservative or insecticide.

Get Your Free Split Wood Rail Fence Design Quote Today!

Atlanta Decking is your best bet for all your wood rail fence needs without breaking the bank. Our team is highly experienced in split wood rail fence installation, and we offer a wide selection of wood options, competitive prices, and flexible financing options.

Whether you’re looking for a classic picket fence or a sturdy split rail fence, we can bring your vision to life. Our split rail fence company offers a selection of high-quality woods, including cedar and pressure-treated pine, allowing you to choose the right one based on your preferences and budget.

If you’re looking for a wood fence with a relaxed country appeal, give us a call at 770-781-4641 for a free design consultation today. Along with recommending the best design, our wood fence contractors provide installation and follow-up to make sure you’re very satisfied.

*Please note, we require a minimum of 100 ft. for fence orders.

Contact Atlanta Decking for any questions.