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Amarillo, Texas is a small town in the panhandle of Texas, which is the gateway entrance to Palo Duro Canyon State Park. Amarillo is also one of the largest cities that is on the Texas Panhandle and is the center of Potter County. The entire city has a total population of 265,053 and is spread out across four different counties. Amarillo was once known as Oneida and became well known because of the easy access to the Fort Worth and Denver City Railroad for easy freight surfaces. The easy access to these freight surfaces is also a contribution to the city’s growth in livestock, specifically cattle.

Across the entire city of Amarillo, various landscapes are the growing spot for crops like corn, wheat, cotton, and hay primarily. There are also various cattle and livestock ranches.

As you can imagine in this city, with the various lands of crops and cattle ranching, there are many different styles of fencing that you may come across as you’re driving through. Fencing is a very essential building material that is used in every city, state, and country but for different reasons. Traditionally, fencing was first used for cattle ranches and cropland to protect the crops from predators and to keep cattle secure on their land. The state of Texas is a huge contributor to the fencing market because of the high supply and demand. Before we jump into the fencing market in Amarillo, let us introduce you to fencing in general as a small refresher.

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Different Styles of Wood Fencing and Fence Pickets

Cedar Privacy Fencing

This style of fencing is extremely popular and is used among homeowners, contractors, communities, recreation spaces, and much more. It is utilized mainly for added security and privacy, but to also add a design appeal that catches the eyes of walkers and visitors to the area.

Split Rail Fencing

This style of fencing is more popular in national parks and open spaces like trails and public parks because it’s easy to install and is affordable.

Post and Dowel Fencing

Post and dowel fencing is ideal for people looking to cover a large amount of land or have horses that need to be kept secure and safe. Post and dowel fencing is a taller style of fence and it is durable enough that you can tie a horse to one of the posts and it would stay put. 

Ranch Rail Fencing

Ranch rail fencing, along with post and dowel fencing, is perfect for larger spaces and if you are looking for a sturdier fence to keep larger animals in or out depending on the situation.

Of course, each style of fencing has different purposes and some of them may depend on the area you live in or your specific requirements. The examples above are just the most commonly seen ways that these styles of fencing are used.

What Fence Style is Best for Me in Amarillo? | What are Some Common Uses?

Now if you live in Amarillo, Texas some of the common uses we mentioned above probably stood out to you. Texas is known for its cattle and livestock ranching, as well as their crop farming. We want to dig a little deeper into the needs of cattle and livestock ranch fencing so you can get an idea of which style of fencing you should go for.

Ranch rail fencing is a style of fencing that is extremely durable and can withstand normal wear and tear that some fences can’t do. Ranch rail fencing is securely installed and can stand up to harsh weather like wind, snow, rain, hail, and other severe weather. In the state of Texas, oftentimes ranchers who have a large amount of land to cover will be in a plains setting where wind and tornadoes are common. In this case, as a rancher, you want your fence to be durable enough to make it through common storms to continue protecting your animals!

The great thing about using ranch rail fencing in Amarillo is that it can also be secured in ways to accommodate the different climates. You can use different styles of hardware that can endure certain situations like harsh winds. Now, if you aren’t in a plains environment and don’t need to worry about the weather as much, you can still use ranch rail fencing as your number one choice. The versatility of this fencing style allows you to customize it to your own specific needs.

Split rail fencing is very similar to ranch rail fencing in a sense that is very versatile and can be used in a variety of different settings especially in Amarillo, Texas. Split rail fencing is often the top choice among homeowners and ranchers because it is very affordable and easy to install. Most of the time, when you purchase split rail fencing, the holes for the posts are already cut into the post and the rails are precut as well. This reduces the installation time in half and allows you to install the fence by yourself or with the help of a few friends if you don’t want to use professionals.

As far as durability, which is a common question among homeowners and ranchers when installing a fence, split rail fencing is durable and can withstand some damages. However, you may need to secure the rails in the post holes if you are looking for extra durability. With traditional split rail fencing you don’t necessarily need to secure the posts, but it is possible!

If you are a rancher or even just a homeowner with a lot of land, split rail fencing is a great way to secure your property and add security to your land in a few easy steps.

Alongside the other two styles of fencing above, split rail fencing and ranch rail fencing, post and dowel fencing is ideal for large open spaces or large pieces of land that you are wanting to outline. All three of these styles of fencing are perfect for a homeowner looking to install a fence themselves without the help of a professional and who needs to install a fence quickly. When you think about it as a rancher for example, you must keep your animals secure somewhere while the new fence is being secured. You can’t take days to complete the fence or your animals will be at a higher risk of being let loose and getting free. Post and dowel fencing is tough, durable, and versatile as well so you can customize this fencing to fit your home and ranch needs.

As far as durability, which is a common question among homeowners and ranchers when installing a fence, split rail fencing is durable and can withstand some damages. However, you may need to secure the rails in the post holes if you are looking for extra durability. With traditional split rail fencing you don’t necessarily need to secure the posts, but it is possible!

If you are a rancher or even just a homeowner with a lot of land, split rail fencing is a great way to secure your property and add security to your land in a few easy steps.

No matter where you are located in the world, privacy fencing is ideal for homeowners living in close-knit neighborhoods seeking privacy from their neighbors. Now, while Amarillo and other cities in Texas will have homes and ranches with larger areas of land on the outskirts of the city, there are also suburbs just like normal. The homes in these suburbs are close-knit and laid out in a community and sometimes the privacy can be limited. Privacy fencing is perfect for giving you and your family the privacy you want when you are outdoors. Privacy fencing can also keep out unwanted animals and visitors, while providing an extra level of security to leave you resting easy. This style of fencing is still affordable and easy to install, but takes more time and precision to ensure it is installed properly. That is why we recommend this style of fencing for smaller areas like the neighborhood communities of Amarillo, Texas.

As far as durability, which is a common question among homeowners and ranchers when installing a fence, split rail fencing is durable and can withstand some damages. However, you may need to secure the rails in the post holes if you are looking for extra durability. With traditional split rail fencing you don’t necessarily need to secure the posts, but it is possible!

If you are a rancher or even just a homeowner with a lot of land, split rail fencing is a great way to secure your property and add security to your land in a few easy steps.

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Average Cost of Wood
Fencing in Amarillo Texas

The biggest concern among homeowners, especially when it comes to installing a fence is the overall cost. Now, the cost of the fencing materials itself depends on 3 different things:

  1. The supplier you are going through to get the fencing material.
  2. The quantity in which you need.
  3. The species of wood you are purchasing.

The reason your supplier matters to the cost, is that some places will have to charge more depending on how much they paid to get the materials. In Amarillo, Texas just like other places, they have independent contractors, wholesalers, and big box stores that are all selling fencing materials. If you shop from a store that had to pay middleman shipping costs, you are going to pay slightly higher pricing for your fencing materials.

A wholesaler like us here at Cedar Fence Direct won’t have the added costs typically associated with the big box stores and will be able to resell the material at a more affordable rate. We also offer bulk discounts when you purchase over a certain amount of materials, which can help keep the costs low and within a budget as well!

As far as the species of wood, all of our fencing is cedar and there is a reason behind that. To learn more about why cedar is our number one seller, keep reading or click here (CTA that sends them to the “Cedar Fencing Benefits” section of the page)

According to a website called “ProMatcher” (https://fences.promatcher.com/cost/amarillo-tx-fences-costs-prices.aspx), the average cost for fenceinstallation in Amarillo, Texas per linear foot is around $13.87. The general range of cost is $12.53-$15.21 depending on where you are located and who you use as your installer.

Of course, you can completely cut this cost by installing the fence yourself. If you need some tips, tricks, or guidance to install your fence, no matter the style you can give us a call and speak to one of our highly trained specialists. You can check out our blog pages which have many resources on the topic of fence installation.

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Just like many places in the United States, Amarillo, Texas has unpredictable weather every year. From tornados, snowstorms, high wind, rain, and hail- this city sees it all. You must consider this when you are installing a fence. There are many ways you can customize the fence style to be adaptable to the climate, such as adding extra hardware or using different methods to secure your posts, pickets, and rails depending on your fencing style.

The best way to be prepared for unpredictable weather is to pick a species of wood that can adapt to any climate or extreme weather change. Cedar fencing is the number one species of wood used for most building materials from fences, decks, siding, and more because of its unmatched durability and adaptability. Here are the benefits of using cedar as an adaptive wood:

Humidity

In the humidity, it is common for woods to shrink and to expand depending on the cause and level of the humidity. If the air is humid from moisture like rain, certain woods will expand because they are absorbing the moisture in the air. If the humidity is dry and hot, the wood can shrink from being dehydrated. With cedar, these things still can occur, but they will be minimal. Cedar adapts to the humidity and will adjust itself depending on the moisture or dryness in the air.

Moisture

Cedar is a wood species that is less soluble and doesn’t absorb all the moisture it is exposed to. Of course, it will naturally absorb a certain level, but it is resistant to moisture at a certain point and will not let any soak in. Another great way to add extra protection to your cedar is to seal the surface. Most of the time, this will ensure no moisture absorption.

Heat

The effects on cedar from heat falls with the humidity component from above. The outcomes are the same in the sense that it depends on whether or not it is a moist heat or a dry heat. As long as your cedar has had time to adapt and is sealed, you won’t have to worry about your cedar changing shape in the heat whether it’s a wet or dry heat.

Cold

In the cold, some wood species will shrink from the frigid temps and harsh drops in warmth. Cedar of course will have a shrinkage rate, but it is nowhere near what other wood species would shrink at. Ideally, once your cedar has adapted to the cold, it will resume its original size and not cause any damage.

Wind

The power of wind can be substantial and cause damage especially if it is from a tornado for example and has brunt force. Cedar is a very sturdy and durable wood, that when secured properly, can withstand winds up to 120 miles per hour. The common use for cedar fencing is in the style of privacy fencing, which is secured typically with concrete and nails or screws which just adds to the durability of the fence.

If you are seeking a fence that is affordable, easy to maneuver and work with, can stand up to harsh weather and unpredictable climates, cedar is the way to go. You can easily customize this species of wood to fit your fence design and you can rest assured your fence is durable enough to last a long time. The great thing about cedar fencing, is that you can secure it in a bunch of different ways to suit the changes of Amarillo’s weather and you can seal it to add an extra layer of protection against rain, hail, sleet, and snow.

If you are interested in learning more about cedar fencing in Amarillo, Texas, we recommend checking out our blog page and reading all of our cedar related topics. We often write about installing Cedar fencing, how to properly care for it, design ideas, and ways to enhance the design. If you still have questions or would like to know more, give us a call and we can give you all the information you could need.

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With all of this being said we have great news… we ship nationwide!

We understand that finding a supplier who you are familiar with and who sells the right material at the right price can be tricky. You have made it this far and have learned a lot about us, so it would be a shame to have to start over. We are excited for the opportunity to be your new cedar fence supplier in Amarillo, Texas.

We ship nationwide and can arrange delivery to either your home, ranch, community, business or job site and give you an estimated date of delivery so you can continue working on your job and know your fencing material is on its way.

Reach out to us on social media or by phone today and we can get you connected with one of our fencing specialists to get your project started today! Don’t stress about the cost of the material or delivery, because we will give you all of that on the spot with no hidden fees.

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