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Split Rail Fence

Split Rail Systems In Stock In Colorado


Split rail fencing is one of the earliest forms of fencing that was used in America. The main reason for this is because of its affordability and easy installation. When it comes to installing a split rail fence it requires little materials so you can install it quickly and with little help. A split rail fence is an ideal option is you are looking to add a rustic look to your home curb appeal on a budget.

Why should you install a split rail fence?

  • Affordable Cost:
    The cost to install a split rail fence is extremely cheap compared to other fencing alternatives. You need minimal materials to build a split rail fence and its easy to install where you can do it yourself. This cuts down the cost of labor and materials, you also don’t need stain or paint to complete the look of your split rail fence.
  • Long Lasting
    Because of the way split rail fencing is installed and the type of material it made from which is cedar it lasts for years without any repairs or renovations needed. You may find yourself replacing rails every now and again but the overall chances of needing to replace any part of your split rail fence are slim.
  • Easy to Install
    Since your split rail fence is so easy to install you could install it with the help of some friends in less than a day. Of course, you can hire someone to install it for you but since it’s so simple most people chose to do it themselves. Since it’s easy to install if you ever want to take it down you can do it with no hassle!
  • Rustic 

The main reason aside from the affordability and the long-lasting materials split rail is great if you are looking to add curb appeal to your home. Split rail fencing will give your home a completed and rustic look with minimal effort.

What does it cost to build a split rail fence?

The average cost of your split rail fence will be determined by where you are located and how much material you need for the job. Typically it will cost around $8-$12 per linear foot if you install the fence yourself and if you have labor it will rise slightly in cost. The average range for any split rail fence is between $12-$20 a linear foot.

2 Rail and 3 Rail Systems!

Unlike some suppliers, we stock 2 and 3 rail systems so you can customize your fence to fit your wants and needs. A lot of big box stores and even some smaller suppliers will only carry one or the other. We also stock a standard size of 10-foot rails where some suppliers like Home Depot stock 8-foot rails. We also work closely with our mills, so if you are looking for something specific and we don’t have it on the ground we can reach out to them and special order it.

Our Cedar Split Rail Stock:

  • 2 Rail Corner Posts
  • 2 Rail End Posts
  • 2 Rail Line Posts
  • 3 Rail Line Posts
  • 3Rail Corner Posts
  • 3 Rail Line Posts
  • 10′ Rails

Is Split Rail Fencing Right for Me?

Determining whether a certain style of fencing is best for you or a job you’re contracted for can be tricky. There are a lot of different benefits with split rail fencing and everyone should be able to find a benefit that suits their needs. However, whether you are a homeowner, a contractor or a rancher there are certain questions you can ask yourself to determine if the split rail is best for you.

There is a variety of different things you can do to maintain the life of your split rail fence. Once you install your fence if you stain it or oil it regularly this will act as a protective layer for the surface. Conducting regular inspections of your fence to make sure there are no defects is a great thing to prolong the life of your split rail. Of course, if you ever notice any repairs that need to be done make sure to replace or repair anything in a timely manner.

The answer is yes! You can add a gate to any kind of fencing. If you are having a contractor build your split rail fence, make sure to let them know you want a gate and they can add it to the design plans.

Unfortunately, we don’t install. We are just the supplier. However, we can refer you to a contractor that we work closely with that can install it for you. Your fencing specialist can give you some different options for contractors so you can find one that’s right for you.

For in-state orders, we don’t have a minimum. However, for out of state orders we do have a minimum of 800ft. Visit our out of state orders page for more info.


5075 Tabor Street,
Wheat Ridge, CO

Colorado Springs

10605 Charter Oak
Ranch Rd, Fountain, CO

Nationwide/Bulk Orders

Contractor Questions

A split rail fence is great at adding security and boundaries to any location but it’s not the best candidate for privacy. A split rail fence is more used to keep animals secure where they belong, but some homeowners might be fond of the open security that a split rail fence offers. Be sure to communicate with your clients to get a clear understanding of what they are looking for in their fence.

If the answer to this question is yes, there are ways you can make a split rail fence a great style of fencing with animals and children. Split rail fencing is not the best at keeping smaller children and animals secure because of the large gaps. To keep your animals and kiddos safe while still enjoying this great style of fence you can add weld wire to all the large openings to add security.

Split rail fencing is great if the budget you must work with is smaller and strict. Because of the minimal amount of materials needed you can easily stick to any budget and still come out at the end with an amazing fence.

Rancher Questions

Split rail fencing is the best style of fencing if you have a large area to line. The last thing you want when installing a large fence is a long installation process and a large invoice once all the materials are purchased.

Like we mentioned above you can easily add weld wire to a split rail fence to keep smaller animals secure but if you are a rancher with cattle or horses this won’t be a worry. You can make the height of your fence as tall as you need to keep your animals safe and secure.

Split rail fencing is ideal for larger areas, keeping animals safe and secure, adding boundaries to your property, and adding a rustic curb appeal. If there are additional attributes you are wanting your fence to cover, consider these and talk with your specialist to see if you can alter the split rail design or if another fence style is right for you.

The Installation Process

The process to install a split rail fence is so straight forward and simple that it can be done by yourself or with the help of some family or friends.

The first thing you want to do is make sure you have all the materials you might need handy, so you don’t have any issues during install. To install a split rail fence you don’t need much when it comes to materials aside from the actual fence product. You will need a hole digger, cement to secure your posts, all your posts and rails, a level to make sure your fence is level and straight and any other tools you feel would help you in the process.

Aside from digging the holes and securing your posts with cement, the overall installation for a split rail fence is very easy since the rails are pre-cut, and the holes are pre-cut in the posts.

If you ever have any questions while installing your split rail fence, don’t hesitate to call us. Our team of specialists are always here and willing to help answer any questions you may have during the process.

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If you are ready to install your new fence and would like to speak with a fencing specialist, give us a call or come visit us today! We are ready to help you start the process of your fence installation.


Standard Split Rail Fence


Split Rail Fence With Weld Wire