About Fencing Rails
Wood fencing rails are an essential component of any wood fence, as they provide the structure and support that holds the fence panels in place. These rails are typically made from pressure-treated lumber, which is resistant to rot and decay, and are available in a variety of sizes and styles to suit different fencing needs.They are typically attached to posts using screws,nails or clips, and can be stained or painted to match the surrounding environment. They can be installed horizontally or vertically, depending on the style and design of the fence. Horizontal rails are more common as they provide a stable base for the fence panels and can be easily attached using brackets or clips. Vertical rails on the other hand, are used less frequently and may require additional support to prevent them from sagging or leaning.
In addition to their structural function, wood fencing rails can also add an aesthetic touch to a fence. They can be used to create a rustic or natural look, or to complement more formal or traditional fencing styles. They can also be used to create a visual barrier or to obscure an undesirable view, such as a busy road or construction site.