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Ranch-Style Fence

Definition

A barrier or railing, often associated with ranches and farms, typically made of wood (or vinyl) and composed of posts and a varying number of horizontal rails.

Things you need to know

Ranch-style fences are fairly short (2.5 to 3 ft. tall) and offer minimal privacy/security. They are generally used for decorative purposes, to keep horses and livestock from wandering, and to prevent large wildlife from entering pastures.

Also known as

Ranch Rail Fence, Split Rail Fence

Cost Considerations

Ranch-style fences are generally the most economical type of fence, costing roughly $3 to $6 per linear foot.

Costs vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). To get free estimates from local contractors, please indicate yours.