Post and rail fence construction is used for a number of different needs. It’s common with ranches and livestock operations. However, it is also chosen by homeowners interested in creating a ranch-like aesthetic. You have several options when it comes to rail post and rail vinyl fencing, though, including both three and four rail vinyl fence versions. When would you opt for a four-rail fence?

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While three-rail fencing might be the most common option for those seeking a country-style aesthetic, four-rail fencing is better suited for those who have an actual need for fencing due to animals. Four-rail fencing has a narrower gap between each rail, meaning that there is less space for animals to attempt an escape. The final rail is also closer to the ground than with three rail fencing, which can be helpful with containing smaller animals, including pets.

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This style of fencing does bring a country motif to the table, though, and it can be used with a very wide range of animals. It is common with both sheep and goats but is more associated with equestrian facilities.

4 rail vinyl fence

Why opt for vinyl, rather than natural wood? Actually, there are several reasons that you should consider a vinyl four rail post and rail fence – the material is strong, and is actually more durable than wood. There is no need for maintenance, and if properly cared for, it can last for many decades to come, making it much more cost-effective.

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Crossbuck is the same price as four rail fence and is more decorative

Add in the fact that you can choose from a number of colors, textures, and styles, and it becomes clear that vinyl fencing offers quite a few advantages when compared to wood. Of course, you do need to work with a reputable manufacturer to ensure that you’re getting the highest quality materials.