Installing a post and rail fence is visually appealing to any style of architecture. Both a board fence and split rail fence installation can be used along property lines as well as for animal containment. Woven wire can be added to a post and rail fence to keep smaller animals secure or unwanted animals out. A strand of electrified high tensile can be added to prevent larger animals from chewing, rubbing, or pushing against the fence. While you might opt to paint or stain a board fence, it is not required. Any style post and rail fence will weather naturally over time and last for many years.