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Top/Bottom Fence Rail

Definition

Horizontal structural member of the framework that runs continuously along the top/bottom edge of a barrier, railing, or other upright structure.

Things you need to know

Fence rails are attached to fence posts with brackets or nails. Top and bottom fence rails are used when a fence is installed on a sloped surface, as they help each section of fence act as a “step” down to the next level.

Cost Considerations

Top and bottom rails increase the cost of a fence by about 15%.

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