Railings Overview

Scrolls, scepters, globes, spears, rosettes and medallions are all parts that may be used in building a beautiful railing. Select only experienced craftsmen who know all about fabricating and shaping iron and vinyl. It is more about art than about manufacturing. We understand and appreciate this at American Fence Company. Travel to Memorial Park in Omaha and slide down our handrails on the steps. Walk throughout the Old Market and you will find several of our ornamental railings. Sit in just about any Omaha stadium and you will our work. We are the fence contractor chosen to build Omaha’s most beautiful railings.

Custom iron handrails continue to gain popularity as a gorgeous enhancement to any house. The number of designs is endless and restricted only by your imagination. If you can dream it, we can build it!!

Vinyl handrails offer a beautiful accent that can match the window frames and siding on your house. Best of all Vinyl is nearly maintenance free.

Cable Railing Is Our Specialty. Cable railing is growing in popularity in new contemporary and modern architectural schemes.  Designers like the look of this unique installation due to its slim and discreet appearance that leaves the eye to look beyond the railing.  Others simply like the sleek look of the tight shiny stainless steel or galvanized cables.

The challenge with cable railing is that it must meet standard IBC and UBC codes which requires an opening not greater than four inches and less than an inch of deflection under two hundred pounds of load.  To meet this requirement the cables must be tensioned to some incredible levels, creating a considerable amount of pull on both ends of termination.

This pull on the termination ends is where some cable rail fabricators fail to recognize how much constant pressure exists.  On poorly designed systems, you may see a bow over time in the termination ends or shifting of end assemblies pulling it out of plumb and pulling out anchors.

American Fence Company has designed and installed cable rail systems for over ten years.  We appreciate the engineering dynamics of all this tension on both the railing structure and to adjoining surfaces.  American Fence Company designs their systems using a full framed structure that independently supports the cables regardless of any anchorage points.  We recognize that we must deliver a system that consistently remains square and does not put undue and damaging pressure on stair treads, landings, decks, etc.

Our railings are found on the decks, stoops, and front porches of homes in the following communities: Des Moines, Iowa; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Sioux City, Iowa; Ames, Iowa; Iowa City, Iowa; Omaha, Nebraska; Lincoln, Nebraska; Grand Island, Nebraska; Rochester, Minnesota; and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In Madison, Wisconsin; Wichita, Kansas; Salina, Kansas; and Kansas City, Kansas, we operate as AmeriFence Corporation.

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