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Choosing a Fence Contractor

There are quite a few fence contractors ready to install your fence in your area, but how do you know which one is right for you? Of course, you want a quality product at a fair price, and you want it installed in a timely fashion; but is there more you should be considering? Figure Out […]

Will Installing a Fence Increase My Home Value?

A great deal of thought and effort goes into selling your home: maintenance, cleaning up the yard, deciding whether to hire an agent or represent yourself, etc. Given how much appearances matter—sometimes more than cost!—add curb appeal to the priorities list. After all, photographs and exteriors catch attention easiest for buyers as they flip through […]

4 Reasons to Hire a Professional Fence Contractor

Do-It-Yourself projects are great fun for the ambitious homeowner; nevertheless, there come times when your best option is to hire a professional. Take fence installation, for example. The big box stores offer a plethora of premade fence panels usually constructed from wood and deceptively simple in their design. Based on appearances alone, many homeowners assume […]

Why Should I Install Vinyl Fencing in Winter?

Why are vinyl fences practical in winter? What makes them more resilient than other fence types? Ask any long-term resident of the American Midwest to describe local winters and they’re bound to answer, “It depends on the year.” The coming season is itself ambiguous: we might experience jacket weather and relatively dry streets; on the […]

Chain Link Fencing 101: How to Use and Where to Buy

Chain link fencing first appeared in England in 1844, received its first United States patent toward the end of the nineteenth century, and experienced a watershed surge in popularity in the 1940s, during a period steel and iron conservation for World War II. (Infill composed of wire requires less metal than those made of solid […]

American Fence Company Opens New Branch in Kearney, NE

This billboard was recently put on display in Kearney, NE, alerting local residents of the opening of our 13th brick-and-mortar location. Our Kearney, NE branch serves not only the area of its namesake but also surrounding communities such as Gibbon, Edison, Beaver City, Lexington, Farnam, Holbrook, and Prairie View. Whatever your fencing needs—a white picket […]

What are the Cannabis Fencing Laws in My State?

As of the early months of 2022, Mississippi and Rhode Island have joined the list of states legalizing cannabis; and while not every state permits the plants to be grown for commercial purposes (Mississippi, for instance, allows medicinal cannabis only), the participating states—and sometimes the individual counties—write their own rules and stipulations for weed farm […]

PalmSHIELD’s Led Backlit Laser Cut Metal Screening

Architects and engineers throughout the nation have long depended on PalmSHIELD for their screening solutions. Whether needed to hide unsightly fixtures—say, dumpsters—or to obscure HVACs, generators, and other types of mechanical equipment from view of the public, these panels are not only sturdy and professionally manufactured but also highly customizable—designed and fabricated according to the […]

Introducing PalmSHIELD’s PlaySafe Playground Fencing

Although playgrounds are commonly sought after as a venue for kids and their families to spend an afternoon, these fun zones are also commonly a site of accidents. Did you know that approximately two hundred thousand children in the United States are admitted to the emergency room for playground-related injuries each year? In most cases, […]

PalmSHIELD’s Opaque Laser Cut Metal Panels

In its mission to provide the best architectural screens on the market, our sister division PalmSHIELD regularly designs new types of custom-friendly laser cut metal panels. Combining beauty with durability, their handiwork remains a favorite of architects, engineers, and homeowners nationwide. Whether it’s for obscuring rooftop equipment, eyesore installations such as dumpsters and propane tanks, […]

PalmSHIELD’s Translucent Laser Cut Screening

As the industry leader for architectural and mechanical equipment screening, PalmSHIELD is continually developing customizable products that combine functionality with aesthetics. Architects and engineers nationwide depend on us to manufacture and install high-quality enclosures for the purpose of protecting equipment/fixtures such as dumpsters, HVACs, generators, and propane tanks. In addition to being functional, our screening […]

PalmSHIELD’s Translucent Decorative Laser Cut Metal Panels

As the industry leader for architectural and mechanical equipment screening, PalmSHIELD is continually developing customizable products that combine functionality with aesthetics. Architects and engineers nationwide depend on us to manufacture and install high-quality enclosures for the purpose of protecting equipment/fixtures such as dumpsters, HVACs, generators, and propane tanks. In addition to being functional, our screening […]

The Beauty and Benefits of Vinyl Ranch Rail Fencing

In centuries past, the general purpose of installing a fence in North America was more to mark the perimeter of one’s land rather than to protect it. To distinguish perimeters and save money at the same time, farmers and ranchers typically resorted to ranch rail fencing—favoring this particular barrier for its simplistic, economic design. Composed […]

PalmSHIELD: Playground Screening Panels

When it comes to inclusive recreation areas where parents and children of all backgrounds can socialize and forge lasting memories, there is no better alternative than the neighborhood playground. Whether your kids need a full afternoon’s entertainment or just a few hours to unwind after a day at school, the fun zones installed by American […]

Fences and Winter Storm Damage

As any long-term resident of the American North or Midwest can testify, winters tend to be harsh. Frost, ice storms, heavy snowfall, high winds, numbingly cold temperatures—all of these pose potential hazards to pets, persons, and even property. Because fences are permanent outdoor features, they are susceptible to the consequences of blizzards and extreme cold; […]

What Should I Look For In A Dog Fence?

In addition to creating a sense of privacy and keeping out intruders, one of the most common reasons for installing a residential fence is keeping pets from wandering off. While some homeowners default to shock collars and electronic fencing, there are distinct advantages to having a traditional physical fence. To start with, dogs’ biggest temptation […]

DIY Jobs: Premade Fence Panels vs. Stick Built Fences

When it comes to fence construction, Do-It-Yourself homeowners have two options: building from scratch—also known as stick building—or installing premade fence panels. In this day and age, many big box stores sell premade panels that simply need to be set between posts (which the homeowner is responsible for installing). While this seems like a quicker, […]

America’s Gate Company: The Midwest’s Top Source for High-Quality Gates

If you need high-quality residential or commercial gates, look no further than American Fence Company’s renowned gate division, American Gate Company. AGC is the Midwest’s #1 gate contractor, installing more than one thousand slide gates and four thousand swing gates on an annual basis. Whether you’re an airport needing a 150-foot slide gate for runway […]

Introducing Aria Louvers

The newest PalmSHIELD design, the Aria horizontal louvers, are genius! Albert Einstein famously said: “Genius is making the complex ideas simple, not making the simple ideas complex.” PalmSHIELD has made him proud with the simplicity of the Aria horizontal louvers. The selection of architectural screening has also been simplified with the new Aria louvers. The […]

How to Identify the Top 10 Fence Contractors In Your Area

So you’ve spent a fair amount of time looking over your home/commercial property and have now decided to install a fence. Perhaps it’s to lend a sense of security or privacy. Perhaps it’s to enhance your curb appeal. Or maybe you simply want a barrier along your yard’s perimeter to keep kids and pets from […]

The Basics of Planning a Playground

Because playgrounds and playground equipment are not everyday purchases for the average consumer, it is worthwhile to know a few beforehand pointers—to know the key criteria when shopping for equipment, surfacing, and accessories. American Fence Company’s playground division, American Playground Company, is the Midwest’s #1 contractor and has provided this guide to planning school and […]

The Advantages of Vertical Pivot Gates

Automated gates are an essential installation for commercial and industrial facilities, providing sturdy barricades while granting entry to authorized personnel. Choosing the right type of automated gate requires careful thought, as the barriers must be properly aligned with surrounding terrain. Generally speaking, we don’t recommend swing and slide gates for entrances obstructed by curbs, drainage […]

Vertical Pivot Gates

Automated gates are an essential installation for commercial and industrial facilities, providing sturdy barricades while granting entry to authorized personnel. Choosing the right type of automated gate requires careful thought, as the barriers must be properly aligned with surrounding terrain. Generally speaking, we don’t recommend swing and slide gates for entrances obstructed by curbs, drainage […]

Chain Link Fencing: Windscreen vs. Slats

To this day, chain link fencing remains the #1 choice for perimeter security at commercial and sporting venues. Intersecting diamond-shaped formations in the mesh provides strength and resilience while permitting airflow and visibility. This is great for calm days where you want to separate events from spectators. But for the occasional windy day, it’d be […]

4 Reasons to Install a Fence in Winter

A common assumption among homeowners and businesses is that spring and summer are the best times for fence installation. However, scheduling during these particular seasons can be complicated if you want your fence done in a timely manner. (Everyone thinks about yard enhancement when it’s warm out. Likewise, everyone’s placing calls to local contractors around […]

Save with Our Posts Now, Panels Later Discount

How It Works Contact your nearest American Fence or AmeriFence location between now and December 31st to schedule your posts’ setting. During winter, our crews will come back to install the fence panels. In the spring, you will have a new, beautiful fence to enjoy as part of your yard. Posts Now, Panels Later Benefits […]

How-To: Selecting Rooftop Mounted Mechanical Equipment Screening

America’s Fence Store provides you with a complete guide on selecting rooftop mounted mechanical equipment screening/enclosures. We’ll guide you through selecting design, materials, and products. OVERVIEW Use this How-To guide to help determine: when you need rooftop mechanical equipment screening design of your screening selection of quality materials. For over twenty years, PalmSHIELD has worked […]

Reasons to Buy High-Security Fences from The American Fence Company

Choosing the best layout, product, and installer is important when you’re looking to add high-security fences to your space. Which contractors and companies fit your budget and meet all the qualifications to perform the job? Who can advise you on the best designs and products to suit your needs? These are all questions we know […]

Charlemagne Screening: Functionality and Curb Appeal for Architects and Designers

When it comes to modern architecture, functionality alone is not enough: architects, designers, and engineers alike recognize the importance of boosting curb appeal. For this reason, they often come to PamlSHIELD for perforated screening, and Charlemagne screening is a quintessential type. Use it to hide unsightly or private areas of the building exterior, including dumpsters. […]

Why Architects & Designers Love PalmSHIELD’s Perforated Screening

Retail and professional developments have been mixing for a number of years, resulting in great changes within the building community of today, namely mixed use developments and subdivisions. However, in more recent years, a wider variety of industrial, commercial, and retail mixed-use facilities have sprung up; and more common these days are service-based industries with […]

PalmSHIELD’s Perforated Screening: Perfect for Commercial & Residential

No project is too complex or difficult (and certainly no project is too simple) for our team of expert installers at PalmSHEILD. Providing improved security, curb appeal, and airflow for residential patios is something we know all about, and we also have an extensive track record installing architectural screening at industrial complexes. Because we service […]

Our New Operation in Madison, Wisconsin

Humble beginnings and dedication to hard work have brought us wonderful growth and new opportunities. American Fence Corporation is excited to announce our eleventh new operation in Madison, Wisconsin.    AmeriFence Corporation of Madison proudly offers four fencing services in Madison, Wisconsin: commercial contracting, residential contracting, material sales, and gate access controls. With the largest inventory […]

PalmShield Meets Mechanical Screening Regulations

Ask a question of yourself. When you consider cities such as San Francisco, CA, Kansas City, MO, Austin, TX, Boulder, CO, and Scottsdale, AZ, what do they have in common? The answer is: all of them have mechanical equipment screening regulations and standards. What’s more, they’re not alone, as several more cities and community planners […]

PalmSHIELD’s Louvered Screening Benefits

You probably know that PalmSHIELD’s louvered mechanical equipment screening provides excellent ventilation and helps improve a work area’s aesthetics. Did you also know that it helps provide protection from the elements? Our screening has been engineered to meet ASCE 7-16 and IBC standards on wind loads. Buy why is this important in the first place? […]

Why Louvered Mechanical Equipment Screening?

One eye-sore not needed for any building project, whether it’s a business with a large amount of customers or an industrial facility near a major highway, is visible mechanical equipment. Many cities recognize this, too, and as a matter of fact have requirements stating that mechanical equipment, loading ducks, dumpsters, etc. be screened from public […]

Free AIA-Approved Course: The Selection of Architectural Screening

PalmSHIELD is officially an AIA-approved continued education provider! We are proud to offer the AIA-approved course “The Selection of Architectural Screening”. This course is free and zero prerequisite knowledge is required. The course is worth 1 LU – HSW for AIA members and is available on-demand or live. The Selection of Architectural Screening is an […]

Introducing PalmSHIELD’s Mercury Screening!

After 50 years of fabrication and design of architectural screening, PalmSHIELD continues to adapt to changes in need within our market. Recently we have discovered that, although our products offer enhanced security, aesthetics, and value compared to other screening manufacturers, some projects have budgets that do not allow our typical products to be used. We […]

Horizontal Louvers: A New Look and Price

PalmSHIELD’s most popular product, the horizontal louver, is getting a new look and a new price! For 50 years, PalmSHIELD customers have trusted our louvered architectural screening to protect and provide airflow for dumpster enclosures, mechanical equipment, rooftop equipment, and more. Now, PalmSHIELD is offering a new design for our horizontal louvers that retains the […]

New budget minded PalmSHIELD Product

PalmSHIELD’s Asia commercial horizontal louvers is budget friendly and consistent short lead times louvered system. Asia is our commercial line of horizontal louver series utilizes our industry’s largest louvers with clean and simple designs. Providing one hundred percent direct visual screening and exceeding sixty-two percent openness, louvers are incorporated into a single fully fabricated panel. […]

AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas is moving

Starting March 15th, 2021, our new location will be at: 2901 East 85th StreetKansas City MO 64132 For over fifty years, AmeriFence Corporation has been the Midwest’s premier fence supplier and contractor of choice. We will continue our commitment to being the leading commercial fence contractor in KC area. With our large inventory and custom metal shop, we are capable […]

Now Available: Solid Aluminum Tiger Slide Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Tiger solid aluminum industrial slide gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Tiger solid aluminum industrial slide gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Diagonal Louver Tiger Slide Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Tiger diagonal louver industrial slide gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Tiger diagonal louver industrial slide gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Vertical Louver Tiger Slide Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Tiger vertical louver industrial slide gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Tiger vertical louver industrial slide gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Horizontal Louver Tiger Slide Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Tiger horizontal louver industrial slide gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Tiger horizontal louver industrial slide gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Semi-Private Maximus Swing Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Maximus semi-private industrial swing gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Maximus semi-private industrial swing gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Maximus Perforated Aluminum Industrial Swing Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Maximus perforated aluminum industrial swing gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Maximus perforated aluminum industrial swing gate data sheet here.

How to: Tips for Maintaining your Temporary Fencing

American Fence Rental has the solution for controlling access and securing your site. Since temporary fencing is a rental item, it is the responsibility of the party who rented the fence to maintain it. Below are some helpful tips for maintaining your temporary fence. Helpful Temporary Fence Tips and Advice During the spring and summer, […]

Now Available: Palisade Vertical Alternating Louvers Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Palisade Fortress vertical alternating louvers available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Palisade Fortress vertical alternating louvers data sheet here.

Now Available: Wire Mesh Maximus Swing Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Maximus solid composite industrial swing gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Maximus solid composite industrial swing gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Vinyl Maximus Swing Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Maximus solid composite industrial swing gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Maximus solid composite industrial swing gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Composite Maximus Swing Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Maximus solid composite industrial swing gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Maximus solid composite industrial swing gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Aluminum Maximus Swing Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Maximus solid aluminum industrial swing gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Maximus solid aluminum industrial swing gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Aluminum Mini Louver Sampson Swing Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Sampson aluminum mini louver commercial swing gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Sampson aluminum mini louver commercial swing gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Vinyl Sampson Swing Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Sampson solid vinyl commercial swing gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Sampson solid vinyl commercial swing gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Composite Sampson Swing Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Sampson solid composite commercial swing gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Sampson solid composite commercial swing gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Aluminum Sampson Swing Gate Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Sampson solid aluminum commercial swing gate available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Sampson solid aluminum commercial swing gate data sheet here.

Now Available: Composite Semi-Private Screening Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Tiberius composite semi-private screening available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Tiberius composite semi-private screening data sheet here.

Now Available: Aluminum Semi-Private Screening Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Tiberius aluminum semi-private screening available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Tiberius aluminum semi-private screening data sheet here.

Now Available: Vinyl Solid Screening Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Augustus vinyl solid screening available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Augustus vinyl solid screening data sheet here.

Now Available: Composite Solid Screening Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Augustus aluminum solid screening available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Augustus aluminum solid screening data sheet here.

Now Available: Aluminum Solid Screening Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Augustus aluminum solid screening available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Augustus aluminum solid screening data sheet here.

Now Available: Perforated Aluminum Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Charlemagne perforated aluminum available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Charlemagne perforated aluminum data sheet here.

Now Available: Wire Mesh Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Dante wire mesh available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Dante wire mesh data sheet here.

Now Available: Bar Grating Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Machiavelli bar grating available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Ajax diagonal louvers data sheet here.

Now Available: Diagonal Louver Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Ajax diagonal louvers available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Ajax diagonal louvers data sheet here.

Now Available: Vertical Louver Technical Data Sheet

PalmSHIELD now has the technical data sheet for their Achilles vertical louvers available to download. Visit their Resources page for their full list of technical data sheets, or download the Ajax diagonal louvers data sheet here.

PalmSHIELD Project: January 2020

Featured Project: At the beginning on January, our Grand Island crew had the privilege of installing a one of PalmSHIELD’s Hercules Horizontal Louver systems. This system was fully engineered in our custom metals shop in La Vista, Nebraska, packaged and shipped to Grand Island, Nebraska. Our crew of expert installers did an awesome job setting […]

PalmSHIELD’s Powder Coating Standards

PalmSHIELD meets and exceeds the following standards for applying their factory finish to aluminum fence panels, posts and gates to receive a polyester powder coating. PalmSHIELD strives to offer the most pristine product for their customers and in doing so they provide a complete resource for their powder coating factory finish standards, process, and product. […]

Now Offering PalmSHIELD’s Element Screening

PalmSHIELD has just released a new product, and American Fence Company can’t wait to tell you about it. This new product called Element screening breaks your screening down to its most basic elements: posts, rails and planks. Element screening is the ideal option for large enclosures with varying elevations or budgets with little wiggle room. […]

New from PalmSHIELD: Sampson Commercial Swing Gate

American Fence Company is a proud vendor of PalmSHIELD and their architectural screening solution. We are now proudly offering PalmSHIELD’s new product: the Sampson Commercial Swing Gate. The Sampson Commercial Swing Gate is a unique swing gate that utilizes a hollow U-shaped tube for a frame that offers both stability and security. Infill Options Mini […]

How-To Select Your Temporary Fence: A Step-by-Step Guide

Is your construction site secure from trespassers? Temporary fencing for your construction site is of the upmost importance in regards to keeping your job site, workers, materials, and equipment protected from intruders, but also in keeping passersby safe from possible harm. Insurance providers are requiring temporary fencing around construction sites as having the added protection […]

American Access went to AFA’S Operator Installation School

American Access Company went back to school! Over the week of November 3rd, American Access Company’s leadership team attended the AFA’s Operator Installation School. This is a reputable program that teaches extensively and comprehensively all the important aspects of gate operator installation, including: Types of Gate Operators Gate Operator Installation Electricity Basics/Testing Timers and Vehicle Detectors […]

Keep Your Gate Opener Hidden From View

A decorative driveway gate can add incredible appeal to your home or business, and an automatic decorative gate adds increased security and efficiency. However, sometimes when you are adding the automated gate’s gate opener, the operator is visible on and next to the gate. Depending on how much these devices interfere with the design of […]

HySecurity’s Installation of the Month Goes to: American Fence Company Lincoln!

American Fence Company has many specialties, one of which is all things gates. We have been in the business of repairing, maintaining and installing automatic gate and gate openers for over 50 years. We install and maintain thousands of gate operators and automatic gate systems every year, of various different model years, styles, brands and […]

Buyer’s Guide to Choosing A Cantilever Sliding Gate

America’s Gate Company offers a wide selection of ready-made and custom fabricated gates, no matter the applications. As the gate division of The American Fence Company, America’s Gate Company has over 55 years of experience in gate design, fabrication and installation. With either fabrication facilities and a large team of certified welders and computer-aided designers, […]

PalmSHIELD hits the mark with vinyl solid screening

At American Fence Company we are excited about PalmSHIELD’s new architectural solid screening with the traditional PalmSHIELD framework and vinyl infill. This new solid screening product line partners with Ply Gem vinyl products, incorporating their Woodland Select Series Weathered Cedar tongue and groove planks. The photos below represent a bronze framework that complements the grey […]

Check out our new fence design: Contemporary Horizontal Plank Fence

Looking for that modern and contemporary appeal? Does your modern home need that modern complement? Do you draw inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright? American Fence Company is proud to announce our mixed materials horizontal plank fence. Our plank fencing is a simple, mixed materials design. We have selected to use a steel powder coated black […]

American Fence Company of Sioux City got a makeover

A newer and better Sioux City fence company American Fence Company of Sioux City’s facility is looking fresher and better than ever! Our building (located at 4700 South York Street, Sioux City, Iowa) just got brand new furniture, flooring and wall treatments. Not only does it look sparkling and new, but our staff has formed […]

PalmSHIELD Offers Screening Installation

Thinking about how to build your PalmSHIELD screen system? How about letting us build it for you. PalmSHIELD offers complete installation. Their installation division is ready to install your project. Their installation teams are ready to travel to you. They have many installation teams who are seasoned professionals. PalmSHIELD has been to just about every […]

American Fence Company is Proud to Help Sioux City Grow

Sioux City is growing, and as such has now outgrown its Convention Center as it is, and needs some more options. Under the new management of Kinseth Hospitality Co., and is in the process of opening a five-story Courtyard by Marriot Hotel next door to the convention venue. This will also include some renovations to […]

Temporary construction fence for Sioux City now from American Fence Company

With this warm weather comes in increase in construction in Sioux City, which then causes an increase in the need for temporary construction fence. American Fence Company has the largest fencing materials inventory in the Midwest, so we have access to thousands of temporary fence panels ready to start protecting construction sites in Sioux City. […]

Blending a Dumpster Enclosure into your Property

PalmSHIELD is the industry leader in mechanical and architectural screening for dumpster enclosures, rooftops, HVAC systems, generators, transformers and more. Their popular fully engineered louvered panels have been incorporated into architectural screening all across the United States. Our mechanical equipment screens can be found from Yellowstone State Park to the Grand Canyon. Appearance standards have […]

Sioux City’s Top Choice for Commercial Fence

American Fence Company provides commercial fencing for mechanical equipment. Take a quick tour around Sioux City and you will find our commercial fencing all around town. American Fence Company is the largest provider of commercial and industrial fencing in Sioux City, but were you aware our Sioux City branch is teamed up with our corporate […]

Sioux City has Access to the Top Fencing Resources

American Fence Company of Sioux City is a top provider for commercial fencing for mechanical equipment. Take a quick look through Sioux City and you will see evidence of our work all over. American Fence Company is the largest vendor of commercial fencing in Sioux City. Through their relationship with the American Fence Company corporate, […]

PalmSHIELD Architectural Solid Screening: Now in Vinyl and Composite

PalmSHIELD has announced that their solid architectural screening is now available in both a composite horizontal slat and a vinyl tongue & groove horizontal slat. These new options are great alternatives to PalmSHIELD’s popular aluminum horizontal slat system. PalmSHIELD’s solid architectural screening is the ideal solution for designers looking to complement their building’s exterior features […]

Planning Guide For Selecting Mechanical Equipment Screening – Engineering Required

In our PalmSHIELD – Planning Guide For Selecting Mechanical Equipment Screening post from last April, we stated that designers should request the manufacturer calculate the wind loading or calculate it themselves. No matter how you come up with the answer, it is a costly and time consuming process. Designers do not have the means or time […]

Sioux City is home of the newest American Fence Company branch

American Fence Company has a long and distinguished history in fencing that began over 50 years ago. We started out as just two men, a wheelbarrow, a pair of post hole diggers and a pickup truck in Omaha, Nebraska. Since those simpler times, American Fence Company has grown and expanded to encompass 9 locations across […]

Let American Landscape Company Design and Install your Landscaping

2018 has been a huge year for American Fence Company. Not only have we announced the launch of our new divisions American Playground Company and American Access Company, but now we’re also excited to tell you about our new division American Landscape Company! This new initiative has been spearheaded by our Lincoln branch, who has […]

America’s Fence Store has Outgrown its Current Building

This New Facility Fits Just Right America’s Fence Store has been growing upward and outward, and its building just can’t sustain it any longer. As of January 15, 2019, our corporate headquarters will be officially moved into this brand-new building at 12330 Cary Circle, La Vista Nebraska. This new facility features an admirable 80,000 square […]

American Playground Company: Our newest and most exciting addition!

Big things are happening at American Fence Company! American Fence Company of South Dakota has gone on to a new venture and has launched American Playground Company. American Playground Company is a group of certified playground professionals working in our South Dakota branch toward the installation of playgrounds and park equipment. The leadership over at […]

PalmSHIELD Engineering Summary for Horizontal Louvers

Important Performance Design Critera Outputs and Design Criteria for Louvered Screening The PalmSHIELD product loves to be poked and prodded by engineers. This system has been assessed many times to meet specific engineering and application requirements. PalmSHIELD also recognizes that not all projects require this level of manufacturing. Even so, the end user is going […]

AmeriFence is Helping to Lend a Hand in Rebuilding Kansas City, MO

AmeriFence Corporation recently completed a project in the heart of Kansas City, MO. Located at 30th and Troost is home of the former Wonder Bakery. The original bakery, known as Campbell Baking, was built in 1915. Over time the bakery expanded to dominate the entire block. The facility housed a steam plant, coal bins and […]

American Fence Company partners with AFTEC for ultimate security

Electrical substations rest both within the interior of our largest communities and in the vastness of the open prairies.  Little is known about how this erector set of materials functions and the purpose each station performs.  Electrical substations do not generate power.  These substations divvy-up power made by coal burning facilities, nuclear reactors, wind farms, […]

American Fence Company uses gate access control to keep strangers out

At American Fence Company they pride themselves on making access control easy as a breeze. They understand the tremendous appeal of gaining access to your home or business via a gate operator with just the simple push of a button. With over 100 years of combined experience in automatic gates openers, gate operators and automatic […]

The Nebraska State Fair and Husker Harvest Days find success with American Fence Company

American Fence is the preferred fence contractor for Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Norfolk, North Platte, Columbus, Western Kansas and all areas in between. Grand Island is the home of the Nebraska State Fair! Not only have architects, engineers and general contractors come to rely on American Fence Company to help with their projects, but the […]

American Fence Company of Lincoln is your top temporary fence provider

Temporary fence rental is a fast, efficient and economical way protecting your job site. Renting temporary fence through American Fence Company of Lincoln is a quick and easy process that guarantees that your site will be safely secured and ensures flexibility for your needs. American Fence offers the installation and removal of the three following […]

PalmSHIELD Helps Mission Dispensary Find Success in Allentown, PA

PalmSHIELD Louvers and ProMax Fence Solutions team up for Mission Dispensary PalmSHIELD is proud to be part of the first medical marijuana dispensary in Allentown, PA. PalmSHIELD and their installation partner, ProMax Fence Systems, provided the dispensary’s mechanical equipment screening. The screening faces the front of the building and compliments its unique color accents and […]

Access Control: We’ve Got You Covered

Free exit loops, gate edge, card readers, key pads, photo eyes…What do they all mean? In times of old, when gate operators were about as sophisticated as a garage door opener from Sears, programming and maintaining them was a breeze. With current technology, gate operators and their access control items have become increasingly complex. American […]

Proudly Introducing: American Access Company!

Welcome American Access Company!  a division of American Fence Company.  This new enterprise was established to focus solely on gate operator, barriers and access control systems.  It is a team of professionals trained by the manufactures to design, install and maintain your automated gate and access control system.  American Access Company will focus on: Providing […]

How to: Preparing for Temporary Fence Installation

How do you properly prepare for your temporary fence installation? Having installed thousands of temporary construction fences, American Fence Company’s crews have sat idle at many job sites while the contractor frantically tried to figure out where to put his construction fence. We have also gone back to just as many job sites and relocated […]

American Fence custom gate helps Cloisters on the Platte welcome guests

The Cloisters on the Platte is a faith-based retreat in Gretna, Nebraska that aims at helping guests reflect on their spirituality and life with meditation, prayer and gorgeous scenic views. American Fence Company is helping them set the stage for their peaceful and enriching weekend ahead. As can be viewed in the video below, American […]

How To Specify and Select Vinyl Coated Chain Link

Figuring out how to select and specify vinyl coated chain link can be a little overwhelming. Why the confusion? It all stems from the gauge and coating type. Is it finished gauge or core wire gauge? According to ASTM 668, vinyl coated chain link is specified and ordered by the metallic core wire. However, according […]

PalmSHIELD’s Equipment Screening Compared to the Competition

Have you ever wondered if PalmSHIELD’s equipment screening competitors are able to keep pace in quality and utility? Take a look at this comprehensive yet simple chart that will show you just how great PalmSHIELD is.

How to Layout an Outfield Fence

There are thousands of youth and community organizations each year that are interested in installing their own ball field fencing. When pencil hits paper to start laying out their field dimensions, they begin to scratch their heads. How do we get a greater distance from center field to home plate than from right or left […]

How To Use Quick Setting Grout For Fence Posts

Whether you are a first time fence installer or a seasoned professional, you will find some information in this article that you need to know. This “How To” guide will take you through the process, step-by-step, to use quick setting grout for fence posts. What you need to know when using fast setting grout: Perfect […]

Understanding Horizontal Cantilever Gate Trusses

What is a horizontal cantilever gate truss? It is a single plane truss very similar to a building truss. Relative to cantilever gates, it is a rigid frame made from smaller tubing. It may be integrated into the gate frame at time of fabrication or it can be a standalone truss with a complete frame […]

American Fence Rental: Saving Des Moines from Inflatable Ducks

Once again, American Fence Company rises to meet its civic duty. American Fence Company’s temporary construction fence prevents the young but very large chick from tumbling to his peril along this City of Des Moines roadway. You can count on our temporary construction fence to not only protect your site from large inflatable poultry but […]

PalmSHIELD – Planning Guide For Selecting Mechanical Equipment Screening

Mechanical equipment may include any device in the support of heating, cooling waste management and water supply. It may be considered for chillers, compactors, containers, breakers, meters, compressors, HVAC, generators, condensers and like-kind equipment. Trash dumpsters may or may not fall under this category, as many communities have very specific location and screening requirements for […]

Specifications for PalmSHIELD Diagonal Louvers

PalmSHIELD’s latest product design—Ajax diagonal louvers—has received quite a bit of interest from both designers and architects. They all want to know how they can include these contemporary diagonal louvers in their next mechanical patio rail, dumpster enclosure or equipment screen. PalmSHIELD has provided a series of CAD drawings to make it simple for these […]

Diagonal Louvers: New from PalmSHIELD

Looking for a more modern industrial fencing design? PalmSHIELD’s new Ajax diagonal louver panels provide a real striking appeal. When architects and designers are looking for a really unique design that may be the focal point; the Ajax design is perfect for enclosing outdoor cafés and patios. These panels provide some needed shade that also […]

Temporary Fence Season is Here

Construction season has begun, and American Fence Rental is ready to fulfill your immediate site security needs. We have over 5,000 temporary fence panels in inventory, which equates to over 13 miles of temporary site security fence!  Standing ready for American Fence Rental are over 40 installation crews ready to load-up and head-out to start […]

PalmSHIELD Releases New Product: Cable Railings

PalmSHIELD announces their exclusive architectural cable design. This design is a real architectural wonder for cable railing. PalmSHIELD utilizes a single cable design where the cable is attached at the top of the panel and then strewn back and forth over a series of spools to a final and single tensioner at the bottom. This […]

American Fence Company-Lincoln Knocks It Out of the Ball Park

The Lincoln, Nebraska branch of American Fence Company was featured in the city’s daily newspaper, the Lincoln Journal Star. AFC’s most recent project has been replacing all the netting in Wesleyan Field ahead of the seasons’ first game. Nebraska Wesleyan University Prairie Wolves are going to debut their season by taking on Northwestern College on […]

Breaking Down the Differences: Yellow Pine vs White Pine

As anyone who has looked into installing a wood fence can tell you that there are several different types of wood you can choose from. Yellow pine and white pine are two of the most common and affordable options. White pine is a softwood with a low density and even grain. White pine is prone […]

America’s Fence Store Offers the Very Best Custom Metals Fabrication

Did you know that America’s Fence Store is one of the largest custom metals fabricators in the Midwest? With eight certified welders and over ten thousand square feet of fabrication area, they are capable of fabricating custom railings, gates and fencing. With a full complement of fabrication equipment, they have completed some amazing projects that […]

PalmSHIELD Announces CAD Drawings for Dumpster Enclosures

PalmSHIELD Now Had Dumpster Enclosure Drawings PalmSHIELD is excited to announce the release of the CAD drawings for their standard dumpster enclosures. Their new standard dumpster enclosure drawings include layouts for 1, 2 and 3 dumpsters. Refuge dumpsters have a standard footprint, and solid waste management companies require specific space and access around these dumpsters […]

PalmSHIELD’s New Vertical Louver Screen: Achilles

PalmSHIELD announces new vertical louver option PalmSHIELD is excited to announce Achilles, their new vertical louver fence and screening system. Vertical louvers are popular for mechanical equipment enclosures and matching existing rooftop equipment screening designs. PalmSHIELD recognizes that most building eaves and roof panels have a vertical alignment in panel ribbing or ridges. Where the […]

Featured Product: Bar Grating Panels

PalmSHIELD now offers an additional type of security fencing. Their bar grating panels are made of aluminum and offer superior ventilation and visibility. Bar grating panels consist of metal bars that run parallel to each other and crossbars that run perpendicular for stability. PalmSHIELD’s bar grating panels are swage locked, which is a lower cost […]

PalmSHIELD Keeps You Safe with Fire Exit Code Compliant Screen Doors

Did you know that PalmSHIELD mechanical equipment screening can be designed with code compliant fire exit doors and hardware? PalmSHIELD offers a wide range of leading life safety and security door hardware. From heavy duty exit devices to economical exit devices, exit alarms, external keying, access control devices and low energy automatic operators. PalmSHIELD products […]

Featured Product: Aluminum Perforated Panels

Palmshield’s perforated panel screen systems are a type of security fencing that comes with a wide array of hole sizes and metal sheet thicknesses. This style of security fence allows a controllable amount of visibility and air flow. Perforated panels from Palmshield are made of aluminum, which makes them very lightweight and corrosion resistant. The […]

Success in Every Gate

America’s Fence Store proves that every gate is a success. Any large cantilever gate that is longer than sixty-five feet and has a mechanical splice is fully tested in their shop. This is not an easy task. As shown in the video below, each gate is supported with a series of lifts and blocks to […]

Comparing Windscreening and Slats for Chain Link Fence

If you’ve ever wanted some privacy or wind protection from your chain link fence, you should consider installing a windscreen or some slats. Both provide extra coverage on your chain link fence that can reduce visibility, increase aesthetics and block the wind. This can be beneficial for a range of fences, from small scale fences […]

Featured Product: Green Treated Posts

America’s Fence Store’s green treated posts are made of white pine and are treated with the same ACQ2 treatment as yellow pine. It is designed to have a long service life and to stay in great condition for many years. White pine costs more than yellow pine but is also less likely to bow or […]

PalmSHIELD Stands Proudly in Los Angeles

PalmSHIELD louvers is standing proudly in sunny Los Angeles. PalmSHIELD is proud to have been chosen by the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as their mechanical equipment closure. The City of Los Angeles has a tight set of requirements for their mechanical equipment louvered systems. Louvered equipment enclosures must meet the […]

Get Additional Security with a Lightweight, Low-Maintenance Aluminum Swing Gate

Could your property benefit from a driveway gate? How about a lightweight, easy to use swing gate that is both corrosion resistant and low maintenance? If so, then estate gate you’re looking for could be an aluminum swing gate. Swing gates are meant to be opened with only one arm. Aluminum is a very light […]

Featured Product: CR30 Top Rail

Build an industrial chain link fence that is not only sturdy and strong, but also lightweight. Our 1-5/8” x 21’ CR30 Top Rail is specifically designed and engineered for these types of industrial chain link applications. Since they are cold rolled, these pipes have increased hardness and strength compared to a hot-dipped galvanized pipe. Our […]

PalmSHIELD announces bar grating infill panels

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce the addition of our new aluminum bar grating railing and fence panel system specifications and CAD drawings.  This information will make it easy and complete for architects and engineers to provide a complete set of specifications for bar grating panel systems.  PalmSHIELD has been successfully manufacturing aluminum and steel bar […]

Complement your Fence with a 4 foot Over Arch Cantilever Gate

Featuring: 4 foot Over Arch Cantilever Gate Our 4 foot tall over arch spear top gate is 4’ at its lowest point and slopes up to 4’ 6”. This gate has a 16 foot opening and is 24 feet long overall. With this gate, the first impression of your property will give off to a […]

Featured Product: CR20 Top Rail

If you’re looking for extra strength and a lighter weight in your chain link fence, look no further. Our CR20 .085 1-5/8″ x 21′ Top Rail was specifically engineered and designed for lightweight, industrial applications. Their cold rolled quality not only provides a lot of control over the shape and mold and a nicer finish […]

PalmSHIELD Square Mesh Panel System Specifications

Our team at PalmSHIELD is excited to announce that we have established a complete set of specifications and CAD drawings for our PalmSHIELD Square Mesh Panel System.  This information will make it easy for architects and engineers to provide a complete set of specifications for square mesh panel systems.  This is the only complete square mesh panel specification that provides […]

PalmSHIELD Perforated Panel Screen System Specifications

We at PalmSHIELD are excited to announce that we have established a complete set of CAD drawings and specifications for our PalmSHIELD Perforated Aluminum Panel Screen System.  With this information, engineers and architects will find it much easier to provide a complete set of specifications for perforated metal panel systems. This is the only complete […]

Over arch ornamental swing gates give your property security and personality

An over arch ornamental swing gate is ideal for someone who wants a beautiful, sophisticated gate that will protect their property and require little maintenance. An addition of an ornamental iron swing gate to a home or property brings a classy feel that can also increase your property value. Because they are made of ornamental […]

Featured Product: Universal Self-Closing Spring Hinge

Self-closing hinges are a very important gate feature. If you have any animals or small children you don’t want escaping as you’re going through your gate, you should consider installing one of these hinges. Hinges that utilize springs are referred to as self-closing hinges. These hinges are popular with homeowners with children and pets, and […]

Future High Security Fence Requirements

Today, high security is more than just a taller fence.  High security is vehicle restraint systems designed to stop 10,000 pound vehicles traveling at 30 mph plus within 1 meter of the system.  High security is ballistic restrictive screening systems that fragment small arms fire.  It’s sensing and alarming intruders who engage the perimeter. American […]

Add Beauty and Reliability to Your Home with an Over Arch Cantilever Gate

Whether you’re looking for an estate gate for your own home or as a security feature for another property, there are many reasons you should consider an over arch or arched cantilever gate. As America’s Gate is a custom gate manufacturer, you may select any size of opening. Your arch may reach any height and […]

Featured Product: Ranch Rails

Whether you live near a rural area or not, more than likely you know of those quaint fences that often border rural properties. These fences are usually made of wood or vinyl and have two or three rails, with lots of open space. This homey fence style is known as a ranch rail fence, or […]

The Benefits of Single Track and Double Track Cantilever Gates

Cantilever gates can be an asset to a home or business’s security. Different styles of cantilever gates have different uses and benefits. Two of the most common types of cantilever gate are single track and double track gates. Benefits of Each Style Single track cantilever gates are meant for gates 27 feet long and under. […]

Featured Product: 6′ Vinyl Privacy Fence

A 6’ Vinyl Privacy Fence will give you the quiet, worry-free backyard you’ve always dreamed of. While keeping out curious gazes, these solid fences also cut down on noise pollution and keep unwanted guests and animals out, while keeping your pets and children in. With many different designs to choose from, vinyl privacy fences are […]

PalmSHIELD is more than great louvers! They are perforated.

With a wide variety of holes sizes, percentage of open area, high strength-to-weight ratio and aesthetically pleasing, perforated metal sheet has endless applications such as enclosures, partitions, sign panels, guards, screens, and more.  PalmSHIELD has been using perforated metal in our robust exclusive PalmSHIELD frames and column systems as an alternative to our louvers.  Perforated […]

Aluminum Cantilever Gates: The Lightweight, Durable Option

Cantilever gates are easy to use gates that are space-efficient and long lasting. Our 20’ Opening (30’ overall) 6′ tall Aluminum Cantilever Gate is very light, has protected rollers, is resistant to rust and is available at a very competitive price point. These gates are the safest gates on the market and are the least […]

Featured Product: Stained Cedar-tone Fir Picket

Fir is a very strong, affordable wood that is perfect for fencing. America’s Fence Store has Stained Cedar-tone Fir pickets that will give you the consistent color and overall strength you’re looking for in your fence. Fir is resistant to bending and warping and holds nails and screws well without cracking. Their pre-staining gives these pickets a […]

Overscallop Estate Gate: Safety and Style

Not much adds an air of prestige and class to a property like an estate gate. Estate gates—also known as driveway gates and drive gates—tend to be placed on a driveway to block or grant cars entrance. These gates are usually made of sturdy ornamental iron, which adds to the security and privacy of the […]

Featured Product: Western Red Cedar 5 inch Pickets

Western red cedar is regarded as one of the finest wooden fence material. Very rich and vibrant in its reddish color, this wood has many impressive qualities such as resistance to decay and insects, high dimensional stability and an easy-to-stain surface. Not Your Standard Picket If you’re looking into installing a wooden fence, western red cedar […]

Featured Product: Flat Top Ornamental Iron

Fencing is not only a tool to ensure privacy and security, but also adds to the appeal and the personality of your home or business. It’s also an aspect of landscaping, which grooms the overall image of your property. Prefabricated ornamental iron is an elegant and aesthetically-appealing approach to fencing. This style of fencing is […]

Keep Your Kids Safe with Child-proof Pool Latches

Above having fun and cooling off, safety is the most important factor when it comes to swimming pools. Children adore swimming, but unfortunately the second leading cause of death for kids under age 5 is drowning. Most child drownings occur in a family’s, friend’s or relative’s pool. These pools are much more accessible and much […]

“How To” Select Your Wood For Your Wood Fence

Whether you are going to install a new wood fence yourself or hire a contractor; you will have to decide on the type of wood you want to use.  Let’s start with the posts. Research what is available for species.  Today, there are several new species of wood fence posts available from your fence contractor […]

Featured Product: Incense Cedar

Incense Cedar: The fencing material that can take it all and still stand tall Taking over Western Red Cedar, Incense Cedar is becoming one of the most used woods in the fencing industry. With its many great qualities and lower cost, it’s not hard to see why. Incense Cedar is native to forests in California, […]

Pool Fence Safety Year Around

Over the weekend, I read a news report about a young child that suffered drowning related injuries.  This is a very sad event.  What makes it unusual is that the pool was closed for the summer.  The child was able to get under the cover.  Once in the pool, he was not able to get […]

School Fencing Tips – Part Three

School fencing and gates are a big concern for parents and school staff.  This quickly became apparent upon the number of readers’ comments I received with our first two blogs.  One of the most prevalent themes was the use and care of gates.  Many of the parents brought up some very valid concerns regarding the use, […]

Louvered screens versus engineered louvered screen systems.

PalmSHIELD louvers are not just any louvered screen manufacturer.  PalmSHIELD is an engineered louvered system manufacturer.  What does this boil-down to for you?  We review every project for the following conditions. Where is the louvered screen system going to be located?  If a rooftop unit, the system may be exposed to wind tunnels or sheer winds. […]

School Fencing Safety Tips

Following my blog on fencing at schools, a devote reader commented about her childhood on the playground.  The four foot tall chain link that separated the kids from the asphalt was as much part of the playground equipment as was the slide, swings and teeter-totter.  The chain link fence was home base for red light […]

Fencing at schools should both be safe and keep our children safe.

Last Thursday morning, I sat in traffic behind a sea of yellow caterpillars.  All of them moving in different directions with heads bopping up and down inside.  School is back in session…I was reminded.  At the next stop light, I begin to drift away to an article I read  about a teacher who severely damaged […]

Temporary Fence Systems – Storm Damage Advice

Every major storm that sweeps through your community will leave some damaged fencing.  Temporary fencing is always hit hard.  Because temporary fencing is just that, “temporary;” it is not set in concrete footings or permanently fixed.  Temporary fence panel systems are often anchored with sand bags placed over the temporary fence stands.  Typically, two sixty […]

Some more good advice for storm damaged fences

My neighbor now has new posts in his yard but is waiting on his fence contractor to come back and finish.  Yesterday, I had a knock on my door.  Standing in my door way was Bob, my neighbor.  “I hate to ask but do you know how to reach my fence contractor?” Bob said with […]

Storm damage repair – more good advice.

If you read my previous blog, I have an update on my neighbor.  I witnessed him yesterday digging out his old footings.  As I strolled by on my four wheeler, he wiped his brow with a rag and gave me a thumbs up.  He was soaked head to toe in sweat.  Lesson learned…leave those posts […]

Storm Damaged Fence Advice

It is thunderstorm season in the Midwest which typically leaves us with a great deal of damaged fence.  Just recently, a large storm moved through the area and left my neighbor with his wood fence blown over.   A handful of the wood fence panels and posts where flattened where shear winds made their path.  The […]

Privacy Fence Gate Locks

Would be thieves don’t want to make a scene at your front door.  They want to sneak around to the back of your house, through your gate and into the basement or patio door.  By the time they reach the back door; they are committed.  They know that they may have crossed that threshold of […]

Home Runs Will Vary – How to determine the circumference of an outfield fence

Never assume you know where to layout the circumference of an outfield fence.  American Fence Company has installed thousands of baseball and softball fields.  We have come to understand that there is no constant in the overall layout. From diagram 1.04, it illustrates the circumference is taken from the radius located at the pitcher’s mound.  […]

Choosing an access control system or gate operator is not always ideal.

When the situation fits, an automated gate operator is a great idea. But are there situations where maybe an automated gate is not ideal? American Fence Company sells hundreds of gate operators and access control systems every year.  These sales and installs are split between residential and commercial.  We love the idea of our customers […]

Vertical pivot lift gates are the “no gap allowed” solution.

Do you need the ultimate solution in removing any gaps at the bottom of your gate?  Do you not have the storage space for a rolling, cantilever or swing gate?  Your solution may be a vertical pivot gate. Vertical pivot gates are lite weight gates that operate on a single pivot point that is located […]

Cantilever Gates – No sweeping concerns

Cantilever gates are the most popular choice for automated gates.  A cantilever gate is suspended above the ground thus there is no concerns regarding terrain, road conditions or adverse weather.  The gates upper and lower guide wheels guide the gate through the opening.  Unlike the sweeping effects of swing gates, cantilever gates slide back and […]

Engineered & Anchoring PalmSHIELD. Anchors Away!

PalmSHIELD has been engineered to meet the category one 90 mph wind load requirement for an architectural louvered screen system.    Though we do not provide generalized engineered stamped drawings; we do review our engineering to assure that our design will meet designed load requirements relative to the overall design and selection of materials. Ultimately, it […]

A rolling slide gate is your best option with faced when slopes

A rolling slide gate is a type of slide gate.  American Fence Company’s most popular slide gate is a cantilever gate.  A typical cantilever slide gate uses sealed bearing rollers that are fastened to  four inch diameter support posts with no wheels touching the ground.  The cantilever slide gate is cantilevered over and through the opening.  […]

Single or Double Drive Gate?

Many a customers have said after their fence was installed, “I wish I would have gone with a …..gate instead.”   American Fence Company staff are professionals within the fence industry.  As the professionals, we are obligated to point out the features, benefits and liabilities of each type of gate installation.  On the surface, it may […]

Pre-Stained Fence Pickets & Rails Is A Hit!!

American Fence Company is excited to share with our customers the new Cedar tone stained Fir pickets and rails.  American Fence Company has been using the White Fir fence pickets and rails for eight years.  These pickets and rails have a fantastic track record with us of standing the test of years of Midwestern winters […]

Temporary Construction Fence Site Survey

Your temporary construction fence should be your first line of defense at your construction site or event. Not only does it aid in keeping materials and tool safe; it keeps potential lawsuits from curious trespassers out.  Construction sites are dangerous, especially in the dark.  It is easy for others to quickly get hurt. A fence […]

Why We Choose Incense Cedar For Your Fence

Incense Cedar fence pickets, rails and posts are one of the most durable and decay-resistant of native American woods.  It is produced from a forest tree found in California, southern Oregon and western Nevada. Incense Cedar is generally known in the lumber industry as one of the twelve woods of the Western Woods Region Incense […]

Drive Through And Pick-Up

Drive to any of our fully staffed facilities in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Nebraska; Kansas City, Kansas; Sioux Falls, South Dakota Des Moines, Iowa and Rochester, Minnesota and pick-up temporary fence panels, posts, stands and sand bags today for your event tomorrow.  American Fence Rental inventories thousands of temporary fence panels and event barricades.  We […]

Drive Through & Pick-Up Temporary Fence Panels

Drive to any of our fully staffed facilities in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Nebraska; Kansas City, Kansas; Sioux Falls, South Dakota Des Moines, Iowa and Rochester, Minnesota and pick-up temporary fence panels, posts, stands and sand bags today for your event tomorrow.  American Fence Rental inventories thousands of temporary fence panels and event barricades.  We […]

Construction Site Theft Is On The Rise.

Jobsite thefts of tools, equipment and materials continues to be an issue plaguing the construction industry. Unsecured construction sites are easy targets for thieves, especially those lacking adequate security measures. Heavy equipment, power and hand tools and materials such as copper are the most targeted items. According to the National Equipment Register (NER), heavy equipment […]

What are the benefits of using pre-stained pickets, rails and posts?

What are the benefits of using pre-stained pickets, rails and posts? It must be said at the beginning of this piece…there is no substitute for using pre-stained fence boards.  These are wood pickets, rails and posts that are stained by the mill, packaged and shipped to your local DIY store.  Nobody knows wood better than […]

It’s construction season!

It’s construction season!  American Rental Fence is the leader in temporary construction rental fence in the Midwest.  Though we have over ten thousand fence panels rented-out; American Rental Fence has over three thousand panels in inventory in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, Nebraska; Rochester, Minnesota; Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Des Moines, Iowa; and Kansas City, Kansas. […]

American Fence Company of Kearney Nebraska

Did you know that we are in Kearney Nebraska?  Check us out at http://kearneyfencecompany.com/.

Brand and Promote Your Temporary Construction Fence

Brand your company and brand your site with rental construction fence wind screening.  For less than two dollars per square foot, you can conceal valuable project materials and promote your company and project name.  The best part is that you can use this screening on this temporary fence project and also the next project. Out […]

The American Rental Fence

At The American Fence Company we want our fences to last for years, but not all fences are meant to be forever, as we also offer temporary fence.  If you’re looking to rent a Temporary Fence System, you’ve come to the right place, we are proud to announce the American Fence Rental Company website is now live!  Check out […]

What is all the fuss about Fir?

White Fir has been successfully used for wood fencing for over a decade.  Without question, Western Red Cedar is the premier choice for wood fencing however it is expensive.  For considerable less, you can select a White Fir fence picket that will last at least eight plus years.  Why eight years?  Because we have been […]

Ornamental fence for the twenty first century

Twenty years ago, the majority of residential ornamental fences were stick built.  Stick built is a crude terminology for welding ornamental fence panels in local fabrication shops after attempting to field verify elevations and length of fence runs.  This method was very time consuming and rarely perfect.  Worst yet, the panels were shop painted with […]

Custom Wood Fences Are Tricky

Custom wood fences are tricky.  The tried and true solid, shadow box and picket wood fences use proven installation techniques that guarantee a long lasting installation.  Most qualified fence contractors successfully install hundreds of these fences every year.  Materials, fasteners and techniques are industry standards and there is a great deal of literature on “How […]

Old School Ornamental Iron

American Fence Company has gone Old School Ornamental with prestigious decorative columns and panels.

PalmSHIELD rolls into the Village of Glenview Train Station

PalmSHIELD was selected as the mechanical equipment louvered screen system of choice for the Village of Glenview, Illinois.  The Village selected an eight foot tall PalmSHIELD louver system to protect and hide a compressor unit at the local train station.  The Village staff elected to install the system themselves.  After the installation, they commented about […]

Your Best Choice For Temporary Construction Fence

For over 55 years of experience and 100,000 feet plus of temporary fence installed in eight states, American Fence Company can help you with the latest and best security solutions. We can help you secure and protect any construction job site, special event, work area, disaster relief zone or other restricted area from public access. […]

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 […]

Beautiful Chestnut Brown Woodland Select Series

You need a fence with style, but you also need a fence that lasts — one that can go the distance. That’s Woodland Select™. Our new variegated premium fence colors can enhance the look of any home. Their rich colors and natural looking variegation mimics beautiful, hand-stained cedar — but without any of the time-consuming […]

Gateway to Success

American Fence Company builds over one thousand slide gates and over four thousand swing gates each year.  Each and every gate is fabricated to our customers’ unique requests. From a single 150’ long slide gate at one of the Nation’s largest airport  to a four thousand pound ornamental decorative slide gate at the governor’s mansion […]

American Fence Company teams up with SIMTEK.

Check out this great SIMTEK fence installed by American fence company.  We are your simtek professional.  I SimTek Fence has reinvented fence manufacturing with its patented design of rotationally-molded fencing resulting in realistic stone appearance and superior performance. Each Ecostone and Ecostone Plus fence system boasts the following Patented Construction Made with proprietary Linear Low […]

How To Build A Board On Board Fence? We got you covered.

Did  you know that American Fence Company is the largest DIY provider of fence materials in the Midwest?  Our roots are in selling materials to contractors and end users.  That being so, we get a lot of inquiries on how to do this and that?  Because we love our customers, we are going to publish […]

American Fence Company of Grand Island & Kearney Passes Their Annual Inspection!

Congratulations to American Fence Company of Grand Island.  They passed their 2017 Annual Inspection.  Their vehicles and equipment were in exceptionally good condition and very safe.  We are very proud of them.

Its Annual Inspection Time! AFC-Lincoln Smashes Their Inspection In Style

What sets American Fence Company apart from others is our people.  Real professionals who are care greatly about their business, reputation and how they go to task.  This can best be seen in American Fence Company’ annual inspection results.  This is no typical inspection.  American Fence Company’s safety director, inventory manager, fleet manager and company […]

PalmSHIELD Slide Gate Specifications Are Now Available!

PalmSHIELD has a custom specification for slide gates that incorporate the PalmSHIELD louvered panels.   PalmSHIELD panels are very robust with the 3″ x 3″ framework.  A standard slide gate specification will not integrate with the PalmSHIELD louvered panels.  Thus, we have prepared a unique PalmSHIELD slide gate specification.  If you are specifying PalmSHIELD for your mechanical equipment enclosure, roof top […]

Temporary Construction Fence! Over 25,000′ feet in stock!

Temporary Construction Fence is our business!  American Fence Company inventories over 25,000 feet of temporary construction fence.  We are the largest provider of temporary construction fence in the Midwest.  With our forty installation crews, we stand ready to assist you in protecting your construction site, crowd control, event barriers, etc. For over 55 years we […]

American Fence Company of Omaha is moving!

American Fence Company of Omaha is moving to 7722 F Street, Omaha, Nebraska 68127.  America’s Fence Store will remain at 15225 Industrial Road.  This move is a result of our growth.  We are very excited to create some space for both of these operations to expand their business. American Fence Company of Omaha is scheduled […]

American Fence Company goes “Old School Ornamental”

American Fence Company is excited to go back to doing some old school ornamental.  We are currently working on a turn of the century custom ornamental fence.  This fence style uses very decorative custom ornamental columns in lieu of more common masonry columns.  The columns were designed and fabricated by our custom ornamental division which […]

American Fence Company of Iowa is moving to 6300 NW Beaver Drive, Johnston, Iowa.

American Fence Company of Iowa is moving to 6300 NW Beaver Drive, Johnston, Iowa  50131.  Thankful for all of our customers, we must move to a larger facility to accommodate them.  This includes adding additional  inventory, equipment and team members.   This new facility will provide over four acres of storage and nineteen thousand square feet of […]

AmeriFence of Kansas is moving to Overland Park!

AmeriFence of Kansas is moving to 7616 Wedd Street, Overland Park, KA 66204.  After completing building renovations in our new facility, we will be moving late March or early April, 2017.  Our new facility will over almost four acres of paved outside storage and almost seventeen thousand square feet of warehouse and office. AmeriFence is […]

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce our new keyed internal lock.

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce our new keyed internal latch.  Unlike other manufacturer’s latch, our new latch is: Keyed from both sides.  If locked on one side must also be unlocked from the same side.  OR Keyed from one side. Internal.  Nothing is face mounted except the handles. Accessible from both sides. Chrome handles. Large 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ […]

PalmSHIELD protects hydrogen fueling station

PalmSHIELD is selected to participate in the introduction of hydrogen fueling stations across America.  Toyota’s new hydrogen fuel cell cars will use this fueling stations as well as other new entries into the hydrogen fuel market.  PalmSHIELD will be protecting and disclosing the hydrogen fuel equipment.  With PalmSHIELD’s largest louvers in the industry and full framed panels; it […]

PalmSHIELD goes North

South Dakota State University has selected PalmSHIELD for their stadium improvement projects.  PalmSHIELD is the leading louvered screen system for mechanical and equipment enclosures.

PalmSHIELD will shine at the Minnesota National Guard.

PalmSHIELD louvered screen system was selected to be installed at the Minnesota National Guard in Owatonna, Minnesota.  PalmSHIED is the leading louvered screen system for mechanical enclosures.

Chestnut Brown Vinyl Fence Special

American Fence Company is excited to offer PlyGem’s chestnut brown solid privacy fence at the same price as our standard white solid privacy fence.  This is a limited time offer to get this exciting new product into the marketplace.  For details and pricing, please contact your local American Fence Company.

Specify a no-cut -non-removable anti-cut padlock gate latch. American Ultra Latch can help.

American Ultra latch will provide you with photos, specifications and CAD drawings for your next project.  We have both a single swing and a double drive version gate latch.  Our single swing gate latch will accommodate both 3″ and 4″ gate posts.  Our double drive will accommodate both 1 5/8″ and 2″ gate frames.  Both locks […]

American Ultra Latch – A perfect fit for substation and equipment enclosures. Anti-cut padlock resistant to bolt cutters and hand tools.

The American Ultra Latch is the only non-removable, no-cut, anti-cut padlock, two sided gate latch on the market.  No bolt cutters will cut this anti-cut lock.  It is a perfect fit for substation and equipment enclosures that are not attended by personnel.  A bolt cutter will not get you through this lock.  MidAmerican Energy has […]

American Ultra Latch – A no-cut, non-removable gate latch solution. Anti-cut padlock resistant to bolt cutters and hand tools.

The American Ultra Latch is THE only no-cut, anti-cut padlock non-removable gate latch solution available.  The American Ultra Latch is available in a single swing and double drive version.  This latch meets multiple needs and fits a wide variety of circumstances. This is a anti-cut lock. The single swing has a thin two inch profile.  […]

PalmSHIELD knows how to pack a lunch for a long trip

PalmSHIELD was selected by AeroJet Rocketdyne as an industrial and professional grade louvered screen enclosure.  Aerojet Rocketdyne is a leader in the development and manufacture of aerospace propulsion systems; precision tactical weapon systems; and armament systems, including warhead and munitions applications.  PalmSHIELD provided a custom fabricated system that assured complete blockage of AeroJet Rocketdyne’s mechanical […]

American Ultra Latch – The only anti-cut padlock, no-cut latch, non-removable gate latch.

  After listening to our customers over the last forty years, we have developed a latch that meets their highest needs.  The two most important criteria are that the latch must be non-removable and the lock cannot be accessible to be cut.  Below are the highlights and specifications: With a thin two inch profile, it fits a two […]

Palm Shield Shines At MidAmerica Energy Plaza

Palm Shield was selected to shine at MidAmerica Energy Plaza.

Safety is our highest priority! We can prove it.

In the spring of every year, American Fence Company employees are buzzing around their facility with tools, paint brushes and checklist in-hand, getting ready for their facility, vehicle and equipment inspection.  This is a three hundred point all day inspection.  It is conducted by the Company president, safety director, lead mechanic and inventory manager. The […]

Looking for cable railing?

American Fence Company custom builds cable railing for all applications.  Using small cables under considerable tension, cable railing provides a great alternative to traditional railing that does not interrupt the view beyond. Cable railing is tricky.  The cables are under considerable tension so engineering must be considered to assure proper anchoring of termination points.  In […]

American Fence Company is protecting our nation’s grid

American Fence Company has been selected to provide a high security screening to protect some of our nation’s electric substations.  This new screening has ballistic characteristics and cannot be climbed.  In addition, the new screening serves as a visual barrier, hiding electrical components and equipment. Recently, there have been several articles published regarding how vulnerable […]

Palm Shield shines at Sanford Medical Center

Palm Shield was selected to enclose a large mechanical equipment facility at the new Sanford Medical Center, Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  This particular Palm Shield enclosure was twelve feet tall with large double drive doors for equipment access.  Palm Shield provides incredible aesthetics while protecting and venting large mechanical equipment.  What makes Palm Shield attractive to […]

PalmSHIELD shows up at Johnson Public Safety Building, Iowa.

PalmSHIELD louvered fence screen was used at the new state of the art Johnson Public Safety building, Johnson County, Iowa.  The louvered gates incorporate a crash beam on the interior and PalmSHIELD louvered system on the exterior.  On either side of the gate are two large stanchions used to leverage the beam in the event […]

Palm Shield crosses into Iowa

Palm Shield is a proven staple for the City of Council Bluffs, Iowa.  Once again, it was specified to provide a protective and pleasing barrier for water management equipment. Palm Shield is the ultimate louvered screen system.    

Palm Shield compliments Children’s Hospital

Palm Shield compliments new Children’s Hospital facility.  Standing twelve feet tall, the grey panels shine and contrast the building exterior.  This is the perfect louvered screen system.

PalmSHIELD Louvered Screen, Fence & Gate Systems

Louvered screens have been used for years to conceal mechanical equipment, generators, compressors, etc.  American Fence Company has been installing these screens and fences for decades.  Over time, we have come to appreciate the shortcomings and strengths of some of the more popular louvered systems.  Hence, we strongly promote PalmSHIELD louvered screen system. PalmSHIELD louvered […]

Why Western Red Cedar IS the PREMIER CHOICE for your wood fence.

Why Western Red Cedar IS the PREMIER CHOICE for your wood fence.   Your home is the investment that brings safety and security to you and your family.  A good fence is one that enhances your outdoor living space while providing boundary and backdrop to your home’s environment.  A good fence will provide years of […]

Why do fence pickets split?

Why do fence pickets split?  It is not a matter of “if” fence pickets split as almost all wood fence pickets will eventually develop small checks regardless of species.  Checks are small ruptures in the wood grain where the drying process has occurred unevenly.  In other woods the moisture left the wood unevenly between the […]

Unfounded Vinyl Fence Fears

As we round the corner on another Midwest winter, our neighborhood’s vinyl fences are still standing.  Surprising? Of course, not. Vinyl fencing has been around for over twenty years. Its popularity has grown exponentially as it replaces wood and ornamental in popularity.  Yet, there are still many home owners and neighborhood associations that are hesitant […]

Vinyl Coated Chain Link

Purchasing vinyl coated chain link fencing can be confusing.  One contractor says “9 gauge material” on his proposal while another says “11 gauge wire”.  Which one is better?  Undetermined. Why the confusion?  It all stems from the gauge.  Is it finished gauge or core wire gauge?  According to ASTM  668, vinyl coated chain link is […]

The cold reality of your gate

Every day, we go through dozens of doors without giving it a second thought.  We just don’t realize the precision that goes into a door and jamb.  Isn’t it amazing how the strike hits the strike plate each and every time? Ok, not that amazing. The cold reality is that your gates are not doors. […]

Why all the confusion over vinyl coated chain link?

Why the confusion?  It all stems from the gauge.  Is it finished gauge or core wire gauge?  According to ASTM  668, vinyl coated chain link is specified and ordered by the metallic core wire.  However, according to various suppliers, they may interpret your request to mean a finished gauge ( metallic core wire plus vinyl […]