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Residential Driveway Gates for Any Home

When you think of a sprawling decorative ornamental gate with detailed scroll and finial work, you likely imagine it in front of a mansion or some sort of modern-day castle. The wrought iron framework might tell you that access is exclusive and the residents therein are private and upscale. You may have “othered” who the […]

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Understanding Box Framed Cantilever Gates

America’s Gate Company has been manufacturing aluminum box framed cantilever gates for decades. Box framed cantilever gates serve a unique purpose when a standard single or double track aluminum cantilever gate fails to adequately support a stated wind load or simply flexes too much. When the gate opening exceeds 30’, you may want to consider […]

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Security Gates Protect Your Business

Security Gates Protect Your People American Gate Company knows your property is a sign of your hard work and dedication. There is an emotional attachment that stretches beyond being just a place of business. Employees and clients are also high priority, and their safety cannot be overlooked. Keep your business secure with one of our […]

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American Fence Company is Growing with Sioux City

Sioux City’s Convention Center is a wonderful venue that has hosted a lot of great events over the years. With the addition of a brand-new hotel downtown, there will now be even more places for out-of-town folks to stay, as well as an additional ballroom, a second-story parking deck and some additions onto the convention […]

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American Fence Company Places its Mark in Sioux City

American Fence Company has since grown a lot in our 50+ years. We are now a multifaceted fence company complete with materials and fence installation. We have built 9 branches that serve 13 states; along with a handful of divisions that specialize in landscaping, access control and playground equipment. Our most recent branch just opened […]

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We Proudly Announce American Landscaping Company!

In 2018 American Fence Company announced two new divisions American Playground Company and American Access Company. Now in 2019, we are excited to announce a new family member. Spearheaded by our Lincoln branch, we are proud to announce American Landscape company. American Landscaping company has already hit the ground running, completing jobs that fit your […]

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We are proud to announce our newest division: American Playground Company

Safe and secure playground equipment for all American Fence Company is growing upwards and outwards, and now we’ve grown into the jungle gym and park equipment market. American Playground Company specializes in the installation and design of outdoor recreational equipment. American Fence Company of South Dakota identified the potential in this new division and took […]

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Access Control increases your sense of security and peace of mind with American Fence Company of Iowa

At American Fence Company of Iowa, they are very proud of their ability to make access control clear and simple. They understand the appeal of gaining quick and easy access to your property. With over 100 years of combined experience in gate operators, access controls, and gates, American Fence Company of Iowa can get you […]

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American Fence Company of Grand Island is the repeated choice of the Nebraska State Fair and Husker Harvest Days

American Fence is your go-to fence contractor for Columbus, Norfolk, Hastings, Grand Island, Kearney, North Platte, and Western Kansas. The Nebraska State Fair moved from Lincoln to Grand Island in 2008, and in the ten years since it has put its complete trust in American Fence Company of Grand Island for all of its rental […]

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American Fence Company of Lincoln can help you with all things rental fence

Concert venues, one-time events and construction sites all require a unique kind of protection that can be changed when needed while remaining effective. Temporary fence from American Fence Company of Lincoln will maintain a boundary that is able to be moved around and adjusted without losing defense. Temporary fence installation and removal are offered by […]

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How to Build a Cantilever Gate Cable Truss System

Instructions for installing a cantilever cable truss system The below installation instructions are for installing a horizontal cable truss on a steel cantilever gate.  The illustrations are installation of a cable truss assembly on an aluminum cantilever gate.  The intent of the a cable truss system is to provide a non-obtrusive, inexpensive yet effective means […]

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Fulfill your Access Control Needs with American Fence Company – Omaha

In years past, access control was as involved as a garage door opener, but those days are over. Now gate access controls include things such as receivers, free exit loops, sensing edges, photo eyes and more. Gate operators and their access controls have grown and evolved and become more complex in the last several years, […]

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Mission Dispensary makes history with help from PalmSHIELD

PalmSHIELD helps Mission Dispensary make history Mission Dispensary made history in Allentown, Pennsylvania by becoming the city’s very first medical marijuana facility—and they chose PalmSHIELD to be apart of it. ProMax Fence Systems installed PalmSHIELD’s horizontal louver fence system at the dispensary.  The mechanical equipment screening faces the front of the building and complements its […]

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American Access Company: The Newest Division of American Fence Company

Please help us give a warm welcome to American Access Company! American Access Company is the newest division of American Fence Company. This new enterprise focuses solely on access control systems, gate operators and barriers. We have a team of specialists trained by the manufacturers to design, install and maintain your automated gate and access […]

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How to Guide on Preparing for Temporary Fencing Installation

When the crew shows up to install your temporary fence, you don’t want to keep them standing around and waiting on you while you rush to try and figure out where exactly to put your temporary construction fencing. You also don’t want to call the crew back because you put the rental fence in the […]

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How to Maintain your Temporary Fence: Tips and Tricks

As a rental item, the party who rented temporary fencing has the responsibility to maintain it. Listed below are some pieces of advice from us for maintaining your temporary fence to avoid any fees at the end of your rental. During the warmer months weeds will surely grow up, around and through your chain link […]

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Cloisters meets guests with America’s Gate

When you’re going away from the weekend to a retreat to immerse yourself in nature and spirituality, you want to make sure you’re going to be taken care of. A premium gate is an easy and solid way to establish this credibility and peace-of-mind. Cloisters on the Platte invites all their residents in with an […]

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PalmSHIELD Equipment Screening vs. the Competitors: A Comparison Chart

In case you’ve ever wondered how PalmSHIELD equipment screening stacks up to other manufacturers, they made an easy-to-read and simple chart! As you can see, PalmSHIELD more than holds their own and is a top quality choice for all your equipment screening needs.

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How to Set Fence Posts with Fast Setting Grout

No matter if it’s your first time installing a fence or you’ve installed many, you are sure find some helpful information in this article to help you set fence posts with fast setting grout. This “How To” guide will walk you through the process, step-by-step, to ensure the best application of fast setting grout for […]

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All You Need to Know about Horizontal Cantilever Gate Trusses

What is a horizontal cantilever gate truss? It is a single plane truss, very much like 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 the time of fabrication or it can be an independent truss with a complete […]

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Rental Fence Season is in Full Swing

Construction season has officially begun, and American Fence Rental is ready to meet your immediate site security needs. They have over five thousand temporary fence panels in stock, equating to over 13 miles of temporary site security fence. Standing ready at American Fence Rental are over 40 installation crews ready to load-up and start securing […]

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Construction Season is Here; Time for Temporary Fence

Construction season has officially begun, and American Fence Rental is ready to meet your immediate site security needs. They have over five thousand temporary fence panels in stock, equating to over 13 miles of temporary site security fence. Standing ready at American Fence Rental are over 40 installation crews ready to load-up and start securing […]

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PalmSHIELD Casino Diagonal Louvers Specifications

Casino diagonal louvers, PalmSHIELD’s latest product design, has received a considerable amount of interest from designers and architects alike. They would all like to know how they can include these diagonal louvers in their next modern enclosure, equipment screen, mechanical patio rail or dumpster enclosure. PalmSHIELD has provided a series of CAD drawings to make it a […]

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Brand New from PalmSHIELD: Diagonal Louvers

Have you ever needed industrial fencing, but you were looking for a design that was appropriate for a more modern and upscale lifestyle? PalmSHIELD’s new Casino diagonal louver panels provide a striking appeal for any polished property. When designers and architects are looking for an architectural structure that may be a focal point, the Casino […]

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Cable Railings: PalmSHIELD Releases New Product

PalmSHIELD announces their brand new exclusive architectural cable design. This design is a real architectural marvel 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 single tensioner at the bottom. Compared […]

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American Fence Company-Lincoln Hits a Home Run

The Lincoln, Nebraska branch of American Fence Company was featured in the Lincoln Journal Star, the city’s daily newspaper. Ahead of Nebraska Wesleyan University’s first game of the season, one of American Fence Company’s most recent projects has been replacing all the netting at Wesleyan Field. Built on Reputation American Fence Company specializes in all things […]

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The Best Custom Metals Fabrication Comes from America’s Fence Store

Did you know that America’s Fence Store is one of the largest custom metals fabricators in the Midwest? With over 10,000 ft3 of fabrication area and 8 certified welders, they are capable of fabricating custom railings, gates and fencing. With a full complement of fabrication equipment, they have completed some impressive projects, including a single […]

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Dumpster Enclosure Drawings Now Available from PalmSHIELD

Dumpster Enclosure CAD Drawings from PalmSHIELD PalmSHIELD is excited to announce the release of their standard dumpster enclosure CAD drawings. These drawings include layouts for one, two and three dumpsters. Refuge dumpsters have a standard footprint, and waste management services require specific access and space around these dumpsters in order to empty them. This footprint […]

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Vertical Seclusion: The New Vertical Louver Option from PalmSHIELD

Vertical Seclusion: PalmSHIELD’s Vertical Louver Solution PalmSHIELD is excited to announce Vertical Seclusion, their brand new vertical louver fence and screening system. Vertical louvers are popular for matching existing rooftop equipment screening designs and for mechanical equipment enclosures. PalmSHIELD recognizes that most buildings’ roof panels and eave have a vertical alignment in panel ridges or […]

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Featured Product: Aluminum Bar Grating Panels

Looking for security fence that offers superior ventilation and visibility? PalmSHIELD is now offering bar grating panels among its security fencing options. Bar grating panels consist of bars that run parallel to each other and cross rods that run perpendicular for increased strength and stability. These panels are swage locked, which permanently locks the bars […]

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Get Fire Code Compliant Mechanical Screens with PalmSHIELD Louvers

You may not be aware, but PalmSHIELD can design their mechanical equipment screens to be fire code compliant with their exit doors and hardware. PalmSHIELD offers a large selection of leading safety and security door hardware. From economical to heavy duty exit devices, access control, exit alarms, low energy automatic operators and external keying devices. […]

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Featured Product: Aluminum Perforated Panel

For a versatile security fencing system that allows customization and visibility, look into installing Palmshield’s perforated panel screen system. This style of security fence allows a controllable amount of air flow and light input. Palmshield’s perforated panel systems are made of aluminum, making them corrosion resistant and lightweight. The perforated quality of these panels allows […]

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America’s Fence Store Provides Success in Every Gate

America’s Fence Store proves that every one of their gates is a success. Any large cantilever gate that is longer than 65 feet and has a mechanical splice is fully tested in their shop. This is not an easy task. As you can see in the video below, each gate is supported with a series […]

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The Pros and Cons of Slats and Windscreening for Chain Link Fencing

If you have ever desired some wind protection or privacy from your chain link fence, you should think about installing slats or a windscreen. Both options provide extra coverage to your chain link fence that can improve aesthetics, block the wind and reduce visibility. This can be useful for a variety of fences, from small […]

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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. They are designed to stay in tip top condition and to have a long service. While white pine costs more than yellow pine, it is less likely to bow or twist. Green treated […]

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PalmSHIELD Completes Project in Sunny LA

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, and PalmSHIELD worked hard to meet every single one. No Insignificant Details Louvered equipment enclosures […]

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Aluminum Swing Gate: Efficiency and Ease Rolled into One

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

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Featured Product: CR30 Top Rail

Are you looking for an industrial chain link fence that is not only lightweight, but strong and sturdy? America’s Fence Store’s 1-5/8” x 21’ CR30 Top Rail is specially engineered and designed for lightweight industrial chain link applications. These pipes’ cold rolled nature make them both harder and stronger than hot dipped galvanized pipes. Our […]

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PalmSHIELD Introduces Bar Grating Infill Panels

We at PalmSHIELD are excited to the addition of our brand new aluminum bar grating railing and fence panel system specificaitons and CAD drawings.  With this information, engineers and architects will find it much easier to provide a complete set of specifications for bar grating panel systems. PalmSHIELD has been successfully manufacturing aluminum and steel […]

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Complete 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” at its peak. This gate has a 16-foot opening and is 24 feet long overall. The first impression of your property will give off to a passersby or visitor […]

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Featured Product: CR20 Top Rail

If you’re looking for a lighter weight and extra strength in your chain link fence, look no further. America’s Fence Store’s 1-5/8″ x 21′ 0.085 CR20 Top Rail is specifically designed and engineered for lightweight, industrial applications.  Their cold rolled quality not only provides a lot of control over the mold and shape of the […]

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PalmSHIELD Square Mesh Panel Systems CAD Drawings and Specifications

Our team at PalmSHIELD is very excited to announce that we have established a complete set of specifications and CAD drawings for our PalmSHIELD Aluminum Square Mesh Panel 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 […]

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PalmSHIELD Perforated Panel Screen System CAD Drawings & Specifications

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

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Give your Property Some Personality with an Over Arch Swing Gate

An over arch swing gate is ideal for someone who wants a sophisticated, beautiful gate that will protect their property and require little maintenance. An addition of a swinging driveway gate to a home or property brings a classy feel that can also increase the value of your property. The Ease and Efficiency of Swing […]

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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 with springs are known as self-closing hinges. These hinges are popular with homeowners with children and pets, and with property […]

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Future Requirements of High Security Fence

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

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Over Arch Cantilever Gate

Whether you’re looking for a security feature for a property or for an estate gate for your own home, you need to consider an arched or over arch 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 drop has far […]

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Featured Product: Ranch Rails

Whether you live in an urban or rural area, more likely than not you know of those charming fences that often border farms. These fences are usually made of vinyl or wood and have 2 or 3 rails, with lots of open space. This homey fence style is a ranch rail fence (also known as […]

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Should you choose a single track or double track cantilever gate?

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

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Featured Product: 6′ Vinyl Privacy Fence

A 6’ Vinyl Privacy Fence will give you the peaceful, secluded 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 stray animals out, while keeping your children and pets in. Vinyl privacy fences have many different designs to choose from, […]

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Perforated Metal: PalmSHIELD is much more than just great louvers

With a wide variety of hole sizes, percentage of open area, aesthetic appeal and high strength-to-weight ratio, perforated metal sheets have endless applications such as sign panels, guards, partitions, screens, enclosures and more. PalmSHIELD has been using perforated metal in their sturdy exclusive PalmSHIELD column systems and frames as an alternative to louvers. Perforated infill is […]

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The Lightweight and Durable Option: Aluminum Cantilever Gate

Cantilever gates are easy to use gates that are durable and space efficient. Our 6’ tall Aluminum Cantilever Gate 20’ Opening (30’ overall) has enclosed wheels, is corrosion resistant, comes at a very competitive price and is very lightweight. These gates are the safest gates on the market and are the least likely to accidentally […]

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Featured Product: Stained Cedar-tone Fir Pickets

Fir is a hardy, affordable wood that is perfect for fencing. We have Stained Cedar-tone Fir Pickets that will give you the consistent strength and color you’re looking for in your fence. Fir holds nails and screws well without cracking and is resistant to distorting and bending. The stain on these pickets not only looks […]

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Over Arch Estate Gate: The Safety You Need and Style You Crave

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

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Featured Product: Western Red Cedar 5-inch Pickets

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

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Featured Product: Flat Top Ornamental Iron

Fencing is not only a tool to ensure privacy and security, but is also a part of landscaping that adds your personal design and personality to your property. Ornamental iron fencing is a classic fencing style that comes with a classy, upscale reputation. Prefabricated ornamental iron is an elegant and aesthetically-appealing approach to fencing that […]

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Child-Proof Pool Latches: What You Should Know

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 […]

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How to Select the Best Wood Posts for Your Fence

The Right Wood for Your 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 posts. Research what species are available. Today, there are several new species of wood fence posts available […]

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Featured Product: Incense Cedar

Incense Cedar: The fencing material that stays intact, rain or shine Incense Cedar is taking over Western Red Cedar for one of the most widely used woods in the fencing industry. With its many great properties and lower price point, it’s not hard to see why. Incense Cedar is native to forests in western Nevada, […]

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School Fencing and Gates Safety Tips

Following my blog on fencing and gates at schools, a devote reader commented about her childhood on the playground.  The four foot tall chain link fence and gate 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 fand gate […]

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Extraordinarily Large Swing Gates Are Our Specialty

America’s Gate Company is one of the Nation’s largest gate manufacturers.  We custom build decorative and chain link swing, cantilever, slide and overhead gates.  We specialize in the extraordinarily large gates.  Recently, America’s Gate Company built a 120′ opening by 10′ tall double drive swing gate for the Sioux City Airport Museum, Sioux City, Iowa.  This […]

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Storm Damaged Fence & Gates Good Advice

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 […]

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Privacy fence gate locks are not so private

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 […]

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Selecting an access control system or gate operator?

  When the situation arises, an automated gate operator is a great idea. But are there times where an automated gate is not ideal? American Fence Company sells thousands of gate operators and access systems every year.  These systems and installs are split between residential and commercial.  We really like the idea of our customers automating […]

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

Vertical pivot lift gates are very lite weight gates that operate on a single pivot point that is located at the base of the opening. The gate pivots by lifting and vertically rotating on a single axis located at the base of the opening.  To accomplish this opening and closing, the gate requires a vertical pivot gate operator.  These operators […]

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Large Overhead Slide Gates

Large overhead track slide gates make good sense when you have a heavy use facility entrance and need a highly reliable slide gate. Because these gates do not need a counter balance like a cantilever gate; these gates place far less stress on the gate hardware and gate operators.  These gates also use heavy duty […]

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Got hills & valleys? A rolling gate is your best choice.

Got hills & valleys?  A rolling gate is your best choice.  A rolling gate is a type of slide gate.  The most popular slide gate is a cantilever gate.  Cantilever gates use rollers that are attached to support posts with no rollers or wheels touching the ground.  The cantilever gate is cantilevered over the opening.  […]

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Are two always better than one? A swing gate discussion

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 […]

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Temporary Construction Fence Site Survey

Your temporary construction fence should be your first line of defense at your construction site. 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. According to the Chain […]

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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 […]

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

What are the benefits of using pre-stained pickets, rails and posts?   Pre-stained wood fencing and gates? 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.  […]

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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.   […]

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