Current news articles for American Fence Company of Omaha, NE

#1 Fence Store in Omaha!

In addition to operating thirteen branch locations throughout the United States, American Fence Company manages the nation’s most comprehensive online platform for buying fence parts. Of course, gathering necessary supplies is a no-brainer when preparing for a project, and you’ll need a vendor from which to purchase this initial collection of items. But regardless of […]

Faux Stone Architectural and Mechanical Equipment Screens

It’s becoming more and more apparent that Omaha’s local codes are changing. Commercial property owners are required to cover dumpsters, rooftop fixtures, HVACs, generators, etc., and failure to do so can result in a hefty fine. Picking a contractor to do your project can be daunting, because not only do you have to think about […]

Fences and Backyard Freedom for Pets: American Fence Company of Omaha

Dog fences are a common occurrence in many neighborhoods, especially compact ones. Having a barrier between you and your neighbor not only increases privacy but also gives a sense of freedom for not only you, but your furry friends. With technology like dog collars and electric perimeters, it’s understandable to question the practicality and need […]

Cover Machinery with PalmSHIELD’s New Faux Brick Style Screening

With the rising need for mechanical equipment screens in Omaha—to not only hide dumpsters, HVACs, generators, etc. from the public but to follow civil code requirements—our architectural screening division, PalmSHIELD, has increased its styles options to keep up with demand and situations. This includes our newest variation: Faux Brick Panels.  In addition to concealment, curb […]

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 […]

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 […]

Decorative Laser Cut Metal Panels

When it comes to architectural and mechanical equipment screening in the United States, PalmSHIELD reigns as the premier contractor: staffed by industry experts, managing top-notch fabrication facilities with state-of-the-art equipment, and offering a broad spectrum of customizable panels. Architects and engineers frequently need—and in some cases are legally obliged—to install barriers around certain fixtures and […]

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, […]

Louvered Mechanical Equipment Screens

For architects and engineers, mechanical equipment screens are essential fixtures to have during and after a construction project. Also known as louvered equipment screens, these panels—manufactured and sold here at PalmSHIELD—hide equipment from public view without impeding their performance. At the same time, the visual aesthetic of these panels cleanly blend in with surrounding architecture. […]

Are Vinyl Post Inserts Needed?

When do you need vinyl post inserts? Throughout the entire residential fence industry, there are very few standards with the exception of some broad-based ASTM standards.  As a matter of fact, the uniform building code and civil codes do not regulate residential fencing at all. This lack of standards is no exception for the vinyl […]

American Fence Company of Omaha Customer Review: “You’ve Got a Hell of a Crew!”

Achieving customer satisfaction is the highest priority here at American Fence Company of Omaha, and we are never happier when a proud fence owner compliments a project we’ve done. This was the case in December 2021, when Howard Jones contacted us following the installation of his new board-on-board wood fence, repeatedly stating, “You’ve got a […]

High Security Fencing in Omaha: 5 Reasons to Buy from American Fence Company

Consider the following when installing high security fencing in Omaha. Which fence contractor offers pricing best suited for your budget? Has their staff been properly strained in all aspects of fence installation? Can they be depended on for future repairs and maintenance—will your investment be protected? How about in-house advice on fence design and layout? […]


OMAHA FENCE SUBCONTRATORS WANTED – Unlimited Earning Potential CONTACT: Mike McKinney at 402-896-6722American Fence Company of Omaha We are currently seeking fence installation subcontractors in the Omaha area and also throughout the Midwest. Immediate work and top notch pay available for the right subcontractors. For over fifty years American Fence Company has been the industry […]

American Fence Company of Omaha Has Moved

We are proud to announce that due to our remarkable growth in the Omaha area, we are moving to a new location on April 15, 2021.

Winter is a Great Time of Year to Have a Fence Installed. So Why Wait?

Did you know that winter fence installation in Omaha is a possibility? It may seem counterintuitive, but our expert fence installers in Omaha have the right equipment and mixtures to work all year round. In fact, there are a few benefits to having your residential fence installed during colder months: In order to keep our […]

Give a warm welcome to our newest division, American Playground Company

Always growing upwards and outwards, American Fence Company is now growing into the park and playground equipment market. American Playground Company is our newest division that specializes in the installation and design of outdoor recreational equipment. Our South Dakota branch recognized the potential in this new division and took charge of making our place in […]

Secure your job site with rental fence from American Fence Company of Omaha

Do you need to protect an event venue or a job site? American Fence Company of Omaha makes it simple and easy to rent temporary fence that is guaranteed to keep the area flexible to change and readjustment without sacrificing security. As the top rental fence contractor in Omaha, American Fence gladly installs and removes […]

Access control is made easy by American Fence Company of Omaha

Not that long ago, access control was as simple as a push button garage door opener, no more complicated than a garage door opener. With modern advances in technology, it is no longer that straightforward. Nowadays, access controls for automated gates in Omaha include barrier arms, telephone entry, transmitters, key pads, sensing edges as well […]

American Access Company has everything you need for accessing automated gates in Omaha

American Access Control is the newest member of the American Fence Company family and we are so excited to finally be able to put such a strong focus on access control. American Access Company is an access control vendor and we sell items such as receivers, transmitters, photo eyes, barrier arms, gate operators and much […]

How to properly prepare for temporary fence installation in Omaha

With massive construction going on in Omaha, NE, it is critical that temporary fences are used properly for workers and pedestrian safety. Having installed thousands of temporary construction fences in Omaha and surrounding Nebraska communities such as La Vista, our crews have sat idle at many job sites while the contractor frantically tries to figure […]

How To Lay Out Your Next Outfield Fence

There are hundreds of youth and community organizations each year who wish to install their own Omaha ballfield fencing.  When pencil hits paper to start laying-out their field dimensions, inevitably they begin to scratch their heads.  How do we get a greater distance from center field to home plate then from right or left field […]

Perforated Panel: Another Security Fence Option in Omaha, NE

PalmSHIELD’s perforated panel screen systems are a type of Omaha 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 panel systems from PalmSHIELD are made of aluminum, which makes them very lightweight and corrosion […]

Your Best Choice for Large Cantilever Gates in Omaha, Nebraska!

American Fence Company of Omaha 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.  Each gate is supported with a series of lifts and blocks to replicate what would occur […]

PalmSHIELD Heads to LA! See us today for all your custom enclosures.

PalmSHIELD basks in sunny Los Angeles. PalmSHIELD louvers is proud to have been selected by the City of Los Angeles Water and Power as their mechanical equipment closure. The City of Los Angeles has a tight set of requirements relative to their mechanical equipment louvered systems. Louvered equipment enclosures must meet the 31 pounds per […]

Deciding Between Slats or Windscreen for Omaha Fencing

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

Omaha Fence Parts for Sale! Toprail Details.

Build an industrial chain link fence in Omaha 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 […]

We are Omaha’s choice for custom vinyl products

Since the beginning of vinyl being installed as a fence product it has also been used for many other projects. Your choice is only limited by your imagination. American Fence Company of Omaha has installed literally hundreds of custom vinyl products throughout the years. Such projects include mail box holders, planters, enclosing material for carports […]

Custom Gates in Omaha

Featuring: 4 foot Over Arch 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 passersby […]

PalmSHIELD! Your professional choice, now offering specifications and Cad drawings for your convenience.

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce that we established a complete set of specifications and CAD drawings for our PalmSHIELD Perforated Aluminum Panel System. This information will make it easy for engineers and architects to provide a complete set of specifications for perforated metal panel systems. This is the only complete perforated metal panel specification that […]

Bar Grating in Omaha Now from PalmSHIELD

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 […]

Omaha’s Overscallop Entry Gates! We have what you’re looking for.

An overscallop ornamental gate in Omaha is perfect for someone who wants a beautiful, sophisticated gate that will protect their property and require little maintenance. Adding an ornamental iron swing gate to a home or property brings a elegant feel that can also increase your property value. Because they are built of ornamental iron, these […]

Why Choose Split Rail Fencing in Nebraska?

More than likely you know of those quaint fences in Omaha and surrounding communities that often line rural properties. These fences are usually made of vinyl or wood and have two, three, or four rails, with lots of open space. This fence style is known as a ranch rail fence, or a split rail fence. […]

Aluminum Gates in Omaha! Your best choice for light weight gate solutions.

Aluminum Cantilever Gates: Lightweight, Durable Option Cantilever gates in Omaha are easy to use and are space-efficient and long lasting. Our Aluminum Cantilever Gates are very light, and have protected rollers, they are resistant to rust and are available at a competitive price point. These are the safest gates on the market and are the […]

The Case for Fir Wood Fences in Omaha

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

Arched Driveway Gates for Your Omaha Home

Over Arch Driveway Gates in Omaha: Safety and Style 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 […]

Your Wood Fence Experts in Omaha!

Whether you are going to install a wood fence yourself or hire the work completed; you will have to decide on the type and species of Omaha wood fence you want to use. Start with the post. 1. Look into what is available for species. There are several new species of wood fence posts available […]

Security Gates for Schools in Omaha

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

Omaha Pool Safety and Requirements

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

Safe School Fencing in Omaha

Last Thursday morning, I was behind a sea of yellow caterpillars. All of them moving in several different directions with heads bopping up and down inside. School is has started…I was reminded. At the next traffic light, I begin to drift away to an article about a teacher who severely damaged her hand in a gate at school. […]

Louvered Panels are Versatile and Effective

PalmSHIELD is a custom louvered manufacturer and design service. That is exactly what the Village of Kilmarnock, Virginia needed for their new amphitheater. The Half Shell Theater is highlighted with PalmSHIELD’s louvered panels. Front and center is a twenty foot wide louvered panel that highlights the stage. Gable roofs vary in pitch and construction. Louvers have […]

We Specialize in Omaha Gates of ALL Sizes

America’s Gate Company is one of the nation’s largest gate manufacturers and providers. We custom build decorative and chain link swing, cantilever, slide, overhead gates and any others you can dream up. We specialize in the extraordinarily large gates and gate retrofits. Recently, America’s Gate Company built a 120′ opening by 10′ tall double drive […]

Omaha Temporary Panel Fence System

Every major storm that sweeps through your community will leave some damaged fencing. Temporary fencing in Omaha 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, […]

Choosing an Omaha Fence Contractor to Repair Storm Damage

My neighbor now has new posts in his yard but is waiting on his fence contractor to come back and finish (make sure to read part one and part two to this blog). Yesterday, I had a knock on my door. Standing in my door way was Bob, my neighbor. “I hate to ask but […]

Getting your Omaha Fence Fixed after Storm Damage

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 […]

Louvered Panels for Data Centers in Omaha

PalmSHIELD provided a new mechanical equipment enclosure for American Family Insurance’s new data center. PalmSHIELD louvers has a long history of providing architectural louvers for data centers. You can find our louvered panel system at the Google, Travelers and Yahoo! date centers. PalmSHIELD is the natural choice for large standalone louvered mechanical screen systems. Data […]

Storm Damage? Your best choice for fence repairs in Omaha.

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

Contact us today for your Omaha security fence solution. Protection from jobsite thefts!

There has been a recent increase of construction site thefts over the last two years. American Fence Rental has been installing a surprising amount of construction site security fences in Omaha. Contractors are doing their due diligence in providing site security but thieves are still finding their way into their job site. Though providing security, […]

Omaha Gate Locks, Your First Line of Defense

Thieves don’t want to make a scene at your front door. They want to sneak around to the back, through your gate and into the basement or patio door. By the time they reach the gate, they are committed. They know that they may have crossed that point of no return and may now attempt […]

Vertical Pivot Gates in Omaha

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

Alternative Security Enclosures

PalmSHIELD offers louvered and secured equipment enclosures. Copper and all other precious metal prices have increased over 60% since 2007. Thieves are averaging no less than $100.00 for tubing stolen from a residential ac unit installation. Recently, the local Houston news reported two commercial HVAC units dropped two stories from the top of a shopping […]

Automated Gates in Omaha

Cantilever gates are the best choice for automated gates in Omaha. A cantilever gate is suspended above the ground thus there is no concerns regarding terrain, road conditions or icy weather. The gates upper and lower guide wheels guide the gate through the entire opening. Unlike the sweeping effects of swing gates, cantilever gates roll […]

What Omaha gate do I need in a hilly area?

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. […]

Engineering & 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 […]

Select the right Omaha gate for your project.

Many a customers have said after their fence was installed, “I wish I would have gone with a …..gate instead.” American Fence Company of Omaha’s 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, […]

Pre-stained Fence Pickets in Omaha

American Fence Company of Omaha 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 in Omaha, Arlington, Valley, Elkhorn, Gretna, and other Nebraska communities. These pickets and rails have a fantastic track […]

What Omaha temp fence is right for me?

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 […]

Leader in Omaha Wood Fence Products

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 […]

The Temporary Rental Fence Drive Through – American Rental Fence.

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 […]

“Do it yourself” Fence materials in Omaha for sale

American Fence is your one stop shop for all your fencing needs. We also have available all fence materials at wholesale costs. If your a “Do it yourself” home owner call us today for your free estimate. We have acres of stock material at your disposal for purchase. Whether you are wanting tried and true […]

Pre-Stained Wood Fencing in Omaha

Cedar Tone Stained Fence. 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 […]

It’s Construction Season! Call us today for your rental fence in Omaha

It’s construction season! American Rental Fence is the leader in temporary construction rental fencing in Omaha. 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. We […]

American Fence Rental Company

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 […]

Better alternative for cedar wood fencing in Omaha

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. […]

“Spring fence projects in Omaha” Call us today for your free estimate.

Spring is only four days away residential fence projects are in full swing. Give us a call today for your complete residential fence needs. We have the largest inventory of residential fence products in the Midwest. Call us today to schedule your no cost, no obligation residential fence estimate. We have all the tried and […]

“Not so temporary, temp fence”

Temporary construction rental fence is not so temporary. American Fence Company uses only top notch quality commercial grade materials in the construction and installation of our temporary fences. We also use a simple ring design on our panels that makes it easy to modify the system. No complicated hardware, and nuts and bolts that get […]

Pick the best Omaha Ornamental fence

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 […]

Custom Decorative Metals provider.

Did you know that American Fence Company provides more decorative custom metals products than any other fabricator in the Midwest? You can find our custom metals work in some of our most beautiful homes, universities, state capitols and nuclear power plants. Our work spreads across the United States from coast to coast. American Fence Companies […]

Your preferred provider for Omaha pet fences

Year after Year America Fence Company has set the standard in pet fence needs. Whether large or small pets our sales staff can recommend the right fit for you. You may have seen other fence projects constructed on a slope, as a result the gate leaves a large gap due to the “stair step” affect. […]

We are your preferred custom wood fence provider in Omaha, NE

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 in Omaha successfully install hundreds of these fences every year. Materials, fasteners and techniques are industry standards and there is a great deal of literature […]

Omaha Gates of all kinds

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 […]

Louvered fence option

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. 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 […]

Another new product from your experts on security fencing in Omaha

Our customers have been asking for a detailed specification to include in their project plans and specifications to be sure that they get the Ultra Latch and no substitutions. We are happy to oblige. Below is a detailed specification to assist your contractors in selecting and installing the Ultra Latch for your application. American Ultra […]

Temporary Fencing in Omaha

For over 55 years of experience and 100,000 feet plus of Omaha 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 […]

Estate Gates-Custom Entry Gates in Omaha

We are your preferred fence contractor for custom estate gates. Contact us today for help designing your custom gates just like the ones recently installed in Kearney Nebraska. We will work with you through every tiny detail. If you want to add an automatic residential entry system we can do that too. With a fully […]

Porch Rail Functional and Stylish

IF your in Kearney and in the market for porch rail contact us today for your free estimate. Take a look at our newest completed project.

Unfounded Omaha 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 Fencing in Omaha

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 […]

The Death of Real Cedar Fencing in Omaha

When I was a boy I use to work summers at my father’s fence company.  Back then, cedar fence boards were rich with dark red, brown and orange hues.  The boards had a strong cedar smell that was so pungent that you might have thought you were locked in your grandmother’s cedar closet.  Back then, […]