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Commercial Fence Company in Kansas City

The number of things that property owners have on their mind is too many to count. Not only do they have to verify everything inside their business remains up to standard, companies realize they have one chance to bring in customers when they drive by. Appearances matter, and adding a quality commercial fence can provide […]

Mechanical Equipment Screening in Kansas City

When it comes to mechanical equipment screening, PalmSHIELD continues to push the boundaries of design. We continue to provide a wide range of panel series to fit any need. Our team of qualified designers and engineers are releasing new models such as the LED Backlit mechanical equipment screen series, which uses custom laser cut patterns […]

A Trusted Commercial Fence Company in Kansas City

Of all the commercial fencing contractors in Kansas City, which can be trusted to handle your project? Whoever you choose needs the absolute best of the following ingredients to make a quality fence: training, experience, tools, and inventory. AmeriFence Corporation’s corporate entity has operated in the Midwest for over 50 years, in that time mastering […]

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 […]

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. […]

Ranch Rail Fencing in Kansas City

Ranch rail fencing has been a staple of rural property in North America going back generations. In the days when homeowners installed fences mostly to distinguish property lines (security became the dominant function later on), these simply designed barriers were preferred by farmers and ranchers because they don’t require excessive amounts of lumber and could […]

High-Quality Playground Screening in Kansas City

It’s no big mystery why playgrounds in Kansas City are a common venue for socializing. Open to school communities and/or general neighborhoods, these wonderful complexes with their playtime structures bring kids together while their parents often watch from the sidelines and get to know each other as well. (So, in addition to providing an afternoon’s […]

Dog Fences in Kansas City

Homeowners have many reasons for installing fences. While boosting privacy, keeping out intruders, and anteing curb appeal rank among the most common motivations, another key benefit to installing a fence in Kansas City is preventing pets from leaving the yard. Although shock collars linked to electronic barriers are a default choice in this day and […]

Fence Repair in Kansas City: Winter Storm Damage

If you’ve lived in Kansas City or any part of the American Midwest for more than a couple of years, you know that winters here can be sporadic and unpredictable. Some years they’re calm and dry, while other years we become hammered with days of blizzard conditions. A bad winter brings freezing temperatures, heavy snow, […]

AMERIFENCE CORPORATION INSTALLS RAILINGS AND GATES FOR WATERMARK KANSAS APARTMENT COMPLEX

As the #1 fence contractor in Kansas City, AmeriFence Corporation also offers a broad spectrum of residential and commercial improvement services. Besides top-notch, reliable fencing, we design, fabricate, and install elegant railings essential for site safety. What’s more, we don’t just sell ready-made products from a catalogue; our in-house team of certified experts and industry-specific […]

The #1 Gate Company in Kansas City

For high-quality residential and commercial gates in Kansas City, America’s Gate Company, a division of our parent company, is the contractor of choice! Every year, AGC installs more than one thousand slide gates and over four thousand swing gates across the nation. A broad clientele—from Kansas City airports installing 150’ slide gates on their runways […]

Identifying the Top 10 Fence Contractors in Kansas City

You’ve recently spent time looking over your yard/commercial property and concluded installing a fence is necessary. The possible reasons for wanting a fence in Kansas City are many—raised curb appeal/property value; preventing kids and pets from leaving the yard; enhanced security—but no matter the reason (and regardless of what type of fence you need), you’ll […]

PalmSHIELD’s new product: Aria Louvers

“Genius is making complex ideas simple, not making simple ideas complex” – Albert Einstein. PalmSHIELD has struck genius with the Aria Horizontal Louvers! Einstein’s quote was the inspiration behind this simplistic, field assembled architectural screening product. Designers, architects, and installers now have an easy decision to make when it comes to architectural screening. PalmSHIELD’s Aria […]

Planning a Playground | AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas City

It’s not every day that one makes plans for a new playground in Kansas City. Because purchasing equipment, surfacing, and accessories is not a regular occurrence for most people, it helps to get a feel for goals and expectations by answering a few questions in advance. To help with your project planning, AmeriFence Corporation of […]

Vertical Pivot Gates | AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas City

When it comes to entrance security for commercial and industrial facilities in Kansas City, swing and slide gates are the common choice. However, it is worth noting these particular gate types are not ideal for areas obstructed by dips, curbs, and uneven terrain. (The perfectly straight framework of the gate will not align perfectly with […]

Windscreens vs. Chain Link Fence Slats | AmeriFence Corporation Kansas City

There are many (very good) reasons why chain link remains the top choice for commercial and sports fencing nationwide. The mesh of this fence type—with its intersecting diamond-shaped formations—provides airflow and visibility while helping keep out intruders (as well as shielding spectators from the occasional incoming sports projectile). Chain link fencing is very practical most […]

Top 4: How to choose a security fence installer

When selecting the best layout, product, and installer it is important to know which contractors and companies fit your budget and meet all the qualifications to perform the job. You need a company who can guide you through the challenges of best-in-class designs and quality products to suit your needs. Here are some things to […]

Partner with Us! Electricians and Access Control in Kansas City.

Partnering with American Access Company allows you to take jobs regarding automatic gates Our Part: Automated gate installation Gate repairs & maintenance Expert advice and product demonstration Sourcing gate parts Your Part: Electrical wire installation Electrical maintenance Project management Customer calls & billing Electricians and access control partnerships in Kansas City come with many benefits. […]

AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas has moved

Come visit us at our new location: 2901 East 85th Street, Kansas 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 the KC area. With our large inventory and custom metal shop, we are capable of […]

Beautiful railings for every project

Scrolls, scepters, globes, spears, rosettes and medallions are all parts that may be used in building a beautiful railing. These ornamentations make for a stunning railing. However, if you are looking for a sleek, modern look, custom aluminum cable railing is a stunning choice. A recent project in the KC River Market is a perfect […]

How to Choose a Fence Company

In Overland Park, KS there are quite a few fence contractors ready to install your fence, but how do you know which one is right for you?  Of course, you want a quality product at a fair price and installed in a timely fashion, but is there more you should be considering? Before Looking for a […]

Safety Tips for Barrier Arm Gates

When you purchase a barrier arm gate, the manufacturer should provide you with some sort of safety information. After that point, it is you responsibility to stick to all the proper standards and procedures. We strongly encourage you to read through and get to know the provided safety information before you actually go and operate […]

Why You Need to Get Heated Photo Eyes

In the winter, your gate is more likely to have issues moving, including opening and closing. Even when the weather heats up a little, there could still be pesky frost forming on your photo eyes. You can try to protect your photo eye with a cover, but no matter what cover you have frost will still […]

How to Choose a Replacement Gate Operator

After you’ve had your automatic gate for several years, you should begin to wonder when the right time is to replace your gate operator. It’s important that you keep your gate operator up to date so you’re not using an operator that is old or unsafe. Even after you decide it’s time to replace your operator, […]

Guide to Inspecting Your Gate’s Brakes

Checking your automated gate’s brakes is important for your safety and the safety of anyone who comes in contact with the gate. Brakes need to be checked on gates that get driven or walked through on a daily basis to ensure everything operates safely. The question is, how do you check your gate’s brakes? First, […]

Automated Gates: How to Align your Photo Eyes

Questions and problems often arise in the winter when everything freezes, and then thaws back out. Your gate may no longer open and close as it is supposed to. The safety device that is often behind these issues are the photo eyes. Whether it is a thru beam photo eye or a reflective photo eye, […]

Element Architectural Screening is Flexible and Affordable

PalmSHIELD’s Element screening takes your screening to its most basic elements: posts, rails and planks. Element screening is the perfect solution for large enclosures with varying elevations or tight budgets. It allows the installer to quickly and accurately field determine post spacings and heights. Element provides a basic approach to building screening with a very […]

Is Your Automated Gate Unsafe?

Whether your automated gate was recently installed or has been installed on your property for years, you may begin to wonder how safe it is and how you would be able to identify if it was unsafe. Sets of standards have been created by gate automation experts that you can reference and follow to keep […]

AmeriFence Corporation now offering Heras Anti-Climb Temp Fence

The Munson Army Health Center has experienced quite a bit of change in the past few years, including the renovation of the new Readiness Center. The Readiness Center begun renovation since November 2017 and combines optometry, audiology, immunization and allergy clinics as well as the physical health department to give patients a “one-stop shop” concept. […]

AmeriFence – Helping Rebuild Kansas City, MO

AmeriFence Corporation has just completed a project in the heart of Kansas City, Missouri. 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 coal bins, a steam plant, […]

PalmSHIELD and Mission Dispensary find success together

The first medical marijuana dispensary was opened in Allentown, Pennsylvania on June 12, 2018 and PalmSHIELD was a part of this momentous day. A PalmSHIELD horizontal louvered enclosure is installed at Mission Dispensary by ProMax Fence Systems. The mechanical equipment screening fits in very nicely with the exterior of the building by complementing its unique […]

Questions to Ask Before Temporary Fence Installation

After you have selected the type of temporary construction fence you wish to install on your jobsite many important factors must be considered. First of all you must determine the exact location of each fence line. Is the fence line within the property lines and limits of construction? Are there public or private utilities that […]

Prep Tips for your Temporary Fence Project

We, here at AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas City, have installed thousands of temporary construction fences around the city.  Our crews have sat idle at many job sites while the contractor frantically tries to figure-out where to put his construction fence.  We have also gone back to just as many job sites and relocated the temporary site […]

Temporary fence keeps Antioche Park open during construction!

Antioche Park Temporary Fence Today’s temporary fence is located at Antioch Park in Mariam, Kansas. The Kansas City suburb is located just south of Kansas City, Missouri in Johnson County, Kansas. Antioch Park is a 44-acre park featuring a playground, two fishing lakes, tennis & basketball courts, trails and shelters. Over the past year, AmeriFence […]

How to Navigate Different Types of Vinyl Coated Chain Link

Navigating the different types of vinyl coated chain link can be confusing.  Why the confusion?  It all stems from the gage and coating type.   Is it finished gage or core wire gage?  According to ASTM  668, vinyl coated chain link is specified and ordered by the metallic core wire.  However, according to various suppliers, […]

Temporary Construction Fence

It is construction season!  AmeriFence Corporation is ready to meet your immediate site security needs.  We have over five thousand temporary fence panels in inventory.  The equates to over thirteen miles of temporary site security fence!   Standing ready are over forty installation crews ready to load-up and head-out to start securing your site.  Please click […]

PalmSHIELD’s Diagonal Louvers

Looking for a more contemporary design?  PalmSHIELD’s new Casino panels provides a real eye-catching appeal. When architects and designers are looking for that really unique design that may be the focal point; the Casino design is perfect for enclosing outdoor patios and cafes’.  These panels provide some needed shade, forming some appealing shadows.  The Casino […]

PalmSHIELD Exclusive Cable Railing System

We have exciting new options for you Kansas City projects, 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 […]

The very best custom metals fabricators are at America’s Fence Store!

Did you know that America’s Fence Store is one of the largest custom metals fabricators in the Midwest?  When you want the best, you must hire the best!  With eight certified welders and over ten thousand square feet of fabrication area, they are capable of fabricating custom railings, gates and fencing.  Weilding a full complement of fabrication […]

Vertical Seclusion – PalmSHIELD’s New Vertical Louver Screen

PalmSHIELD is excited to announce Vertical Seclusion, our new vertical louver screening and fence system.  Vertical louvers are popular in Kansas City for mechanical equipment enclosures and rooftop equipment screening where designers are wanting to match existing design.  PalmSHEILD recognizes that most roof panels and building eaves have a vertical alignment in panel ribbing or ridges.  […]

Featured Product: Bar Grating Panels

Just another aesthetically pleasing way to secure your Kansas City are property.  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. […]

Fire Exit Code Compliant Mechanical Equipment Screen

Did you know that PalmSHIELD mechanical equipment screening may 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 panel systems from Palmshield are made of aluminum, which makes them very lightweight and corrosion resistant. […]

Every gate is a success.

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.  Each gate is supported with a series of lifts and blocks to replicate what would occur in the […]

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 keep your fence looking great for years to come. White pine costs more than yellow pine but is also less likely to […]

PalmSHIELD basks in sunny Los Angeles.

PalmSHIELD makes it’s Hollywood debut.  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 square foot […]

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, a stylish aluminum swing gate is a great choice.  Aluminum swing gates are meant to be opened with only one arm. Aluminum is a very light metal so […]

Featured Product: CR30 Top Rail

Wanting to build an industrial chain link fence that is not only sturdy and strong, but also lightweight?  AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas City has got you covered.  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 […]

4 foot Overscallop Cantilever Gate

Our 4 foot tall overscallop 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 or visitor will be one of elegance […]

Featured Product: CR20 Top Rail

If you’re looking for extra strength and a lighter weight in your chain link fence, we’ve got what you need. 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 […]

PalmSHIELD Square Mesh Specifications

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

Overscallop Ornamental Swing Gate

An overscallop 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 iron, […]

Featured Product: Universal Self-Closing Spring Hinge

Self-closing latches are a very important gate feature for families, ensuring the gate closes after use.  Kansas City area property owners should consider installing one of these hinges to assist in securing your family and property. Hinges that utilize springs are referred to as self-closing hinges. These hinges are popular with homeowners with children and pets, and with […]

Overscallop 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 overscallop or arched cantilever gate.  America’s Gate is a custom gate manufacturer, you may select any size of opening. Your arch may reach any height and drop as […]

Ranch Rail

Whether you live in Kansas City proper or not, more than likely you have seen these 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 a split rail fence. […]

The Benefits of the Cantilever Gate

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. […]

6′ Vinyl Privacy Fence

While driving around Kansas City, you may have noticed more and more beautiful vinyl fences popping up.  Here are just a few reasons why: 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 […]

Perforated PalmSHIELD

With a wide variety of hole sizes, percentage of open area, high strength-to-weight ratio and an aesthetically pleasing design, the perforated metal sheets have 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 […]

Featured Product: Stained Cedar-tone Fir Pickets

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 […]

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) 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 likely to […]

Overscallop Estate Gates: Safety and Style!

Not much adds an air of prestige and class to your Kansas City area 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 […]

Featured Product of the week: Western Red Cedar 5 inch Pickets

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

Beautifully Secure your property with a Prefabricated Ornamental Iron Fence

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 […]

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 […]

Incense Cedar: The fencing material that can take it all and still stand tall

Taking over its close relative the 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. Native to forests in California, western Nevada and southern Oregon, Incense Cedar is a blond wood with straight, […]

Pool Fence Safety

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 – Gate Locations & Safety

School fencing and gates are a big concern for parents and school staff all over the Kansas City area.  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 […]

Not Just Any Louvered Screen

PalmSHIELD is not just any louvered screen manufacturer.  We are an engineered louvered system manufacturer.  What does this boil down to for our Kansas City customers?  PalmSHIELD reviews every project for the following conditions. Where are the louvered screens going to be located?  If a rooftop unit, the system may be exposed to wind tunnels […]

Fencing At our Kansas City Schools Should Be 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 […]

Extraordinarily Large Gates Are Our Specialty at AmeriFence! Check out our Gate Website

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, […]

Perfect for those Kansas City Summer Venues – PalmSHIELD Gable Roof Panel

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

One more move … AFC-Grand Island

  In March 2018,  AFC-Grand Island will be moving to 1605 N Shady Bend Rd Grand Island, NE 68801.  This is a long overdue move.  Grand Island’s current facility is on its last lap as you can see the stars at night while standing in the shop.  Their new facility was built less than ten […]

Temporary Fence Panel Systems – Storm Damage Good 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 […]

Storm Damaged Fence – Some more 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 […]

Storm Damaged Fence 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 […]

PalmSHIELD & AmeriFence Corporation team up.

PalmSHIELD Louvers and AmeriFence Corporation team-up to provide 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 […]

PalmSHIELD Louvers

PalmSHIELD louver is 100% direct visual screening.    As a matter of fact, PalmSHIELD louvers standard design uses a ½” overlap based on direct visual screening.  Direct visual screening is the standard measure for determining the percentage of visibility.  It is exactly as it is described.  Based on looking head on at a perfect horizontal […]

Fence Damaged In The Kansas City Storms

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 […]

Recent Construction Site Thefts, protect your investment Kansas City!

There has been a recent uptick of construction site thefts over the last two years. AmeriFence Corporation has been installing a surprising amount of construction site security fence as well in this same period. Contractors are doing their due diligence in providing site security but thieves are still finding their way into the site. Though […]

Recent Construction Site Thefts, Kansas City protect your investment!

There has been a recent uptick of construction site thefts over the last two years.  AmeriFence Corporation has been installing a surprising amount of construction site security fence as well in this same period.  Contractors are doing their due diligence in providing site security but thieves are still finding their way into the site.  Though […]

Gate locks are your first line of defense.

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 […]

Automated gate operators are a great idea for Kansas City.

When the situation fits, an automated gate operator is a great idea. But are there situations where maybe an automated gate is not ideal?   AmeriFence Corporation Kansas City 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 […]

PalmSHIELD…Don’t Sweat Your Copper, Kansas City.

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

Vertical Pivot Gates

  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 light weight gates that operate on a single pivot point that […]

Large Overhead Track 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 […]

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 […]

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 at AmeriFence Corporation Kansas City 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 […]

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.  It is the perfect option for automation as it does not […]

Single Versus Double Swing Gate

Many a customer have said after their fence was installed, “I wish I would have gone with a …..gate instead.”  AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas City’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, it […]

New Stained Fir Fence Pickets & Rails Make Their Debut

      AmeriFence Corporation Kansas City is excited to share with our customers the new Cedar tone stained Fir pickets and rails.  AmeriFence  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 […]

10 keys to securing your site with temporary construction fence

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 […]

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   […]

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 knows wood better than the mill that is harvesting the fence materials from the […]

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 […]

Secure your site with Temporary Fence and Ultra Latch

Temporary construction rental fence is not so temporary.  AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas City 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 […]

Today’s 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 […]

AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas City’s Decorative custom metal adds style and function!

Did you know that AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas City 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.    AmeriFence Corporation […]

Custom Wood Fences from AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas City

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 […]

Check out this AMAZING Custom Wrought Iron Fence!!

  This is definitely in the top ten coolest projects we have done in fifty years.    Congratulations to AFS!  Adam Flogstad demonstrated real vision in his use of symmetry, repetition and balance.  Note the use of the pickets at the bottom of the columns are that symmetrical to the panels.  The use of C […]

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 […]

Cable Railing Is AmeriFence’s Specialty!!

    Cable railing is growing in popularity in the Kansas City area 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 […]

Beautiful Chestnut Brown Woodland Select Fence.

    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 […]

AmeriFence Experiencing Record Sales

AmeriFence is experiencing record sales and growth! Due to our growth, AmeriFence will be moving to a larger facility @ 7616 Wedd in Overland Park, KS. Watch for more exciting news from AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas City!

Gates R Us!!

AmeriFence Corporation of Kansas City 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 […]

Unfounded Vinyl Fence Fears

As we round the corner on another Midwest winter, our Kansas City  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 […]

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 […]

The Death of Real Cedar Fencing

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, […]