Current news articles for AmeriFence Corporation of Madison, WI

Six Tips for Selecting Your Madison, Wisconsin Fence Company

Do you know what type of fence you want? There are several different types of fencing offered in the Madison market. Wood, vinyl, chain link, ornamental, or custom. Furthermore, not every Madison fence company performs all types of fencing well. Commercial and residential fence contractors make up the majority of the industry. However, many small […]

PalmSHIELD’s Free Course on Selecting Architectural Screening

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

New Look and Price for PalmSHIELD’s Horizontal Louvers!

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

PalmSHIELD Announces New Mercury Screening

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

AmeriFence of Madison now offering Bar Grating

AmeriFence of Madison is proud to announce that we have added another offering from our custom metals division (PalmSHIELD).  We are now offering aluminum bar grating railing and fence panel system CAD drawings and specs.  The addition of the specs and CAD drawings are designed to make it easy for architects and engineers to do […]

Madison Fencing: PalmSHIELD –> CAD

AmeriFence of Madison is proud to announce that our PalmSHIELD division, which specializes in perforated aluminum panel systems, has now established a complete set of CAD drawings and specifications.  AmeriFence of Madison often partners with architects and engineers and this addition will streamline their process of providing complete specs for projects included perforated metal panel […]

CNC Burn Table

AmeriFence of Madison is more than your average fence company. Our Patriot Custom Metals division has a large-scale CNC burn table. We can burn numbers, letters, or emblems on gates and signage, but it doesn’t stop there. When we talk about custom metal projects, we truly mean custom metals. Send us your design, artwork, or […]

Arched Driveway Gates – A Perfect Accent For Madison Wisconsin Homes

Nothing adds prestige and class to a Madison, WI home like a beautiful estate entry gate.  Estate gates, referred to as drive gates or arched gates, are typically placed near the end of the driveway to prevent others from entering the property.  These gates may be fabricated from both aluminum and steel, providing a sturdy […]

AmeriFence Madison is Your Best Choice for Large Cantilever Gates!

AmeriFence Corporation of Madison takes pride in making every gate a success. We fully test all cantilever gates sixty-five feet or longer that have a mechanical splice in our shop. This is not an easy task, but is a very important step towards having a worry free gate for years to come. During our rigorous […]

Deciding Between Slats or Windscreen for Fences in Madison

Although chain link fences are often thought of as ‘see through’, if you would like some privacy or just some protection from the wind, there are some options for you.  The two main options to consider are vinyl slats or wind screening.  While both vinyl slats and wind screening can provide some privacy, block the […]

Automate Your Gate with AmeriFence Corporation of Madison

An automated gate is a convenient and secure way to control who has access to your business or property.  Let our team of professionals at AmeriFence Corporation of Madison help you chose the best option for your application.  We understand how important quick and easy entry to your property is.  With over 100 years of […]

Home Improvement Store – Show

Check out our booth during the annual Home Improvement Store.

This week February 19-21st at the Manona Terrace Convention Center in Madison, WI.

Please welcome our newest division, American Playground Company

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

Secure your job site with rental fence from AmeriFence Corporation – Madison

One more reason we are your Madison fence company, we can help protect an event venue or a job site. AmeriFence Corporation – Madison makes it simple and easy to rent a temporary fence that is guaranteed to keep the area flexible to change and readjustment without sacrificing security. AmeriFence will gladly install and remove […]

Access control is made easy by AmeriFence Corporation of Madison

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. Now access controls include things such as barrier arms, telephone entry, transmitters, key pads, sensing edges as well as a […]

American Access Company has everything you need for gate access

American Access Control is the newest member of the AmeriFence Corporation 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 more. […]

Allentown, PA Makes History with the Help of PalmSHIELD

Based in Reading, Pennsylvania, ProMax Fence Systems has become a PalmSHIELD installation specialist. They have installed PalmSHIELD product on many occasions and after seeing Mission Dispensary’s finished look, it is apparent that they do masterful work. All the seams of Mission Dispensary’s system are tight and it continues to stay level and even as the […]

How to properly prepare for your temporary fence installation in Madison?

With massive construction going on in Madison, WI it is critical that temporary fences are used properly for workers and pedestrian safety. Having installed thousands of temporary construction fences, 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 […]

How To Layout Your Next Madison Outfield Fence

There are hundreds of youth and community organizations each year that wish to install their own 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 than from right or left field […]

Fence Saves Town from Giant Chick

AmeriFence Corporation rises to the challenge AmeriFence Corporation provides construction site security, crowd control and event barriers all through the Midwest.  We have thousands of temporary fence panels in-stock and ready to install on your site today.  Please call us or check us out at www.fencerentalcompany.com. AmeriFence Corporation’s temporary construction fence prevents this young but […]

Perforated Panel: Another Madison Security Fence Option

Perforated panel systems from PalmSHIELD are made of aluminum, which makes them very lightweight and corrosion-resistant. The perforated quality of these panels allows whatever amount of airflow, light, and visibility you would prefer. These Madison fence panels are great when installed as screens, partitions, guards, enclosures, and sign panels. PalmSHIELD’s perforated panel screen systems are […]

Your Best Choice for Large Cantilever Gates in Madison!

AmeriFence Corporation of Madison takes pride in making every gate a success.  We fully test all cantilever gates sixty-five feet or longer that have a mechanical splice in our shop.  This is not an easy task but is a very important step towards having a worry-free gate for years to come.  During our rigorous testing […]

PalmSHIELD Heads to LA

AmeriFence of Madison is more than just your standard fencing company. Our PalmSHIELD division specializes in custom, louvered enclosures, and gates. We are proud to say that the City of Los Angeles Water and Power chose PalmSHIELD to enclose their mechanical equipment. L.A. has a stringent set of requirements when it comes to its mechanical […]

Madison Fence Materials For Sale: Top Rail

There is a reason that chain link has been a standard in both the commercial and residential markets for years. It provides a sturdy and strong, yet lightweight, secure perimeter to your property. AmeriFence of Madison’s 1-5/8” CR30 Top Rail comes in 21’ lengths and has been engineered specifically for industrial applications. Rather than being […]

Your choice for Custom Vinyl Products in Madison

As one of the largest fence contractors in the Midwest, AmeriFence of Madison specializes in customization. With our team of in-house specialists and CNC machines, your options extend far beyond a fence. Our custom vinyl division has completed projects from mailbox holders to planters to carports. We have done arbors and pergolas. The list could […]

Custom Gates in Madison

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 passersby or visitors […]

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 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 […]

Convex Top Entry Gates! AmeriFence of Madison has what you’re looking for

Add some style to your gate with a Convex top ornamental iron gate from AmeriFence of Madison. In many instances, the gate is the first impression people have of your property or yard. Ornamental iron gates are known for their sophisticated beauty and durability. Whether putting a gate over your driveway with a gate operator […]

Madison Split Rail Fencing

When you think of the country or rural fences in Madison Wisconsin, you probably picture a split rail fence. These durable Madison fences are often seen at parks and campgrounds too. They are a great, unobtrusive, cost-effective way to separate areas. Split rail fences can also be used to keep farm animals in – with […]

AmeriFence Madison has lightweight Aluminum Gates!

Cantilever gates have been a standard in the fencing industry for decades. They allow you to close off a large opening with a single gate that is easily operated. They are easy to use and save space by sliding along the fence line rather than swinging open. At AmeriFence of Madison, our aluminum gates take […]

The Case for Fir Wood Fencing in Madison

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 […]

Your Madison Wood Fence Pros

  Whether it is a DYI project or hiring a Madison Wisconsin fence contractor, you will want to know the type and species of wood fence pickets, rails, and posts available. Let’s start with the post.  Contact your local box store and fence contractors.  Inquire as to the wood fence post species and type of […]

Security Gates for our Madison Schools

Madison school fencing and gates are of the utmost importance in establishing a barrier between our children and outsiders. We are your Madison fence company, and in a review of a number of Madison readers’ comments we received from our first two blogs on school fencing, we felt compelled to further review the necessity of […]

Madison Private Pool Concerns

Year-round, we read about pool-related drownings and young children. These are very unfortunate and sad stories, especially in our Madison community hitting so close to home. How is it that these events happen year-round in Madison after we close our pools for the season? Young children have fond memories of swimming in the summer. Once […]

Safe Fencing for Schools in Madison

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 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 […]

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 to be […]

We Build All of Madison’s Gates!

AmeriFence Corporation of Madison partnering with their sister company, America’s Gate Company, is the nation’s largest gate manufacturer. AmeriFence Corporation of Madison provides custom ornamental and chain link swing, cantilever, slide, and overhead gates. We specialize in the largest and most complex gates and automated gate systems. Recently, America’s Gate Company built a 120′ double […]

Temporary Panel Fence System

After a late evening storm, I was driving home and noticed a newly installed temporary fence panel system that had blown over into the street. I thought to myself that I hope this contractor chooses to have the fence company maintain the panel system. What a mess! Every major storm that sweeps through your community […]

Choosing a Madison Fence Contractor to Repair Storm Damage

Here we are again in Madison Wisconsin. Another spring season with high winds, sideways rainstorms, and even the threat of tornados. As a long-term resident fence expert in Madison, I have seen these seasons come and go and listened to several customers concerned they may never get their fence repaired after giving a local fence […]

Repairing your Madison Fence after a Storm

In reading my previous blog, I can update you on my neighbor’s situation. In an attempt to remove his damaged fence, he was digging out all of the old post-footings. In speaking with him it was easy to understand that if he had to do it over again, he would have with a different approach. He […]

Data Center and Louvered Panels for Madison

At AmeriFence Corporation, we are happy to provide custom fabricated, louvered panels through our sister company-PalmShield! We have an extensive history in providing PalmShield for data centers, such as the mechanical equipment at American Family Insurance’s data center. Our architectural louvers have become a common staple for enclosing external areas found at data centers. PalmSHIELD […]

Damage by Storm! Your Best Solutions to Repairing.

And the thunder rolls. For those of us in the Midwest, we can anticipate the Spring excitement that comes with storms. We also recognize the pain that goes along with cleaning up after the storms. One common mistake that is made is when we take it upon ourselves to complete some of the cleanup work […]

How to Protect Job Sites from Thefts

In recent years, there has been an increase in construction site thefts. AmeriFence of Madison has been providing and installing construction site security fences. We know that contractors are doing what they can to help reduce these losses, but yet, thieves still get onsite and create losses of materials and labor. Previously, we have provided […]

Best Way to Defend Your Fence – Gate Locks

Most homeowners feel secure in knowing that their front door is securely locked and the opportunity for theft has been greatly reduced. The reality of the situation is that front doors are one of the multiple entries into your home. In having a privacy fence, you feel secure in keeping your pets and children in. […]

Gates That Pivot Vertically

Vertical pivot gates eliminate the issue when you have limited space to slide open a gate or large gaps that may be revealed under traditional gates. AmeriFence of Madison has experience with these types of gate systems. One more reason we are your Madison fence contractor. A vertical pivot gate is a lighter weight gate […]

Security Enclosure Options

AmeriFence of Madison is proud to offer PalmShield. What is PalmShield? PalmShield is a louvered, secured system for equipment enclosures and for those looking for an untraditional style of fencing. With an increase in precious metal values, those looking to take advantage of equipment that includes precious metals such as copper have stepped up their […]

Automating Your Gate Systems

AmeriFence of Madison is an expert when promoting, installing, and ensuring you are following ASTM and UL requirements. The easiest, and potentially least expensive option for automating a gate system is that you can utilize a cantilever gate. The type of gate hovers above grade and slides in the open and close position. This helps […]

How to Gate Areas with Hills and Valleys

If your area for a gate, unfortunately, includes ups and downs in grade, then we have a gate option that is ideal for your situation! AmeriFence of Madison, knows when a gate-type will and will not work for your current application. We will briefly discuss the most common types of gates and then we will […]

How to Anchor Correctly Based on Engineering Review

AmeriFence of Madison offers PalmShield. PalmShield is your best option for a decorative, engineered, louvered panel system! It has met the category one, 90 mph wind load requirements for architectural louvered panel screening. We do not provide stamped engineered drawings but rest assured, our design will meet your designed wind load requirements. As to the […]

How to Select the Perfect Gate for Your Project.

All too often customers have said after their fence was installed, “I wish I would have gone with a ______ gate instead.” AmeriFence Corporation of Madison’s staff are top-notch professionals within the fence industry and are obligated to point out the features, benefits, and liabilities of each type of gate installation. On the surface, it […]

AmeriFence of Madison now sells Pre-stained Fir Fencing.

AmeriFence Corporation of Madison is excited to announce the arrival of the new Cedar tone-stained Fir pickets and rails. AmeriFence Corporation has been using the White Fir fence pickets and rails for ten years in the Midwest. These Madison fence pickets and rails have held up to all of the extreme winters and hot sunny […]

Which Temp Fence is Right For Me? AmeriFence of Madison can help you decide.

Your temporary construction fences in Madison should be your primary protector at your construction sites. A temporary fence will aid in keeping materials and tools safe; it also keeps potential lawsuits from curious trespassers out. Construction sites are hazardous, especially in dim or no lighting situations. It is easy for others to quickly get hurt. […]

AmeriFence of Madison is a Leader in Wood Fence Products.

Incense Cedar fence pickets, rails, and posts are some of the most rugged and decay-resistant of native American woods. Found in California, southern Oregon, and western Nevada, it comes from a forest tree and is one of the top woods of the Western Woods Region.  Incense Cedar is a very attractive tree of columnar or […]

The Temporary Rental Fence Drive Through – American Rental Fence a Division of AmeriFence Madison.

American Fence Rental a division of AmeriFence Corporation of Madison inventories thousands of temporary fence panels and event barricades. We are your one-stop-shop for fence rentals. Many of our customers don’t realize how quickly all those materials add up. American Fence Rental delivers. We have a fleet of flatbed trucks and trailers and stand ready […]

“Do it yourself” Fence materials 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” homeowner 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 chain link […]

Pre-Stained Wood Fence

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 […]

Call us today for your Madison Rental Fence needs! It’s Construction Season!

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

Your Fence Rental Company in Madison! American Fence Rental

Whether you are looking for Madison temporary fencing for a construction job site, work area, special event, or disaster relief zone. We specialize in providing the flexible options and competitive pricing you need to ensure your projects are protected with quality fencing materials from a company you can trust. With over 55 years of serving […]

Better alternative for cedar wood fence.

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 […]

Spring is the Perfect Time for a Fencing Project

As the weather starts to get nicer and you are spending more and more time outdoors, this is the perfect time of year to look into a fence. Whether you are looking for a decorative accent to your property, or are sick of taking the dog out after a long and cold winter, call AmeriFence […]

Your Choice for Temp Fence

AmeriFence of Madison is your best choice for Temp or Construction Fence. We use only the best materials and our skilled installation crews put up and take down the projects extremely efficiently and effectively. We use a ring design on our panels rather than complicated hardware or brackets with nuts and bolts. This makes the […]

Residential Ornamental Iron has Come a Long Way!

Gone are the days of stick welding panels in shops after field measuring followed by crudely painting ornament iron panels. This process was time-consuming, costly, and produced a sub-par product that often required repairs within a few years. AmeriFence of Madison works with many ornamental iron manufacturers (as well as having our own custom metals […]

Custom Decorative Metals provider.

Did you know that AmeriFence Corporation 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 has […]

Your preferred Pet Fence provider

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” effect. Rest […]

We are your preferred custom wood fence provider

Custom wood fences are tricky. The tried and true solid, shadowbox 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 to.” But […]

Gates of all kinds

AmeriFence Corporation 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 airports to a four thousand pound ornamental decorative slide gate at the governor’s mansion to […]

Understanding How Louvered Fence is Your Best Option

AmeriFence of Madison is proud to announce the installation of PalmShield The Village of Glenview understood the importance of both protection and ecstatically pleasing screening that was installed, which would ensure the safety of their mechanical equipment. The 8’ tall, louvered system concealed their compressor at their local train depot. Their staff proved the ease […]

Another new product from your security fence experts

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. As your Madison fence Company, we are happy to oblige. Below is a detailed specification to assist your contractors in selecting and installing the Ultra Latch […]

Temporary Fence

Ameristar of Madison is your go-to contractor when it is time to provide a temporary security fence. For more than 50 years throughout the Midwest, we have been the contractor of choice for rental fence and security solutions. Whether a job site to protect the public or eliminate others from entry, areas of disaster, and […]

Custom Estate Entry Gates.

AmeriFence of Madison is your premier estate gate fabricator/installer. We are your preferred fence contractor for custom estate gates. Custom gates and gated entrances are limited to your imagination. Bring us your ideas and we will create the reality. We can add columns and automated gates to create an entrance that you deserve! One more […]

Madison installs a Functional and Stylish Porch Railing

IF you are in the Madison, WI area and you are in the market for porch rail contact us today for your free estimate. Take a look at our newest completed project. We do custom projects, and are able to bring your dreams to reality! One more reason we are your Madison fence company.  

Top 10 List of Unfounded Vinyl Fence Fears

As another brutal Midwest winter comes to a close our neighborhood’s vinyl fences are still holding strong.  No surprise there really. For over 20 years vinyl fence has been improving and its popularity has grown exponentially, becoming a more and more common choice over wood and ornamental iron.  However, there are still quite a few […]

What you need to know about Vinyl Coated Chain Link Fencing

AmeriFence of Madison is your local expert supplier of vinyl-coated chain link fencing. We are here to take the confusion out of understanding this product.  Contractor A might specify “9 gauge material” on his proposal while Contractor B states “11 gauge wire”. Are these the same material? Let’s dive in deeper to figure this out. […]

What you need to know about your gates

Each day we enter through many doors without giving a second thought to the precision that goes into a door and jamb.  To just effortlessly swing a door open and or slam it shut. And every time the strike hits the strike plate with a high level of accuracy. However, your gate is another story. […]

Why all the confusion over vinyl coated chain link?

Why the confusion?  It all stems from the gauge.  Is it a 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 […]

The Death of Real Cedar Fencing

When I was a boy I used 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, […]