Welcome to the American Fence Company of Minnesota, located in Rochester, Minnesota. Our website is designed to help our customers choose a fence design that they will love for years to come. We have an extensive online photo gallery filled with vinyl, wood, ornamental and chain link fences.

Cable railing is growing in popularity in new contemporary and modern architectural schemes.  Designers like the look of this unique installation due to its slim and discreet appearance that leaves the eye to look beyond the railing.  Others simply like the sleek look of the tight shiny stainless [read more]

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 wi[read more]

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 decor[read more]

The Industry’s Widest Louvers If you are in need of industrial louvered screens, louvered mechanical screen, mechanical equipment enclosures or architectural louvered screening, you’ve come to the right place. PalmSHIELD louvered screening and grill systems provide excellent ventilation while[read more]

Unfounded Vinyl Fence Fears

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

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?  A[read more]

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 doo[read more]

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 ( me[read more]