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.

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 se[read more]

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 th[read more]

PalmSHIELD & AFC-MN team up.

PalmSHIELD Louvers and American Fence Company of Minnesota 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 [read more]

There has been a recent uptick of construction site thefts over the last two years.  American Fence Rental 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 [read more]

When the situation fits, an automated gate operator is a great idea. But are there situations where maybe an automated gate is not ideal? American Fence Company sells hundreds of gate operators and access control systems every year.  These sales and installs are split between residential and com[read more]

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 gates; these gates place far less stress on the gate hardware and gate operators.  These gates al[read more]

Rolling Gates

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 cant[read more]

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 effe[read more]