Welcome to American Fence Company Iowa's website. Our website is designed to help our customers choose a fence design that they will love for years to come. We have a huge online photo gallery filled with vinyl, wood, ornamental and chain link fences.

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Ornamental Iron Flat Top: Featured Product

Fencing is not only a tool for privacy and safety, but it’s also a part of your property’s landscaping, which helps to add your own personal style and personality. Ornamental iron fencing is a classic fencing style that provides a sophisticated, high-class addition to your home. Prefabricated[read more]

Incense Cedar: Featured Product

Incense Cedar is taking over as one of the most commonly used woods in the fencing industry. It’s not hard to see why with its many great qualities and lower price point. Incense cedar is native to the forests in western Nevada, California and southern Oregon. It is a handsome blond non-resinou[read more]

Whether you are going to install a new wood fence yourself or hire a contractor; you will have to decide on the type of wood you want to use.  Let’s start with the post. Research what is available for species.  Today, there are several new species of wood fence posts available from your [read more]

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 out due to the l[read more]

School Fencing Tips – Gate Locations & Safety

School fencing and gates  in Iowa are a big concern for parents and school staff.  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 very val[read more]

Not Just Any Louvered Screen

PalmSHIELD is not your average louvered screen manufacturer.  We are an engineered louvered system manufacturer.  What does this boil down to for our customers?  PalmSHIELD reviews every project for the following conditions. Where are the louvered screens going to be located?  If a rooft[read more]

Following my blog on fencing at schools, a devote reader commented about her their childhood on the playground.  The four foot tall chain link that separated the kids from the asphalt was as much part of the playground equipment as was the slide, swings and teeter-totter.  The chain link fence was[read more]

This 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 dama[read more]