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4 Balcony Fencing Ideas for Builders and Architects

Filed in Blog by on June 18, 2020 0 Comments

At MFR Corp, we are your one-stop shop for all things fence-related. We design and install railing, fence, gate, and screen systems. We also do architectural metal art. One area we like to focus on is fencing for balconies. As a builder or architect, you are likely to run into a lot of clients who need balcony fencing. Whether this is for apartment complexes or stadiums, many places require balconies for safety measures. In addition to providing safety, building owners also like balcony fencing to have an aesthetically pleasing quality as well. As an architect or builder working with clients, here are 4 things you need to know about balcony fencing.

Know The Industry In Which You Are Working

The first key thing to know when making decisions about balcony fencing is to know the industry you are working with. This will help you get an idea of the purpose behind the fencing and help you guide your client when deciding which type of fencing to get. At MFR, we have designed balconies for buildings in many different industries, including the following:

  • Medical centers

  • Apartment complexes

  • Hotels

  • Stadiums

  • Convention centers

  • Office buildings

  • Colleges

Industry-Specific Balcony Fencing Needs

Each industry typically has its own goals and idea when it comes to balcony fencing. At a medical center, you will find balcony fencing all over, including around atriums and on the roof. Medical centers typically like for their railings to look sterile and clean. Often, they will contain glass.

In apartment complexes, railings are used on each individual unit’s balcony. Apartment balconies are very appealing to renters and allow complexes to increase the rental price of units that have them. Many apartment buildings today are looking for sleek, modern railings to put on unit balconies.

Another place that needs balconies are hotel rooms. Everyone wants a hotel room with a view, and it’s even better when you can step outside your room to enjoy that view! Hotels want balcony railings that are safe and aesthetically pleasing. Hotels also need railings on staircases within the hotel.

Stadiums and convention centers are two more places that need a lot of balcony railings. If you’ve ever been to a stadium sporting event, you know how extensive the railing system is. Not only are stadium railings designed to keep spectators safe, but they also help divide out seating sections.

High-rise office buildings also need balcony fencing. In offices, the fencing is used to create outdoor spaces or indoor open areas. Most office buildings want railings that go along with the overall look of the office.

Last but not least, the college and university industry also need a lot of railings on campus. From the library to the dorm buildings, railings on campus help keep students safe.

Safety vs. Aesthetics

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As a builder or architect, you will quickly come to find that basically any commercial or community building you work on that is more than one floor will need balcony fencing. At MFR Corp, we are prepared to help you with any of your balcony fencing needs. Once you understand the industry you are working with and what kind of balcony fencing your clients need, you must next consider safety vs. aesthetics. First and foremost, balcony fencing is designed to keep people safe. Imagine the disasters that could happen without safe balcony fencing! In addition to being safe, builders and architects also want to provide fencing that is aesthetically pleasing. At MFR, we create balcony fencing systems that are both extremely safe and visually pleasing.

Custom vs. Standard Design

When it comes to balcony fencing, MFR has two standard designs available, the Select System and the Grigliato System. Here are some basics about both systems:

  • Select System: This system offers many options for design and building clients. The system can fit a variety of shapes, designs, and material specifications. It can be installed indoors or outdoors and comes in a variety of colors.
  • Grigliato System: This system is lightweight, easy to move, and extremely versatile. The pieces can fit indoors and outdoors, and they come in different color options.

In addition, MFR works on custom railing projects. If your client needs something unique, we are up to the job. We work directly with architects and clients to create customized balcony fencing solutions.

Know Your Client’s Budget

One of the most important things to know about a client is their budget. The budget will help guide the builder and the architect when making various decisions. When it comes to balcony fencing, MFR Corp is a budget-friendly option. We create state-of-the-art, high-quality balcony fencing solutions that your client can afford.

At MFR Corp, we help builders and architects with their clients who need balcony fencing solutions. We have installed architectural railing systems for many large projects, including Heinz Field, Titans NFL Stadium, the Staten Island Ferry Terminal, and more. We have worked in all types of buildings and in different industries, including medical centers, hotels, office buildings, colleges, and more! Our balcony fencing is safe and visually pleasing all at once. We work with our clients to find a solution that meets their budget. We also do custom fencing projects if a client has unique needs. As an architect or builder, the first step is understanding the specific wants and needs of your client.


Once you have a baseline on where they want their balconies and what they want them to look like, we will get started. Our fences are a combination of architectural aesthetics and industrial strength. If you are an architect or builder and are working on projects that require balcony fencing, contact us today. We are excited to work with you and your client to create beautiful balconies!




 

Playground Fence Considerations Every Builder Should Know

Filed in Blog by on May 16, 2020 0 Comments
Building a playground fence is very importnat and require special considerations about safety and security. At MFR, we can help!

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Schools, day cares, or any childcare facility with a playground needs a high-quality, safe fence. A fence around a playground serves several purposes. First, it needs to be able to keep the kids safely inside the grounds of the playground. Second, it should keep in any toys that could soar over the fence, such as balls. Third, it needs to keep intruders out. After school hours, you want to make sure the fence around the playground is locked and secure so that intruders don’t come in and try to vandalize the equipment. At MFR, we know that safety and security are the main concerns when it comes to children. We can create a fence for your playground that provides the ultimate levels of safety and security. Read on to learn about playground fence considerations every builder should know.

Custom Playground Fence

The first thing to think about is what exactly you want the playground fence to look like. We design custom fences to fit the environment. At MFR we can work with you to create the perfect design. We can also share pictures of previous projects to help get the ideas rolling. From the color to the style of the fence, we can make it unique and custom to fit your playground.

Height

The first thing to think about when designing a fence to go around a children’s playground is the height. It should be high enough so that no one can climb over the fence and also high enough so that thrown or kicked balls won’t go over the top. At MFR, we will create a fence that is the perfect height for the playground area. Our fences are also virtually impossible to climb due to the grid pattern.

Distance Between Bars

Another factor to consider when building a fence around a playground is the distance between the bars. The bars need to be close enough to each other so that kids cannot climb through. It is important to keep in mind that kids are smaller than adults and can fit through spaces that may seem very small. Ensure that the kids on the playground won’t try to climb out through the fence by finding the correct spacing between the bars. Our fences have small spaces between bars making it impossible for a child to sneak out! 

Playground Fence Security Benefits 

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When it comes to schools and childcare facilities, security is a top concern. At MFR, we understand how crucial it is for fences around playgrounds to be secure and we have the solution. Our gates come equipped with various security measures. One option is a gate with a card reader. This means that no one can get through unless they have a specific card to swipe. Another secure option is an access keypad where a code must be entered before going through the gate. With this option, the code can be changed at any time. In addition, MFR fences are resistant to cutting, unlike chain link fences which can be cut in a matter of minutes with a simple wire cutter. Parents and teachers can rest assured that with these security measures, no one is getting inside the playground that should not be there.

Privacy

It is also important for the fence around the playground to establish a sense of privacy. The playground should not be an easy place for people passing by to gaze into. The fence should be tall enough with the bars close enough together so that it is difficult to see inside. Teachers and parents will feel much safer with their kids playing in a private, secure area.

Durability

A fence around a kid’s playground should be durable. A fence that easily rusts would be unsightly as well as dangerous for kids to play around. At MFR, we ensure that our fences are high-quality and durable. Our fences are covered in a polyester powder coating that protects from weather and corrosion. The fences have been tested and have shown the ability to remain durable even in the harshest of weather. In addition, the iron and steel go through a process called hot-dip galvanization where they are dipped in 840-degree zinc. The zinc tightly bonds to the iron and steel, thus protecting them from corrosion. Keep in mind that this method does not work as well if your playground is within 20 miles of the ocean. If this is the case, ask for our PLASCOAT finish that will better protect the fence from the salt spray.

Playground Fence Options

At MFR, we have 3 different fencing systems that are appropriate to go around playgrounds. See below for details about all three:

  • Grigliato: This fence system is customizable. It works in situations that need medium to high levels of security. It is made from forge-welded galvanized steel bar mesh. This fence comes in a lot of different colors. You can choose whether you want swing, slide, or cantilever gates.
  • Twinbar: This fence looks lightweight, but it is very strong. It is made of forge-welded galvanized wire mesh. It also uses two parallel horizontal wires with vertical wires in between, making the fence extra strong. This fence is also for situations that need medium to high security and it comes in a variety of colors. It also comes with a choice of swing, slide, or cantilever gates.
  • Amego: This fence is made of attractive wire mesh. It comes at a very affordable price and is a good alternative to a chain link fence. Similar to the first two systems, it comes in a variety of different colors with the choice of swing, slide, or cantilever gates. This fence is very secure and nearly impossible to climb.

At MFR we are confident that our custom fences are secure, durable, private, and perfect to go around playgrounds. Schools and childcare facilities can feel at ease knowing their kids are safe as they play outside on the playground and also knowing that the space is safe after hours from intruders and vandals. We have a lot of experience designing fences to go around playgrounds and we are excited to help you with your project. For more information about building a playground fence, contact us today.

 

 

 

Gate Systems for Homeowners

Filed in Blog by on April 17, 2020 0 Comments
Gate systems are perfect for residential homes. They keep homeowners safe while providing privacy and security by securing the property.

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At MFR Corp, we work with all types of clients to install gate systems on their properties. Whether you own a large manufacturing plant or just want to keep your house safe, we are here to help. No project is too small for us! Our gate systems are state-of-the-art and offer several important features. As a homeowner, you may be wondering what type of benefits you can get from installing a gate system at your home. Read on to learn more about what these gates do and how they can help your home.

Security for Homeowners

First, the gates provide security for homeowners. The gate can run around the perimeter of your property and have an access control system in the front. This way, no one who shouldn’t be there can enter your property. This is ideal for homeowners who live in a high-crime area. It is also perfect for homeowners who have a lot of land and may not be able to monitor their whole property at once. Homeowners can rest assured that no unauthorized person will be entering their property. The gates are designed to be wired to the telephone line so that homeowners will receive a call when someone is trying to get through. In addition, the gates can have a spot for a card reader or an access code so that no one can get in without the proper credentials.

Safety for Kids and Pets

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In addition to providing security, the gate systems also provide safety for homeowners, their kids, and their pets. The gates can surround the property and prevent kids and pets from running out of the yard and into the street. Parents can rest assured that when their pets and kids are playing outside, they will stay safe and on the property. In addition, this is a perfect option for kids who love to play games like soccer and kickball. They will never have to worry about their ball flying out of the yard and into the street.

Gate Systems Provide Privacy

The gate system also provides homeowners with an enhanced sense of privacy. The gates are tall and make it difficult for a passerby to see directly into the property. Out gates come in various colors and finishes, which lets homeowners decide which one looks best on their property. Feel comfortable relaxing in your backyard or on your front porch, knowing that you have an increased level of privacy.

Secure Entry Point for Renters

A gate system is also a fantastic option for homeowners who rent out their houses on platforms like Airbnb and VBRO. It provides homeowners with a heightened level of security because they know that whoever is coming onto their property has to go through the gate first. Since the gate is connected to a telephone entry system, the homeowner has the right to accept or deny anyone who is coming through. This is a good way to ensure that previous renters are not trying to come back onto the property. Another option is to have the gate installed with a keypad so renters can type in an access code. Send the access code to each renter the day that they will check in. Once they leave, change the code so that they will not be able to come back onto the property.

Keeps Salespeople Away

Another benefit of a residential gate system is that it keeps salespeople away. These are the people that go door-to-door trying to sell things. Not only is it frustrating to have salespeople knocking on your door all the time, but it also infringes on the safety of homeowners. It is not safe to have random people coming up to your house and knocking on your door. This is especially true if you have times where your older children are staying home by themselves. Instead of telling your kids not to answer the door, they won’t even have to worry about the situation arising. The salespeople will not be able to get through the gated entry.

Features of Our Gate Systems

At MRF, our gates are high-tech and designed to protect you and your family. Each gate system has a polyester powder coating to help protect the gate from weathering. In the long run, this will also keep the gate from corroding. In fact, the gates have been tested with one-year exposure to South Florida weather, and they retained 88% of their gloss. They also contain salt spray resistance, which is helpful for families that live near the ocean. The gates have been tested with salt spray, humidity, cold weather, hot weather, and more! We are so confident in the durability of our gates that we offer a 20-year warranty that the gates will be rust-free.

When you’re getting a gate system, there are various options to choose from. These include single swing gates, double swing gates, single horizontal slide gates, and double horizontal slide gates. The gates are secured by connecting to a telephone line, an access keypad, or a card reader. These built-in safety features ensure that the only people getting on the property are those who are supposed to be there. Another fantastic feature is the vehicle presence detector. This feature has an automatic closing timer with an adjustable time delay so that all vehicles make it through in plenty of time before the gate closes behind them. The gates also have an obstruction detection device so they will not close if they sense something is in the way.

A gate system is the perfect addition to your residential property. It provides many important safety features for you and your family. For more information about the gate systems and how they can be installed on your property, contact us today.

 

 

3 Things You Should Know Before Choosing Your Security Fence

Filed in Blog by on March 18, 2020 0 Comments

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Choosing a security fence is no simple task. A lot of thought and research goes into the decision. How do you go about choosing the right security fence for your particular needs? Thankfully, there are several things that you can do to make the decision easier for yourself. Start by understanding the three items listed below. These will help you decide which fence will work best for your building.

How to Spot a Quality Security Fence

First of all, you should know what makes a good security fence.  Several things make the best security fences stand out from those that are merely decorative. For example, notice the height of different fences. Are they tall enough to keep intruders away? Likewise, your fence should have a minimum amount of spacing between the slats. Spikes on top of the fence can further deter intruders. Take some time to notice the fences around you when you are out and about. Do you notice anything about those fences? Which ones would prevent intrusions, and which ones would let potential intruders inside? When you know how to tell the safe fences apart from the decorative ones, you can make more informed choices for your own fencing. 

Gate Control Systems

Next, you should know which gate control system will work best for you. As it turns out, you have several options for security fence controls. Which option is the best? It depends on which one you will find easiest and most convenient. For example, would you prefer a sliding gate system? Do you like the idea of remote control access? What about keypads for visitors? Or would you prefer a more basic system? Because you have so many options, you should explore those options before making any major choices. This way, you’ll have no doubts that you’ve chosen the right product. 

Customization Options

Finally, know that you have options for customization. Take some time to decide whether or not you might need some customization choices. In addition to providing security, your security fence should serve other purposes. For example, what kind of aesthetic customizations would work best for your building’s architecture? What about specific designs and finishes? You don’t have to know all of your options right away. However, you should at least know that you do have options.

MFR Security Fence

Choosing the right security fence takes time and effort. At MFR Corp, we understand that you have a lot going on. That’s why we want to make the selection process easier for you. Whether you know exactly what you want from your fence or you need some help figuring it out, MFR is ready to help. Get in touch with us today to get started.

3 Reasons Why You Should Buy Galvanized Steel Fences

Filed in Blog by on February 14, 2020 0 Comments

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If you are looking to buy a steel fence for your business, you should consider a galvanized steel fence. There are several ways to prevent rust on the metal that can have an impact on the longevity of your fence. However, keep in mind that not all rust prevention methods provide quality products. Therefore, you should pay close attention to details and choose the right method.

Types of Rust Prevention

There are typically three different types of rust prevention methods used on steel fences. Among these methods, the primer paint method is the worst of all. In this method, you typically apply aerosol via a paint nozzle or can, and the coverage is usually not uniform. Another technique is e-coating, where you dip the fence pieces in an organic, water-soluble, paint-like fluid. The third method is hot-dip galvanization, which is by far the best method of rust prevention. This method protects from atmospheric, water, and soil corrosion.  

How A Galvanized Steel Fence Is Created

This process of creating a galvanized steel fence involves 80% preparation and 20% coating. You take the metal and dip it in a bath of molten zinc, which enables the zinc to permeate the metal piece. Moreover, galvanization also requires that you clean the metal and adequately prepare it for adhesion.

Better Coverage Against Corrosion

Since you apply the zinc coating of galvanization more thickly, there is less chance of scratches reaching the bare metal and allowing rust to form. This process ensures that you are coating your steel fences inside and out to stand strong against corrosion.

Lower Cost

Galvanized steel fences are high quality and cost-effective as well. Even if you are paying more for galvanization as opposed to alternative methods of coating, it is still cost-effective. As a result, your galvanized steel fence will last longer and doesn’t require constant care.

Less Maintenance For A Galvanized Steel Fence

Galvanizing offers complete coverage, sealing the steel fence and stopping corrosion for good. Since there will be no corrosion, you don’t need to worry about unnecessary maintenance. Moreover, you will achieve long-term durability at a relatively low environmental burden.


At MFR, we have a team of highly-skilled, experienced engineers and architects who promise high-quality products. Our galvanized steel fences are unsurpassed in beauty, durability, and quality. Whether you are looking for security or aesthetics, MFR fences are the right choice for you. Contact us to get started on your steel fence.

4 Reasons Why Having the Ability to Create a Custom Fence System is Right for You

Filed in Blog by on January 14, 2020 0 Comments
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A custom fence system can give you a lot of advantages. When you have the ability to customize your fence system, you have a level of freedom that non-customizable options can’t provide. You’ll get exactly what you want and nothing less. We’ve listed four specific advantages of fence customization. Take a look at the list below, and if you’re ready to create your own fence system, get in touch with us. 

Use High-Quality Products 

When you use a custom fence system, you get high-quality products. Custom fence companies want to make sure that their clients get exactly what they want. As a result, they choose the best materials and methods for their fences. With pre-made fences, you may run into a company that cuts corners. Custom fence companies won’t do that. They’ll work with you to create the fence system you want from the exact materials you want. This process takes a little extra work, but it also gives you a long-lasting fence system. 

Get the Exact Look You Want 

Speaking of getting exactly what you want, a custom fence system will have the appearance that you’ve always pictured. When you don’t use customization and can’t find what you need in a pre-designed option, “close enough” has to be good enough. If you have a very specific look in mind, though, it’s best to choose customization. This way, you can choose from various styles and finishes to get exactly what your property needs.  You won’t have to settle for anything less. 

Honor Complex Needs 

Fencing isn’t always simple. In fact, more often than not, a fencing project is highly complex. When designing your fence system, you need flexibility. A custom fencing system provides that flexibility. You’ll work with your design and building team to come up with the perfect solution for your property. Again, there’s no settling for “good enough.” You get to make all of the changes that you need. 

Stay Innovative 

Custom fencing companies tend to be more innovative than pre-made fencing companies. They stay on top of the latest technology so that they can meet their clients’ needs quickly. This innovation adds to the flexibility and quality that you’ve come to expect from custom fencing options. If a regular fencing company isn’t equipped to provide what you need, or if you just want to stay ahead of the game, a custom system is the best route. 

Custom Fence System 

Now that you’ve seen some of the advantages of having a custom fence system, are you ready to learn more? Talk to us today to discuss your fencing project. The MFR team is ready to get to work. Let’s turn your vision into a reality. 

The Best Privacy Fence System Options at MFR Corp

Filed in Blog by on December 10, 2019 0 Comments
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Privacy is a major component of an effective security strategy. You may not be concerned with someone getting into your home or commercial facility to steal things. However, you may be conducting business operations or other activities you want to safeguard. With a good fence system, you create a buffer between your facility and the public, granting access only to those you wish. At MFR Corp, we provide best-in-class fencing solutions for people and businesses looking for greater privacy. Here are some of the best privacy fence options available.

Twinbar Fence

Our Twinbar fence system uses galvanized wire mesh that’s forge-welded to give you a privacy fence that looks fantastic. It’s extremely strong, so it will keep out anyone and also provides a quality layer of security for your property. A lot of property owners opt for the Twinbar fence when they want to upgrade from a basic chain-link fence. Twinbar comes in many different colors as well, so you can match it to your design scheme. It’s the perfect fence for residential communities, as well as places like playgrounds and parks. The Twinbar privacy fence helps mark off areas well.

Securite Fence

Securite is a welded wire mesh system that works great as a privacy fence. It’s perfect for when you need extra security and privacy for your property. It’s also one of the most affordable options from MFR Corp, so you can get great value here. Securite has small openings and mesh, and its double-wire thick mesh prevents cutting and climbing to keep your privacy a priority.

Grigliato Privacy Fence

If you’re looking for customization options, the Grigliato privacy fence is your best option. Many industrial and commercial clients choose this fence because it can be built out into a high-security option that keeps unwanted vehicles and individuals out. Grigliato is galvanized steel bar mesh that looks great and is less imposing than other high-security fence systems.

Amego Fence

Amego is a well-designed, stylish fence system that’s a good alternative to some other highly ornamental fences. Property owners looking for something that looks good but is more subtle will love the Amego. The forge-welded mesh panels have ribs that run horizontally through them to give more strength. It comes in several different colors and can be adapted to fit almost any property or landscaping setup.

Contact MFR Corp To Discuss Your New Privacy Fence System

MFR Corp helps property owners find the best privacy fence options on the market. Contact us today to hear more about our solutions and schedule an appointment.

Benefits to Installing a Metal Security Fence for Your Business

Filed in Blog by on November 29, 2019 0 Comments
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If you own or rent a commercial facility, odds are you’re housing some valuable inventory or data inside. Even if you aren’t worried about the replacement cost of stolen computers or equipment, you need to keep your data safe. Managing physical security risks is an unfortunate reality for businesses all over the country. Security planning needs to be simple enough to maintain and strong enough to prevent issues. The best strategy for physical security for businesses is creating layers of security. A metal security fence is a wonderful deterrent to keep unwanted people from gaining access to your business. Here are some of the major benefits of a metal security fence.

Relatively Affordable Cost

Compared to many physical security layers, a metal fence is relatively affordable. It will be around for years longer than a wooden fence as well. Installation doesn’t take that long, and the finished product is an attractive perimeter that also serves as a convincing deterrent to intruders. You can contact metal fence installers to compare your options and make the best choice.  In the end, the money you invest in a fence will be far less than any loss from theft. 

A Metal Security Fence is Low-Maintenance

Our fences are durable and low-maintenance. You don’t have to apply sealants, and aluminum fences are rust-free. Metal is a very durable material, so it’s not going to break down after a few years. A simple annual inspection is enough to see if there’s been any damage to the fence that needs to be repaired. Other than that, they’re very low-maintenance. Businesses choose metal security fences because they’re a good value and get the job done.

An Effective Security Measure

Of course, whenever you spend money on security, you want things to work. Physical security is about prevention. The best metal security fence is one that convinces would-be intruders that it’s not worth their time because it would be too difficult to break through or climb over. A good metal security fence serves as an effective deterrent, so your property is safe, and products, information, or equipment inside are secured.

MFR Corp has helped clients with fencing solutions for years. Our commercial and business metal security fences are the perfect exterior perimeter security solution. Call us to hear more about our products. We are happy to run through the benefits of a metal fence so you can decide if it’s right for your business.

Which Fence System Is Best For Your Budget?

Filed in Blog by on November 6, 2019 0 Comments

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Time for a new fence to provide a boundary and security for your home or business? Maybe you aren’t sure where to start. Fences can be expensive, but there are many options available to meet the needs of your financial budget. At MFR Corp, we provide our customers with fence systems of the highest quality. We value the fence systems we create and design for our business and residential clients. Because of the many options available, you can find a fence system that will work best for your budget.

Customization

At MFR Corp, we offer a range of fence systems that offer many different styles, colors, and design elements to meet our clients’ needs. Our four fence systems — Grigliato, Amego, Twinbar, and Securite — provide customizable options. Most of our fence systems can either come as a ready-made system or can be created with your custom needs in mind. This allows all our fence systems to be flexible in their design, function, and appearance. Our goal is to create a fence system that meets all of your needs, including your budget.

Economical Choices

We have many different choices that can meet any budget. When you are looking for a more economical choice, check out the Grigliato and Amego series. The Grigliato fence system is highly customizable for industrial, commercial, and residential applications, making this a highly popular choice for a range of needs. It provides medium- to high- security options, so it can be used in many environments ranging from yard border fences to parking lot border fences. The Amego system is a competitively priced wire system that also offers many customizable options. This is an affordable option for those looking for a variation of the chain-link fence. The Amego system is great for any landscaping design, whether it’s around an airport or around a school yard.

Trusted Design Team For Your Fence System

At MFR Corp, we work together as a team of highly experienced and skilled engineers and architects. As we create a design, we provide a quality, affordable service to our clients. Our goal is to create a fence that combines both strength and beauty so that it fits into your business or home. MFR Corp’s team of trusted engineers and architects will work with you every step of the way to ensure that your project stays on budget.

When you hire MFR Corp, you are not only hiring a fence company. You are choosing a team of experienced engineers and architects who provide you with many customizable options in order to guarantee a quality product for your home or business. Contact us at 815-318-0839 to get started designing your fence system today.

3 Gate Systems To Consider For Your Home or Business

Filed in Blog by on October 3, 2019 0 Comments

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Are you considering adding a fence and gate system to your home or business?  There are many benefits to doing this, like security, privacy, and setting boundaries. With MFR Manufacturing Corporation, you are guaranteed to receive the best gate and fence system customized to the needs of your residence or business. We offer many different fence and gate solutions for every application, and we work alongside architects, engineers, contractors, owners, and facility managers to ensure that product integration is secure and appropriate. There are many benefits to installing a gate system in your fence, but you want to be sure to choose the right one for you. At MFR Corp, we offer three main gate systems that could suit you.

Swing Gates

Your gate system entrance is your first chance to prevent any unauthorized or unwanted visitors. Swing gates offer protection by acting like a door that can swing open side-to-side. They offer either a 90- or 180-degree radius. Because of this, they may take up more space than a gate that opens left-to-right. However, they are also more flexible and easier to use. This is what makes them a popular choice for residential fences. Swing gates are also beneficial for controlling the traffic flow of commercial and industrial areas, such as transportation hubs, airport terminals, and large event venues. A swing gate offers protection against intruders, which makes it a popular choice for these particular businesses or homes. Typically, a swing gate should not be chosen for a high-traffic vehicle entrance due to the swing radius.

Cantilever Slide Gates

A cantilever slide gate is also a common choice for an entrance gate. These are popular in both commercial and industrial settings in search of more security. Typically, they will have an access keypad or guard, allowing security allowance before visitors gain access. These gates operate reliably, have low overall costs, and require minimal maintenance over time. This gate is moved sideways using rollers or wheels on the gate posts.  Many businesses with a strict perimeter or boundary use cantilever slide gates to enforce security policies.

V-track Slide Gates

The V-track slide gate system is a common design in commercial facilities. This gate moves sideways and aligns parallel with the fence when fully opened. As a result, it allows vehicles to easily enter without taking up additional space. The V-track enables the gate to slide open and stay in alignment. Because it uses a track, it may require more maintenance than a trackless slide gate, which makes it more suitable for areas of high security with less traffic flow.

Try A Gate System from MFR Corp

Great gates should be reliable, easy to use, and strong.  At MFR Corp, all gate systems are made to meet the needs of our clients, which is why we offer many customizable choices for each gate system.  It is important to consider space, purpose, traffic flow, gate opening speed, and level of security you want for your home or business.  If you are considering a gate system for your home or business, call us today at 815-318-0843 for a free consultation and estimate.