Many a customer has said after their fence was installed, “I wish I would have gone with a …..gate instead.” America’s Gate Company staff are trained professionals within the fencing industry. As professionals, we are obligated to point out the features, benefits, and liabilities of each type of gate installation. On the surface, it may be obvious what is the best gate selection for your site until your gate is installed and you discover it does not open a full ninety degrees or slide uphill. Here are some frequently asked questions we see that will hopefully help you to determine which gate is right for you.
SINGLE OR DOUBLE GATE – WHICH SHOULD YOU CHOOSE?
Swing gates are the most widely used gates within our industry. These gates come in both single and doubles. Why use a double versus a single? The obvious answer may be the size of the opening. That would not be necessarily correct.
WHY WOULD I WANT TO USE AN OVERHEAD TRACK GATE?
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 gate; these gates place far less stress on the gate hardware and gate operators.
WHEN IS A ROLLING GATE MY BEST OPTION?
It is the perfect option for automation as it does not come in contact with the ground and operates easily under adverse weather conditions. Its travel is controlled entirely by the rollers that guide it.
How To Guides
How to select your gate
Choosing the correct gate for your property and use is important, and can be easy with the help of this “how to select your gate” guide. To start out with, there are two basic types of gates that can be easily automated: swing gates and cantilever slide gates.
How to select your cantilever gate
On this page you will find an extensive guide to assist you in selecting your cantilever slide gate for your project or site. This guide will review the various types of cantilever slide gates and critical performance factors you should consider.