Cantilever or tracked sliding gates offer the highest level of security as swing gates can be vulnerable to determined ramming. The sliding gate automation system also takes up less room when operating and gives full driveway access even if approaching at an angle. Our company can design, fabricate, install and automate single swing gates to your exact specifications in steel, aluminium or wood.
Sliding gates require no ground track and can cover unfinished driveways, snow, gravel and other unusual terrain conditions. These gates require gate extensions that are generally an additional 50% of the gate opening. For example a 10’ wide gate opening requires a 15’ long gate.
Most sliding electric gates specified and installed correctly will provide very high levels of security, especially against attempted forced entry. The fact the gates slide sideways means that a lot of space is left free behind the gate where a normal swing gate would have to manoeuvre, making car parking and the like a lot easier. A sliding gate can be produced to very wide sizes very easily and generally only requires 1 electric motor to operate therefore saving money over the 2 motors required for a pair of swing gates. Many gates we have installed have been designed in the style of a pair of gates if appearance is particularly important.
Sliding gates are also able to be manufactured to very large sizes with the stresses of the weight spread out along the mechanism unlike hinged or swing gates.
From your initial enquiry about Sliding gate systems and through the various stages leading up to the actual installation date we will endeavour to keep you informed of the progress and answer any questions that may arise along the way.