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Custom Entry Gates:
What are sliding
A sliding gate is a gate which slides along a
stationary rail on small wheels. Known for their high security qualities due to their strength, sliding gates
also provide an imposing visual image to deter burglars. We provide sliding gates for commercial and
residential use in Aluminium, Steel and Wood.
What's a cantilever
What is a cantilever gate and how does it work? A cantilever gate is a counterbalanced sliding gate
that does not require a track along the length of the opening: the gate is supported by rollers which slide in a
tubular track fitted to the bottom of the gate.
V Track Gate
The galvanized "V" Track can either be anchor-bolted to an
existing driveway or set in concrete while pouring a new grade beam. The gate rolls open and closed on this
track so it must be twice as long as the gap opening the gate is securing.
What are swing
Simply enough, a swing gate is a gate which
operates in a swinging motion. These can be both manually or automatically operated using an electric
operator. Electric operators can be installed as visible physical units alongside the gate or installed underground
to provide a beautifully natural appearance which complements the gate. Although swing gates do not offer the
same high level of security as sliding gates, they are still able to provide a quality level of security. We
provide swing gates in Aluminium, Steel and Wood.
Rolling Gates: call for
pricing - 813-654-0363
gates are primarily used for chain link fences in order to minimize the amount of space used by the gate. These
gates slide parallel with the fence line using a track and wheel system. Gate frames are welded and depending on
the size may also be braced and trussed. Finish size of gate must be wider than the opening size to account for the
rear wheels which are bolted to the gate frame. Gates do not require a wide counterbalance like a cantilever gate.
The height of the gate is shorter than the fence to allow for the chosen wheel carrier which is under the
Advantage(s): Rolling gates use less space than typical swing type gates. They are also
inexpensive compared with V-track gates and cantilever gates. The design is simple and incorporates many fittings
that simply bolt together making the project possible for a do-it-yourselfer. The lack of a counterbalance on the
gate frame makes tight fits possible. Repairs and adjustments are easily done with household
Disadvantage(s): The wheel carriers which are mounted under the gate prevent the gate from being
installed close to the ground. Although few animals can squeeze through a 3-6" gap, it can still be problematic.
Wheel carriers are also susceptible to being blocked by snow and debris. Wheel carriers work best on asphalt or
concrete driveways. You may also consider pouring a sidewalk-like path in concrete for the gate wheel(s) to travel
on. Wheels mounted on heavy gates will wear into asphalt driveways and dig a rut. Rolling gates work best on level
surfaces. Rolling gates cannot be automated. The friction of the wheels will destroy an operator. If you either now
or later wish to automate a sliding gate, consider using a cantilever gate instead.
Wheel Carriers - call
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Function: The function of the wheel
carriers, single or double, is to hold up the weight of the latch side of the gate. They also keep the gate lined
up with the latch post. Most simply bolt on, however consider tack welding part of the fitting to better secure the
Choosing a Size and Type: There are many factors and variables used to determine which size
and type of carriers to use. Weight, size, and terrain will all play a role in choosing a wheel carrier. When in
doubt, choose the heavier model.
Wheels - call for
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Function: The function of the rear wheel is twofold; it both holds the
rear of the gate off the ground and keeps the gate on the track at the same time. Rear wheels bolt to the upright
of the gate frame using rear wheel brackets. There is a small steel plate mounted to the rear wheel which holds the
gate on the track. All rear wheels will roll on a 1-5/8'' track which is a typical size of tubing used for top
rail, mid rail, and bottom rail.
Brackets - call
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Function: Pipe track brackets are used to mount the track to the posts.
They are available in different sizes and shapes for different mounting applications. They are cast in such a way
that allows you to connect 1-5/8" track on each end to continue the track to infinity. The same part is used to
terminate the track; simply cut off the swedged piece for a trimmed look.
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Function: As with most latches, rolling gate latches are used to secure and
lock a fenced in area or driveway. These are also available in a few different styles.