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Slide Gates

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What are Slide Gates?

Sliding gates roll horizontally along a track in the ground, as opposed to swing gates, which swing inward or outward. Slide gates come in various materials, including wood, metal, wrought iron, and more. They can be customized to your style, ranging from minimalist to ornamental. An automatic opener typically operates a sliding gate, giving you convenient, seamless access to your property at the tap of a keypad, button, or smartphone application.

Types of Sliding Gates

Track sliding gates are the standard mechanism operating on a track installed along the ground, which is the length of the gate. These require a large amount of flat, cleared ground on either side of your property entrance. 

Cantilever Gates

Cantilever gates function as a trackless gate system, unlike sliding and rolling gates, which move along a track. Cantilever gates are supported by rollers that are concealed behind the fencing, allowing the gate to remain suspended while it operates. These gates are an ideal choice for areas that experience snowfall and frequent debris that could obstruct the gate’s movement as they are raised above ground level.

Telescopic Gates

Telescopic gates are designed to operate in very compact spaces. They have two or three panels, with the panels stacked in front of one another, operating on a single sliding mechanism. Telescopic gates are ideal if you don’t have enough horizontal terrain to install a full track length. 

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Are you ready to start exploring options for driveway gates? ECA Gate & Lock would love to help you select the best product from our wide range of automatic gates, including swing and sliding gates. We work with industry-leading manufacturers to source durable, long-lasting gate products and train our technicians to install them with excellence. Contact us to get started today!

Should I choose a swing gate or a slide gate?

Sliding gates are often used when the terrain around your property’s entrance isn’t workable for a swing gate. For example: 

1. You don’t have enough flat ground in front of your gate for a swing gate to open without scraping the ground. 

2. You have a steep upward slope from your gate entrance towards the back of your property, meaning a swing gate could open outward, but an increased risk for hazardous situations for vehicles and pedestrians.

What are the sizes of sliding gates?

The typical width range for sliding gates is between 8 to 18 feet, and the standard height options are between 6 to 10 feet. However, some manufacturers can create wider gates upon request. It’s important to note that certain local governments impose restrictions on gate and fence heights. Before installing, make sure to confirm if there are any regulations you should comply with.

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