Sliding Gates Guide: What You Need to Know

If you are tired of getting out of your car in the cold or rainy weather only to open your gate, and repeat the same procedure all over again, then you need to look at sliding gates. These security gates also have lower space requirements compared to other types of gates.

To maximize the benefits offered by sliding gates, here are a few facts to consider about them:

  • Pick Suitable Motors Sliding gates are boosted by a motor across a railing. A good motor should be selected for use on your security gates, defending on the weight and length of the gates.

    The regularity of usage is also important. There is a wide assortment of motors to choose from, each, with different characteristics and prices. Look through the available variety, searching for the motor that best suits your needs.

  • Install Anti-Lift Mechanism These gates are not held in place by normal hinges so it is very important that the gates stay on the sliding rails. For security purposes, it’s very important to make sure that the gates are in position. To guarantee this, make sure that the gates are installed with anti-lift mechanism.

  • Use Stopping Mechanism The security of sliding gates depends on rails. Without a stopping mechanism in place, the gate could potentially derail. Stopping mechanisms can help guarantee that the gate functions effectively.

  • Use Quality Wheels The wheels on the sliding gates are also very important. Quality wheels guarantee extended service, and maximum functionality of the gate. Unstable wheels are bound to be worn out. That may leave you with a broken gate that needs regular up-to-date maintenance.

    Security gates rely on proper fitting to work at their peak. Making sure that you have the right materials is the best way to enjoy all of the benefits of your gate.

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Ron Frazelle

Ron Frazelle is the Project Manager of La Habra Fence Company, a leading provider and installer of commercial and industrial fencing in Southern California for over 65 years. Ron is committed to providing the best customer service, high quality products and quick project completion at the best overall value for his clients. La Habra Fence Company offers a wide variety of fencing options, including chain link fences, ornamental iron fences, security cages and security gates.