Why might cantilever sliding gates be right for your business?

clip_image002In recent years, there has been an increase in the use of cantilever sliding gates as a method of securing property perimeters. This article looks at what they are and why they are so popular.

Cantilever sliding gates open and close by retracting horizontally. The gate is suspended over the entrance points with horizontal posts and slides back into place with the use of motors and rollers, thus eliminating the need to run a track along the length of the opening.

Rollers allow for the gate to be suspended above the ground which makes for a much smoother operation. This is because without the need for a track along the opening much less friction is incurred whilst the gate performs its cycle. As a result, the gate is much quieter and endures less operational wear and tear in the process. This in turn reduces how regularly maintenance is needed on the gate system, saving both time and money.

The horizontal retraction of this gate system means that it can be a good option for businesses that are restricted by space in their car park or driveway. As no room is needed for the gate to open outwards like with other gate systems, this can give businesses extra space within their property which can be put to better use.

Cantilever sliding gates are even able to be fitted on driveways and entrances where there is uneven ground because there is no need for a ground track fitting along the entrance. This eliminates the need for ground levelling which can greatly increase the cost of installation for gate systems which require even ground.

To summarise the main features of cantilever sliding gates:

  • Smooth operation
  • Low maintenance
  • No ground track required
  • Quiet during operation
  • Can operate on uneven ground
  • More space offered because they do not require space to open outwards


For more information on fitting and installing cantilever sliding gates on your premises, please visit our website here.

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