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Gates for Commercial Fences

A fence around your commercial property can be a great way to hide your valuables from the public's view. It can also make your property look much more attractive, which can be an essential consideration for increasing curb appeal. A commercial fence may also create a safer work environment for your employees, depending on what type of business you operate. One important consideration you will need to decide before working with a fencing contractor in New Smyrna Beach, like Art of Fencing LLC, is the type of gate best meeting your needs.

Slide Gates

Slide gates are often called "rolling gates" or "V-track gates." These gates are mounted parallel to the inside of the fence, and they roll back and forth on a track located in a trench in the ground. When debris gets stuck in the track, it can hinder the operation of these gates. If you are considering an automatic gate operator, ensure that the one you choose has the power to force this gate to operate when debris gets stuck in the track.

Cantilever Gate

Instead of running on a track on the ground, the cantilever gate operates by sliding along rails running on the inside of the fence. Since these gates operate on the counterbalance principle, they will only open halfway. Therefore, you need to consider if you have the extra space for this type of gate. The great news is that debris seldom affects their operation, so they are more maintenance free.

Swing Gates

As the name suggests, swing gates open and close by swinging from hinges installed on their sides. They can have one or two pieces that swing open when needed. One thing to consider is that you must have the room for the gate to swing freely, which may be a problem on smaller lots. You also need to install safety measures so that a vehicle does not get dinged when these gates open.

Vertical Lift Gates

Vertical lift gates move up and down instead of back and forth. Vertical lift gates mount on support towers located on both sides of the gate. They are usually very reliable, and they may be perfect for those with tight spaces. You must consider the height of the tallest vehicle that will need through the gate so that you can choose an option that is tall enough.

These are just a few of the types of gates that are available for commercial fences. Call Art of Fencing LLC today to get a price quote as they want to be your fencing contractor in New Smyrna Beach, Florida.  This locally-owned-and-operated business has lots of experience in Central Florida, so they can easily recommend the type of fence gate that will best meet your needs. Give them a call today for a free estimate.