Slide Gate Repair, Service and Sales
Sliding gates offer a number of advantages over swing gates. A sliding gate requires less space, which allows the full length of the driveway to be usable for parking vehicles. It also offers higher security due to the stronger resistance to being pushed open than swing gates. Sliding gates will also work on an upward sloping driveway where a pair of swing gates would not be able to open inward.
Slide gates can be installed in a couple different applications. The first is know as v-track style. This requires the use of rollers on the bottom of the gate that roll along the top of a v-track that is secured to the concrete throughout the entire distance of the opening. There are also support post installed which are fitted with vertical guide rollers to keep the gate straight as it opens and closes. If there is not a concrete driveway to install the v-track on, a concrete foundation pad can be poured for the proper installation of the track. Slide gates can also be fabricated and designed to utilize a cantilever style system. In the cantilever style system, the gate is suspended off the ground with the use of horizontal v-groove rollers for the gate to slide on. These v-groove rollers are retrofitted onto additional support posts placed at the front and back of the gate. Most, but not all, slide gates will tend to have a additional “tail” section added to the end of the gate. The purpose of the tail section is to help keep the gate straight when it reaches its desired closed position. The tail section also needed to attached the chain bolt so the chain of the operator can pass through the sprocket properly.
Sliding Gate Repair, Service, & New Install Includes:
- New Fabricated Slide Gate (any size)
- Track Repair/Replacement
- Concrete Removal & Concrete Pouring
- Guide Roller Repair
- Wrought Iron Metal Repair
- Primer & Painting
- Preventative Maintenance & Lubrication
- Post Repair & Replacement
Adding a slide gate for security or curb appeal can highlight the front of your home or commercial property. Whether you’d like to speak over the phone or schedule an onsite visit, we at Gate Service Pros would love to answer and questions you may have concerning slide gate options. Please feel free to call us at 281-247-3071 or schedule a repair.