Cantilever gates are easy to use gates that are space-efficient and they last a long time. Our 20' Opening (30' overall) Aluminum Cantilever Gate is very light, has protected rollers, is resistant to rust and is available at a low competitive price point. These gates are the safest gates on the market and are the least likely to accidentally hit your or your vehicle.
Without any rolers that can touch the ground, cantilever gates are a dream for areas that experience snow and ice. They are also the best gate to use on a slope, because they only go side to side and will not run into the problem of trying to swing to the open position uphill. With only moving side to side, cantilever gates take up less space than any other gates.
Steel verse Aluminum Cantilever Gate
Steel and aluminum cantilever gates are very similar in function, but quite different overall. Steel cantilever gates are heavier and have four external rollers, whereas aluminum cantilever gates are lighter and have 8 concealed rollers.
The concealed truck assembly of the alumium cantilever gate protects the wheels from the elements unlike the steel cantilever gate. Weather can cause damage to exposed wheels, making them more difficult and clunky to use. Keeping the wheels concealed in a truck assembly protects them so they can always run smoothly and efficiently.
Slide gates are generally intended to be opened with ease with one hand and little force. This can be difficult with a heavy metal like steel, but aluminum's lightweight construction makes it a perfect material for slide gates. the aluminum also ensures the gate will encounter less bow and sag, keeping it in the best shape over time.
Aluminum also has an inherent advantage over steel in that it will not rust or corrode. Steel requires treatment to build up its corrosion resistance, while it is natural for aluminum. This resistance keeps aluminum looking shiny and new and helps it continue to move in one fluid motion during operation.
Overall, aluminum will always require less maintenance and will be easier to operate and take care of on a day-to-day basis. Please vistit America’s Gate today to look into our premium gating options today.