Commercial Gates in Sioux Falls, SD
Each of our gates has been manufactured using the best materials available, so as to promote longevity. Rest assured that your gate will be a long-lasting scenic and security feature for your property.
The design and welding team here at America’s Gate Company can transform the gate of your dreams into a fully functional, three-dimensional product. Swing gates, rolling gates, and cantilever gates.
Our gates allow you to dictate who has entry to your commercial property in Sioux Falls. Times and other specifications can be factored into authorization.
Commercial Gates in Sioux Falls
Designing, building, and installing more than 3,000 gates each year, America’s Gate Company takes pride in customization. Each product is made according to the specific needs and desires of the client—everything from a 100’ airport security gate in Sioux Falls to a good, old-fashioned swing gate for the backyard garden. We manage eight fabrication facilities throughout the nation, employing computer-aided designers and welders among them, their combined expertise allowing us to build the gate of your dreams.
We’ve been contracted for both residential and commercial jobs, with projects located everywhere from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone National Park, clients including power plants, airports, substations, homeowners, private businesses, even some classified facilities we’re not allowed to mention….
Commercial Gates in Sioux Falls FAQ
What types of gates does American Fence Company of Sioux Falls offer?
We specialize in a variety of gates, each with its own applications and uses. Read through America’s Gate Company’s how to select your gate guide for more assistance.
Commonly referred to as a “sliding” gate, cantilevers are the most common type of slide gate. It does not actually touch the ground and is supported by rollers attached to gate posts set to one side of the opening. The gate will have a tail section that is used for support when the gate is closed. It is important to ensure that adequate storage space equal to the sum of the gate opening and tail section is available so that the gate can fully open. Cantilever gates can be constructed with all types of fencing but will require a steel or aluminum frame. These gates may be built to look like Estate swing gates or covered with vinyl, wood, etc. Check out America’s Gate Company’s in-depth guide on how to select your cantilever gate.
Double swing gates feature two leaves to cover a larger opening. They can be constructed for chain link, vinyl, wood, and ornamental steel fences. Driveway ornamental gates, otherwise known as estate gates, can be used in conjunction with motorized gate operators to prevent unwanted intrusion. The motorized gates can be opened and closed by a number of means, including: keypads, card readers, and garage door opener-like transmitters. The gate can be programmed to close automatically after a car enters the property and, likewise, to open automatically when a car’s leaving.
With the smaller varieties commonly known as “walk” gates, single swings are typically constructed in widths of 3’ to 20,’ depending on the material used and the purpose of the gate. However, with the proper design and materials, these gates can reach over 100’ in length. Swing gates can incorporate self-closing and latching hardware for use around swimming pools or automated gate access at the base of your driveway.
A less common type of “sliding” gate, the rolling gate requires a wheel on the front and a pipe track to support wheels located to the rear. These gates do not require a “tail” and can therefore be used in situations where storage space is limited. Rolling gates with a V-Groove track and wheel assembly may also incorporate automated gate access control.
Overhead Track Gates
Typically used in high security or industrial applications, overhead track gates utilize an I-beam or bar truss system extending over the gate opening and running the length of the opening on either side. The I-beam or bar truss typically is placed close to 14’ above the opening, thereby allowing semi-truck traffic to pass through without incident. Attached to and above the gate are trollies that run along the I-beam or track. The number of trollies will depend on the length and weight of the gate. As these gates are fully supported from above, automated access control may be used to safely open and close them. Fully supported as they travel through the opening from the track above, overhead track gates are extremely reliable.
Vertical Lift Gates
When there is no storage space on either side of the gate and a swing gate is not practical, you may need a vertical lift gate. Typically used in industrial applications, these gates incorporate columns tall enough to lift the gate straight up and clear semi-truck traffic below. Attached to the end of the gate are rollers or trucks that run vertically in tracks attached to the columns. Utilizing counterbalance weights or garage door-like springs, these gates will easily lift up and down with the use of an electric gate operator.
Vertical Pivot Gates
These gates are popular for sites that do not have the storage space for a slide gate but want an affordable automatic gate. These gates are also popular for use where there is considerable snowfall. Vertical pivot gates use a single gate panel to fill the opening. On one end at the base of the panel, the gate panel has a pivot point with an axle assembly that is mounted to the gate operator. On this same end at the top of the panel is attached a very large set of springs that runs from the gate panel into the rear of the gate operator. These springs provide the counterbalance necessary to lift and pivot the gate. Adjoining where the springs attach to the gate panel is the gate operator mechanical arm that when activated will pull the top of the gate back and down, pivoting on the axle assembly. This causes the nose of the panel to rise and pivot back. When in the full open position, the panel is then rotated a full 90 degrees and stands upright out of the opening.
All of our swing gates are available with a wide variety of hinges that open 180 degrees, are self-closing, or can even lift as it opens. Latches are endless from padlockable, self-latching, self-locking, keyed, push button, magnetic, etc.
- Obstructions. Are there any obstructions in the travel of the gate? Or, when opening the gate, will it interfere with on-coming or parked vehicles.
- Proximity to roadways. Will this gate or the gate travel cause a traffic jam or accident? Is it too close to traffic?
- Adjoining elevations. Does the ground rise or fall under the travel of the gate and will this interfere with its travel?
- Wind load. Is this gate subject to high winds and is it engineered to remain structurally sound?
- Local codes. Will the local building inspector allow me to install this gate? Does it interfere with public travel?
- Overhead obstructions. Will my gate allow for semi-truck traffic to travel under the track above?
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