America’s Gate Company is one of the Nation’s largest gate manufacturers and providers. We custom build decorative and chain link swing, cantilever, slide, overhead gates and any others you can dream up. We specialize in the extraordinarily large gates and gate retrofits.
Recently, America’s Gate Company built a 120′ opening by 10′ tall double drive gate for the Sioux City Airport Museum, Sioux City, Iowa. A gate this size requires complicated engineering and fabrication that considers not only how to support the gate as a cantilevered load but also the impacts of wind, over torqueing resulting in twisting, and fabrication related issues resulting in bowing. At America’s Gate Company, we must also consider the final installation. We must properly engineer the gate footing, and post size.
In the photo, you will see the first gate leaf being tested under load in our fabrication facility. All of our extraordinarily large gates are fully assembled, shop tested and adjusted prior to shipping and or installation. In our first test of this gate, it performed perfectly as the gate hung true and level. Look closely in the photo and you will note that the gate is actually a pie shape. This shape is America’s Gate Company’s own design. By adding a three dimensional quality to the gate, we overcome wind loading and twisting that may occur under load. This unusual design also allows for a second set of diagonal support cables that support the cantilevered load of the weight of the gate.
America’s Gate Company only uses pre-engineered and tested hardware. We modified these hinges to better support the gate in the full open position by providing additional supports on the sides of each hinge.
America’s Gate Company provides proven gate designs in CAD and PDF, and a full set of gate specifications on our website for your use. We take the guessing out of gates. Visit our website at www.americasgatecompany.com.