Commercial Gates in Grand Island, NE
Long Lasting Gates
Only the highest quality materials are used for manufacturing gates sold by American Fence Company of Grand Island. When you purchase a gate from us, you can rest assured your investment will be long lasting and provide security to your commercial property for years to come.
The computer-aided designers and welders employed here at American Fence Company of Grand Island can put together swing gates, rolling gates, cantilever gates, etc., as they have access to all the materials and equipment needed.
A secure gate in Grand Island is useful for helping keep intruders out of your commercial property.
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Commercial Gates in Grand Island, NE
American Fence Company of Grand Island builds, installs, services, and repairs thousands of gates every year. Our products have been fabricated to suit the needs of each individual customer, assembled by certified welders and computer aided designers, using materials from eight fabrication facilities. So whether you need a 100′ slide gate at a local airport or a 4,000 pound ornamental swing gate to add more security at the governor’s mansion, this Grand Island fence contractor can service all your gate needs. American Fence Company’s gates can be found everywhere from Yellowstone National Forest to the Grand Canyon’s base. Our clientele includes military bases and nuclear power plants.
Commercial Gates in Grand Island FAQ
What types of gates are available at American Fence Company of Grand Island, Nebraska?
This is our guide on how to select your gate for assistance. You can also call us for help deciding the right type of gate for you.
These security applications, also known as sliding gates, do not touch the ground. Instead, they are supported by rollers rigged to large gate posts set to one side of the entrance. Cantilever gates have tail sections used to support itself when in the closed position, and this tail section is approximately one half the length of the opening itself. Adequate storage space is important as well, needing to be equal to the sum of the opening and tail sections. Cantilever gates are compatible with all types of Grand Island fencing, though a frame made of steel or aluminum is required. These gates also 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 in Grand Island can be constructed for wood, chain, ornamental, and vinyl fencing. In driveway entrances, they can be used with motorized gate operators to control access to your property. The access system can be controlled through a number of means, including card readers, keypads, and garage style transmitters. Double swing gates can be programmed, as well, to close automatically after a vehicle enters the property, and then open again automatically when a vehicle leaves.
Constructed in average widths of 3-20′, these smaller varieties can nonetheless reach over 100′ in length. Self-closing and latching hardware can be incorporated for use of swing gates around swimming pools or the automated gate access in your driveway.
Rolling gates operate upon a wheel to the front of the gate and a pipe track to support the wheels on the rear end of the gate. They do not require a “tail” like cantilever gates and are thus applicable to situations where storage space is limited. Rolling gates with a V-Groove track and wheel assembly might also incorporate automated gate access control.
Overhead Track Gates
Overhead track gates utilize an I-beam or bar truss system. This extends over the gate opening and runs the length of the opening on either side. The I-beam or bar truss will typically be placed close to 14’ above the opening to allow semi-truck traffic to clear. Trollies are attached to and above the gate and run along the I-beam or track. The number of trollies needed depends on the weight of the gate weight as well as its length. Automated gate access control may be used to safely open and close, as these gates are fully supported from above. Fully supported as they travel through the opening from the track above, overhead track gates are extremely reliable.
Vertical Lift Gates
Vertical lift gates are practical when there’s no storage on either side of the gate’s opening, or when a swing gate is not the right choice for your situation. Vertical lift gates are common in industrial applications, each end featuring a columns tall enough to clear the gate from semi-truck traffic below. The ends of the gate feature rollers or trucks running vertically in tracks, to which the columns are attached. As they utilize counterbalance weights or garage door like springs, these gates can lift up and down with the use of an electric gate operator.
Vertical Pivot Gates
For sites that don’t have storage space for slide gates but still need gate automation, vertical pilot gates are a common choice. They’re also popular in areas with considerable snowfall, so these are gates tend to withstand the blistering winters of Grand Island. A single vertical pivot gate panel fills the opening; on one end at the panel’s base, the gate panel has a pivot point with an axle assembly mounted to the gate operator. On this same end, at the top of the panel, a set of springs is attached, running from the gate panel into the rear of the gate operator. Adjoining the attachment point of the springs is the gate operator’s mechanical arm. When in the full open position, the panel rotates 90 degrees.
Our swing gates come with a variety of hinges opening 180 degrees. These hinges are also self-closing and can even lift the gate up as it opens. Options on latches include keyed, self-latching, self-locking, push button, magnetic, etc.
- Obstructions. Any obstructions in the path the gate travels? When opening the gate, will it interfere with on-coming or parked vehicles.
- Proximity to roadways. Will the gate or the gate travel cause traffic jams or accidents? Is it too close in proximity to traffic?
- Adjoining elevations. Does the ground rise or fall under the travel of the gate? Will this interfere with the gate travel?
- Wind load. Is this gate subject to high winds? Has it been engineered to remain structurally sound?
- Local codes. Does the local building inspector allow you to install this gate? Will it interfere with public travel?
- Overhead obstructions. Will my gate allow semi-truck traffic to travel under the track above?
Still have questions about gates in Grand Island, NE? Our fencing and gate experts can tell you all you need to know.