Commercial Gates in Cedar Rapids, IA
Long Lasting Gates
When it comes to Cedar Rapids gate materials, American Fence Company utilizes on the best on the market. One of the selling points we are most proud of is that our gates possess great longevity, built to last.
American Fence Company of Cedar Rapids employs vast teams of not only welders but computer aided designers. This means we also have the resources to create highly detailed plans showing how your gate will look before production. Whether you need swing gates, rolling gates, cantilever gates, etc., we have all the necessary materials and equipment to get the job done.
High quality gates are essential for commercial security. Contact us to get the right gate for your Cedar Rapids estate, business, restaurant, etc.
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Commercial Gates in Cedar Rapids
American Fence Company builds, installs, services, and repairs gates in Cedar Rapids by the thousand every year. We are the city’s top gate company, a title we’ve earned through our dedication to quality and customer satisfaction. All of our fences are designed through computer software and then assembled by certified welders. Whether you need a 4,000-pound ornamental swing gate or a 100′ slide gate, our highly trained staff can fulfill your needs. Our handiwork can be found all across the nation, at military bases and nuclear power plants from the Grand Canyon to Yellowstone National Forest.
Commercial Gates in Cedar Rapids FAQ
What types of gates are available at American Fence Company of Cedar Rapids, Iowa?
This is our guide on how to select your gate for assistance. Give us a call for any questions, or if you want professional assistance.
Also known as sliding gates, these security applications 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 for support while in the closed position, and this tail section is approximately one half the length of the opening itself. Please note: adequate storage space is essential, and you’ll need space equal to the sum of the opening and tail sections. Although requiring a steel or aluminum frame, cantilever gates are compatible with all types of fencing. 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.
We offer double swing gates in the following materials: wood, chain, ornamental, and vinyl fencing. In driveway settings, motorized operators help property owners control access. The access system can be controlled through a number of means, including card readers, keypads, and garage style transmitters. What’s more, you can program double swing gates to 1) close automatically after a vehicle enters the property and 2) automatically re-open 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 Cedar Rapids. 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 Cedar Rapids, IA? Our fencing and gate experts can tell you all you need to know.