After you have decided what is the perfect choice for the fence that will work best for your home or business, it’s time to decide what type of gate you’d like to install, i.e. sliding or swinging. We will help to head you in the right direction, decide what you are planning on spending, what materials you want the gate made of and the size of gate that will best fit your property’s needs. All of this will make it easier for you to make these decisions.
When it comes to deciding on a sliding or swinging gate, you should understand their differences before making a final decision. Here are some of the benefits and differences of both sliding and swinging gates:
For many years swinging gates have always been the favorites for both residential and commercial properties. Recently, however, sliding gates have been growing in popularity. One of the biggest differences, sliding gates need wheels installed in order for the gates to move along a track, either manually or with a motorized.
On the other hand, swinging gates do not have wheels, they simply swing open and shut. There are also a number of automatic designs for both sliding and swinging gates.
Another big difference between these two gates is space. Sliding gates need less space to operate. This could be a great benefit if something would be in the way of a swinging gate, such as trees or a certain landscaping. As sliding gates simply move along their own track, they are not swinging open, running the risk hitting something. As swinging gates need the proper space to open and shut, sliding gates are an ideal choice for in-town living or where someone has limited space.
Sliding gates also work really well if you have a sloping terrain, swinging gates have to bear the entire weight on their own and that can cause damage. Swinging gates can also become damaged by vehicles entering and exiting the property. The upside, they do work well where there is not enough room for the straight length tracks of a sliding gate requires.
When considering the level of silence, swinging gates are a great deal quieter than sliding gates. Swinging gates are very easy to install and are still the most popular choice, world wide. They require a great deal less maintenance than sliding gates as well. Under normal circumstances and normal operations, you will spend less on repairs with a swinging gates vs sliding gates.
It can be difficult to choose between a sliding gate or a swinging gate. If you talk to the professionals at Eline Fencing, we can help you choose the best design for your tastes, landscaping and needs. We can help you choose the perfect materials and the type of gate that fits your budget as well.
Gates, whether swinging or sliding can offer a really nice look for your home or your business. Gates can offer easy entrance and exit as well as privacy. If you are undecided on the type of gate you’d like to choose or the material that works best for your tastes, talk to experts. They will be more than happy to sit down and go over designs, colours, materials and get you on the right path.