How Are Slide Gates Installed?

Slide gates are a great option for those who don’t have a lot of space to spare on their properties. The first step to installing such a gate is measuring how long the gate must be. Then the length is doubled in order to know how long the rail must be. The rail on which the gate slides is very important because this is what keeps the gate in place and doesn’t let it wobble or fall.

After measuring the rail, and putting it into place with the help of a spirit level to make sure it is perfectly straight, the next step in installing a slide gate is putting the gate itself onto it. The gate has to have a guiding system, which is usually a set of small rubber wheels that guide the gate along the rail. These wheels also hold the gate upright and don’t let it fall over.

After the gate has been properly installed and tested, if it is automated, the next step is installing the motor and automation elements for the them. Automated sliding gates are usually operated by a system that involves a small motor winch that has a chain attached to it. This helps because it takes a lot of the hard work out of opening and closing the gate.