One of the biggest advantages of cantilever gates is that they are real space savers. As with all sliding gates, they take up way less space than other designs such as vertical gates or swing gates. This really comes in handy when installing commercial or industrial gates. They can be adapted to any type of situation and provide the best ratio of opening to space used.
Another great advantage of cantilever gates is the automation. Many people don’t want to get out of their cars when is cold outside or raining and have to push and pull a heavy metal gate by hand. Automating such gates is really easy and it doesn’t take a lot of time either. As opposed with other gate designs, which have to be taken down or have extensive work done in order to be automated, cantilever gates can be automated fairly quickly and with minimum of effort, because virtually no part of the gate touches the ground. Even so, expert help is advised.
When choosing any type of gate, besides appearances, security is key. A cantilever gate offers a much greater level of security than other types of gates. This is because they don’t have a clear point of entry. They are also extremely hard to break in from the outside. Other designs may break, if enough force is applied in the point of entry. But a cantilever gate can withstand and deter almost any type of burglar or thief attempting to break in.