Modern gates can be classified into two categories: the ones that slide open and the ones that swing. Cantilever gates belongs to the category of gates that slide with the help of a cantilever system consisting of the gate itself relying on the gate posts for support and sliding on a track. While sliding gates come in a variety of designs, a cantilever gate is still among the most popular – here are some of the most important features to account for that popularity:
- Reliability and durability – cantilever constructions are among the sturdiest solutions available today, the gates featuring this construction being among the most reliable and most durable options.
- Varied design – cantilever gates can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal and a variety of synthetic options. These gates also come in a seemingly endless variety of styles and designs, making it easy for anyone to find the type that best matches the properties of the architecture that the gate will be installed next to.
- Silent operation and very low maintenance needs – another feature of cantilever gates that make them so popular is that there is practically no sound associated with operating the gates. Their construction being so straightforward, maintaining these gates is also very quick and easy.