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DuraGates—From beginning to end

Thank you to Justin at Allen Metalworking of New Castle, Colorado, for sharing their DuraGates Sliding Gate story with us. After working with the architects (out of San Francisco), who designed the look of the gate, to working with the designer/detailer on constructing the gate (Wes Hieb with WRH Consulting out of Star, Idaho), Allen Metalworking made this cantilever gate Continue Reading
Securing a sliding gate

Securing a sliding gate

Your DuraGates cantilever sliding gate is up and operational, but how do you secure it? There are many gate automation systems available that work well with sliding gate hardware. BFT and FAAC have gate openers for residential to industrial and commercial applications. Learn more about these operators on our website. If gate automation is not required, but security is, perhaps Continue Reading
Residential Gate in Salt Lake City

Residential Gate in Salt Lake City

Our client in Salt Lake City is now enjoying his sliding gate using DuraGates cantilever sliding gate hardware. The working space was tight but that was not an issue for DuraGates hardware since the counter balance length is much shorter than most sliding/rolling gate hardware. The smallest steel model, CGS-250.8M, was used and is barely visible making the gate quite Continue Reading
Don’t limit your gate design to a straight top.

Don’t limit your gate design to a straight top.

Until recently, there have been limited options available for sliding gates to have a more ornamental look to them. Whether that look included an arched top on an estate gate, or barbed wire added to an industrial gate for security, sliding gates were plain looking. With DuraGates cantilever sliding gate hardware, having an arched or decorative gate top is possible.
Industrial gates not just for driveways…

Industrial gates not just for driveways…

When most people think of gates, they picture a pretty gate at the entrance to their property, an industrial gate at a construction site or a gate to an office or apartment complex. Whether a swing or slide gate, it is an ornamental /commercial fixture that gets noticed when people drive by or need access to the property. Slide gates, Continue Reading