Cantilever gates have become popular choice mainly for the commercial businesses that desire a more high-security entrance gate. These cantilever gates are a kind of sliding gate that do not need a track across the roadway entrance.
These gates are so much in demand as they span to larger widths, can be installed on uneven ground and need no road track for a set-up.
Cantilever literally means hangover, it gets the name from this very concept. It is supported from the rail that runs along the insides of a fenced structure. They are wider than the usual sliding gates as they provide a perfect counter balance to the structure where the gate is supported. Since there are no rollers on the ground there is no ground obstruction created by these cantilever gates. This is one of the biggest reasons why cantilever gates are the preferred choice for heavy-duty and industrial gate applications.
With the help of this unique feature no part of the gate comes in direct contact with the ground. If the frame of a cantilever gate is constructed properly then the gate shall be able to withstand forces of gravity and wind. The construction of trusses and diagonal bracing helps the gate from sagging.