Commercial Gates in Madison
Here at the top gate company in Madison, WI, our team of welders and CAD specialists can create any commercial gate you can dream up – no matter if it’s a swing gate, rolling gate or cantilever gate.
A Madison commercial gate that you can use to control who gets in and out of your property at your designated times and specifications adds tremendous security.
All of the commercial gates offered at this gate company in Madison are made with top quality materials, allowing your gate to be a long-lasting fixture on your property for years to come.
The Top Commercial Gate Company in Madison, WI
All of our commercial gates are made with top quality materials, allowing your gate to be a long-lasting fixture on your property for years to come. AmeriFence Corporation builds over 3,000 gates every year. Every single commercial gate is fabricated to our customers’ unique specifications. From a 100’ slide gate at a local airport to a simple backyard swing gate, we have you covered.
With an expert team of certified welders, 9 fabrication facilities and a group of Computer Aided Designers, we will make your Madison gate a masterpiece. The designs and styles of commercial gates are almost endless; only limited by your imagination. Whether you need a chain link gate for the sole purpose of getting the lawnmower into your backyard or a highly sophisticated custom gate to accent the beauty of your property and provide another layer of security, we can create exactly what you need.
AmeriFence Corporation has done every type of residential and commercial gate you could imagine. Our gates can be found in the heart of the Yellowstone National Forest to the base of the Grand Canyon. We have secured the United States’ nuclear power plants and military bases.
Commercial Gates in Madison, Wisconsin FAQ
What types of commercial gates does AmeriFence Corporation of Madison offer?
We offer a wide variety of commercial gates, and they all have their own applications and uses. Read through America’s Gate Company’s guide on for additional assistance with deciding the right type of gate when you talk to a gate contractor in Madison, WI.
Double Swing Gates
The double swing gate incorporates two gate leaves to cover a large opening. Double swing gates can be constructed for all types of Madison fencing. Ornamental gates at a driveway entrance, otherwise known as estate gates, can be used in conjunction with a motorized gate operator to control gate access, preventing unwanted intrusion. The motorized gates can be opened and closed by a number of means including keypads, card readers and garage door style transmitters. The gate can be programmed to close automatically after a car enters the property and to open automatically when a car is leaving.
Single Swing Gates
These gates can be constructed in widths typically from 3’ to 20’ depending on the material used and purpose of the gate. With the proper design and materials, these Madison gates can reach over 100’ in length. Swing gates can incorporate self-closing and latching hardware for use around swimming pools or automated gate access at the base of your driveway.
Cantilever slide gates are commonly referred to as “sliding” gates and are the most common type of slide gate. The gate itself does not touch the ground and is supported by rollers attached to large gate posts set to one side of the opening. The gate will have a tail section that is used to support the gate when it is closed. The tail section is approximately half of the length of the gate opening. It is important to ensure that adequate storage space equal to the sum of the gate opening and tail section is available so that the gate can fully open. Cantilever gates in Madison can be constructed with all types of Madison fencing, but will require a steel or aluminum frame. These gates may be built to look like swing gates or covered with vinyl, wood, etc. Check out America’s Gate Company’s in-depth guide on .
A less common type of “sliding” gate is the rolling gate. Rolling gates require a wheel on the front of the gate that touches the ground, as well as a pipe track to support wheels located on the rear of the gate. Rolling gates do not require a “tail” like the cantilever slide gate, so they can be used in situations where storage space is limited. Rolling gates with a V-Groove track and wheel assembly may also incorporate automated gate access control.
Vertical Lift Gates
When there is no storage space on either side of the gate opening and a swing gate is not practical, you may need a vertical lift gate. Typically used in industrial applications, vertical lift gates incorporate columns on each end of the gate that are tall enough to lift the gate straight-up to clear semi-truck traffic below. Attached to the end of the gate are rollers (or trucks) that run vertically in tracks attached to the columns. Utilizing counterbalance weights or garage door like springs, these gates will easily lift up and down with the use of an electric gate operator.
Overhead Track Gates
Typically used in high security or industrial applications, overhead track gates in Madison utilize an I-beam or bar truss system that extends over the gate opening and runs the length of the opening on either side. The I-beam or bar truss will typically be placed close to 14’ above the opening to allow semi-truck traffic to clear. Attached to and above the gate are trollies that run along the I-beam or track. The number of trollies will depend on the length and weight of the gate. As these gates are fully supported from above, automated access control may be used to safely open and close these gates. Fully supported as they travel through the opening from the track above, overhead track gates are extremely reliable.
Vertical Pivot Gates
These gates, installed by the number one gate company in Madison, are popular for sites that do not have the storage space for a slide gate but want an affordable automatic gate. These gates are also popular for use in areas where there is considerable snow fall each year. Vertical pivot gates use a single gate panel to fill the opening. On one end at the base of the panel, the gate panel has a pivot point with an axle assembly that is mounted to the gate operator. On this same end at the top of the panel, a very large set of springs that runs from the gate panel into the rear of the gate operator is attached. These springs provide the counterbalance necessary to lift and pivot the gate. Adjoining where the springs attach to the gate panel is the gate operator mechanical arm that when activated will pull the top of the gate back and down, pivoting on the axle assembly. This causes the nose of the panel to rise and pivot back. When in the fully open position, the panel is then rotated a full 90 degrees and stands upright out of the opening.
All of our swing gates are available with a wide variety of hinges that open 180 degrees, are self-closing, or can even lift the up as it opens. Latches are endless from self-locking, keyed, self-latching, push button, magnetic, padlocks etc.
1. Adjoining elevations. Does the ground rise or fall under the travel of the gate and will this interfere with its travel?
2. Overhead obstructions. Will my gate allow for semi-truck traffic to travel under the track above?
3. Obstructions. Are there any obstructions in the travel of the gate? Or, when opening the gate, will it interfere with on-coming or parked vehicles.
4. Wind load. Is this gate subject to high winds and is it engineered to remain structurally sound?
5. Proximity to roadways. Will this gate or the gate travel cause a traffic jam or accident? Is it too close to traffic?
6. Local codes. Will the local building inspector allow me to install this gate? Does it interfere with public travel?
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