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GatesD&C Fence can build, fabricate, and install almost any gate desired. D&C Fence has a welding shop and PVC / vinyl fabrication area on site which offers you the ability to custom design your gate; if you provide the gate applications and dimensions we would be glad to cater to your needs. Below you will find several descriptions of different types of gates that can be used for both residential, commercial and industrial applications. D&C not only offers a range of styles but several options of the type of material available such as wood, chain link, aluminum, PVC / vinyl and ornamental iron.
There are many options for swing gates, there are typical walk thru gates at 3-5' wide for pedestrian access, there are single drive swing gates and there are double drive swing gates. D&C will build any gate any size. The type of materials used for the construction will depend on the gate opening and size. All chain link and iron gates are welded construction and fabricated in the D&C fabrication shop.
Wooden fence gates are typically constructed using a 2x4 cedar frame(not treated pine on just gate frames due to warping) with pickets attached. Typical wood walk gates use 4x6 treated heavy duty gate posts set 36" deep in concrete footings using black powder coated decorative hardware. For double drive gates at 10' wide D&C will typically use 6x6 treated gate posts set 36" deep in concrete footings. We are the only fence company that builds and installs gates in this manner. We feel we want to build our customers what we would want in our back yard. On wood gates that are desired that are larger than a 10' dd we like to offer a galvanized metal frame gate with wood pickets attached for strength and longevity.
Aluminum Gates can be built in any of the below applications. From swing style to roller, v-track, or cantilever styles. They are built by the manufacturer and typically come with a manufacturer's limited lifetime warranty. These heavy duty gates vary in style and color and can be viewed in different brochures.
Chain link, Wrought Iron, Wood, Aluminum roller gates can vary in length and size. They can be custom built to fit just about any height or length desired. Rolling gates are designed to ingress and egress into existing fence and roll on 2-horizontal 1 5/8" sch40 pipes that are attached to existing or new fence posts installed with heavy duty brackets. There are two rear roller wheels that attach to actual gate that sit on these two horizontal rails that support rear of gate for tracking and rolling. On the front ground end of the roller gate are roll gate ground rollers that vary in grade and sizes. A typical application where a roll gate is rolling on asphalt or concrete drive solid rubber ground wheels are used at 6" to 8". When the terrain is rougher or on caliches, limestone, or grass, air filled tire ground rollers are better. In industrial cases D&C will use heavy duty air filled tires and fill them with foam to make flat free. This cost more but is an excellent way to keep a rolling gate working properly without roller complications.
Cantilever gates are an excellent choice. These are also a type of roller gate but the best thing about this type of gate is that the surround terrain/ground is irrelevant as to how the gate rolls and performs. This gate has not ground rollers and not part of the gate touches the ground. This gate is designed to be built 1.5 times bigger than the desired opening and is supported and hung off of 4" sch 40 heavy duty posts using typically 4- heavy duty cantilever rollers. The tail of the cantilever gate is designed in an x-welded section and balances the gate when in closed position to hang on rollers and posts. D&C offers heavy duty gates with nylon cantilever rollers which are a great option, allow the gate to roll easier, and work really well in almost any application. If cost is an issue we also offer typical steel cantilever rollers that are hot dipped galvanized. This type of gate style is used mostly in commercial and industrial applications and works great when wanted to add a gate operator and automate gate.
V-Track Roller Gates
V-track roller gates are used a lot here in this area and are a great long lasting, easy maintenance style rolling gate. This type of gate is typically used when a customer desires a gate operator and access controls. Rolling gates can be built using almost any material we offer, from chain link to vinyl to wrought iron and aluminum, as well as wood privacy. V-track gates are built using a galvanized frame and then the desired style of fencing material is attached. In order to install a v-track roller gate a good surface of asphalt or concrete is necessary to mount ground mounted angle iron to ground. Once the v-track is mounted to the ground in both the ingress and egress positions two heavy duty stainless steel ball bearing rollers are installed at each end on the bottom of the new gate frame in heavy boxed which will sit on the new track installed for guiding and rolling the gate back in forth. For top support and to keep gate on track there are heavy duty rubber roller guides installed that are attached to the gate post. What is nice about these v-track gates is the gate is almost fully support by the ground v-track rollers thus not putting pressure on the gate posts. These gates are the most smooth rolling gates offered.