Commercial Gates in Rochester, MN
Long Lasting Gates
All gates from American Fence Company of Minnesota have been manufactured using nothing but high quality materials. This means your Rochester gate has tremendous longevity and will be a long lasting fixture to your commercial property.
Our in-house team of computer-aided designers and welders have access to everything needed to put together a high quality gate that suits your needs and ideas. Whether it’s a swing gate, a rolling gate, or a cantilever gate, our gate experts in Rochester can put it together for you.
Your gate in Rochester can be used to control who has access and when. A gate adds tremendous security to your commercial property.
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Commercial Gates in Rochester, MN
The number one gate contractor in Rochester, American Fence Company builds, installs, services, and repairs thousands of gates on an annual basis. All of our gates have been specially fabricated to suit each individual customer’s needs. Our company employs a team consisting of certified welders and computer aided designers, who have access to eight fabrication facilities, containing all the tools and materials needed to put together a high quality commercial gate. Designs and styles are available by the dozen. So whether you need a 100′ slide gate at a local airport or a 4,000 pound ornamental swing gate to add more security at the governor’s mansion, this fence company in Rochester has you covered.
American Fence Company of Minnesota’s gates can be found everywhere from Yellowstone National Forest to the Grand Canyon’s base. Our clientele includes military bases and nuclear power plants.
Commercial Gates in Rochester FAQ
What types of gates are available at American Fence Company of Minnesota?
Check out our guide on how to select your gate for assistance, or just call us, for help deciding the right type of gate for you. The multitude of options we have here are tremendous.
Commonly referred to as sliding gates, this security application does not touch the ground, supported instead by rollers rigged to large gate posts set to one side of the entrance. Cantilever gates have tail sections used to support itself when in the closed position, and this tail section is approximately one half the length of the opening itself. Adequate storage space is important as well, needing to be equal to the sum of the opening and tail sections. Cantilever gates can be constructed with all types of fencing in Rochester, though a frame made of steel or aluminum is required. They also may be built to look like Estate swing gates or covered with vinyl, wood, etc. Check out America’s Gate Company’s in-depth guide on how to select your cantilever gate.
Double swing gates in Rochester incorporate leaves over a larger opening. They can be constructed for wood, chain, ornamental, and vinyl fencing. In driveway entrances, double swing gates can be used together with motorized gate operators to control who has access to your property. The access system can be controlled through a number of means, including card readers, keypads, and garage style transmitters. Double swing gates can be programmed, as well, to close automatically after a vehicle enters the property, and then open again automatically when a vehicle leaves.
Constructed in widths, on average, of 3-20′, these smaller varieties, known as walk gates, can nonetheless reach over 100′ in length. Self-closing and latching hardware can be incorporated for use around swimming pools or the automated gate access in your driveway.
A less common form of the sliding gate, rolling gates operate upon a wheel to the front of the gate and a pipe track to support the wheels on the rear end of the gate. As our experts here at the premier gate company in Rochester could tell you, they do not need a “tail” like cantilever gates, and are thus applicable to situations where storage space is limited. Rolling gates with a V-Groove track and wheel assembly might also incorporate automated gate access control.
Overhead Track Gates
Overhead track gates, typically used in high security or industrial applications, utilize an I-beam or bar truss system. This 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. Trollies are attached to and above the gate and run along the I-beam or track. The number of trollies needed depends on the gate’s weight and length. Automated gate access control may be used to safely open and close, as these gates are fully supported from above. Fully supported as they travel through the opening from the track above, overhead track gates are extremely reliable.
Vertical Lift Gates
Vertical lift gates are practical when there’s no storage on either side of the gate’s opening, or when a swing gate is not the right choice for your situation. Vertical lift gates are common in industrial applications, each end featuring a columns tall enough to clear the gate from semi-truck traffic below. The ends of the gate feature rollers or trucks running vertically in tracks, to which the columns are attached. As they utilize counterbalance weights or garage door like springs, these gates can lift up and down with the use of an electric gate operator.
Vertical Pivot Gates
Vertical pilot gates are common in sites that don’t have storage space for slide gates but still need an affordable automatic gate in Rochester. They’re also popular in areas with considerable snowfall, so these are excellent gates to have in the blistering winters of Rochester, Minnesota. A single gate panel fills the opening; on one end at the panel’s base, the gate panel has a pivot point with an axle assembly mounted to the gate operator. On this same end, at the top of the panel, a set of springs is attached, running from the gate panel into the rear of the gate operator. Adjoining the attachment point of the springs is the gate operator’s mechanical arm. When in the full open position, the panel rotates 90 degrees.
Here at the premier gate company in Rochester, our swing gates come with a variety of hinges opening 180 degrees. These hinges are also self-closing and can even lift the gate up as it opens. Options on latches include keyed, self-latching, self-locking, push button, magnetic, etc.
- Obstructions. Any obstructions in the path the gate travels? When opening the gate, will it interfere with on-coming or parked vehicles.
- Proximity to roadways. Will the gate or the gate travel cause traffic jams or accidents? Is it too close in proximity to traffic?
- Adjoining elevations. Does the ground rise or fall under the travel of the gate? Will this interfere with the gate travel?
- Wind load. Is this gate subject to high winds? Has it been engineered to remain structurally sound?
- Local codes. Does the local building inspector allow you to install this gate? Will it interfere with public travel?
- Overhead obstructions. Will my gate allow semi-truck traffic to travel under the track above?
Still have questions? We can answer them. Our fencing and gate experts can tell you all you need to know about gates in Rochester, Minnesota. Check out America’s Gate Company today for even more information on gates