Commercial Gates in Kansas City
As the #1 gate contractor in Kansas City, we dedicate ourselves to providing gates that will help protect clients’ property for years to come. Assembled using top-caliber materials, our gates are built for longevity.
Whether you need a custom design for a swing gate, a rolling gate, a cantilever gate, etc., our computer-aided designers and highly trained fabrication staff is fully equipped to deliver a high-quality product that will help protect and distinguish your property for years to come.
Security Gates in Kansas City
Our security gates in Kansas City allow you to control entry to your property — including entry according to designated times and specifications.
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What makes us the #1 Gate Company in Kansas City?
We design, build, and install more than 3,000 gates every year — each gate being made according to the requests of the individual customer. Our computer-aided designers and certified welders operate out of eight fabrication facilities across the U.S. Midwest, where they have access to all the tools needed for the job. Chain link gates for marking property lines, custom gates for boosted security, 1o0 ft. slide gates for airports in Kansas City, you name it!
Gate Company in Kansas City FAQ
What types of gates do we offer?
In short: we design, build, and install gates of all kinds. Vertical pivot gates, cantilever gates, swing gates, rolling gates, etc. Read through America’s Gate Company’s guide on how to select your gate for more assistance and information.
Commonly known as the “sliding” gate, cantilever gates do not touch the ground and are instead supported by rollers attached to large gate posts set to one side of the gate opening. It has a tail section used for support when in the closed position. An important note: always ensure 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 require a steel or aluminum frame, though they can be constructed with all types of fencing. These gates may be built to look like Estate swing gates or covered with vinyl, wood, etc. For more information, check out our free online guide on how to select your cantilever gate.
Incorporating two leaves to cover a larger opening, double swing gates can be constructed for fences of the following types: chain link, vinyl, wood, and ornamental steel. 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, thereby preventing intrusion. Double swing gates can be opened and closed via a number of access control devices, including keypads, card readers and garage door style transmitters. It can also be programmed to automatically close after a car enters the property and, likewise, to automatically open when a car is leaving.
Smaller varieties of this type of gate are commonly known as “walk” gates. Single gates are typically constructed in widths of 3-20 feet, depending on the purpose and the material being used, though they can reach over lengths of over 100 feet. Swing gates can also incorporate self-closing and latching hardware.
A less common type of “sliding” gate, rolling gates require a wheel on the front of the gate and a pipe track to support wheels located on the rear. These gates do not require “tails” like cantilever gates, 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.
Overhead Track Gates
Typically used in high security or industrial applications, overhead track gates utilize I-beams or bar truss systems extending over the and running the length of the opening on either side. The I-beam or bar truss is typically placed close to 14’ above the opening — this allows semi-truck traffic to pass through without incident. Attached to and above the gate are trollies running along the I-beam or track. The number of trollies needed depends 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 the gates.
Vertical Lift Gates
When there is no storage space on either side of the gate opening and a swing gate is not practical, vertical lift gates come in handy. Typically used in industrial applications, vertical lift gates incorporated 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 are rollers or trucks running 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.
Vertical Pivot Gates
These gates are popular for sites that do not have the storage space for a slide gate. They’re also popular for use in areas with considerable snowfall. 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 is attached a very large set of springs that runs from the gate panel into the rear of the gate operator. 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 full open position, the panel is then rotated a full 90 degrees and stands upright out of the opening.
Our swing gates in Kansas City are available with a wide variety of hinges that open 180 degrees, are self-closing, or can even lift up as it opens. Latches are endless in their variety — able to be secured with padlocks, self-latching, self-locking, keyed, push-button, magnetic, etc.
Be sure to ask the following questions:
- 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.
- Proximity to roadways. Will this gate or the gate travel cause a traffic jam or accident? Is it too close to traffic?
- Adjoining elevations. Does the ground rise or fall under the travel of the gate and will this interfere with its travel?
- Wind load. Is this gate subject to high winds and is it engineered to remain structurally sound?
- Local codes. Will the local building inspector allow me to install this gate? Does it interfere with public travel?
- Overhead obstructions. Will my gate allow for semi-truck traffic to travel under the track above?
Still have questions? Check out America’s Gate Company today for even more information on gates. We are the top gate company in Kansas and service nearby communities such as Merriam, Mission Hills, Roeland Park, Edgerton, Fairway, and De Soto.