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Cantilever Sliding Gates Installation in Alberta

Cantilever gates have many advantages over traditional sliding gates. Duraguard Fence Ltd. can customize, manufacture and install a high-quality cantilever gate to your specific needs and designs. We have over 30 years of experience providing fencing solutions for businesses and homes in Edmonton and throughout Alberta. Contact us today to speak with one of our fence and gate experts to see if a cantilever gate is right for you.

What Are Cantilever Gates?

In contrast to standard sliding gates that move on tracks attached to the ground, cantilever gates are suspended from mounting posts and move above the ground. The suspended gate needs to be counterbalanced, so the panels are built more than 1.5 times the size of the opening they’re supposed to cover. They’re typically made from chain link but can also come in ornamental iron, wood and vinyl.

Benefits of Cantilever Gates

Cantilever gates, like all sliding gates, make more efficient use of space than swing gates because they don’t need a swing radius for the panels to open and close. Moreover, cantilever gates have the following advantages over other types of sliding gates:


  • They’re suitable for all terrain, including gravel driveways and uneven ground.

  • They require less maintenance than traditional sliding gates because there are no tracks to keep clean. 

  • They last longer than other sliding gates due to their heavy-duty construction. Additionally, the fact that they don’t touch the ground eliminates a major source of wear.

Cantilever Gate Applications

Cantilever gate design makes them perfect for larger openings where swing gates are impractical or impossible to use. Besides private residential gate systems, cantilever gates are also perfect for the following commercial and industrial applications:


  • Public service buildings

  • Warehouses

  • Chemical plants

  • Border stations

  • Airports

  • Military bases

  • Railroads


Duraguard Fence Ltd. can manufacture cantilever gates of almost any width and height. Most cantilever gate weights don’t exceed 900 kilograms.

Automated Cantilever Gate Systems

If installed with a motorized slide gate operator, your cantilever gate can become an automated gate system with remote control features for added convenience and efficiency. To maximize security, add access control features such as a keypad, fob or card systems with video and audio intercom systems. These devices give you control over who enters your property.

Cantilever Sliding Gates in Edmonton

Not sure if cantilever gates are right for you? Duraguard Fence Ltd. has been manufacturing and installing cantilever gates for Alberta's residential, commercial and industrial customers since 1987. We can provide an online quote for your next gate and fence project. If you need more information, contact us today and speak with one of our experienced fence and gate experts.

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Customized Cantilever Sliding Gates

We provide professional installation and maintenance of high-quality cantilever sliding gates.

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