Cantilever Gates

Cantilever Gates in Calgary and Area

Agricultural Fencing in CalgaryWhether you are in the market for an automated gate to secure your commercial property or would like to make a statement by adding a beautiful gate to your home’s driveway, the Reliabuilt Fence and Decks team of gate installation experts are ready to design and install a gate that is perfect for your property.

There are a variety of automated gate options and styles to choose from, each with its own benefits. One popular choice for Calgary customers is the Cantilever Gate – a durable sliding gate that can be constructed from a variety of materials to provide robust security for years to come.

What are Cantilever Gates?

A cantilever gate is a type of sliding gate that uses a trackless gate system and counter-balance posts to suspend the gate above the entryway to your home or business as it slides open and closed. These gates slide smoothly in a linear motion to close an opening that is beyond the gate’s vertical support. The result is a gate that appears to be floating above the entryway to your home or business.

Cantilever gates are similar to sliding gates that use a track system and wheels to open and close. However, a cantilever gate will never come into contact with the ground below it. When open, the rollers support the weight of the cantilever gate, which is stowed out of sight along a fence. Furthermore, cantilever gates are highly versatile and customizable, making them a great choice for both residential and commercial properties.

Factors to Consider when Purchasing an automated Cantilever Gate

At Reliabuilt Fence and Deck LTD, our team can help you design and install a cantilever gate that is perfect for your property. Here are a few factors we will consider during your initial consultation.

  • Opening Widths

Perhaps the most important factor to consider when installing a cantilever gate is the opening width of the entrance to your property. The size of the opening will help to determine the type of material used in gate construction as well as the type of frame needed to ensure that the gate operates smoothly for years to come.

  • Elevation

Despite being able to operate over bumpy terrain, a cantilever gate must be installed on relatively level ground to operate properly. Cantilever gates can accommodate slight changes in elevation if the supports are level, and we recommend that the gate be installed at least two inches above the highest elevation in the gated area to ensure proper operation.

  • Storage

Cantilever gates are typically built to be larger than the opening they enclose. As a result, we must make sure that there is enough room to accommodate the additional length of the gate that extends beyond the opening, and that the gate has enough space to be stored when it is open.


Why Should You Consider a Cantilever Gate?

Cantilever gates can be manufactured in a variety of styles and sizes to meet your needs. However, there are a few key areas where cantilever gates outperform other gate styles.

  • Large Openings

    For properties that have a large entryway, look no further than a cantilever gate. These gates are optimal for large openings where swing gates would interfere with obstacles or would be too heavy to operate. Cantilever gates are typically built to be slightly larger than 1.5 times the size of the opening – with the extra length being necessary to counter-balance the weight of the gate when it is closed. For industrial or commercial properties that require a wide driveway to accommodate heavy machinery or a high volume of traffic, a cantilever gate is a perfect option to secure the entry point.

  • Customizable

    Cantilever gates are not limited to use on commercial properties. In fact, they can be manufactured from a variety of materials including iron, steel, aluminum, and wood. Such versatility means that a cantilever gate can be designed to complement any architectural style. Consider installing a steel or aluminum cantilever gate to match a modern home design or choose a wooden cantilever gate to complete home with a more rustic look. The possibilities are endless, and the folks at Reliabuilt Fence and Deck LTD are ready to help you design and install the perfect gate for your property.

  • Safer Operation

    Installing an automated gate is supposed to help make your property safe and secure. An automated cantilever gate can operate safely over a variety of terrain, including gravel or uneven ground, thanks to its trackless operation system. As a result, there is no need to worry about keeping a track clear of debris that can hamper the gate’s operation. Simply make sure the path of the gate is clear of large obstacles and let your automated cantilever gate do the rest of the work.

  • Reduced Maintenance

    Cantilever gates are extremely easy to maintain, and often only need to be cleaned and lubricated by a professional once a year. Traditional gates that use a track system need constant attention to make sure the track is clear of dirt, stones, and other debris, and even when the track is kept clear, the regular operation will cause wear and tear on the track that must be addressed. And, with Calgary’s harsh winters, a traditional gate will need to be cleared of snow and ice. With a trackless design, a cantilever gate is much easier to maintain.

  • Long Lifespan

    A gate that is properly installed should last for many years, and cantilever gates often have a longer lifespan than a traditional gate due to their heavy-duty construction and trackless design. Without rolling on the ground, cantilever gates eliminate a major source of wear and tear.

Trust Calgary’s Premier Cantilever Gate Installation Professionals

Reliabuilt Fence and Deck LTD is a locally owned and operated company that proudly serves the Calgary community. With decades of combined experience, our team is prepared to guide you through the design, manufacturing, and installation process to make sure you are satisfied with your automated gate. We offer a variety of options in ornamental and secure cantilever gates that provide unparalleled security without sacrificing aesthetics. Plus, Reliabuilt offers an industry-best five-year workmanship warranty on all our gates

Why Choose Reliabuilt?

Five Year Warranty

Our five-year workmanship warranty is one of the most generous in the industry and provides the peace of mind of a job well done.

Locally owned

Reliabuilt Fence and Deck LTD is locally owned and operated. We are active members of our community and remain accountable for the quality of projects we deliver.

Built with better quality

Build it once and build it right. Our installation experts have the skills and experience to create durable, functional and attractive fences, gates and decks.

Financing available

The budget won’t stretch to a new fence, gate, or deck just yet? Our competitive financing plans can help you spread the costs out over the coming years.

Unmatched service

We take communication and service seriously. We want you to stay informed with clear and transparent updates as your project progresses.

Short build-times

Once we start your project, you don’t want it dragging on eternally. We keep disruption to a minimum by providing quick installations without cutting corners.


Why Choose Reliabuilt?


Build it once and build it right. Our installation experts have the skills and experience required.

5-Year Warranty

Our five-year workmanship warranty is one of the most generous warranties in the industry.

Stay Informed

Because of our enhanced communication skills, you stay informed every step of the way.

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