This week, we continue our series on fence gates with a special look at gates for commercial properties. Styles and purposes for commercial gates run the gamut from automated, high-security steel barriers to decorative structures that provide easy access. Regardless of your fencing needs and the type of facility you operate, the team at Hercules Fence of Richmond is here to help you construct effective and aesthetically-pleasing commercial gates. Here are just a few popular designs to consider for your next commercial fence gate.
Barrier Arm Gates
Most people are familiar with barrier arm gates, though they may not know them by name. These barriers are popular in parking lots, garages, and entrances with vehicle traffic. Barrier arm gates have an arm that sits horizontally across the roadway, and the motorized arm lifts to allow entry. While most of these barriers do not provide high levels of security (particularly against pedestrians, who can often walk under or around them), they do act as a significant deterrent and a visible signal that only authorized parties may enter.
If you are looking for a commercial fence gate that adds beauty to your facility, you will likely decide on a swing gate. Swing gates are one of the most popular styles out there. They consist of a gate that swings open on a hinge, and they can be made of a variety of different materials. While swing gates can be constructed to be remarkably secure, they are typically chosen as a property improvement for visual appeal.
While swing gates are popular, they are not always a practical option in all spaces. For areas that do not have the open space to accommodate a swing gate, slide gates are an excellent alternative. Slide gates glide horizontally on a track to open and close. These are also a popular option for automated gate systems.
If security is your facility’s primary concern, you may want to consider installing crash-rated gates. “Crash-rated” typically refers to the type of construction and material of a barrier rather than a set style; essentially, the descriptor means that a barrier is rated to withstand a vehicle of a certain weight crashing into it at a set speed. Crash-rated gates are popular for facilities that house valuable assets, power plants, properties near busy roadways, and other facilities that are at risk of a vehicle collision.
Hercules Fence is Here to Help
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.