Swing Gates vs. Slide Gates
Swing gates require a large area to operate. If the opening is 12 feet or less (such as a pedestrian entrance), a single swing gate is sufficient. Swing gates usually open inward (toward the property), unless impossible to do otherwise. For wider openings (vehicle entrances), double swing gates are recommended as this configuration requires less room to operate than a single, longer gate.
Slide gates require very little room to operate and are a preferred option when an event area has limited space, such as near a roadway, property line or permanent structure. The area around a slide gate must be level to allow each gate to move freely and parallel to the attached chain link fence for proper operation.
No matter your choice, workers will appreciate the added convenience, and you’ll appreciate the added versatility and overall efficiency for attendees on foot and vehicles needing site access.
Contact National Event Services today to learn more about the differences between swing and slide gates and what will work best for your next special event.