The criteria to remember when choosing your sliding gate

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When planning to automate your gate, it is important to start by better analyzing the available space and the type of motorization to adopt. The sliding gate is an option to remember, because it allows easy opening and a more elaborate aesthetic. For those who want to start buying, here are some criteria to remember.

How to choose your sliding gate?

As there is a large gate model, with different shapes and styles, the choice will depend primarily on individual desires and needs. It will only take make sure that the type of gate chosen as well as its design matches the facade of the house and the rest of the fence. The dimensions of the gate must also be taken into account. The model will have to adapt to the configuration of the land and since most models currently available on the market are standard sizes, this makes it easy to find the sliding gate of choice. Otherwise, the other alternative would be to opt for a tailor-made portal, but the cost would be significantly higher.

choose sliding gate1It will also take into account the maintenance of the portal before embarking on a purchase. If the wood offers a warm appearance, it requires rigorous maintenance. PVC gates are easy to maintain, but sometimes their design needs to be revised. Aluminum, on the other hand, promises a pretty aesthetic and offers little style, but its maintenance is easy while steel and wrought iron promise good results, but both materials require careful maintenance. Also, it will take the time to rethink the interview and focus your choice on the climate of the region. Finally, the price obviously remains a determining criterion in the choice of a sliding gate and for this purpose, there is nothing better than to compare prices and installation services before starting.

What about the engine?

The motorization must also be taken into account when the purchase of the sliding gate. Il existe notamment deux types de motorisation pour ce type de portail à savoir l’autoportant et le rail au sol. À noter que l’installation des deux nécessite la pose d’un poteau de réception et d’un poteau de guidage. La motorisation à rail au sol est la plus répandue, elle permet au portail de glisser sur un rail par le biais d’un moteur et s’adaptent aussi bien aux portails lourds qu’aux modèles de grandes tailles. La motorisation autoportante pour sa part ne nécessite pas la pose d’un rail au sol, ce qui lui confère une pose plus aisée. Le portail est simplement supporté par une crémaillère qui lui permet de se déplacer sans qu’il touche le sol. Contrairement à la motorisation à rail au sol, ce type de portail est suspendu, ce qui fait qu’il n’est pas très conseillé pour les portails lourds et de grandes tailles. Une fois qu’on a fait le tour de tous les critères d’achat de base, il faudra s’intéresser à l’esthétique. Là encore, le choix devra se faire en fonction des goûts de chacun et du style que l’on souhaite apporter au portail.