There are a number of benefits in choosing a cantilever sliding gate system over the traditional track style sliding gate with the obvious one being "no track". The trade off is the requirement for greater runoff area as a cantilever requires approximately 30% greater runoff room. For this reason they tend to used more in commercial and industrial installations. Unlike standard sliding gates they don't need a perfectly level or flat surface and can deal with the ups and downs of a well used driveway.

Like everything cantilever there are some rules to follow and some maths to do if you want to build a cantilever gate. Don't worry we have some handy tools to help. Start with the "About Cantilever" tab above.