Commercial Swing Vs. Slide Gates

Commercial Swing Vs. Slide Gates

Do you prefer to swing, or would you rather slide? No, we aren’t asking about children’s playground options here, but rather the decision to purchase an automated swinging vs. sliding gate for your place of business. At Artistic Iron Works in Las Vegas, we want to help educate you on the pros and cons of each type of system so you can make the best decision based on your company’s unique needs.

The Cons Of Manual Business Gates

There are many reasons to choose automatic security gates to protect your community or place of business. Some manual systems can be inefficient for your security needs. Others can be tedious for employees or residents, who have to exit and reenter the vehicle for access, especially in bad weather.

Automated Security For All Types Of Businesses

Remote-controlled systems are easier to use and also safer for individuals. Regardless of whether you choose a single or double swinging system or one with slides, our custom iron security gates also offer increased perimeter control and a great deal of curb appeal for all kinds of settings.

  • Apartment Complexes
  • HOA Communities
  • Private Parking Lots
  • Storage Facilities
  • RV Storage
  • Schools
  • Factories
  • Industrial Properties

Commercial Slide Gates

As the name implies, sliding gates slide back and forth, either on a track or a trackless cantilever system. They are most commonly used in residential situations. For commercial properties, swinging installations are more popular, but there are some situations where sliding systems are a better choice for businesses.


  • Work Well In Small Spaces
  • Better On Sloping Ground
  • Won’t Sag Under Their Own Weight
  • Safer In High Wind Situations


  • Less Popular Than Swing Gates
  • Floor Tracks Require Frequent Cleaning & Maintenance
  • Noisier than Swing Operation

Commercial Swing Gates

Single and double swing gates, which do not require a track system, are an excellent choice for many businesses, but they don’t work in every situation. Here are some of the pros and cons.


  • Fewer Moving Parts
  • Less Expensive
  • Quiet Operation
  • Easier To Install & Maintain
  • Can Open In Either Direction


  • Require Space For Clearance
  • Not Good For Sloping Ground
  • Can Be Vulnerable In Windy Situations

Customizable Gate Automation Options

Gated property security doesn’t have to look ordinary or industrial. Our ornamental remote control security gates combine elegant form with a high-tech function to keep your property safe and add visual appeal.

Choose from dozens of powder coat finishes and textures in an array of color options. Use our plasma cutting service to add a logo or artistic element.

Choose From A Variety Of Gate Openers

A new commercial gate operator can take your manual business security gate from manual access to automated convenience. Choose from reliable brands like Liftmaster for swing operation or slide openings.

  • Elite Miracle-One Swing Operator
  • Liftmaster Operator CSW200UL
  • Liftmaster Opener LA412
  • Liftmaster RSL12V Slide Opener

Great Looking Swing & Sliding Gated Systems

Would you like to add curb appeal to your Las Vegas area business or residential community, while at the same time keeping out those who have no business being there? Contact Artistic Iron Works today to schedule a consultation. Whether you are interested in one of our standard options or need a fully customized sliding or swinging security system, we can create just the gate you need.

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