We fabricated and installed this aluminum sliding gate for a Palm Springs fixer-upper!
You can see what the property looked like above. It was decorated with natural brick walls and posts. The homeowner opted to update her traditional looking home with a modern touch using our Profile 24 series. This particular style of gate is known as a “solid profile 24” in that the depth of the gate is 24 mm.
After we put this gate together, we powder-coated it and jumped in one of our trucks and drove out early to Palm Springs. The job was to install a new automatic driveway gate, pedestrian gate. Additionally, the walls and posts were also painted white. We got the work done quickly and the results are wonderful.
The owner will place a light behind the opaque glass on the side of the entry, making the property look especially beautiful at night.LEARN MORE ABOUT PROFILE 24
REASONS TO LOVE ALUMINUM
For this project, a conventional steel or wood gate of this size would be a monster to build and to install : it would be very heavy, and require machinery or several personnel to install it. The whole process could also be potentially dangerous and requires additional steps for safety.
Aluminum gates and fences are much lighter than wood or steel.
– Avi Ben David, CEO
In the past, we made many sliding gates of this size from various types of wood. People want wood gates that would last. Mangaris or ironwood gates are wonderful options, but wooden gates of this size could also weigh as much as 2-3 times the weight of aluminum gates. A conventional steel gate like this would weigh even more.
Gate motors can be noisy, and an eyesore on a property, and subject you to grease spills and stains. Using lightweight aluminum materials allows you to use smaller, quieter, and more energy-efficient gate motors.
For example, the motor we most often use on sliding gates is only about 10″ tall by 8.5″ deep by 12″ wide. It’s quiet, chainless, Italian-made, includesh a great warranty, and it is loved by our customers.
The motor that would be needed to move a gate of wood or steel of comparable dimensions would be 2-3 times larger in dimensions and would consume much more electricity in its work.
The lighter weight has many other dividends. They are easier and less expensive to transport and to put in place. All of these also result in a lower price for you without a compromise to quality.
TRADITIONAL WROUGHT IRON VS MODERN PRIVACY
Aluminum gates and fences used to be solely available in the traditional look of wrought iron. And that’s still a beautiful view in many properties.
But not always! There are also properties and situations where the solid appearance is more welcomed and is the final choice.
PROFILE 24 GATES & FENCES
The rationale for a solid profile aluminum sliding gate is generally that they will provide more privacy. Of course, there are many who choose this look simply as it is more of the “look” that they want to achieve for their property.
Explore some of our customizations to our PROFILE 24 series below, or see our entire collection in our inspiration gallery.
- Browse profile 24 gates of the semi-private variety.
- View our glass and aluminum gates.
- The hi-tech is another example of our semi-privacy style.
- Our woodlike gates and fences are available in full privacy or semi-privacy styles.
Rust Free Small Profile
Dan’s very enthusiastic about our products and is a true ambassador for our styles and quality.