Iron gates: everything you need to know

  The iron gates welcome you and serve to hide a garage, they are available in different materials, they are safe and incorporate super innovative technology that makes them more efficient. Manufactured with different types of materials and openings, the iron gates are a great investment, and complement the design of the facade. They can […]

 

The iron gates welcome you and serve to hide a garage, they are available in different materials, they are safe and incorporate super innovative technology that makes them more efficient.

Manufactured with different types of materials and openings, the iron gates are a great investment, and complement the design of the facade. They can be double or simple, stand a few meters or be part of a flown.

The process of creating garage iron gates is complex and attends to every detail, however minimal. There are wrought iron, which convey a certain vintage air. There are also models with raised edges, offering greater protection or modern, consisting of uniform plates that protect privacy.

Perfect for houses of modern or minimalist style, the iron gates can be sliding, include some details in wood and electric. They can also incorporate home automation and be completely automated, which means more control, security and energy absorption.

In this blog we show you some models of iron gates that are an excellent excuse if you want to renew some aspect of the fa├žade of your home or look for greater security. Bear in mind that here at Sure Shade we can provide you with everything you need in terms of home and building safety.

Practical and safe

The iron gates are a practical option as an access door, especially for garages. The advantage of these doors is the versatility to adjust to any opening, as well as their resistance and ease to be designed in the same iron or combined with some other material. Like any door, iron gates can be opened manually or electronically remotely.

Designing iron gates

The iron gates usually consist of a frame made of structural profiles of 2 to 5 centimetres-larger are usually very heavy and impractical-that are made of sheet metal of the same material.

If it is intended to give a little more design, the modern iron gates are generally made with a frame and between each of the structural profiles are placed square or round tubular. This allows a greater visibility to the interior, in addition to that usually lighten them. A tendency is to use multi-perforated plates: although they give a very particular touch they are usually a little expensive, but the result is interesting.

Modern iron gates

As part of the facade, the modern iron gates look much more with a large lighting design that highlights each of its details. The colours and materials must accompany the design of the front of the house, in a harmonious and balanced way.

Wooden gates

If you are looking for a combination of materials, iron gates with wood are an option to consider. Thanks to the ease of working both materials, they are perfect partners. Wood planks are screwed to the frame or an angle can be welded to it that will receive the second material. This already depends on the design and the image you want to achieve, but it is a fact that both materials require maintenance and should be protected with paint and / or enamel.

Sliding iron gate

Once the material and the formality of the iron gates have been decided, it should be taken into account how they should be opened. For doors in garages the most advisable is to use sliding iron gates. Whether they run horizontally or vertically, it is a two- or multiple-section door that runs through a rail to guide its travel. Unlike the hinged doors, these gates require that the rail be lubricated to facilitate its opening.

On the other hand, the simplest thing is a descent on one of the axes of the gate. This type of door is recommended for access to farms or places where there is enough space, since the path of the door usually covers a lot of distance.

How to choose the right gate for your garage? Some suggestions and tips when deciding

1- To each need, there is a recommended opening system

Swinging, for open, closed garage, with restrictions in the width or in the height, system with salient and without salient, entrance for two cars, manual operation, automation.

Sliding, for fronts of houses, garages, it must have sufficient lateral space, it does not limit the passage in high, horizontal terrain. manual operation, automation.

One- or two-door swing, for fronts of houses, entrances of buildings, garages, opening inwards or outwards, pedestrian crossing, does not limit the passage in stop, manual operation, automation.

Sectional minimum necessary measures, galvanised adaptable guides, you can place the vehicle to the limit of the gate both inside and outside the garage, does not limit the high pass, installation in dry. Intelligent automation

2- Different types of coating, according to the style of the house

Simple sheet metal cane, double sheet, grating, expanded metal, solid wood, special coatings are also made on request in wood, aluminium, glass, polycarbonate, etc. Matching doors and complete fronts are also offered.

3- Manual or automatic opening

The gates that we manufacture and market can be manipulated for manual opening without major efforts, and they are apt for the automation commanded to remote control, in factory or later to his placing in work.

All the gates we manufacture are suitable for automation controlled by remote control, with key switch, push button, proximity card, etc. Each opening system has its corresponding type of motorisation.

4- Use / dimensions / demands

The Industrial and Commercial Gates are subject to greater demands due to their greater frequency of use, to their dimensions or to the conditions of the environment in which they are placed.

They can be drawbridges -hookers -sectional-articulated abutments, fast doors, firewall, and respond to the specific needs of each case.

5- Automate an existing gate

Safety, comfort, efficiency. For the motorisation of an existing gate, it is essential to perform a good manual operation control. If it detects faults, the technician will be able to suggest the realisation of small modifications. We automate counterbalanced, sliding, straight, sectional, swing, hinged, guillotine-type doors.

Here at Sure Shade we can offer you top quality gates that will help you keep your garage safe.