The position and angle of your driveway will determine your choice of gates to either sliding or swing opening. If you have a driveway that slopes upwards towards your house this would restrict the installation of electric swing gates opening inwards, therefore sliding gates may be the preferred alternative. It is possible to use rising hinges with an automatic swing gate and if the gate is heavy or the slope is steep then a counter balance could be installed.
Sliding gates provide the greatest level of security – swing gates can be forced open with enough pressure. Sliding gates require less room to operate and provide full driveway access even if approaching from an angle.
How they work
Electric Swing Gates