Gate closers explained

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Gate closers explained
Does your family always slam your gates when they close it? Do visitors always leave your front gate open?  Or do they leave the alleyway gates in your area swinging open?

Then no doubt a quality gate closer could be an easy and effective solution to stop your gate swinging open.  And no, they’re not a complicated, 20-page instruction manual product. Gate closers (or gate closures as they’re sometimes known) can be a very simple device to close your gate behind you every time it’s opened.

Different types of gate closers

The simplest gate cloMetal spring gate closer in stainless steelsing device on the market is a spring gate closer, which is literally just a spring that fits to a gate. This is the most cost effective closer on the market.  Spring gate closers aren’t controlled through meaning the closure will be quick and can be loud. A way to reduce slamming gates is to either fit a rubber stop or upgrade to a slightly heavier duty dampened gate closer.

decorative metal gate with controlled gate closer

The most popular and well-priced of the heavy-duty closers is the gate closing gas strut. This gate closer incorporates a hydraulic damper which slows down the closing speed to prevent the gate from slamming. It is an extremely reliable solution and a quality alternative to the gate spring. You can either install these by welding or bolting them onto your gate thanks to the brackets included.

Grey metal gate with hydraulic gate closing hinge kit installed

Another popular controlled closing device is the hydraulic gate closer or APS which welds on underneath the gate.  This is a heavy duty spring closer which again has a hydraulic dampening, meaning you can adjust it to whatever closing speed you require. It comes as a set with a top hinge meaning that you won’t require any additional hinges for the gate.

Contact us to find out more!  Visit our gate closer page or give us a call on +44 (0)1243 552066.