TDC Completes Highly Technical Swinging Gate Project for Bay Area Customer

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TDC Completes Highly Technical Swinging Gate Project for Bay Area Customer

powder-coated swinging gate system

The Door Company (TDC), California’s leading garage door company, recently completed a stunning swinging gate project for a customer in the Bay Area’s new Sanctuary neighborhood.

Making The Impossible, Possible.

The powder-coated swing gate system was installed to allow for the sloped driveway with necessary position changes during the gate opening and closing motions. During operation, the gate twists on its axis to allow for the slope and when closed, the gates are perfectly aligned.

“This was a highly technical project with its own specific challenges,” said TDC President Mark Stuenkel. “TDC created a custom solution that resulted in a very satisfied customer.”

Benefits Of Swing Driveway Gates

TDC offers offer automatic entry gates for homes of all sizes and price ranges. Swing gates feature a hinged opening motion that is stationary at one end and swings open or closed on the other end. The advantages of swing driveway gates are:

    1. Costs – A swing driveway gate is typically less expensive than a sliding gate. Sliding gates, while similar in size and material, incur higher costs due to differences in mounting and operation. Sliding driveway gates require a track and rollers while swinging gates only need hinges.


    1. Maintenance – A swing gate is the most maintenance-free type of gate, especially if it’s manual. A sliding gate requires a track that’s clean. Debris in the track can hinder gate sliding, possibly causing derailment. It’s essential to keep the track clear for smooth operation.


  1. Available Space – Sliding driveway gates require little room to operate while conversely, a swing gate takes more room to operate. If your driveway is 12 feet or less across, then a single swing gate is recommended. You need clearance on the opening side for the gate to open fully. It should allow space for cars to wait off the road. For wider driveways, double swing gates are recommended.

“Installing a driveway gate is not only makes a beautiful front entrance statement, it also provides extra protection and adds value to your home,” said Mark Stuenkel. “Whether you are looking for a new garage door or to install a driveway gate at your home, TDC team members are all experienced garage door professionals and can handle almost any job.”

Contact The Door Company

Trusted by contractors and homeowners alike, The Door Company (TDC) has been serving the state of California for over 30 years. Our IDEA-certified technicians can install and maintain every type of garage door and driveway gate in the market. TDC now has four offices located in Redding, Chico, Yuba City, and Stockton. We are considered one of the leading companies in our industry and strive to maintain our leadership.