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Tilt Gates in Texas

Tilt Gates by FDC

FDC stands for Florida Door Control (of Orlando, Inc.), but that doesn’t mean FDC’s StrongWeld tilt gates don’t find their home in other states.  Just recently Holiday Door and Gate Systems of Houston installed  FDC StrongWeld tilt gates at Independence Heights.

FDC’s engineering team visited the site and got exact measurements, then built the gates to specs to be shipped to Texas and installed by the Holiday Door team.  The installation went smoothly, resulting in a beautiful installation.  Great job guys!  Below are a few pics of the installation.tilt gates in Texastilt gates in Texas

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Tilt gates (or tilt grilles) are flat panels that tilt as they’re lifted upward to rest flat against the ceiling.  If brought in during the design phase, FDC’s parking garage engineering team can design the perfect tilt gates to fit in to your parking garage.  We can provide CAD drawings or take your existing CAD drawings and architectural plans and insert parking garage gates while ensuring ADA clearance and life safety requirements.  Retrofitting to an existing garage or fitting garage access gates into a parking garage that is currently being built is also an option, but it is best practice to get our team involved as early as possible so that the proper distances are considered during the architectural stage.

StrongWeld gates can be custom designed to fit your place of business.  Talk to a consultant today about custom gate design, signage and colors.

Community Gate Systems

Community Gate Systems by FDC

Community gate systems are the preferred safety and security method for Florida residents.  They reduce street traffic, increase home values, and improve overall quality of life.

There are several different types of community gate systems available, and choosing the right one can be a daunting task.  That’s where FDC comes in to play.  We’ve been installing community gate systems since 1978, and have seen and done it all.

If you are just in the planning stages, here is a great article on how to start a gated community in Florida, it will give you all the information you need to consider and track down before you even have a consultant out to look at your property.

The style of gate you will be able to utilize is determined by the available space at your entrance.  Most communities like a pair of swing gates, as they have an elegant look and have the least amount of swing radius due to shorter gate leaves.  This style however, requires two operators, one for each leaf.

dual swing community gate systems

Some communities prefer a sliding gate as opposed to a swing gate.  FDC’s StrongWeld V-track gates are the best solution when it comes to slide gates in Florida.  Our V-tracks are trenched in to provide maximum durability and rigidity.  These V-tracks allow even the largest of gates to roll across smoothly and effortlessly.

Interested in seeing some of our installed community gate systems?  You can take a look at some of our installed ornamental gate systems on our photo gallery page.

So, if you’ve decided it is time to contact FDC to start exploring your gated entry options, you can take a look at some of our sample gate designs here.  These are some of our more popular custom gate designs that you can use as-is, or as a starting point to bulid upon to create your own unique design.  Call or click FDC today for a free quote!

Call 800-321-6487 or click Get a Quote.