Corporate Gate Design Checklist

Questions to Ask Yourself or a Contractor


So, you’ve decided you need a gate to help keep your corporate facility secure. What’s next? Well, there’s a list of questions to ask yourself—or your gate contractor—and various features to consider. Follow this corporate gate design checklist to get started.

Corporate Gate Design Questions

While you’re planning your corporate gate design project, start by asking yourself a few questions:

  1. Why do you want the gate? Are you limiting access? Controlling crowds? Protecting equipment?
  2. Will this be indoors, outdoors, or both?
  3. What size space are you trying to contain?
  4. Single or double doors?
  5. How will it function? Swing, slide, or lift? Automatic or manual operation?
  6. What type of material is best? Wood, steel, or aluminum?
  7. What’s your project time frame?
  8. What’s your budget?

Having the answers to these questions not only helps you put the project into perspective, but it makes it easier for any contractor to put together a complete quote.

Gate Troubleshooting

Not knowing the answers to the questions above can lead to problems. Some of the most common mistakes made while designing a gate include:

  • Gate placement. Without a proper foundation, the gate posts end up sagging or sliding, making it harder to function no matter the material.
  • Materials. From the hinges to the finish, not using the proper components during construction can lead to poor function or maintenance issues.
  • Design. Overall, a poorly planned and constructed gate could lead to excessive wear on the equipment and even system failure—leaving you trapped inside or out.

One of the best ways to prevent any problems from happening is having a solid design plan and a professional contractor to implement the build. Not only can a pro help design a gate to fulfill your facility’s needs, but they have the tools and know-how to do it right the first time.

After going over your corporate gate design checklist, contact Security Five for more information on the best way to put your plan in action.