A tandem gate is a form of slide gate that was designed for the homeowner wishing to install an automatic slide gate for his driveway, but has a small space for the gate to slide into. These gates have more than one section, where one section follows the other. The tandem gates are most often built in wood materials, but can also be metal designs.
The cost difference between a regular one-section gate versus the tandem gate can vary based on design and materials used. However, they tend to run more expensive than their counterparts.
It’s also important to note that tandem gates require slightly more maintenance than a regular gate because these gates have more than one track. Maintaining the tracks clean and free of debris is essential to any gate’s function. Additionally, greasing your chains every 3 to 4 months is a great way to ensure your gate will function properly.
A tandem gate is a great solution for homeowners with limited space in their driveway and it is well worth the investment if you’re looking for a gate that’s convenient, adds privacy and will last a long time.
The video below will demonstrate how the tandem gate, which is built in 2 pieces, can easily fold into the space allotted.