With decades of experience designing, manufacturing, producing, and installing, Fortin Ironworks gates last. Our walk gates are built with both residential and commercial application in mind giving more flexibility to you. We have a variety of styles to choose from with many that match our fence styles, as well as designs that have their own style. If you want something different, we do have customization options available to make any walk gate your own.
Construction is the key to a long lasting walk gate, and at Fortin Ironworks, we take every step we can to provide you with a gate that is going to last. Every gate at Fortin Ironworks is hand-crafted by our highlyskilled fabricators using only the highest quality materials, ensuring each fence leaves with the highest quality Fortin standards we take pride in providing for our customers. Fortin quality is baked into the design too, as our gates are designed to maintain structural integrity over time. All components are fully welded, eliminating the need for fasteners that can loosen over time, causing gates to feel flimsy and sag, providing you with a gate that is built to last. We take every opportunity to build walk gates that are going to last a lifetime.
Creating the Perfect Fit
It is critical to have a properly sized gate for your application. The base styles shown in our walk gate pricing catalog are shown as 4’x4′, but we are able to embrace the uniqueness of every project. We can custom tailor any of our fence styles to the correct size and proportions required for your application. To do this, we field measure the site for the gate ensuring the correct measurements are taken. If your installation includes masonry columns, we will supply you with gate liner posts to be installed before the columns. Once the masonry is applied over the liner post, we can then field measure.
A Quality Finish
After construction, every piece of the gate is smoothed out to create a seamless structure, then sandblasted. Our standard finish is primer and black paint, however, there are many options. We have the ability to paint the gate to your preference, giving you more options. While our paint finish is sturdy, we strongly suggest upgrading to our own semi-matte, black powder coat which will create a stronger, long lasting finish. If black isn’t what you’re looking for, we can help you find the color that will perfectly fit your project.
Materials are the Foundation
All of our products at Fortin Ironworks use only the best materials, and our walk gates are no exception. The frame is constructed using strong 1/8″ thick steel channel and solid steel throughout, which is able to withstand the wear and tear a walk gate will go through in its lifespan. To hold up all the weight, we use 3/16″ steel tubing for the posts, ensuring that your gate isn’t going anywhere and will stay rigid. Many of our fence styles include hand forged scrolls or ornamentation, and to ensure quality in such applications, we only use solid material for those designs. If the style allows for it, we use 1/2″ steel sheets to precision cut logos, initials, numbers, or anything else you can imagine to give it a one-of-a-kind look that will make your walk gate stand out.
At Fortin, we are the manufacturer. All our walk gates are made to order and hand-crafted, giving you the ability to customize any of our available styles to fit your project. With our collection of base-styles, we can simply adjust proportions, or we can completely customize the design to correctly fit any application physically and aesthetically. Hand worked scrolls, precision cut logos, and fine details just scratch the surface of what our designers can adjust in order to make a truly one of a kind, custom fence. We can adjust our material selection to help fit inside a budget if you need, but still maintain our Fortin quality. The customization options are endless.
For our customers based in the Columbus, OH area, we are able to offer our own installation services. Contact our estimators for more information.