Sliding gates are a useful option when swing gates are impractical. This could be due to limited space behind the gate or uneven ground, which could hinder the opening of the gate. They are often used on industrial and commercial premises, but they can also be useful for private residences.
Many residences have driveways with an uphill slope, so a swing gate would not be the best option as the gate would drag along the ground when being opened. A sliding gate would be the ideal solution in this situation.