Thanks for your question! Because the latch design offers more strength in the scenario you presented, we recommend the STAIRWAY SPECIAL, Petco.com SKU 1309587, rather than the Auto-Lock Pet Gate.
Our gates are rated for a 45lb "push" test but not designed to support weight for prolonged periods of time. Another suggestion is to beef up the screws used to install the gate. Instead of using the hardware included, you could opt for larger/longer ones from your local hardware store. That might help, too.
Hope this helps!
answered 5 months, 2 weeks ago
Cardinal Gates Support
Newnan, GA, south of Atlanta
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