Firstly, what type of gate are you looking for? Driveway and garden gates are the most popular but there is a vast range of gates available for anything from a small entrance way and field gates to large scale industrial security fencing. The main materials gates are made from are metal and wood.
Here are a few other questions to consider:
- What is the purpose of your gate?
- Where is it going?
- Does it need to be automated?
Purpose of the Gate
Garden gates are considered as an attractive landscaping design as well as functional. There are many things to consider before picking the right gate for your garden. Garden gate design can range from the simple to elaborate. They serve several functions such as being a transition element between outdoor areas, lawn decoration, or for the safety of your children.
When purchasing a driveway gate, keep in mind the overall purpose of the gate which should enhance the security of your property and be easily accessible by the homeowners. It is better to have an idea of where and why you want to install it. A driveway gate should complement the fence, wall, or pillars to which it will be attached. The material chosen for your gate should function to prevent entry as well as the way you choose to operate it. Driveway gates may open manually or automatically. Automatic gates may be triggered electronically via a gate code or wireless signal used in a remote device. Electronic gates provide a higher level of security whereas manual gates.
Style and Material
Once the function is decided, you are now ready to consider the style of the gate and ultimately the material in which it is made from. Do you want your garden gate to blend in with the surroundings such as your current fencing, coordinate with the exterior of your home, or do you want it to stand out as a focal point? The two main types of materials used to make gates are metal and wood. There are many modern designs available. Ornate and decorative gates are generally made of metal which can add a classic look and goes well with stone or brick walls. Your gate design should complement your home’s aesthetics.
Wooden gates are natural in appearance and are often seen as being very traditional and give a more rustic vibe. Although wooden gates can be unique since no two are the same due to the natural knotting in wood. Wooden gates can provide more privacy but can be heavy to manually open regularly. So, it may be worth considering installing electric gates. Also, wooden gates may require more periodic maintenance than their steel counterparts.
We want your home’s gate to be beautiful for your enjoyment but also want it to be a force not to be reckoned with by potential criminals. Our experts have years of experience and know how to accomplish both needs. Please browse our online photo gallery to see our craftsmanship and help decide what is best for you. We are here to help protect your family and property with professional installation and top-quality materials. Contact us today!