Residential gates can be a great addition to your home, helping to increase both your privacy and security. When it comes to any kind of installation on your property, you’ve probably got a lot of questions. Luckily, we’ve got answers!
What type of material is best for my gate?
No matter what type of fence you currently have installed, we can match your gate to your fence. There are a variety of styles you can choose from, including but limited to:
- Wood (with an optional steel frame to improve durability and maximize function)
What ways can a gate open?
When it comes to how your gate will open, there are a few options you can choose from. Which type of gate you install depends on not only your own design choices but also where the gate is being installed.
- Single Swing Gate: ideal for small openings for foot traffic or single car driveways
- Double Swing Gate: ideal if you have a larger driveway or want a more traditional look
- Sliding Gate: ideal if you live in a windy area, live on a steep slope, or want a more modern look
What kind of maintenance will it need?
The amount of maintenance your gate will require depends on not only the material it is made out of but also what style of gate you chose. Swinging gates and sliding gates use different mechanisms and therefore will require different maintenance. Additionally, there will be differences in maintenance between aluminum and wooden gates. Aluminum is extremely durable and weather resistant. However, wood needs much more upkeep, including regularly staining to protect it from weather and pest damage. Clarksville Fencing offers all of the hardware necessary for maintenance and repair of your gate!
What type of gate is the most secure?
While the addition of a gate will add security to your property on its own, the type of gate will depend how much. When enough pressure is applied, say by a vehicle, swinging gates can give way. With a sliding gate, there is more stability since it is a single panel being closed between two fixed points. There are also different types of locks and security measures you can add to your gate to help ensure your security and privacy.
If you have more questions that we haven’t answered here, contact Clarksville Fencing today!