Adding An Automatic Entry Gate To Your Home

There are a multitude of reasons that homeowners and business owners alike would consider having an automatic entry gate installed. Electric gates are something that need to be installed with a detailed plan as many details involved are lifestyle orientated. Many clients begin researching automatic gates and fencing for security reasons. Only later do they discover the added benefits that an electronic access entry gate brings to the property. Below are some reasons to think about adding an automated gate to your landscape.

When more than one child is playing in the yard at a time it is often easy to lose track of them. Many times when the kids are out in the yard one will want to be on the swings in the back and one in the front with the garden. Here in lies the issue of having eyes in more than one place at a time. Installing a fence and gate system surrounding your property would give structured boundaries for the children. A closed gate would make it near impossible for the child to leave the yard area. This is also true in relation to pets.

Security is one of the main reasons people begin to look into electronic gates. Think about all the random people who come up and knock on your door in a day. Wouldn’t it be nice to not have unwanted visitors? Also, a gate would eliminate the random people stopping just to check out your property. People exploring your property would be a thing of the past. It will also deter thieves as a gate and fence system provides quiet the obstacle in getting anything worth value out of the home undetected.

Gate and fence systems also keep unwanted animals out of the yard and pets inside. Deer and rabbits are big culprits in ruining the hard work and effort that goes into landscaping and gardens. Keep your yard safe from unwanted intrusions by adding fencing as well as the automatic gate entry. Fencing comes in a variety of material from decorative aluminum fencing to wooden picket fencing.

Fence and gate access are one of the upgrade you can make in your yard that you can actually recoup when you sell your home. An automatic gate adds value to the property as well as appeal to the buyers. Consider how nice it would be to sell your home for more and quicker.

Privacy is something that is often desired amongst homeowners. Privacy fencing can be purchased and installed along with a closed gate. This maintains privacy and helps reduce noise. This is especially important in high traffic areas with a lot of noise pollution and in over populated subdivisions. If you live in a community with “community rules” you will want to check with the home owners association before purchasing and installing privacy fencing as some communities foster an open air feel.

A fence is a super nice luxury to have installed and the benefits are unique to each household and business. Before committing to a style check out all of the options in gate mechanics and access control systems. Not only do you have to consider the material, style and aesthetics but also how it will function and what mechanisms will be the most convenient for your household.

Choosing Between Aluminum And Vinyl Fencing

Every type of fencing material has advantages and disadvantages associated with it. What is right for a homeowner is not necessarily desired for a business owner. Your needs and wants will help you decide between the multitudes of materials that fencing can be purchased in. This article will take a look at vinyl fencing and decorative ornamental aluminum fencing.
Vinyl fencing has an advantage over aluminum in the area of privacy. Most styles of aluminum fencing have spindles that leave a certain sized gap between the railings that vinyl fencing can avoid. Vinyl fencing can be purchased as a privacy fence without any gap. If you live in a subdivision and you are looking for privacy pool fencing, vinyl might be the way to go around your pool. However, if you already have privacy fencing surrounding the outer edge of your landscape, decorative aluminum pool fencing can be an attractive addition to the pool area to keep the area safe when adults are present and kids are playing in the backyard.
As far as maintenance is concerned both vinyl and aluminum fencing are low maintenance. Vinyl can be kept looking good and fresh with some warm, soapy water. Ornamental fencing can be power washed and returned to its natural state easily as well.
When it comes to having an entire fence and gate system installed vinyl looses when it comes to needing a larger gate. Large gates in vinyl are just not a secure as their aluminum counterparts. If you are looking into an electronic access gate by all means look into aluminum. It is hands down the better choice for large gated entry access ways and also can handle a variety of access control systems and control operators including slide gate operators and swing gate operators.
When it comes to the price of material, vinyl and aluminum run right around the same cost. The price increases in relation to the size and decorative features that are added on to the fencing. For both vinyl and aluminum fencing you can add designer post covers and spindles. The best way to compare for your yard is to have a professional fence installer out to evaluate and estimate the property in both materials with the features you would want to make the fence exactly what you desire.
Both materials come in a wide variety of colors. Ornamental aluminum can be special ordered in basically any color imaginable. Vinyl traditionally comes in white. Manufactures are starting to produce imitation wood grain as well.
As with any home improvement purchase, there are advantages and disadvantages. In this instance the benefits and drawbacks are really left up to personal preferences. One does not stand out as a clear winner when it comes to a fencing material. Vinyl fencing is great for privacy where as aluminum fencing seems to be better in regards to security. For pool fencing I would think the decorative aluminum pool fencing would be a better choice as the gate systems seem to provide better and more fool proof locking systems than what is found in vinyl gate systems.