Everything Electronic Driveway Gates Have To Offer

Driveway gates always intrigued me.  In my mind I always consider that in order to own an electronic entrance gate for your driveway you were either a millionaire or hiding something good.  Obviously now I know this is not the case.  Choosing to add a driveway gate to our home comes down to security, value and ascetics.

Electronic gates and fence systems have come so far in design and function. You can find gates in wrought iron, wood, aluminum as well as chain link and a multitude of other materials.  The material that is chosen for your fence and gate will be determined by so many factors such as budget, maintenance level, home and landscape style, color, gate operator needed and size.

First let’s discuss a reasonable budget when considering the addition of an electronic gate.  It is important to determine if a fence is needed as well and the size of the fence.  Larger gates and yards that require a fence as well will of course require a budget substantially higher than a space that only needs an electronic gate installed.  Chain link driveway gates, which I would think represent the least expensive material, start around two hundred and fifty dollars.  Be sure to note this does not include the price of the gate operator which will need to be purchased and installed as well.

Speaking of gate operators you will need to determine what operator best fits your existing space.  Sliding gate operators and swing gate operators are common and both have advantages depending on your space.  Sliding gates slide into themselves to open while swing gates swing open.  Swing gates are not a feasible option in an area with unlevel ground as the gate needs level space to swing.

Maintenance of an electronic gate is going to happen the material of the gate however can be maintenance free.  Aluminum entrance gates are virtually maintenance free where as wooden gates require yearly cleaning and staining.

The style of your home will help you decide upon a color and style.  A super country home with a modern fence style is just not going to be attractive to most people.  Likewise a country fence is not going to fit with a modern home.  Make sure the color and style of your home and electronic entrance gate all look like they have always been together.

Another quality to consider is the size of the driveway and the height of the fence.  Driveway fences can easily be customized to the size of your driveway.  Gates are normally six to eight feet but can be as short as four feet.  The general idea of an electronic entrance gate is to promote safety for your home and family.  For this reason it is best to find a gate that is not able to be climbed along side of a fence that also restricts access.

Fence and gate systems are meant to last.  With proper installation and maintenance, no matter the specifications, your fence and gate will withstand the test of time.  Hiring a professional gate installer is the best way to go when initially adding an electronic gate to your driveway.


Maintenance Free Aluminum Fencing

If you are looking for a maintenance free fencing system for your landscape you can easily get it with the installation of aluminum fence panels. This type of fence is ideal for homeowners who love the beauty and traditional flare of wrought iron but want something maintenance free that they are not worried will rust.  When homeowners are looking into aluminum fence they often are concerned that the fence will be super expensive, not as sturdy as its wrought iron counterpart and that it won’t be available in the color and size panels they desire.  This article will cover those concerns for homeowners.

One of the nice things about aluminum fencing is that it is available to be purchase in several different grades.  Sort of like when buying carpet, you can purchase the material in a good, better, best grade type scale.  This helps homeowners keep it within the desired budget while getting a product that is long lasting and maintenance free.

Another budget benefit to think of is that with the fence being maintenance free you save money in the long run with paint, stain and replacement.  Panel fencing made out of aluminum is guaranteed not to rust, warp or wear out.  It is so nice to know you will never have to think about the aluminum gate and fence system once it is installed.  It is basically maintenance free.

Aluminum fence is an incredibly sturdy product.  With four different grade levels you can purchase our fence panels in different levels of sturdiness depending on the application and placement of the fence.  When it comes to pool fencing a sturdier residential aluminum grade should be considered.  Aluminum pool fencing will have to withstand small children and constant abuse as it is used on a daily basis.  A lower grade fence can be used in applications where the fence is purely decorative or being used only to keep a barrier in place around the landscape.  This fence will not be climbed on and tugged at as pool fencing is.  Commercial grade fencing can be used in applications around the home but most of the time this is an over kill and unnecessary.

Although aluminum fence panels are able to be installed by the do it yourselfers it is relatively inexpensive when considering the cost of the fence materials to have a professional fence installation company install your homes new fence.  Fence panels do come with many parts put together in a pre-assembled manner however professionals know exactly what they are doing and can provide application practices that come only with experience.

Another issue that arises when thinking about adding fencing is the attractiveness of the material and design aesthetics.  Decorative aluminum fencing comes in a vast array of colors and style options.   Upon selecting our fence the issue will most likely be that you have too many options available instead of not enough.  Select a color and design that will grow with your home and will not easily become out dated.

On the off chance your fence is damaged aluminum panels are easy to repair and match up.  Storm damage is the most common reason that fence panels would be damaged.  A tree or large branch will dominate the strength of any fencing material so in a storm the fence will lose.  When it comes to materials in fencing consider the value, quality and budget friendliness check out aluminum fence panels.