Automatic Driveway Gates Are A Growing Trend

It is most common to see automatic entry gates adoring, large estates, and ranches.  The feature of a driveway gate, although a luxury is becoming more and more common amongst average homeowners.  There are many benefits that come along with having a driveway gate in place that make it a feature that many homeowners, no matter the size or price of the home, are installing.

The automatic driveway gate trend is growing partially because attractive, affordable options in automatic gates and gate openers are commonly available online with professional installation available.   Benefits of having an electronic driveway gate installed are abundant however the three most often mentioned include: home safety, enhanced curb appeal, and an increase to the homes market value.

  • Home Safety: Driveway gates work to stop people from entering your property whether you are home or not.   It allows you as the homeowner to decide who and when access to your home is allowed.  When used in conjunction with a fence a gate at the end of the driveway is a great enclosure to the property.  Thus children and pets are kept from exiting the property at will.
  • Visual Appeal: Unlike gates of yesteryear today’s gates are aesthetically appealing and designed to complement your home’s exterior. Driveway gates give the visual aspect of an estate and instantly improve the curb appeal of your home.
  • Rise in Home Value: It is a natural cause and effect situation; the increase in curb appeal by installing a fence makes the value of the home increase. The addition of a driveway gate increases the value of your property and in turn the resale price of your home.

The addition of gate operator and gate control system to your new gate increase the overall convenience of the gate.   There are two different options in gate operators: swing and slide gate operators.  A third option, barrier gates, is available but tends to be used in more industrial settings over residential.    As the title would suggest a swing gate is opened by swinging in or out of the property.  Slide gates open into themselves and don’t require a great deal of space to operate.

Although homeowners can install a gate without the use of a control system the convenience of the gate really centers on this aspect. There are several options to choose from all with different benefits.  Personal preference rules when choosing an option to allow you to conveniently open your driveway gate.  Options include: wireless keypads, hard wired keypads to transmitters, cellular access and manually operated switches.

SAC Fence Michigan offers a variety of electronic driveway gates, access control entry systems and fence options for homeowners to choose from.  You will find a variety of fencing options online at http://www.sacfencemi.com/.

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