Installing an automatic security gate in your driveway protects your property. It stops prying eyes from snooping on your yard and house and reduces the chance of theft and harassment. Automated gates come in many different styles and sizes to match your home design and safety needs. Fence companies Dallas build custom gates using a variety of material, including wrought iron, cedar, steel or chain link.
Once you’ve decided on the type of material, you’ll need to choose between a swinging or sliding gate. A swinging gate is set on hinge posts. It swings toward the property as your car approaches the driveway. This is the most common type of automatic gate. Sliding gates can be custom made out of the same material as swinging gates, but they need a track and rollers, which makes them more expensive and harder to maintain. Swinging gates need a bit of cleaning and occasional checkups on the hinges and remote mechanism. Sliding gates need to be placed on level ground. The track and rollers need to be free of sand, dirt, pebbles and other debris that could cause the gate to malfunction or derail. You can purchase brushes to sweep the track each time the gate’s used to prevent problems.
A swing gate requires lots of room to work, while a sliding gate can be used in small spaces. If you have a driveway that is less than 12 feet across, you should install a single swing gate. Driveways 12 feet or more across can use double swing gates. Full service fence companies Dallas can measure your property and determine the best gate for your needs. If you have a straight driveway entrance, you may be able to use a single entry gate. For a curved entry, a double swing gate works better. If you have a steep driveway, you should use a gate that swings out toward traffic, but make sure there’s enough room for waiting vehicles while the gate opens.
Keep in mind that most pre-made gates measure between 12 and 18 feet. Fence companies Dallas craft custom gates in various sizes. Discuss any ideas you have for a custom driveway gate with your fence company rep.
For custom and pre-made driveway gates in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, contact the experts at DFW Fence Doctor. Our owner, Bryant Nelson, has over 18 years in the fence construction industry. We are a Better Business Bureau accredited company and do plenty of repeat business because we are committed to our customers. Give us a call at 469-425-2515 for a free quote on residential or commercial gate systems.
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DFW Fence Doctor
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Dallas, Texas 75206
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