One of the most important parts of a fence is the fence gate. Theres nothing more unappealing to a fence expert then seeing a perfectly beautiful wood fence that flows as you scan it, only to have that view interrupted by a sagging or warped gate.
Gates are often the most difficult part of your fence installation as you have to be spot on with your measurements and you often need one additional pair of hands when it comes time to hang the gate off your posts. If you are a DIY enthusiast and have never built a gate before, here are some tips on how to build a wood fence gate.
A driveway gate isnt just for mansions, manors, and gated communities anymore. They provide security, privacy, curb appeal, and many other benefits all while being economical. Chances are, if you have a driveway leading to your home, you could benefit from a driveway gate.
Types of driveway gate
There are a few different types of driveway gate, which each work a little differently. Take a look at each option:
- Swing Gates (Single and Double Swing): When you think of a traditional driveway gate, you are thinking of a swing gate. A single swing gate only has one door or gate leaf that opens, while a double has two.
- Sliding Gates: Not as commonly seen, sliding gates are great for driveways on an incline or uneven ground. Instead of swinging open, they slide open.
Both types of swing gates are available to be manually or automatically opened, while sliding gates are automatic.
Driveway gate materials
No matter which type of fencing and gate materials you prefer, you can have a driveway gate of the same material. Two popular options include:
Depending on the style desired, both vinyl and aluminum gates are attractive and secure.