About Residential Driveway Gates And Why You Should Install One On Your Property

While residential driveway gates are the staple of mansions and high-end property, you would be glad to know that these automatic doors are now affordable enough so that the average homeowner can install one on their property.

There are many reasons why you should use automatic residential driveway gates. For one, it is very convenient. If you have a manual door, you would know just how much of a hassle it is to get down from your vehicle and open the gate and then close it behind. With an automatic gate, you can use a keypad lock, a remote control or any other control system to open and close the gate for you.

But convenience aside, having an automatic gate opener enhances the value of your property by improving its overall look.

If you search for it online, you will see that there are many stores that offer automatic gates of different designs and types.

For your information, a gate can be flat- top, arch top, or arch  top with filials or spires sticking out at the top. Also, a gate can be single or double. A single and double gate can have the same length like, say, fourteen feet, however, the double gate would have two parts meeting at a certain point.

When it comes to choosing a gate, there are several things you need to consider. The most important of these is the material. While iron gates are sturdy, aluminum gates do not rust and are cheap. Another factor to be considered is the opening mechanism. Does it open inward or away from your car? Gates that open inward are really only good for properties that are flat and have a clearance of at least four inches.