What Kind Of Driveway Gate Do I Need?
What good is a perimeter fence if strangers can drive right up to your home?
Adding a gate to your home’s border is the best way to keep out unexpected guests; anyone from would-be thieves to nosy neighbors. But there are lots of details to consider before ordering your new gate. Most important is the decision between a sliding and a swinging gate.
The entryway to your property will dictate the kind of gate you need. Sliding gates require less room to use, since they just slide along your already-existing fence line. As long as the ground along your fence is level and there are no obstructions, installation is fairly straightforward.
A swing gate is usually less expensive and lower maintenance, but you’ll need to look at deciding factors like:
Little or no incline on your driveway
Clearance for your car to park while you wait for the gate to open (on both sides of the gate)
Manual and mechanical options for ease of use