Picking out a fence is a huge decision to match the rest of your home and property, but it’s not the only decision you need to make. Most fences have some sort of gate so you don’t need to go in and out of the house to get to the yard. Depending on how big your property is or how your home is set up, the fence may attach to the house. A gate can serve two functions: granting access into the area and adding a unique design to the fence if you desire. Here’s how you can choose the right gate for your fence no matter what its function may be.
What To Know Before Choosing A Gate:
● HOA Regulations: Anything dealing with the exterior of your home needs to meet with whatever HOA regulations your community may have if you have one. You’ll save a lot of time and money by confirming what your specific HOA requires for not only your fence but your gate as well.
● How Much Power You Need: This suggestion is for electric fences that slide open with a touch of a button. You’ll have to make sure you have a power source set up permanently to operate the gate. In addition to that, you’ll need to have room for the gate to open whether it opens out or slides.
Type of Gates You Can Choose:
● A standard gate doesn’t have a lot of frills to it. Usually, it will match the same design with the rest of the fence and serve its basic function. It can be the same height as the rest of the fence or it could be slightly different to clearly indicate where the fence is.
● An ornamental gate is meant to stand out. It’s a custom design that can use the same material as the fence or a combination. For example, the main part of the gate could be the same wood as the fence but it has a metal design in the center.
● A specialty gate tends to have more purpose than your standard gates and is more customized. They will be the gates for driveways and help provide extra security. They can swing over a large area or slide in if you don’t have a lot of space.
● A security gate is designed to secure your property whether you have a larger home or even business to keep safe. This gate will have electronic locks, keypad entry, or even video access.
● A hidden gate is supposed to blend in with whatever fence you have. The idea is to make it look seamless so no one can get in who’s not supposed to be there.
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