Do You Need Gates to Protect Your Home or Business?

Do You Need Gates to Protect Your Home or Business?

Gates are immensely useful for increasing the security around the edge of your home or business.

Gates are immensely useful for increasing the security around the edge of your home or business. If you’re looking to control access or just make it easier to get in and out, a gate is the best option you’ll find.

Inspect Your Land

What is another step that you need to remember? Even before you can assemble the tools and materials you need to build a gate, you need to inspect your land first. These land inspections are called surveys. What does surveying accomplish? When you have one completed, you will get a more accurate idea of how much room the gate will require and how much room you have available.

During the survey itself, you can also ask the professionals who arrive to perform the survey for more advice about how to protect your home or business. They can then describe to you what the differences in the terrain mean for you.  

Decide on the Purpose

Next, you have to decide why you are getting these gates installed. What do you need them to do? Do you want a set of gates to help improve your curb appeal to impress the neighbors or draw in new customers? Or are you merely trying to increase your perimeter security? The reason for your gate will go a long way towards helping you decide what materials are best, and what type of gate you should get in the first place. You’ll have plenty of options, so which one should you select?

Different Choices of Gates

Swing: Did you know that swing gates are quite possibly the oldest-known form of gate that is still in use? Because of how old this gate design is, it is also one of the simplest. Swing gates operate on hinges, and all you have to do is push or pull to open.

Sliding: Because of space constraints, you might not be able to install a swing gate. That’s fine because a sliding gate should suffice. These gates slide open and closed, and for when your business is at a peak time, it can allow the flow of traffic to proceed as smoothly as possible.

Wood: Different styles of wood will yield different benefits for your safety and security or curb appeal.

Metal: Metal gates will last the longest, no matter if they are made of aluminum or iron. They are highly durable, low-maintenance, and can look their best when you give them the proper attention.


Whether you would like residential gates installed, precast bollards fabricated, or your chain link fence to be repaired, replaced, or would like an iron fence (period!), the pros at Hercules Custom Iron are ready to help.  For more information and to learn how we can meet your custom fencing needs, contact Hercules Custom Iron online or giving us a call at 1-800-331-2590. We will ensure your investment serves your family for years to come! For updates and to see projects we’re working on, visit us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest.

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