Why You Should Consider Residential Driveway Gates

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Residential driveway gates are one of the most popular and most useful add-ons for many homeowners.

When designing the perfect fence for your residential property, it can be difficult to sort through all of the add-ons available and choose the ones that are the best for you. Residential driveway gates are one of the most popular and most useful add-ons for many homeowners. Why should you consider adding a residential driveway gate to your fencing?

Why is a Residential Driveway Gate a Great Idea?

A residential driveway gate will give you more:

  • Security, as a gate completely prevents any vehicles from entering your property without your approval
  • Curb appeal, especially if you are considering putting your home on the market in the next couple of years
  • Property value, as more security and more curb appeal will reflect well on the value of your home

How Do Residential Driveway Gates Work?

Residential driveway gates work by:

  • Being mounted to posts that are set in concrete to be as stable and secure as possible. If you are interested, residential driveway gates can also be mounted to brick pillars or natural stone columns.
  • Connecting the automatic driveway gate opener to the gate and post and then connecting it to the electricity
  • Letting the electricity flow into the battery, so that the battery will open or close the gate when you press the appropriate button

Picking the Right Residential Driveway Gate for Your Home

First off, consider what your budget is. Then, sort through the following options:

  • The material that you want to use. The most common materials are powder-coated steel, wrought iron, and aluminum.
  • The design that you want for your residential driveway gate. They can be made in a flat-top, arched-top, or an arched top with finials design.
  • The size of your residential driveway gate. This should be proportionate to your driveway and the surrounding landscaping and hardscaping.
  • The way that the gate will open (sliding or swinging open)

Choose Hercules Custom Iron

Whether you would like precast bollards or your aluminum 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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