If you have recently had perimeter fencing installed around your property, you could be deliberating on which gates to install. But selecting gates is not just about choosing the cheapest option you can find. Keep in mind that these gates are supposed to complement the visual appeal of your fence while still providing you with the same degree of security that the fencing does. A significant amount of thought and consideration needs to be put into your primary purpose of the fence coupled with the type of aesthetic you want to achieve. The following are three different options that you can consider when installing new fence gates.
Standard protection gates
This type of the gates is the standard option that you will find on most properties. They are a practical alternative if you live in a safe neighbourhood and are not too worried about burglars, but still want to keep your property moderately secured. Standard protection gates are often used in tandem with padlocks to safeguard the premises. However, take note that the latch may rust with prolonged exposure to humidity and rainfall, so you will have to replace it after several months. Standard gates do come with a couple of advantages you can enjoy. For one, these gates can be constructed from numerous materials, ranging from vinyl to chainwire. Secondly, these gates are incredibly cost-efficient, making them ideal for homeowners not looking to splurge on their gates.
Sliding gates with an access panel
This style of gate is a favourite for two main reasons. To begin with, these gates are highly secure, as they come with an access panel that restricts entry to only authorised individuals. Some of the different types of access panels you could choose include keypads, biometric panels or even pin-coded panels. Second, sliding gates are astoundingly easy to use, as they are fitted onto a track system. This track system also makes them a space-efficient choice for your property.
The primary function of these fence gates is to restrict unauthorised access into the property while still allowing people on the property to leave at their will. While exit-only gates are customary in commercial properties, you may want to consider installing them on your property in places such as the backyard. While exit-only gates are highly functional, they can be ornamental also and can be fashioned from either wrought iron or vinyl. The main thing to note about exit-only gates is they need to be outfitted with incredibly strong hinges to ensure that they cannot be broken into.
Fencing in a rural setting has to fill a lot more functions than a fence around a residential home. It has to keep your livestock, one of your biggest annual assets, safe. It also has to keep out vermin and possibly be electrified. Thanks to the sheer abundance of fencing on many rural properties, fence installation, upkeep, repair and replacement can also be expensive. Luckily, if you want tips on what you need or how to make it more affordable, I am here to help. Hi, my name is Nicki, and I love living out in the country. I also love writing so decided to put my knowledge about fences to use in this space.