Driveway Gates Are An Extension Of Your Personality12/07/2013 Back To Blog
When someone first sees your home, nine times out of ten, the first thing he or she sees is your driveway gate. As anyone knows, first impressions are incredibly important, and you only get the chance to make them once. That’s why you should put a lot of work and attention into making your driveway look amazing, and that includes a fully-functional, modern, aesthetically pleasing gate system. Here are some tips to bring your driveway to the next level.
Automatic is the way to go
You definitely want an automatic gate. Almost all modern residential gate installations include automatic openers. It can be a drag to manually open the door every time you want to get your car in or out of the driveway. This can be even worse if it’s raining, snowing, or simply stressed for time. Once you’ve got an automatic system, you’ll be able to choose from several options of how you want people to be able to get in. Intercom installation is a popular choice. This lets you talk to the person who’s requesting entry. For the more security-minded, there’s a multicode remote. Instead of a “clicker” that anyone can get their hands on, one must know a person-specific code to enter the premises.
Choose the right style for your personality
There are several options here.
You want people to be blown away when they get the first glimpse of your home. The visual style of a two-plane gate that swings open down the middle is hard to beat; the alternative is a unit mounted on rollers, which can be more sturdy, but looks too heavy and overbearing for many homeowners, though you’ll avoid costly hinge welding repair. There are other factors to consider as well, such as material. Wood is the most customizable option, though it’s also the most expensive and requires frequent maintenance.