Designing a Gate to Complete Your Boundary Fence
Gates monitor access and increase security, making them an important component of any property. Reliable gate design will support both residential and commercial spaces. There are various style and material choices on the market, and you can pick one that checks all of the boxes.
Some properties need custom gates due to specific privacy, security, or architectural gate considerations. Here’s how you can find features that meet your requirements.
Gates of Various Types
Gates are available in a number of gate design options. Depending on your preferences, you can decide between manual, electronic, or automatic installations. To ensure adequate protection and access control, most industrial or commercial premises have high automatic gates. The following are some of the most common options:
- Swing Gates – These are widely used for residential property installations. The doors can swing inward or outward to provide adequate access control. They aren’t as safe as some other options listed here, but do provide the necessary security. These installations are ideal if you are on a tight budget and have only basic security needs.
- Vertical Pivot Gate – When open, this gate pivots upward, using free vertical space. It is an ideal option for industrial/commercial properties that do not have enough room for rolling or swinging features.
- Cantilever or Rolling Gates – These are ideal for premises that do not have enough space to hold swing gates. Cantilever installations have a counterbalance mechanism and slide open. Rolling gates pass around a loop on the surface and open in both directions.
- Pedestrian Security Gates – Certain commercial premises require the construction of pedestrian security gates to control access to a property or restricted areas. Basic turnstile gates or pivot lift barriers are examples of these.
It is critical to keep in mind gate considerations such as location, land grading, access control requirements, available space, protection requirements, and budget when building fences and gates.
For emergency response entry, certain places need you to install front and back gates. Check to understand the rules and regulations surrounding fences and gates. When constructing a gate, remember the texture, forms, curves, and architecture of the house.
Choose From Standard and Custom Gates
The sizes will vary depending on the scale of the house, driveway, or road into which it opens. Most garden gates are 32-36 inches in width, with driveway installs starting at 10 feet. Residential gates can vary in height from 10 feet to 16 feet. As mentioned earlier, you’ll need to check local rules and regulations before getting feces and gates installed. For more information, feel free to call us at Boundary Fence for an estimate.