There are different types of automatic gates to meet all of your needs. In this article we are going to go over the different types of automatic gates. Automatic gates usually operate in three different ways. They can either slide, lift or even swing open.
They are more commonly made out of certain materials. They are made out of aluminum, steel or wood. The more affordable gates are made out of aluminum. Besides aluminum wood would be next. Hardwood gates can get pretty expensive. Another expensive gate would be steel. They are amazing gates but they are also very expensive.
When you are short on space than a gate that lifts would probably be the best option. You are more likely to see this type at a business. When you do get this type installed in your home. They typically open by raising up and then raising out. Using this type will only take up some space from the driveway.
The next type of gate that you could get is the slide gate. This is the best type to get f you are un-level area. They are great for this type of area because they can work at an angel. If the ground is un-level than using this type can save you money because you don’t have to pay to have the area leveled out. You might prefer this type because it opens twice as quickly as the lift.
If the area of your property is for the most part level and you are on a tight budget than the swing gate might be the best for you. Only if the ground is level than this is the type that you could install yourself. This type is also great because they have one of the simplest mechanics.
Whatever gate you choose to go with an important thing to keep in mind is that the opener should be the appropriate one for the gate that you choose. The opener has to be able to with stand the weight of the gate. If you choose to go with a an opener because it is is cheaper and it can not withstand the weight of the gate then the gate will cause damage to your property.
When deciding to install an automatic gate before you install the gate you should decide how you want to be able to open it. There are many options in which you can choose from. For example you can get a gate with a sensor so that you can have the gate open as you are pulling up.
Do the research to find out which type will suit your needs. Get all of the information so that there are no surprise costs later.