Walk Thru/Pedestrian Gate:
-This is the most affordable and convenient gate to use for simply getting from one side of the fence to the other.
-Most often walk gates are placed in the fence line where sidewalks are or up next to the house for ease of use walking around the house from the front yard to the backyard.
-Walk gate sizes range from 3’-6’ in width and our most common size is 4’ wide.
Double swing/drive thru gate:
-This is the most affordable type of gate to get a car or truck thru.
-Double swing gates range from 10’-20’ in width, our most common is 12’-16’ wide.
Pros of double swing gates:
-most affordable vehicle gate
-rocky ground or rough asphalt doesn’t affect gate, gate doesn’t touch ground
-lightweight, swing open and close with little strength/effort
-Cons of double swing gates:
-grade under the gate should be relatively level for swing clearance
-in windy conditions gates can get blown around when in use, this can be fixed with gate holdbacks.
-drop rods can be finicky over years of use
-if gate gets slammed it is easy for hinges to spin out of adjustment, but usually easy to fix
-gates are known to sag if heavy abuse is used
-installing a gate operator is usually not practical on this type of gate
We recommend this gate if infrequent use and/or rough ground is present.
-This type of gate is ideal for main driveways where the gate opening is flat and concrete is underneath the gate opening. This type of rolling gate is for openings from 12'-20' wide. More often than not rolling gates get a bad rap for wheels hanging up and gates not rolling straight into the gate latch. This can be solved! A rolling gate works hands down the best WHEN there is concrete underneath the gate to mount a strip of angle iron for the gate to track/roll on (2nd photo). Doing this does bring added cost but is well worth it. The wheels will last longer and much less effort is used when opening and closing the gate. Angle iron provides a consistent open and close alignment of the gate, similar to a train riding on train tracks if you will.
-Pros of rolling gate:
-Vehicle can be right in front or behind gate and you can still open/close the gate.
-Gate will never accidentally swing and hit a car, because it rolls parallel to fence.
-Most roll gates are single; opposed to a double swing gate where you have to technically open two gates.
-Potential to add a gate operator with addition of angle iron, v-groove wheel, & tail.
-Gate frame pipe is larger than that of a double swing gate.
-Cons of rolling gate:
-Rolling gates are often more expensive than a double swing gate.
-Can be a physical job opening and closing the gate if ground surface isn't smooth and flat.
We recommend this gate if you have a smooth flat hard surface (ideally concrete) for the gate to roll on and daily use is needed. This gate will always work best if there is concrete under the gate opening, in which case we can mount the angle iron track so the gate alignment is consistent and perfect. Price reflects these options.
For gate openings larger then 20':