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Choosing the right Gate for your Yard: The Top Five Considerations

There are many things to consider when you think about choosing the right type of gate for your yard. Gates in Perth has now become an ideal solution to ensure your house is safe and maintains privacy. Additionally, affordable gates are increasingly being used to make your house fit in with the remaining neighbourhood and aluminium gates are being used to enhance the curb appeal of your house.

The top five considerations to look at when choosing the gates in Perth are as follows:

  1. The style in which the gate will open
    There are different ways that your aluminium gate could open:
    – Inwards
    – Outwards
    – Sideways
    Your gate could swing inwards towards the house, outwards towards the road or it could slide to the left or right, behind the exterior wall of your house. The most important thing to look at is your driveway and how it slopes. Depending upon the slope and flatness you can determine which type of gate you will choose. Additionally, consider the length, style and space in the driveway before you make a choice.
  1. The style of the gate
    The next thing to look at is how the gate should look like. Before you choose, you will need to make sure that there are no restrictions in your neighbourhood for certain types of gates or fences. Choose a style that matches your house and improves its aesthesis and adds to the overall curb appeal. Aluminium gates are always a safe choice and add to the value of the house and they look great with older townhouses and residences.
  1. The colour of the gate
    The next thing to look at is the colour of the gate. It is one of the first things that people will notice about your house and it is a great way of adding a pop of colour. It is also a wonderful way of adding a touch of personality to the entire house. Aluminium gates also have a layer of powder coating which makes it extra durable.
  1. Method of access
    The next thing to consider is how the gate will allow people to access your home. You have the choice of choosing between manual or motorised access gates. Manual access requires you to use a key to open your gate. It is the simplest way of accessing the gate, but is also the most inconvenient.  Motorized access allows you to make use of a remote control in order to open the gate. This is especially useful as you do not need to leave your car and it provides a high level of security and privacy.
  1. How is the gate powered?
    If you decide to use motorized gates, then you will need to decide how the gate will be powered. The first choice you have is powering your gate through the same power source that powers your house. The second option is making use of solar powered gates. These are affordable gates and eco-friendly and therefore last longer.