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Tips for Selecting a New Driveway Gate for a Residential Property

With so many different styles of driveway gates to choose from, homeowners not only have their work cut out for them with regard to aesthetics and style, but also quality, functionality and so much more. 

Here at Boardwalk, we have an excellent range of affordable gates that will suit the aesthetics of your home and enhance the functionality of your driveway, so please don’t hesitate to give us a call to ask for expert advice. Moreover, please take the time to read through this short article to learn about the most important considerations involved in selecting a new driveway gate for your property. 

How It Will Open — Inwards, Outwards or to the Side 

When selecting a new driveway gate there are three opening options to choose from — inward opening gates, outward opening gates and gates that slide to the left or right. While many homeowners are limited in that they can only choose one variety, due to factors like driveway length and space and the variety of fence on to which the gate will be installed, other homeowners find they have the option of all three. 

However, as you may be overlooking important factors that could make a certain style of gate a poor choice, for example, swinging gates don’t work on upward sloping driveways, it’s essential that you have an aluminium gate specialist advise you on the most suitable gate opening option for your property. 

Driveway Aesthetics — Enhancing Aesthetic Appeal 

Curb appeal is very important for all homes as the degree of curb appeal that a property boasts has a direct effect on its value, not to mention its appeal to prospective homebuyers in the future. However, it’s also important to realise that some residential areas have restrictions on additions like driveway gates because it affects the overall appearance of the neighbourhood. Our gate experts can advise you on this, but don’t hesitate to get in touch with the local council to ask them for advice. 

Access Options — Security and Privacy Levels 

What kind of access do you prefer? Depending on the security and privacy levels that you require, there are different access options to suit all homeowners’ requirements. In addition to manual access gates, which are still a very popular choice as they are simple, easy to operate and tend to require less long-term maintenance, the access options that you can select from include:

  • Remote control access — Works just like a remote access garage door
  • Intercom access — The highest level of privacy and security available 

Give some thought to this aspect of selecting new driveway gate as security and privacy are very important concerns for all homeowners and you want to make the right decisions.  

There are many things to consider when investing in a new driveway gate for your residential property. If you have any queries or require expert advice on a wide range of driveway gates, as well as pedestrian access gates, please contact the team at Boardwalk today.