When it comes to finding driveway gates, many people feel as though there are only two options; spend a fortune on wrought iron or spend very little on a cheap looking metal fence gate. We are here to tell you that you don’t have to settle or spend too much money on something as simple as a driveway gate. We know finding the perfect driveway gates is not always easy, but we want you to know that you have options. Perhaps that is what makes it the most difficult to do.

There are a variety of choices available. Some of them slide to open and close and others swing open. There are barrier gates and vertical pivot or vertical lift gates. The vertical gates are the type that lifts up when a car is near, but they are most often seen in commercial settings where there is a person in charge of the toll booth that will open or close the gate. However, you can use these gates in a variety of situations if you want to. The biggest difference is that a lift gate is a single piece of wood or metal and the pivot gate will be a full-sized gate that opens. Barrier gates are also seen in commercial settings to limit people visiting.  Slide gates and swing gates are both usable by people who simply want to enhance their driveway or keep strangers out of their yard.

Other options that you have includes wrought iron gates, which are associated with elegance. You can choose wooden gates and aluminum gates if you want a more classic style that is simple. Some of these gates are very decorative and others are simple in the way that they are designed. Would you enjoy having a wooden gate that is built of small slats and has decorative areas on top? Many people think it is great, but they do not enjoy the maintenance that comes from having a wooden gate, which may rot after years of exposure to the weather. This often means that people choose the aluminum gates. They are easy to care for and many are protected so that they can be rust resistant, even after many years of use.

If you have always wanted the wrought iron gate, you should know that there are gates available that rival the beauty of wrought iron without the price of it. These are great for people who also want to avoid maintenance.

Some people may feel that it is a waste to worry about the gate that closes behind them to block out unwanted visitors to their home. Other people want a driveway gate that makes a statement. They want it to be the perfect complement to their home and their lawn. That is why we feel it is important that everyone have the option to choose the driveway gates that fit their home’s character and their own personality.

If you have a home that is rather basic in style, you may want a gate that matches it. A country home in a rural setting will not need a high classed wrought iron gate that costs thousands of dollars. Instead, you may want to keep it simple and use a standard farm gate or decide on a more “country” feeling wooden gate option.

If your home is a massive country home or a more contemporary designed one, you may then choose to “glam it up” with a wrought iron gate, tree lined driveway, and other high class features. This will ensure that you have a gate that matches the overall curb appeal that your larger home would need. You would undercut the house if you chose a metal farm gate.

A lot of people like decorate wrought iron gates, even if they have a smaller home, but they may not want to pay the extreme price for it. In this case, you may choose to go with a PVC fence gate or a wooden gate that is designed in a decorative way. If you choose wood, you will have a variety of options that you may not have with other fence gate styles. It may be darker wood or thinner slats to give it a more glamourous look and style.

In all driveway gates, one of the most important features may be the way that you choose to open and close it. You can choose to go with a gate that you have to open and close by getting out of your vehicle or you can choose an automatic gate opener. With an automatic gate opener, you will not have to worry about getting out in the pouring rain and if you have a long driveway you can put an intercom on it for guests to let you know that they are there.