One of the main reasons for investing in metal gates or wrought iron gates is to control access to your property.
You can prevent uninvited entry into your home by installing wrought iron entry gates or security doors. Several features provide home security, including automatic closing, pin-controlled keypad access, intercom systems, and solid steel locks, which make it difficult for those with bad intentions to find easy targets. There are many styles and designs of metal driveway gates that fit into traditional, Victorian, modern, or rustic landscapes. A secure fence, an iron exterior door, and a metal driveway gate are the most desired home features.
How to choose the best metal driveway gate for your property?
Metal Driveway gate materials
Metal driveway gates are made from four types of materials:
Steel: Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon that is stronger and more impact resistant than pure iron. The most durable option is steel.
Aluminum: Metals such as this are lightweight and malleable. Additionally, it is completely rust-proof. However, it’s less robust than steel.
Wrought iron: Wrought iron is iron that has been heated and worked with tools. Since it is more malleable than cast iron, it can be shaped into intricate designs. In addition, the metal’s fibrous appearance adds to its character.
Cast iron: Cast iron is iron that has been melted, poured into a mold, and allowed to solidify. Despite its strength, it isn’t as heavy-duty nor as ductile as wrought iron. As far as appearance is concerned, it has a smoother finish than wrought iron.
Compare the material
Among the metals, steel is the strongest and aluminum is the least heavy-duty. Therefore, steel gates are best suited to withstand abuse as well as leverage forces associated with gate operation. The strength of iron gates is only slightly less than that of steel gates.
While aluminum gates aren’t the most robust, they aren’t flimsy either and can withstand whatever Mother Nature throws at them. Aluminum gates, however, are not usually welded together like steel or iron gates. Screws are used instead of nails to attach the pickets. It is possible, therefore, that they will loosen over time and need to be adjusted. Constructions that are fully welded are always more durable. There is little upkeep required by the user of metal gates. The natural rust resistance of aluminum makes it a great material for exterior use. Powder coating is applied to iron and steel gates in order to prevent them from rusting, peeling, or fading.
Do you want to install metal driveway gates on your property?
For metal driveway gate installation services you can rely on Everlast Gatw. We can install a new metal driveway gate or repair a damaged part, no matter what you need. In addition to maintaining the system’s functional and aesthetic requirements, we use tools and skills to remove natural obstacles from residential properties. Based on your budget, the team will recommend the best possible driveway security system.