Choosing the Right Gate For Your Home
Choosing the right gate for your home is an important decision that requires thought and planning to get the perfect result. Whether you’re concerned about privacy, security or street appeal there are several important factors to consider.
While you could get a custom gate made out of just about any material you want there are a few standard options to consider. Different materials may suit the look of your home better or feature certain qualities you’re looking for. Aluminium is a popular choice for gates as it is lightweight and naturally rust-resistant. Usually used in simple and sleek designs and available in a range of colours aluminium gates fit in easily with modern home designs. Steel is a heavy-duty and durable option for higher security applications. While naturally susceptible to rust there are many coatings available to protect the steel and add colour and durability. Timber is also another common choice. With natural and painted finishes, timber is highly versatile and blends in around homes old and new. Different timber choices can affect appearance, longevity and maintenance requirements so it’s best to seek specialist advice when choosing the timber for your gate.