Gates are a wonderful way to add value, beauty and safety to your home or office. Gates can be functional and aesthetically pleasing on the eye at the same time. There are a number of uses for gates on your property. Gates can be used as a barrier to protect household entrance doors, to close off your property from the outside traffic or passersby or simply to keep pets or children from roaming into areas where they are not meant to be.
Gates can also be manufactured from various different materials according to your requirements and whether or not you want the gate to add aesthetic value to your property or not. Gates can have a simple design or carry ornate and decorative features according to your tastes and requirements.
Wooden gates do not offer a huge amount in the region of security but they do however keep people from simply walking in and out as they please and they do serve the purpose of keeping pets and small children within an area. Wooden gates give a rustic feel to the gated area and give that warm, cozy, cottage feel. Wooden gates should be treated in order to be protected from harsh weather and the elements as well as from wood eating pests.
Mild steel treated gates are a lot sturdier than gates made of wood and offer more on the security side. Steel frameworks are a lot harder to break than wooden frames. Mild steel should be treated against the elements and against corrosion should the area you live in be prone to corrosive characteristics. Tubular sizes are not standard for gates and your gate can be manufactured according to your specifications and sizes as well as design.
Stainless steel is another option. This option is a bit heavier on the purse strings but is an option that is long lasting and durable. If the correct processes are followed when welding together a stainless steel frame, the gate can last a lifetime. Stainless steel is not prone to corrosion due to exposure to the elements and is the perfect option for areas where corrosion is rife. The shiny finish gives that grand appeal. Stainless steel gates are usually quite decorative and ornate, with the price tag attached; you may as well make the gate really worth your while.
Locking mechanism on gates is also an important feature as are the hinges. Hinges must move freely and with ease and the locking mechanisms should suit the application. Be sure of what the function of your gate is when you decide on a locking mechanism.
They are wonderful additions to any home or building if care is taken to select the right material and design for the application. Have fun and be a little creative when adding this feature to your home. Although functional, it really does not have to be an eyesore.