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Types of Gates and Their Functions

4/30/2012 10:26:56 AM | by Anonymous


Gates are structures that serve as an opening to a walled space. The size of it would depend on the fence where it would be attached. The design can be ready made or customized according to the owner’s preference. Different materials are used in producing them such as wood, aluminum, steel, wrought iron and color bond. Their functions vary depending on the type of gate.


Driveway gates are those we normally see in homes or backyards. They can be sliding, swinging and paired with a pedestrian gate. Sliding gates are suitable for small garages. They use little space which allows more room for parking. They can fit to most existing driveways both spacious and narrow backyards. Some sliding gates require a steel track so the gate can easily slide across the opening while others are fixed to a large concrete foundation to gain balance for the opening. These gates can be easily automated giving comfort and convenience to the owner. This is one reason why sliding gates are the favored type for automated driveway gate.


Swinging gates work similarly with an ordinary door. They have one or two wings that are pushed or pulled in order for it open. Homeowners prefer these gates since they are cheap and quick to open. Most elegantly created gates fall under this type because its design is more customizable compared to sliding gates. There are also automated swinging gates available though not commonly used yet.


Pedestrian gates are remarkably small and only used as a passage for human. This type is separately seen from the main gate which can either be from those previously mentioned. Their designs are usually synchronized with the driveway gate. They are installed with other equipment like buzzer and intercom as a means for the person outside to communicate to the one inside the premise.


Gates are made to create a boundary for your property. They give security and protection from those who want to evade other people’s interest.

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