There are many benefits to having a driveway gate, but have you considered what type of material would be most beneficial to use? Aluminum driveway gates are gaining in popularity these days and are a great option to consider. Here are a few reasons why.
- The Cost. Iron gates can be elaborate, elegant, and a good choice, but they are very expensive. An aluminum driveway gate, though still costly, is much less expensive and can copy the look of irons gates. They can look just as elegant and intricate. Though still an investment, with aluminum, you get many benefits that make the expense worth it.
- Maintenance-Free. Iron gates require a lot of maintenance, which includes cleaning, sanding rust, priming, and painting to keep it in good shape. Aluminum gates come with an enamel coating that makes them very low maintenance, almost maintenance-free. The enamel coat on aluminum protects the gates from deteriorating over time and also protects them from chipping, flaking, or cracking. Aluminum’s low-maintenance quality is a big reason why it is one of the best options because it makes the gates last for a longer amount of time.
- Lightweight and Durable. Iron is heavy and can be hard to close, whereas aluminum is light and easy to manage. Though light, aluminum is very durable; because it can stand up to the elements and does not corrode and rust easily, it will last a lot longer. Since it is so light, there is less rough handling of the gates as you open and close them.
An aluminum driveway gate is a great option, and one you should consider if you are looking to install a driveway gate. If you are looking to do just that, give us a call today at Timber Fencing and we will help you get started.