Protecting Your Property with a Driveway Gate
Your property is valuable to you; it’s special and uniquely yours. The problem is, just about anybody can access it. All they have to do is drive up the driveway and they’re right there on your step. And for some people, that’s not a bad thing. But for others, letting strangers gain full access to their property is a recipe for disaster.
If you want to prevent unauthorized visitors from entering your property anytime they like, a driveway gate is great way to do it. At Western Fence & Gate we offer the following types of driveway gates to customers all over Greater Vancouver:
- Swing gates
- Sliding gates
- Barrier gates
- Cantilever gates
Keep reading and we’ll take a closer look at all the options.
There are a couple of different kinds of swing gates, namely, single and double. Single swing gates open like an interior door, while double swing gates open like a set of French doors. Swing gates work best on flat driveways. If your driveway isn’t level, they may not be able to open properly. While they both work the same way, double swing gates are the more visually-appealing and popular option.
Sliding gates offer a secure and esthetically pleasing option, providing you have the space to accommodate the gate on the sliding side. Sliding gates can be fitted to open to the left or to the right, depending on your property. If you are thinking of installing a sliding gate, you’ll have to make sure you’ll have the clearance to open the gate without impeding your neighbours’ space.
Barrier gates can be a great way to control traffic or stop unauthorized vehicles from entering your property. They’re one of the most economical options but they only offer a bare-bones barrier for vehicles and offer no security at all against foot traffic. You see barrier gates most often used in paid parking lots.
Cantilever gates are a great option here in Canada, because they don’t have wheels on the ground and can open even if there is debris, like snow, on the driveway. However, they do need a lot of space to open, so if you’re thinking of installing a cantilever gate speak with one of the specialists from Western Fence & Gate to make sure that this type of gate will work for your property.
Western Fence & Gate is the premier choice for driveway gates and fencing in the Vancouver area. Contact us today to request a quote and one of our fence and gate specialists will be happy to help you!