Tips to Consider When Planning Gate Installation - Grider Gates
>Driveway gates give a distinctive to look to your home and can add extra security. You can choose swinging or sliding driveway gates, depending on your preference and your landscaping. Gate kits include correct size posts and all the hardware you need. Some warranties will be voided if you install the gates yourself instead of hiring a professional.
It’s important to make sure that the ground where your swinging driveway gates will open is level or that it drops in the direction that the gates open. If it’s uneven and goes up in elevation it can prevent your gates from opening properly. Since sliding driveway gates don’t open, this isn’t an issue, but you’ll want to make sure that the ground doesn’t go up in elevation on either side of the driveway.
Each gate kit may be different and require a different number of inches added to the width of the gate in order to set the posts properly. The posts may also have certain markings showing where the bottom of the gate will be when everything is installed. These may need to face a certain direction, and have at least 3 inches of clearance between the markings and the ground. Be sure to check the instructions as they will vary by the gate style and size, and how the gates latch. Stay tuned for more tip on gate installation.