Gates on your property that are old or in disrepair can be an eyesore and a safety hazard. Years of Arizona’s harsh weather conditions and general wear and tear can weaken any kind of gate, and wood gates can be especially susceptible to damage. Gates can rot, sustain damage from insects, loosen and sag. Gates in this condition obviously don’t work properly, failing to latch or swing properly on their hinges.
Wrought iron or powder-coated steel gates are a great alternative to wood gates. Having your gate galvanized will prevent rust for many years to come, and quality manufacturers offer a warranty against rust with the galvanization process. Powder coating or electrostatically painting your fencing opens up a variety of color choices to best match your property and design aesthetic. Do you want your gate to blend seamlessly into your current fencing or block wall, or make a statement in a bold contrasting color?
Ugly, older gates make a poor first impression, and can potentially lower property value on your home. Having a new gate installed can make a huge difference in how your property looks. It can boost your home’s curb appeal and be a welcoming expression of your home’s style, whether it is classic, Tuscan, Southwestern or your own unique design. It is amazing how much impact a simple courtyard or entry gate can have, showing the homeowner’s pride in their property and serving as a unique architectural element.
Even gates that are less visible are important. Side gates and other pedestrian gates need to be solid and in good working order. Replacing a worn-out gate with a new wrought iron gate can improve the security of your property. Wrought iron gates are strong and long-lasting, as well as beautiful. As well as deterring unwanted visitors, a new gate will ensure that children and pets stay securely within your yard.
When selecting a company to create your new gate, you’ll want to look for a company that is experienced and has complete control over the manufacturing process. These types of gate companies can ensure the work is being done properly, and by eliminating middle-men they can pass on savings to the consumer. Top quality materials should be used, and the fabricators should inspect the gates to maintain the highest standards at every step of the manufacturing process. You’ll also want to ensure that hardware and accessories for your gates are top quality.
Installation of your gates should be done by an experienced, licensed fencing contractor. Ideally, you will be able to work with one company that can start with concept and design, manufacture the gates and do the installation, so that quality and consistency are guaranteed from start to finish.