What to Consider When Designing a Custom Steel Gate for Your Home

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Aside from offering the benefits of standard steel gates, custom steel gates give customers a chance to have a say in the production of the final products. If you are considering getting a custom steel gate for your residential property, you should have some design ideas for your product before it is time for you to have a sit-down with the representatives from your chosen fabrication company. 

When you know what you want, it will be easier for your fabricator to create a custom gate that fits your needs and budget. Here are some key aspects to take into consideration when custom designing your home's steel gate.

Functionality 

Gates have a variety of functions on residential properties. They can be used as entryways/access controls, security enhancements or both. When you are designing your custom gate, you should think about its main purpose.

Do you need to beef up your home security? Are you looking to control who enters and leaves your property? Or, do you need to restrict access to your property while improving your security situation at the same time?

The desired function of your residential gate will influence the design of your custom gate. If you require a greater level of security and peace of mind, you may need to create an extra tall gate, for example. 

Performance and Durability 

Standard steel gates are made from galvanised steel that comes finished with a coat of paint. The paint coating needs to be strong and durable because it is meant to protect the substrate steel from rust, corrosion and other elements, which may hurt the performance, durability and aesthetics of gate installations. 

In areas with a damp climate, standard steel gates are highly susceptible to rust and corrosion. Special metal surface coating systems, such as epoxy primers can be applied over a steel gate to provide the extra protection it needs to withstand the destructive elements.

Aesthetics 

Whether you like it or not, the type of steel gate you install is going to affect the aesthetic value of the entire property as well as your neighbourhood. With that said, installing a beautiful gate is an investment that often pays off handsomely.

If you want a gate that shines apart from the rest as a unique work of art, you stand to benefit from getting an ornamental gate for your home. Ornamental gates require some level of customisation to achieve a truly unique look.

Because they are tailored to match your specific needs, custom steel gates generally cost more than their standard cousins. Request your quote from a reputable custom steel gate fabricator in your area to know how much that dreamy gate will cost you.

To learn more about steel gates like custom colorbond gates, contact a fencing contractor in your area.

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