Electric Gates Repair – Swinging Gates

Swinging gates open like the door into a room of your house. It can be a single swinging gate or a double swinging gate. Most gates will swing inwards towards your home as you pull into the driveway, but this will depend on the slope of your driveway. Another thing to consider is that the swinging gate has to be set back from the street or sidewalk so it will not open up into a passageway where a pedestrian or biker might be passing by.

Once you decide that you want a single or double swinging gate, you then get to choose what style best suits your home or business. Among the many brands and unique looks, there are basic types such as:


Flat-Top: A simple style of gate variations. Its top rail lays flat across the gate, more like a box-type gate.

Arched-Top: Rather than a flat metal rail on the top of the gate, the arched-top is bent, much like the shape of a rainbow. Arched-top is the most popular style of driveway gates.

Arched-Top with Finials: Very close to the standard Arched-top gate, except the pickets extend past the top rail. The pickets above the top rail are decorative and provide character to the entryway of your home.

Routine Gate Repair And Maintenance

No matter what kind of gate system you have, regular maintenance can save you a lot of money. Just as crucial as a regular oil change in your car.
There are a variety of these basic designs. Some gates have a double rail on top or have different styles of pickets.


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