Category Archive: Gates

  1. How To Choose The Right Fencing For You

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    fence 2Whether you are in the process of putting your home up for sale or just want to secure your surrounding
    area, making sure your property looks great is very important. Even though you might have the greatest garden in your neighborhood, there are other steps you can take to give a nicer look to your property.  Adding a new gate or a surrounding fence just might do the trick.

    First off, you want to choose a fence or gate that accentuates your home and will add value to your property.  There are many types of fencing materials to choose from, including, slat or Colorbond fencing, aluminium or wood-looking material.  Keep in mind, installing a new fence should be done by professionals as it’s a very difficult project for those who are unskilled.

     

    Styles Of Fences:

    Some of the most popular styles for fences to look into:

    • Aluminium Slats
    • Aluminium Wood-Looking Slats
    • Colorbond
    • Slatted Screens
    • Infill Panels

    The first thing you need to do is consider the “look” you want in a fence.  How much privacy you expect to have, the colour that will be best for your home, the materials you want to use and the area the fence will surround.  All these factors should be taken into consideration before making a final decision.  You also need to consider your budget when making a selection, some are more expensive then others but there are fences that are perfect for everyone.

     

    How To Go About Choosing The Right Fence:

    fenceSome people will prefer a lower fence that accentuates the entire area and blends with nature while others want higher fences for more privacy and security.  Whatever style you choose it should fit your own personal preferences.  You might want to conduct some research before making a choice.  You want to choose a fence that will give you value for your money and a style that works for you.  Also make sure your choice will be strong a durable in all sorts of weather conditions.  Contact the professionals at The Fence King for expert advise or research online for other great ideas and suggestions.

     

    Gates:

    Many people opt to have a gate installed along with the fence for a finished look.  A gate can add functionality and a nicer appearance to your property.  You should first consider how secure you expect the gate to be.  Depending on your space, do you want the gate to open outward or inward?  These are  preferences that vary from individual to individual.

     

    Here is a list of different styles of gates that might work with your home:

    • A gate in the front of your premises that controls who is allowed onto your property
    • A side gate that leads to your back garden
    • A gate that blocks off the garden from your swimming pool
    • A gate giving you access directly to an outdoor areas, such as a shed or your rubbish bin

    These gates come in short or tall and offer additional security features including padlocks.

  2. What Are The Differences Between Sliding Gates & Swinging Gates:

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    After you have decided what is the perfect choice for the fence that will work best for your home or business, it’s time to decide what type of gate you’d like to install, i.e. sliding or swinging. We will help to head you in the right direction, decide what you are planning on spending, what materials you want the gate made of and the size of gate that will best fit your property’s needs. All of this will make it easier for you to make these decisions.

    When it comes to deciding on a sliding or swinging gate, you should understand their differences before making a final decision. Here are some of the benefits and differences of both sliding and swinging gates:

    Swinging & Sliding Gates:

    For many years swinging gates have always been the favorites for both residential and commercial properties. Recently, however, sliding gates have been growing in popularity. One of the biggest differences, sliding gates need wheels installed in order for the gates to move along a track, either manually or with a motorized.Aluminum Fence

    On the other hand, swinging gates do not have wheels, they simply swing open and shut. There are also a number of automatic designs for both sliding and swinging gates.

    Another big difference between these two gates is space. Sliding gates need less space to operate. This could be a great benefit if something would be in the way of a swinging gate, such as trees or a certain landscaping. As sliding gates simply move along their own track, they are not swinging open, running the risk hitting something. As swinging gates need the proper space to open and shut, sliding gates are an ideal choice for in-town living or where someone has limited space.

    Sliding gates also work really well if you have a sloping terrain, swinging gates have to bear the entire weight on their own and that can cause damage. Swinging gates can also become damaged by vehicles entering and exiting the property. The upside, they do work well where there is not enough room for the straight length tracks of a sliding gate requires.

    sliding gateWhen considering the level of silence, swinging gates are a great deal quieter than sliding gates. Swinging gates are very easy to install and are still the most popular choice, world wide. They require a great deal less maintenance than sliding gates as well. Under normal circumstances and normal operations, you will spend less on repairs with a swinging gates vs sliding gates.

    It can be difficult to choose between a sliding gate or a swinging gate. If you talk to the professionals at Eline Fencing, we can help you choose the best design for your tastes, landscaping and needs. We can help you choose the perfect materials and the type of gate that fits your budget as well.

    Gates, whether swinging or sliding can offer a really nice look for your home or your business. Gates can offer easy entrance and exit as well as privacy. If you are undecided on the type of gate you’d like to choose or the material that works best for your tastes, talk to experts. They will be more than happy to sit down and go over designs, colours, materials and get you on the right path.