Installing a driveway gate can be can be a substantial investment for a homeowner. If you’re un sure whether it’s worth the cost, there are a range of benefits you need to consider.
An automatic gate is a great investment for a variety of reasons. When it comes to the safety and security of your family, peace of mind is priceless.
At Fencemakers, gates are what we know, what we do and what we are passionate about. Below are our top 6 benefits of installing an automatic driveway gate. While some of these are fairly obvious, there are other benefits which you may not have considered.
Increased security for your family
It’s no secret that an automatic gate at the front of your property is a great way to improve security. In fact, often these kinds of gates are referred to as ‘driveway security gates’.
An automatic driveway gate is not just a visual deterrent, it will also restrict vehicle and pedestrian access to your property. This means that your home will be more secure and your family will feel safer. Driveway gates are also the perfect way to secure large expensive items, such as trailers and boats, as well as deterring motor vehicle break-ins.
Additional safety for your family & pets
One of the priceless benefits of automatic driveway gates is safety. Firstly, if you’re coming home late at night, you can open the gate from the safety of your car.
Secondly, if you have small children, an automatic gate will prevent them from wandering onto the road or chasing a ball into oncoming traffic. It will also keep unwanted people and animals off of your property, ensuring the safety of your kids.
Lastly, if you have a pet, such as a dog, an automatic driveway gate (along with a fence) will help keep your pet confined to your property.
If privacy is a concern of yours, an automatic driveway gate is a great investment. It will prevent cars from entering your driveway and people from walking into your yard. This can help lower the risk of theft and reduce the visibility of your home from the street. This additional privacy can also add value to your property and gives you additional landscaping options. For example, you could use the front yard as an additional entertaining area without privacy concerns.
Increased kerb appeal
Just as with anything else, you only have one chance to make a positive first impression with your home. If you’re not familiar with the term ‘curb appeal’, it basically means how good your property looks to people standing on the street. An automatic driveway gate can dramatically improve the overall look of your property, and, therefore, increase your curb appeal.
At Fencemakers, we offer a comprehensive range of driveway gate designs, including:
- Single sliding driveway gates
- Double sliding driveway gates
- Single swing driveway gates
- Double swing driveway gates
- A combination of swing and sliding driveway gates
- Bi-fold driveway gates
- Telescopic driveway gates
Our gates also come in a variety of materials and colour options, including:
- Traditional aluminium and steel tubular designs
- Decorative driveway gates
- Aluminium slat driveway gates
- Smartwood slat driveway gates
- Aluminium picket driveway gates
- Laser cut or perforated panel driveway gates
Our vast assortment of designs and opening options means that we have a gate option to suit every property. If you can’t find what you’re looking for on our website, don’t stress. At Fencemakers, all our gates are custom made, so we can easily design, manufacture and install a gate which meets your specific requirements.
Value-add for your property
Investing in an automatic driveway gate is generally a good value-add for your property. A gate is an appealing feature to potential buyers because of its functional benefits and aesthetic appeal. So should you decide to sell your property, not only can attractive fencing and gates add value to the property itself, but it can also help to set your property apart from others on the market.
Reduced insurance premiums
By installing an automatic driveway gate, your insurance company may lower your insurance premiums. Insurance specialists understand the benefits of electric gates and their ability to improve home security.
A driveway gate may not only reduce your home and contents insurance premiums, but can also reduce your premiums for motor vehicles, boats, trailers and caravans. Over time, these savings can become quite substantial and could offset the cost of installing your gates.
If you would like more information on our range of driveway gates, or would like to arrange a free no-obligation quote from one our sales reps, please don’t hesitate to contact us.