Best Gate Ideas For Your Backyard

Currently, manufacturers offer a wide range of gates, both in terms of technology and design, so the choice is simple if you know what you are looking for and what best suits your backyard.

Westminster gate installation

Types of gates depending on the material they are made from

Traditionally, gates are divided into two categories: metal gates or wooden gates. However, because metals can be of several kinds (elements and alloys), these two categories can be extended as follows:

  • Aluminum gates
  • Wrought iron gates
  • Sheet metal gates
  • Wooden gates

Types of gates depending on the way of opening

  • Swing gates

This type of opening is the classic one and involves the installation of hinges at the gate`s extremity. The opening movement therefore traces an arc, usually towards the inside of the property. From a technical point of view, knowledgeable Westminster gate installation experts will confirm that this type of gate is less complex and, implicitly, less expensive.

However, in the case of small yards, this opening may impose limits on the size of the gates. Also, their action may be more difficult and, as a result, they are not recommended in the case of commercial properties, which have an estimated medium to intense traffic.

  • Sliding gates

In the case of sliding systems, the gates open practically parallel to the fence, so they are a great solution even for small yards. In addition, because such a gate does not present a central interruption, the risk of a burglary penetration is considerably reduced. For this reason, sliding gates are considered a safer solution than swing gates.