The Door Company Says Driveway Entry Gates Are No Longer Just for ‘Rich & Famous’

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The Door Company Says Driveway Entry Gates Are No Longer Just for ‘Rich & Famous’

Driveway Entry Gates

It’s not unusual to see automatic driveway entry gates in the driveways of grand houses, large estates or ranches. However, this status symbol is now an amenity that average homeowners can enjoy too. The Door Company (TDC), California’s leading garage door company, is proud to offer automatic entry gates for homes of all sizes and price ranges.

TDC’s driveway gates combine style and function while improving curb appeal and increasing security. We offer three main opening styles: Swinging Gates, Sliding Gates, and Four-fold Gates.

  • Sliding Gates — Ideal for situations that require higher security and where there isn’t enough room for swing gates to open into. Assuming the customer has fencing, the gate simply slides open parallel to the fence.
  • Swing Gates — The feature has a hinged opening motion. It’s stationary at one end and swings open or closed at the other. A swing driveway gate is typically more cost effective than a sliding gate.
  • Four-fold Gates — Used to control vehicle access control to a parking garage. The door panels fold completely clear of the opening. Drivers can see them throughout their entire operation. This eliminates costly damage to both the doors and vehicles.

“Installing a driveway gate not only makes a beautiful front entrance statement, it also provides extra protection and adds value to your home,” said TDC President Mark Stuenkel. “Electric openers and optional accessories can be matched with the gate to ensure smooth operation and lifelong reliability.”

In addition to selection, TDC will help the homeowner decide the best place to locate the driveway gate. “You should select a place that allows your vehicle to safely exit the roadway while waiting for the gate to open,” said Stuenkel. “We also make sure you envision the gate fully open and look for any objects that might obstruct its path, like uneven ground or a sloped driveway.”

Other considerations TDC handles are bylaw restrictions for height and location setbacks from property lines or road edges. For example, will a driveway gate block a neighbor’s view of the street? Does the gate have enough space inside for a vehicle to comfortably sit off the road while opening? What bylaws are in place that determines fire code and firefighter access to the property?

Looking for a new garage door? Need repairs or a garage door gate installed? The TDC team has skilled professionals for all your garage door needs. TDC encourages its technicians to continue educating and training – even the most accomplished personnel with decades of experience.

“If the job has anything to do with garage doors, you know TDC will get the job done right every time!” said Stuenkel.

Contact The Door Company

Trusted by contractors and homeowners alike, The Door Company (TDC) has been serving the state of California for over 30 years. Our IDEA-certified technicians can install and maintain every type of garage door and driveway gate in the market. TDC now has four offices located in Redding, Chico, Yuba City, and Stockton. We are considered one of the leading companies in our industry and strive to maintain our leadership.