Adding a driveway gate to your home property can increase the value of your home by as much as 5%. If you are already thinking about getting a gate for your home, it’s important to think about design, functionality and the contractor before making a decision. The choices you make will have a meaningful impact on the lifespan of your gate and the future value of your home.
Which Gate Style is Right For You?
Ideal for applications where there is insufficient room for swing gates to open into and where higher security is required. Assuming the customer has fencing, the gate simply slides open parallel to the fence.
Feature a hinged opening motion that is stationary at one end and swings open or closed on the other end. A swing driveway gate is typically more cost effective than a sliding gate.
Four fold gates are used to maximize space without compromising security. The four-fold door panels fold completely clear of the opening and are visible by drivers during their entire operation.
“Installing a driveway gate not only makes a beautiful front entrance statement, it also provides extra protection and adds value to your home. Electric openers and optional accessories can be matched with the gate to ensure smooth operation and lifelong reliability.”
TDC Founder and President, Mark Stuenkel
What Are the Benefits of Automatic Gates?
Security and Privacy
A natural supplement to your alarm system, gates are deterrent for any unwanted visitors including unauthorized vehicles. They also keep your pets and children more safe, especially if the gate is complemented by a perimeter fence.
A well-designed gate can go a long way toward attracting the eye of any prospective buyer or that neighbor you want to show off to. It gives the feel of exclusivity and importance. When properly installed and maintained, an automated gate can improve the look of your home and even add value to your property.
Increased Property Value
The Real Estate Industry has begun to see a correlation between elegant driveway gates and property value. Depending on the location, an automated gate could add tens of thousands of dollars to your home’s value.
Insurance companies look fondly on any tool that deters your family or your property from damage or harm. Gates are natural deterrents to criminals looking to burgle and vandalize. Depending on your situation, some insurance companies may even lower your insurance rates.
Driveway gates come in a variety of styles and functionality; choosing the right system will depend on your overall goals. Whether you’re interested in adding visual appeal to your property, monitoring or reducing unwanted traffic, or looking at automating an existing gate system, let us help you choose the right solution for your needs.
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