Arched - Flat and Extended Top - Driveway Gates:
The Versai Residential Driveway Gate (shown above) is popular because of price and visual appeal. Very affordable around $2500. Automation and installation cost are extra.
The Versai Driveway Gate is available locally and can be picked up directly at my supplier, eliminating delivery time and cost.
Next; some terminology tips to help with communicating and decision making for a gate purchase.
To order this size gate, ask for a 5 x 6 x 16 double.
Dual arched driveway gates are available as 4‘ x 5’ , 5' x 6' and 6’ x 7‘ heights, in widths from 12 ft. to 24 ft.
Straight - Flat and Extended Top - Driveway Gates:
U-Frame style; notice the 2 inch square tube steel frame along the sides and bottom of this gate - handsome, strong, affordable.
Straight Flat Top or Extended Flat Top U Frame gates are available in heights 4 ft., 5 ft., and 6 ft., and in widths from 8 ft. to 20 ft. Price for dual swing drive gate, post, caps, hinges . . $2400.00 - $2800.00.
Single Leaf Gates:
Single Leaf / Panel straight top, flat or extended, ornamental driveway swing gates are available up to 14 ft. in width.
I should add, "12 ft and wider single leaf gates are available to purchase and have shipped to you, but - shipping cost are insane". I had a quote from one of my suppliers of $5000 just for shipping. Apparently shipping for anything over 12ft requires a private carrier with a hefty price.
The 5x14 pictured above was custom made locally by NGFC at our shop.
This 5x14 gate with 6x6 post, a 300 ft. electric service run to the gate from the house, a Kustos 120VAC electric single gate opener kit, exit sensor, surge suppressor, and keypad, installed - cost $8700.00.
A single panel gate is less expensive to add automation because only one motor, instead of two, is required.
WHERE TO BUY A GATE?
Below you will find links where you can purchase a driveway gate.
Home Depot and Lowes carry the Alegro line which are very nice well built gate kits.
Other more custom oriented companies are listed farther down the page.
A great source for driveway entry gates are big box stores like LOWE'S and HOME DEPOT with over 100 different styles to choose from:
It is well worth having a look.. Here is a link to that information.
If you prefer to go directly to the source:
We have installed many of the ALEKO driveway gates. Aleko has a large varied selection and they are excellent, well made, solidly constructed, beautiful, high quality gates.
DRIVEWAY GATE MANUFACTURES:
In addition to the big box store selection, many companies make and ship driveway gates direct to your home.
We are happy to install and add automation to any gate you purchase.
If you need assistance with delivery, we can meet the truck to accept and forward the load.
"Remember, do not purchase gate opener equipment from these companies if they offer. The BFT brand of gate opener equipment that we install is far superior".
DESIGN YOU GATE AND GET A PRICE ONLINE:
“Finials” and “Pressed Spear” options for extended top gates:
Extended top gates can be purchased with "pressed spears" or with optional decorative finials.
Pictured above with the "quad flare" finial, two additional options are available; the "triad" and the "fleur de lis".
Aluminum or Steel ?
The two samples below show fencing that has been exposed to the elements for about 10 years. Aluminum shows only slight discoloration while Steel shows rust, oxidation, and peeling paint where the holes were punched through the rail, and where the post enters the ground.
Most driveway gates are welded at these junctions, then powder coated, so this isn't a concern with gates, only ornamental fence panels.
Aluminum is not as strong as steel, to compensate, aluminum gates are made using larger components. Aluminum is much lighter than steel - important for very large gates.
Steel is stronger - Aluminum looks new longer - Aluminum cost more.
Both are great!