Country farmers, cabin getaways, and property owners can easily prevent trespassers on your land with a driveway gate. An automatic gate opener can make life easier, so it to is worth considering.
Here are some pictures of our work. Hopefully these photos will help with your gate choices
The galvanized 16 ft. tube gate, pictured above, mounted on 6 inch round post with a solar powered gate opener. wireless keypad, exit sensor, installed - cost $4000.00
A wood gate requires a steel frame for rigidity to prevent twisting and warping, provide strong hinge mounts, and a solid anchorage to attach the gate opener motor brackets to.
This heavy duty tube style gate was fabricated using 2 inch sch. 20 galvanized steel pipe and swung on 4 inch steel post. It is only 3 ft. high and makes a great driveway gate for keeping the unwanted out! Gate, post and hardware, single 120 VAC opener kit, surge suppressor, wireless keypad, exit probe, installed cost $3800.00
Driveway gates to match a wood fence can be fabricated from strong steel tubing in a multitude of sizes. The frame creates a base onto which the wood and motors are bolted to. This gate is solid and durable, it will not sag, twist, or warp.
BARRIER GATE WITH LOCK BOX:
A inexpensive barrier gate with a "lock box" that can be secured with a standard pad lock. The tongue on the gate goes inside the lock box when closed, then a padlock is slipped into the hole on the tongue through the open bottom of the lock box. So, with the padlock hidden inside, it is completely out of danger from bolt cutters or hack saws.
These gates are fabricated from heavy "schedule 20" steel pipe making them much more robust than the tubular farm gates bought from big box stores. Cost $1500 installed. A "schedule 40" 4 inch diameter post securely holds the gate and can be upgraded to a more expensive larger diameter post to give it a stronger look.
The tubular farm style gates come in several colors; red, dark blue, galvanized silver. These gates are also available with a wire mesh overlay which is great for keeping pets and livestock contained.
Naturally there are more attractive "farm" gates for the land owner or hobby farmers who want to make a more upscale statement while gating your property, any of the ornamental residential gates adapt well to a country setting.