A driveway gate protects your family and improves your home’s value. There are different types of gates, and you should know which among them is right for your home. However, it is important to consider some other important factors before selecting a gate, including finding the proper size.
Look at Your Driveway Size
The common driveway gate sizes are 10, 12, 14 and 16 feet. Driveway usually measures between 9 and 24 feet wide, with most towards the smaller end of that scale.
The driveway gate should be a little wider than your driveway entrance. Use a tape measure, and measure your driveway. Use a smaller single gate for a straight driveway. Use a wider double gate if you have curves on your driveway.
Consider the Vehicle
Aside from the size of your gate, consider the type of vehicle that passes through your driveway. Large vehicles need wider spaces to turn when they pass through the gate opening. However, wider gates are not ideal for some homes. The larger the gate, the more expensive the materials.
Learn more about fence installation services by talking to the experts at Guarantee Fence Company. Let’s talk about your project, and schedule a free consultation by calling us at (812) 234-2605 or by filling out our online form.