Think Before You Buy05/17/2014 Back To Blog
Are you an entrepreneur or homeowner? Are you responsible for a gated community or searching for a solution for your business? In either case, purchasing the right gate for a specific property is never easy. Don't forget that the gate is not a product you pick up off a shelf and it will remain with you for years to come. You must also consider seriously the purpose for which you are getting ready to invest in a roll up or overhead gate. You might want to give great impression to both friends and neighbor with a great looking gate but remember that security comes first. Then comes convenience and finally aesthetics comes last!
Make the best out of your purchase
Matching the needs, landscaping and entire layout of your property is rather difficult. So, it's a good thing there are choices. Of course, it's a different thing selecting storefront gates for your business and searching for the best product for your house. In any case, your decisions today will determine your convenience tomorrow.
- So, first choose the right type. Automatic roll ups are perfect for industrial use since they don't occupy space, are extremely strong and convenient. You will want something similar for your store just in a smaller size but for windows or public places security grills are the best. When it comes to residences, swing and rolling gates are the most convenient and popular choices. Swing hung options usually come in single or bi-parting ones depending on their size. The choice will depend on the space at your property since they must open properly.
- Time to choose the material. Wood will give a great impression and prevent visibility and it's actually pretty popular for residences. Though, steel options with rails for visibility or full curtains in the case of storefront gates are also a perfect choice, especially if they are made of hot dipped galvanized steel.
- Go automatic. Who needs manual gates? Unless we are talking about small size security grills, why shouldn't you invest in automatic rolling gates and go through the trouble of opening/closing them manually? You have the choice of remotes or keypads with changeable codes.
- Invest in intercoms. Use your telephone line to check out who is at the gate and let someone in. Give visitors passwords and use your own for easy access. Make your life convenient and secure. Gates come with plenty of surprises these days!