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4 Things to Look For in an Iron Gate

Your front gate is the first impression of your property. Whether you opt for an iron gate, an overhead door, or a white picket fence, your choice should reflect the security needs and the personality of your space. Customizable iron gates do just that. These functional, classy gates will give your property the refined air that it deserves – but how do you choose the right one? Read on to find out what qualities to look for in an iron gate.

1) Automation

Automation is a modern and convenient way to control how your gate opens and closes – and control who enters your building! In-ground and above-ground applications can allow swinging and sliding automation. Depending on how you desire to access your gate, these automation options will give your property a personalized touch along with an added layer of security.

2) Rust Protection

Wrought iron is one of the most rust-resistant materials that your gate can be made from. Because the iron itself is an alloy mixed with fibrous slag, its very nature is protective against rust. To ensure long-lasting results, galvanization, or applying a thin coating of protective zinc, is one of the most popular and effective ways to rust-proof iron and other metals. Should you choose a material other than iron for your gate, make sure to research or ask your designer about rust. Rust protection is a worthwhile consideration to keep your gate functioning years down the line.

3) Access Control

Do you need a telephone entry system or keypad access? Easy! Any custom gate can be souped-up to restrict access and tighten security. These types of access control systems work by reading a physical or pin pad ‘key’, determining its accuracy, and then performing the corresponding function. Intercoms, remotes and receivers, and mounted pin pads can all help you control the flow of visitors through your gate. Telephone access may be the most convenient for busy gates with lots of traffic flowing in and out. Determine your visitor frequency, accessibility needs, and the types of vehicles that will need access to your property to establish optimal access control.

4) Design

Your customized iron gate can be sturdy enough for a fortress or sleek enough for a modern penthouse. For an antique look often used in Victorian or colonial homes, ornate post-caps are a wonderful decorative option that double as a climbing deterrent. A straight design with hard angles and minimal embellishments might be more your style. Additionally, a little custom iron work can make your gate a piece of true artistry. What better way to welcome visitors into your space than with a beautiful gate that proclaims your taste in style?

Iron Gate Installation

An iron gate is one of the most visually appealing ways to add security to your property. If you are currently in the market for an iron gate, contact Frontier Pacific to discuss any questions or concerns you may have. Our combined 27 years of experience make us the optimal choice to install your iron gate. Contact us today by phone or email to learn more!