Series: Building the perfect gate.
Gates are used to control access. Which type is the right one for a particular job?
The first distinction is usually whether the property is residential or commercial. This is sometimes a bit difficult if both a residence and a business exist on the property, but for the most part it helps define the requirements of the gate as an access control system.
Broadly speaking, residential gates require more emphasis on the ‘look’ of the entryway because it becomes the first impression of the home and property. There is a higher chance that the gate is part of a larger project that involves masonry and landscaping, decorative driveways, tying into ornamental fence lines, and everything else that goes into the design of the front of the property. Of course, clients can also want something simple but this is all part of the preliminary discussion and planning that goes into providing the right gate for the client’s needs.
If all they want is more security for their property, they should not compromise first impressions with a poorly executed gate that disappoints aethetically.
Commercial gates should reflect the company in a positive, professional manner. Good aesthetics are still important! If all they want is more security for their property, they should not compromise first impressions with a poorly executed gate that disappoints aesthetically. Even though commercial gates tend to be more formulaic, the requirement of planning and discussing the client’s needs should not be underestimated.