Successfully installing a security gate can seem like a daunting task if you feel lost or like you don’t know where to start. In most cases it’s best to leave installing security gates to the professionals. This will ensure they are installed correctly. However, if you’re a bit of a handy-man, truthfully, it’s actually not that difficult to install them yourself. Security gates are one of the most popular, and simple ways to add more security to your home or business. They limit vehicle access and to a certain extent, everyday human access as well. There are many things to consider when trying to take on the task of installing a security gate on your own.
Here’s a step by step guide to help you with your fence installation.
- ALWAYS read the instructions. No matter what brand or type of gate you decide to go with, it is always a good idea to thoroughly follow the instructions, ensuring you get the most out of your security gate.
- When digging the holes for the posts, don’t leave them perfectly round. This will allow for the posts to set and prevent them from turning and twisting.
- Envision your gate and how it will operate. Make sure that there is no obstruction such as uneven ground, rocks, or anything else that will affect it while opening.
- Ensure that there is a place for your vehicle to be while the gate is opening.
- Double, no…. Triple check to make sure that the distance between the two poles are exactly accurate to allow the gate to hang in between them.
- It’s usually a smart idea to install your gate with an adjustable hinge, just to allow for a little more customization and room for error.
- If you have chosen a swing gate, it’s usually best to install it to where it safely swings away from the road.
- When measuring, make sure to leave room for emergency vehicles and package delivery trucks.
- If your driveway is on a hill or is slightly sloped, a bi-parting gate would probably be best for you.
- If you already have a fence that is going to be connected to the gate, install the gate posts directly behind the fencing pillars. This will also come in handy if you decide to automate the gate it will be able to function more smoothly and freely.
- Be sure to check your local laws regarding such things as fence and gate height and also how close they can be installed to the road.
- Ensure that you have all of your tools ahead of time and before you start working.
If you are serious about buckling down and overall improving your security and peace, be sure to purchase a reliable security gate from professionals such as Australian Security Fencing. The last thing you want is to do all the hard work just for your security to suffer in the end. Choose a brand that will provide you with the features for an overall reliable system. Click here to check out some products that will get you steered in the right direction to choosing the correct gate for you!