Classic Flair: Automatic Swing Gates for Your Home

Classic Flair: Automatic Swing Gates for Your Home

Are you thinking of adding a gate on your property? There are many good reasons to have a gate at the end of your driveway or front path.

Here are some of the perks of having a gate:

  • It enhances your home security by preventing people who don’t belong on your property from entering it. In fact, thieves often avoid targeting houses with gates.
  • It gives your home a classic, stately look, thereby enhancing its curb appeal and boosting your property’s value.
  • It allows you greater privacy by helping to conceal your yard from passersbys.

When choosing a gate, you have two options: a swing or slide gate. These are both great choices, and one or the other may be most suitable for you home based on factors like your house architecture and your property’s gradient.

However, here’s why a swing gate may be the best choice.


They’re Elegant

Swing gates have a classic flair that can really boost your home’s curb appeal. This effect is enhanced when you choose a gate with an elegant or ornate finish.

In addition, many people find swing gates to have a welcoming quality. They open out in a way that seems to invite the visitor to enter the property. When hosting special events, a swing gate can make your guests feel like they’re part of something truly special.

Swing gates are an ideal option if you have a house with a traditional architectural style, such as a Victorian-, Colonial-, Tudor- or French-style home.

They’re Cost-Effective

Swing gates tend to cost less than sliding gates. This is mainly because they have fewer components. Whereas a slide gate requires a track and rollers and other parts for its operation, swing gates open and close with hinges.


They’re Low-Maintenance

Swing gates are very easy to take care of. You simply need to lubricate the hinges from time-to-time and clean the gate regularly. If your gate is automated, you’ll also want to get the opener serviced at least every few years.

Slide gates tend to require a little more upkeep, as you may need to regularly sweep any leaves and debris that collect in the tracks.

However, note that in areas that get big dumps of snow, swing gates may require you to stay on top of shovelling your driveway after heavy snowfalls. Otherwise, the snow could prevent the gate from opening.

They’re Quiet

A modern swing gate won’t make any noise when opening and closing. provided you keep the hinges lubricated. A slide gate can be noisier since it works using a system of chains and pulleys.


They’re Versatile

A swing gate is sometimes the ideal choice due to the slope and features of a property. If the ground along which a slide gate would open and close isn’t level enough, then installing one may not be feasible. However, this wouldn’t be an impediment for a swing gate.

Also, slide gates require a steel beam or concrete work, which can be costly. So, if you lack a fence or have a hedge fence, a swing gate is likely the practical and budget-friendly choice.

However, note that there are situations in which the slope of your property favours a slide gate, in particular if the ground along which a swing door would open slants up or down. In these cases, a swing gate could make contact with the ground when opening, or it could leave too large of a gap between its lower portion and the ground, which can look awkward and make the gate less useful. In such cases, a slide gate is a better option.

They’re Easy to Automate

It’s easy to equip a swing gate with a gate opener. The opener can be installed along with the gate or it can be retrofitted to a manually opening gate.

When a gate is at the entrance to the driveway, most homeowners choose to get it automated. Not only do automatic swing gates make coming and going much more convenient, they also enhance your home security. With automatic swing gates, you have control over who can enter your property, reducing the risk of trespassing and theft.

If you buy a LiftMaster CSL24U or CSW24U gate opener or another model equipped with myQ technology, you can even control and monitor your gate from a distance through a smartphone application. This constitutes a further security enhancement and is highly convenient. For example, it allows you to open your gate for family members, friends, and other trusted individuals from anywhere in the world.

Creative Door™ offers and large selection of gate openers from top, high-quality brands.


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