New fences are an exciting addition to your home. Okay, we’ll admit it: it does sound rather mundane. But it doesn’t have to be! Every aspect of your home’s design, inside and outside, can be reflections of how you live your life and how you want it to look. Depending on your yard’s size, installing a properly-sized gate could be a necessary step in the fence construction process. So, with that in mind, we’ve developed a guide to help you pick the right gate for your fence!
Preliminary Preparations to Take Care of First
Since fences count as home improvements, you’ll need to speak to your neighbors and HOA before making any moves. After all, there could be a standard gate size that you’ll need to follow. If you don’t comply, you risk being denied the opportunity to add some convenient gates to your picket fence. Once you’ve done that, determine if you’ll need an accessible power source to operate an electronic gate instead of a manual one. Meanwhile, take time to complete some necessary measurements, such as how long your fence is and how expansive your yard is as well. Ready to move on? Do as much research as you can.
Factors That Will Affect Your Final Decision
By staying apprised of all the complex issues involved in raising your fence (do you need permits? What material/color/designs are acceptable? How tall can it be?), you’ll avoid encountering any pitfalls that can slow down the project. Such factors include:
- The type of gate you want
- The type of opening you have
- Extra features like keypads or automatic openers
Other Issues to Consider As You Go Along
Finally, there are some other issues that you must address while your fence-and-gate system is being built. Your budget will dictate the choices you can make and how the finished product will turn out. Plus, your environment will also have something to say – wind, rain, and snow can all cause damage to or even topple your fence. These nasty weather conditions can also render your gates inoperable. That’s why you need to maintain them and control the flow of foot traffic to keep out unwanted critters or visitors.
Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach
Call Hercules Fence of Norfolk and Virginia Beach for your fencing needs. We have decades of experience in the fencing industry. We can offer you the best in ornamental steel, chain link, wooden fences, and more. Our dedicated teams of fencing professionals are highly trained, skilled, and experienced in providing quality fence installations of any type. We’ll work with you to find a fence that best suits your needs and budget.
Contact Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach at (757) 321-6700, drop-in, or contact us on our website to learn more about fall and winter fence construction! You can keep up to date with offers and information from Hercules Fence of Virginia Beach on Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and Twitter.