Having a gate over your driveway can make your home more secure. A well-designed driveway gate can also increase the curb appeal of your home. When it comes to installing a new driveway gate for security and aesthetic reasons, there are a few measures you can take to control the installation costs.
Tip #1: Go for a Single-Panel Gate
One significant way to save money on your new driveway gate system is by installing a single-panel gate. A single-panel gate works well if you have a large space to work with and if your driveway is set back from the road, as single-panel gates need more room to open and close.
If your space is restricted, it is worth it to install a double-panel gate. A double-panel gate costs more but doesn't require as much space to operate. If you are lacking space, a double-panel gate is a great choice for your home.
If you are really limited on space, you may want to consider a roller gate. A roller gate works if your driveway is close to the road and you don't have a lot of space for the gate to swing open, but you have the space for the gate to roll one way or another.
Tip #2: Save Money with an Opener Kit
Another way to save money is by thinking carefully about what type of opener kit you need for the gate. A simple remote-control system is the most affordable opener kit you can purchase for your new driveway gate. Remote control opener kits generally cost less than a hundred dollars.
The next option is a keypad panel. With a keypad panel, you must roll down your window and enter the code to open the gate. Keypads generally cost a couple of hundred dollars.
Then there is an intercom system. Most intercom systems also come with either a remote control or a keypad as well. Intercom systems usually cost a couple of thousand dollars, because an intercom system involves installing a communication system between your home and your gate.
Tip #3: Clear the Space
Finally, instead of hiring someone to clear the space where your gate will go, you can clear the space yourself. You can remove all the brush in the area. This will reduce the cost of installing the new gate.
If you want to save money on installing a new driveway gate, go for a single-panel gate with a remote control and clear the space for the gate yourself. If you have limited space, consider installing a double-panel or roller-style gate.
For more information, contact a driveway gate installation service.