When most homeowners decide to install an access gate, their top priority is security—but did you know adding a beautiful access gate to your home can also increase its curb appeal and value?
We know installing an access gate to your home is no small project, so if you’re considering purchasing one, there are a few things you should know before starting.
Do Access Gates Increase the Property Value of Your Home?
Aside from the benefit of added security, the return on investment for driveway gates is often high because they give homes a more elegant and luxurious appearance. Most people are willing to spend more on security, which is a crucial factor for property buyers.
Whether or not your access gate increases the value of your home can depend on a couple of factors like the materials used to build your gate, your neighborhood, the condition you keep your fence in, and ultimately, what homebuyers want.
What Type of Access Gate Has the Highest ROI
When it comes to driveway and estate access gates, there are several gate styles and materials available. The most popular styles are swing gates, slide gates, telescopic, and cantilever gates. While people most often choose to build with materials like steel, aluminum, wrought iron, cast iron, wood, and glass.
These can all offer a high ROI. However, choosing a gate that fits your home or neighborhood’s architecture is the key to getting the best return on your investment with your gate. For example, if the structure of your home is more traditional, a classically styled swing gate may be the best option, but if you’re installing a gate for a smaller opening, like a driveway, a telescopic gate (AKA a stacked gate) could be better suited for you, making it the best investment.
Manual Vs. Automatic
The most significant benefit of an automatic gate over a manual gate is convenience. When leaving or entering your home, you won’t have to be inconvenienced by getting out of your car to open a gate with an automatic one. Automatic gates also lessen the chances of your home being robbed by intruders. However, if you install an automated gate, selecting a reliable gate operator is essential.
Whether you like a simple aluminum fence or a more decorative entrance, manual gates are available in many styles and can even be customized to fit your preferences. Compared to automatic gates, manual gates are less expensive and easier to maintain. Manual gates also don’t rely on power like automatic gates, meaning you won’t have to worry about getting access to or leaving your property because of a loss of power or a technical malfunction.
Are you considering adding a driveway or estate access gate to your home? You’ve come to the right place! With our combined experience of 100+ years, our staff can help you choose the right gate for your home. Give us a call today for a FREE on-site estimate.