What Determines Gate Prices11/21/2013 Back To Blog
Not all wrought iron gates cost the same amount of money even if they have the exact same characteristics because we never purchase solely the panel but a whole system with many components and accessories. Actually the price would be determined by several factors and personal choices and that's why you must not rely merely on the initial cost of the gate itself. Before new gate installation you are called to consider several parameters and choose a new system accordingly. Thus, you will consider the weather conditions and frequency of use, lifestyle, requirements of the property and the needs and expectations of your family.
All these parameters will lead you in choosing the right type of gate, at the right size with the most appropriate driveway gate opener, remote and accessories. The combination of your choices will actually form the final price because different sizes, materials and electric systems vary in cost and, therefore, it's best to prioritize your needs and make the best synthesis based on your budget.
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When you are building a new gate system, it's financially hard to get the best of the best in everything. You will need to make some compromises but you must also know which things to sacrifice over others. For example, getting ornamental iron gates is not your priority because they are beautiful but more expensive. Though, if you decided to invest in iron gates, it's best to spend some extra money to get galvanized ones. The price will certainly go up but you will be saving in the future from reduced maintenance service.
The price will also be determined by the choice of residential gate openers. Although, most new branded openers have similar standard characteristics and similar prices, the price will also depend on the extra accessories that you are planning to add. Take the remote for example. It's different getting a plain clicker than choosing a multicode or gate opener keypad. Of course, the more you invest in these new technologies, the best it will be for your security but you must also remember that some features can be added later.