Gateway to the Best – A Beginner’s Guide to Gates

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A Beginner’s Guide to Gates

We live in an increasingly image-driven age. As such, there are just some images that have come to resonate with us down through the centuries. One such image is that of the great iron or golden or gilded gate at the entrance of a property.

Gates are generally higher than human occupants, and they can certainly seem larger than life sometimes. They’re a symbol of status and power, and for as technology-happy as our world is today, a great gate will still stand out as one of the best security measures available.

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You Have Choices In Security Gates

Choices In Security Gates

To be truly secure in your surroundings, you will need the proper security gate to match your new security fence. Without the correct gate, access can be difficult if not impossible, which is probably not what you meant when you wanted to keep people out.

There are various types of security gates available, from ones that slide to the side to open, to double and single swing gates. Many are automatic and all must function well in the space that is available. In fact, space is the top priority when considering a security gate, since the security part is already taken into account in its construction.

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Things To Consider When Fencing A Residential Enclosure

Things To Consider When Fencing A Residential Enclosure

Today’s wide variety of fencing materials and styles allows for homeowners to create almost any look they want once certain factors are taken into account. The variables to be considered in selecting the type of fence for a residential enclosure will include the appearance, the cost, and whether the fence will be used for security, privacy, or both.

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Fencing For Commercial Enclosures Can Help Hide The Dumpster

Fencing For Commercial Enclosures Can Help Hide The Dumpster

Dumpster security is not often high on the list of business considerations. After all, who wants to make sure their trash is safe from thieves?

However, fencing for commercial enclosures to hide a dumpster eyesore or to protect the unit from pilferage, vandalism, and misuse is required in some communities and preferred by businesses who want to maintain a proper public persona. These commercial enclosures may have to meet legal guidelines and must be thoroughly accessible while keeping the trash out of sight.

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Learn The Basics About Chain Link Fences

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Basics About Chain Link Fences

Well before Abraham Lincoln ever became known as “the log splitter,” fences have played an important role in the development of America. Consider that the American Dream for many is a house with a white picket fence.

Nowadays, fences are not restricted to wooden pickets or split rails. They come in all varieties, including aluminum, steel, wrought iron, vinyl, barbed wire, bamboo, and temporary plastic fencing. Oddly enough, though, it is not the picket fence but the chain link fence that most people turn to when they need an enclosure that is durable, secure, inexpensive, long lasting, and almost maintenance free.

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Safe and Beautiful Pool Fences

Safe and Beautiful Pool Fences

According to the USA Swimming Foundation, between Memorial Day and Labor Day 2013, at least 202 American children under age 14 drowned in a swimming pool or spa. Almost three-quarters of those children were younger than 5 years old.

In Florida, where pool season never ends, drowning is the leading cause of accidental death for children under age 5. Often, the last place the child was seen before being found in the pool was inside the house. It takes only moments of inattention or distraction for tragedy to occur. The statistics are sobering, but the solution is clear: supervise youngsters, and fence your pool.

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Basics of Automatic Security Gates

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Basics of Automatic Security Gates

Shopping for an automatic security or driveway gate for your home or business? You may be interested in some basic terminology.

Simply, automatic security gates include two components: The gate moves to block the driveway opening and provide security. It is fence-mounted to control access. The gate operator automatically opens and closes the gate, is usually electric, and can be powered by chain, gear, or hydraulics.

The most common gate types are:

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How to Maintain your Automatic Security Gate

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Maintain your Automatic Security Gate

With any major purchase, it’s always wise to perform regular care and maintenance in order to safeguard your investment. This advice definitely applies to your residential or commercial automatic security gates and gate operators.

Some higher-quality gates and operators are advertised as “maintenance-free,” which just means they should need less maintenance or adjustment than the more economical systems. This is because they typically feature sealed or closed parts, secure encasements, and coated circuitry that add an extra level of protection against wear and tear.

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Choosing a Fencing Contractor

Choosing a Fencing Contractor

There are great fencing contractors out there, but also some that are more than happy to give you a good sales pitch, take your money, and run. The good news is that with a little bit of research, you should end up with the fences, gates, and contractor of your dreams.

Some factors are nonnegotiable: they should give written quotes and estimates, and be licensed and certified with your state. Confirm license numbers via online registries or by calling local regulatory agencies.

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Best Fences for Commercial and Residential Properties

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Best Fences for Commercial and Residential Properties

When it comes to protecting your property, family, and valuables, there is no better choice than fencing. It can be argued that security cameras are the best choice, but they are not. They do very little to deter intruders, who will simply strap on a mask and break in regardless of how much footage is recorded. Even if you do manage to capture the face of a burglar, it can still be very hard for police to locate and identify the subject. Fencing in your property will deter theft, because most intruders are just looking for a quick and easy break-in.

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