ALL Garage Doors & Gates is proud to announce a successful wood sliding gate installation with an automatic opener as well as a fence installation service for a client in Pendleton, Sun Valley, CA. We are a family-owned and run business with decades of expertise when it comes to garage doors and gates.

Out with the old, in with the new. Not only does it look beautiful but it adds security to your home and valuables. We've recently completed a gate and fence installation project for our client as they have wanted to have a little bit of privacy as well as where their pets can play all day long without needing to supervise them. With their new automatic gate and wooden fence, they can be assured that they won't have to look for little Owen every day (their Dachshund). 

Now when it comes to fences and gates, before you opt to have a professional install one for you, what are the options you can choose from?

What Are The Different Types Of Gates To Choose From?

Let's begin with something fresh. As we've stated, we've recently installed an automatic gate for our last client and we'll start there. 

  • Automatic gates are the most sought-after gates by many residents as it provides you the convenience of not manually opening your own gate. With a single touch of a remote or through your smartphone, this gate opens automatically. Some even have motion sensors where once the person or vehicle has passed the sensors, the gate automatically closes on its own within seconds. An automatic gate can also be opened manually if there are power outages in your area. However, keep in mind that before opting for an automatic gate installation, it is expensive and you'll need a professional to do it for you. 
  • Next in line is a sliding gate. As the name implies, a sliding gate slides to the side or in our client's case, to the fence. While a sliding gate can be converted into an automatic gate, a standard sliding gate will need to be pushed or pulled to the side manually. These gates have wheels at the bottom that slides into the track to move.  
  • The third option to choose from is a swing gate. The swing gate works similarly to a door. It swings to open with vertical hinges to make this possible. These gates are the most common ones that can be found in any residential home. While a swing gate is the easiest gate installation, take note that there must be plenty of room for the gate to swing without hitting anything. In addition, if your gates are near the sidewalk, a swing gate is not ideal as it may hit a pedestrian.

While there are more notable options such as the bi-fold gate, a gate that folds together when opened, and the vertical style gate, a gate that opens vertically, those three above are the most known and reliable types of gates. Now if you're set on hiring a professional for a gate installation, don't forget about which fence material you will choose! Don't worry! We're here to help.

Which Material Should You Choose for Gates and Fences?

Choosing the right fence material is a lot like choosing the right style of clothes. You first want to get an idea of what you want to look like, then find something that complements your needs and fits your budget. Just like clothes, there are different kinds of fences available, each with its own characteristics and benefits. Here are some of them:

Vinyl Fences

A vinyl fence is the best for a large yard, providing it with a clean look. A vinyl fence won't need any maintenance but you'll have to wash off the dust and dirt build-up on it with mild detergents.

Metal Fences

Metal fences last forever with little to no maintenance. Although the more expensive option, a metal fence will only need a little bit of anti-rust coating for it to last for years. When you're hiring a fence installer, make sure to look for the right one that fits your home.

Wood Fences 

Wooden fences are the most beautiful fence you can choose. This type of fence is the best for those who love the style and the finish. While there are plenty of options when it comes to wood fences, almost all of them require light sanding, wood sealant, oil, and maintenance every few years. This is not to say that a wooden fence is a hassle to deal with and expensive. However, there are affordable fences like treated wood. With just a little bit of paint, you can transform it into a better-looking one.

Composite Fences

A composite fence is a great choice for those homeowners who want the look of wood but not the added maintenance that comes with it. Composite fences are made from plastic polymers so they won't rot or attract insects like untreated wood fences. Although they don't need a lot of attention, it is recommended that you clean them with a water hose when you notice dirt and grime building up on their surface.

There are also a few notable materials to choose from aside from the four above such as a chain for a chain link fence, barbed wires made with wires, and woven wires made from wires. However, if you're looking to make your property beautiful, the four materials mentioned above are your best bet as these ones are usually for rural properties like farms and commercial properties.

Why Do I Need a Professional Gate and Fence Installer?

We know it's tempting to save money by installing your own fence and gate. After all, you can get the materials easily, and setting up posts shouldn't be too hard. But without proper training and experience, there are a lot of things that can cause trouble. The fence might not be straight, or it could be unevenly spaced, or the gate might not work as well as you'd like. While you might think that these are small issues, collectively they can really detract from the overall look of your property. If you want to hire someone to do it for you, here are some points on why you need a professional fence installer for your needs.

A fence and gate installation done by a professional will save you money as they have the proper tools and equipment made for this particular job. A professional with a proper tool means no costly mistakes will be made and the job will be done just the way you want it. Another reason to hire a professional fence installer is to avoid legal issues. A professional must first comply with the law of the local government and ensure that your fence will not go beyond your property line. 

And lastly, a fence and gate installation made by a professional will increase your property's value. A fence or gate added by a professional will enhance the curb appeal of your home, making it more desirable for prospective buyers. In addition, a professional fence installer will make sure that there are no errors in the work done and that all repairs in the future will be minimal. This is especially vital if you’re planning on selling your home in the future.

Choose ALL Garage Doors & Gates For Our Fence And Gate Installation Services!

“Out with the old, in with the new. Not only do new gates and fences look beautiful but it adds security to your home and valuables.” Safety and security are very important to us here at ALL Garage Doors & Gates. As a family-owned and run business, we take pride in working with our clients, who we view not only as people who need a service but as individuals with unique needs for their homes.

So if you’re in need of automatic gate installations, gate and fence repairs, garage door openers, and more near North Hollywood, Burbank, Van Nuys, Sta Clarita, and more, contact us today! Our team is ready to provide superior customer service so that your home can receive the best gates and fences for the job. So don’t wait: choose ALL Garage Doors & Gates for our fence and gate installation services.