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The Importance of a Residential Gate

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Having a residential gate provides more benefits than simply letting you pass through your fence.

We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of residential fences, and how they provide many benefits, including protecting your family (and pets), home, and possessions. We all know that a durable residential fence needs to be sturdy and well-constructed. But a strong fence is only as good as its gate, right. The residential gate is a vitally important consideration in the fencing. Not only does it need to be just as secure as the rest of the fence, but it also has to be easy to use and fit with the fence. Read on to learn more about the importance of the residential gate. 


A pretty, well-designed gate can help improve the overall look and curb appeal of your whole house. Make sure that the gate matches the fence (same material and style) and doesn’t clash with the house. Most fences and gates offer multiple aesthetic options to ensure that you end up with a fence and gate that you love.


Your residential gate should also improve the security of your home. This means that it should be as strong and sturdy as your fence, allow for locking, and not be easily broken. If the gate doesn’t close correctly or doesn’t lock completely, it is a security hazard, rather than a positive addition to your home. Having a gate on your fence also allows you to access the yard and allow or restrict access to the yard as needed, without going through the house first (imagine not having to bring your muddy puppy through the house to give him a bath outside after a walk!).


Residential gates come in a range of customizable options as well. You could opt for a gate that slides into a wall or fence, one that swings open in either direction (or swings in both directions), or one that opens by swinging upwards. There are several options when it comes to latches, locks, and handles as well. 

Financial Benefit

There are several financial considerations that go into the choice of a residential gate. The best option is to get one that provides enough benefits or return on investment to balance its cost. For example, having an oversized gate installed could cost more than a standard gate, but if it allows your landscapers to get a larger mower in, you may not have to pay as much for your lawn maintenance. Similarly, if you plan on selling your home in the future, a sturdy, pretty, secure gate will help improve your home’s value. A strong fence may even help lower your homeowners’ insurance as well.

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Hercules Fence DC has been providing property owners with quality fences for over 50 years. We are well equipped to meet your needs, whether they are residential or commercial. We have extensive experience working with families and pet owners to keep the most important members of their home safe, so call us today about installing a new pet fence for your family. Contact us by giving us a call at 301-441-1600 or visiting us online. To see examples of our work, follow us on FacebookTwitterLinkedInPinterest, and Flickr.

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