Custom Driveway Gates Built To Match Your Trophy Property
Getting *the perfect* custom driveway gate to match your property can be tough, but it doesn’t have to be.
At JDR Metal Art we make things simple, predictable & a whole lot less stressful for you.
We design your gate exactly how you want it, then we build and deliver it.
With over 500 thrilled clients nationwide and over 2 decades of experience designing & building jaw-dropping entrance gates, you might say we’ve got this down to both a science and an art form by now.
Contact us today to kick-start your dream project!
“JDR Metal Art is an excellent company to work with! So 5 stars! They worked with us, all the way, to satisfy our customer’s gate design ideas and produce an outstanding product; visually stunning and of the highest quality! Thank you JDR!!”
-Joe Longo, Owner, Electric Fortress
Attention Property Owners!
Do you feel like your property is left vulnerable without a gate, but don’t want a paper thin gate that was mass produced from inferior materials in some other country?
Are you tired of seeing the same unimpressive gate designs over and over and would rather own something that will make you smile every time you come home?
Are you having a difficult time finding someone to design and build you the perfect driveway gate in a world where no one wants to work anymore?
If this is you then you’ve found the right team because here at JDR Metal Art we’ve spent the past two decades designing & building dream gates for people just like you.
At JDR Metal Art your imagination is our inspiration. We work with you or your contractor to design & build the highest quality, best looking gates for your home, farm, ranch, estate, or business.
Whether you want a simple gate or an exquisite gate we will build you any gate, any size, and get it to you anywhere, all for a price that won’t break the bank.
4 Gate Types To Choose From:
We already have hundreds of beautiful gate designs for you to choose from and customize in your own unique way, with a wide array of eye-catching American design themes such as wrought iron & ranch driveway gates, horse-themed driveway gates, tree-themed driveway gates & wildlife-themed driveway gates.
If you can’t find something you totally love on our website then we will create a custom driveway gate design especially for you from scratch!
1. Traditional & Ranch Style Gates:
We make wrought iron, traditional & ranch style driveway gates.
2. Wildlife Gate Designs:
We also make wildlife metal art themed driveway gates. Here’s a 27′ slide gate with deer, turkeys, ducks and cypress trees for a Florida retreat.
We build a wide variety of wildlife themed custom driveway gates! Every design is personalized per the customer’s wishes. We design deer, bear, turkeys, elk, ducks, etc.
3. Horse & Equine Gate Designs:
We also make equine themed driveway gates for residences, small farms and large horse facilities nationwide. Here is a German Shepherd & horse themed driveway gate for Military Mutts Ranch in California:
4. Tree Gate Designs:
We also make a wide assortment of tree themed driveway gates, typically for private residences and estates. Oak trees, maple trees, willow trees, trees of life, etc.
Thinking about buying and installing a drive way gate?
A quality driveway gate adds a layer of protection to your property, your family and your privacy. A driveway gate is a stark portal between public and private. It provides a firm line of demarcation in the mind.
You might want to check out our following articles to learn more:
The Power of Driveway Gates in Home Security
Electric Gates for Driveways
The Psychology of Driveway Gates: How Our Instincts Drive Us to Choose the Best Security
Driveway Gate Buying Guide.
Learn About Steel, Wrought Iron & Aluminum Entry Gates:
Nearly all of our gate designs can be built from either steel or aluminum. What’s the distinction? We’ve got a short primer on the difference between steel vs. aluminum driveway gates.
Steel Custom Driveway Gates
We most commonly create steel driveway gates because they are so strong and durable. Much like its precursor iron, steel is more susceptible to corrosion than aluminum when exposed to moisture and oxygen.
Aluminum Custom Driveway Gates
When the situation calls for it, we also build custom-aluminum driveway gates. Aluminum gates are a good choice for those who need a lighter gate or heightened corrosion resistance. Aluminum is less than half the weight of steel and has a very high strength to weight ratio. Although aluminum doesn’t actually “rust” it will still corrode in the form of “white rust” when not properly coated.
Custom Wrought Iron Driveway Gates
We also build custom wrought iron driveway gates. These are typically very heavy gates that require a large gate opener, thus adding expense to the project.
DRIVEWAY GATES- FAQS
Have questions about driveway gates? Here our professionals answer some of our most frequently asked questions!
How Does a Driveway Gate Increase The Curb Appeal Of a Property?
A driveway gate can increase the curb appeal of a property by adding an impressive and stylish feature to the entrance of a home or estate. It can create an immediate visual impact, setting the tone for the rest of the property. A well-designed driveway gate can convey a sense of security, exclusivity, and sophistication. It can also enhance the overall aesthetics of a property by complementing its architectural style, landscape design, and color scheme.
Moreover, a driveway gate can act as a focal point of the property and can be customized to reflect the owner’s personal style and interests. For example, a ranch-style gate can suit a country-style property, while a wildlife-themed gate can be ideal for a nature lover. A tree-themed gate can be perfect for a property surrounded by trees. A horse-themed gate can be an excellent choice for a property with equestrian facilities.
A driveway gate can also add value to a property. Equipping your gate with an automatic opener has the potential of increasing your home’s value by several percent. It can increase the perceived value of a home or estate, making it more attractive to potential buyers. It can also increase the property’s actual value, as it is a desirable feature that not all properties have. Overall, a driveway gate can be a significant investment for a property owner, but it can also be a valuable addition that enhances the property’s curb appeal, security, and value.
What Size Driveway Gate Do I Need?
The driveway gate should be at least a foot or two wider than your driveway. You have to be sure to leave room for the hinges. If there is concrete or asphalt, use a tape measure and start about a foot away from the hard driveway surface. Measure across the driveway to about a foot past the hard surface on the other side.
Is There A Minimum Size My Driveway Gate Should be?
Some jurisdictions require at least a 14′ driveway gate opening to allow their full sized emergency equipment to easily pass through in the event of an emergency. We recommend at least a 12′ wide driveway gate for all other areas. This helps avoid “close call” gate collisions with distracted delivery drivers.
Which is Better, a Swinging Driveway Gate or a Sliding Driveway Gate?
Do I Need a Single Swing Driveway Gate or a Double (dual) Swing Driveway Gate?
Can A Gate Opener Work Without a Battery?
What Power Supply Do I Need For My Electric Gates?
Your electrician needs to install a 110v 15a power supply to one side of the gate entrance. This will be used to charge the batteries on your electric gate operators. The power wire should be appropriately sized to the length of the overall run to account for voltage drop.
Do You Need a Permit To Install Driveway Gates?
What Does An Electric Gate Cost?
Do Electric Gates Use Much Power?
How Long Do Driveway Gate Motor Batteries Last?
Can I Install My Own Driveway Gates?
Yes, with the proper planning and the right attitude (and a friend or two), anyone can install our driveway gates because the gate simply bolts to the post with two bolts. The gates can be set down on blocks laid on the ground, bolted to the gate post, and the post hole filled with concrete.
Which Gates Are Better, Steel or Aluminum?
It depends on our customer’s needs because steel and aluminum each have their advantages and disadvantages.
Steel is very strong and durable but is also relatively heavy and will rust if not properly coated.
Aluminum weighs 60% less than steel, is extremely corrosion resistant and exceptionally strong for it’s weight. Aluminum is also more expensive than steel and more challenging to work with.
Keeping those factors in mind is helpful when considering which material to use in the construction of your gate.
How Much Do Steel And Aluminum Driveway Gates Weigh?
Steel gates generally weigh approximately 25 lbs per linear foot. Therefore a 10′ steel gate panel would weigh approximately 250lbs.
Aluminum gates generally weigh approximately 8.3 lbs/ft. Therefore a 10′ aluminum gate panel would weigh approximately 83lbs.
These weights are rough estimates only, please contact us to learn more about a specific gate you may have in mind.
How Much Does a Driveway Gate Cost?
Depending on the gate design and material, from $300-1000 dollars per linear foot. Therefore a 10′ gate panel would be anywhere from $3,000 to $10,000.
Do Custom Driveway Gates Require a Down Payment To Get Started?
Once the customer chooses a design we ask for a 50% down payment to begin building the driveway gates for your project. The remaining balance is due at the time of completion.
How Much Do Custom Gate Designs Cost?
Our existing driveway gate designs are free. For new gate designs, depending on the complexity of the project we may require a design deposit of $30-$299.
How Long Does It Take To Build a Custom Driveway Gate?
Our lead time to completion is usually 6 to 8 weeks from the time a down payment is made. Larger or exceptionally intricate projects may take longer to complete.
What is The Best Driveway Gate Design?
How To Design a Ranch Gate?
What is a Decorative Fence Gate?
Decorative Fence Gate Designs: A fence is not complete without a decorative fence gate at the driveway. A decorative fence gate can incorporate elements such as wrought iron spears, balusters, rings and so forth. A decorative fence gate can also incorporate any other design elements you wish to have on your gate such as a nature or modern theme.
What is a Swinging Steel Gate?
How Wide Should My Driveway Gate Be?
What is Standard Gate Width?
Driveway gates typically come in standard widths of 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 feet.
What is the Standard Gate Height?
Driveway gates typically come in standard manufactured heights of 48″, 60″ and 72″ tall. Other sizes would require a custom order to be placed. The height of the gate should match with the fencing that the gate may be connected to.
How Wide Can a Single Driveway Gate Be?
Can Electric Gates Open 180 Degrees?
A: An electric swinging driveway gate can only open up to 110 degrees. This is due to mechanical restrictions of the opener arms. Certain types of electric gate openers, such as a pad-mounted opener only “pulls to open” i.e. if you were standing on the home side of your gates, the gate opener only opens the gate towards the house, not out towards the road.