- 01 / Nov / 2018
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Driveway Gates with American Flag & Dogs Theme Custom Made by JDR Metal Art 12'…Read more
Our gates will make your driveway entrance look outstanding while giving your property and your loved ones the benefits of increased security.
Our metal entry gates and designs feature a wide range of possibilities including but not limited to life-sized silhouettes of deer, elk and wildlife, horses and equine, trees, scroll work, company logos, family crests, ranch brands, athletics, whimsical themes, and anything else you can imagine or will let us imagine for you! We specialize in plasma cut and laser cut gates in both steel and aluminum.
We ship our creations factory-direct, fully insured, to our clients nationwide and internationally.
Please either use the contact form or simply give us a call at (800) 805-8254 to start the discussion about your custom gates today. We hope to hear from you soon!
A well-built driveway gate will last for generations. When it comes to metal driveway gates, JDR Metal Art uses 1/8″ material thickness minimum for all gate construction. Much of the gate framing is 3/16″ wall thickness. The competition is often using steel less than half as thick as what we use. Their gates simply won’t hold up over the long run because there isn't much to absorb the shocks a gate is liable to be subjected to over the years.
We prefabricate the posts and hinge block mechanisms for each gate we build. That allows for a simplified installation by the end user with no on-site welding required. Our standard mounting posts are made from 4×4″ square tubing with a minimum of 1/4″ wall thickness. The hinges simply bolt together and have several inches of adjustment so that the gates can be kept level and properly aligned. The ground can move over time, especially in colder parts of the country as the ground heaves when frost settles into it. Many hinges supplied with driveway gates simply don't have enough adjustment in them to keep the gates lined up over time.
JDR Metal Art uses maintenance-free sealed bearing driveway gate hinges with a 4,000 lb. load rating (per gate leaf). Most driveway gates require semiannual greasing to keep the hinge from seizing and failing. No greasing is required to keep our gates swinging freely. They swing with just the touch of a finger which is important. Automatic gate openers can mistake resistance in the hinges as an obstruction (such as a car or truck) which causes the opener to stop and reverse, preventing it from opening and closing. This ``nuisance tripping`` of the built-in safety devices on the gate opener can result in a blocked entrance, missed work or appointments, and expensive service calls to correct the situation.
I believe JDR Metal Art built me the best gate in Grove city. Justin: A true craftsman, you will not find a better fabricator/welder around. I’m very impressed and anyone that has drove by my house is sure to be. Thanks Justin
We happened to find some of JDR’s photos on the web. We saw the tree gate and it became a “must have”. Gave them a call and they were very good about explaining things and sending us photos of the gate we were interested in. Price was not bad surprisingly. They delivered the gate earlier than expected and they have been great through the whole thing. We now have a one of a kind gate and it looks beautiful. We highly recommend them.