Steel vs Aluminum Driveway Gates
Which is the better choice for you?
When making the comparison between steel and aluminum driveway gates you will probably find that “which one is better” will be entirely subjective to your needs. Learning the different properties of these two metals can help you make the right decision for your needs.
What is Steel?
Often used in the construction of bridges, automobiles and skyscrapers; steel is perhaps the most integral commodity of the modern era. Widely used for it’s strength and endurance. Cost effective and very strong but 3x heavier than aluminum and more prone to corrosion in the form of rust. Here is a selection of some of our steel driveway gates.
What is Aluminum?
Aluminum is a shiny white metal most commonly used for building aircraft, boats and medical devices. Although more costly than steel, It weighs only 1/3 as much and has a very high strength-to-weight ratio which makes less work for both the gate installer and the automatic gate openers. Aluminum’s outstanding corrosion properties are highly desirable for customers living in salty environments such as near the ocean or close to a road that will see lots of salt through the winter. Although aluminum doesn’t “rust” per se, it still suffers from corrosion if strict guidelines are not followed.