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Custom driveway gates by JDR Metal Art 2021 e1665871909178

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2023 Driveway Gate Projects:

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ATTENTION Property Owners!!!

We hear it all the time…

Finding someone to design and build your perfect driveway gate isn’t always a walk in the park.

In a world where fewer and fewer are willing to put in the effort, we’re here to simplify, streamline, and make your entire gate-buying journey stress-free and enjoyable.

So take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy your life while we handle the heavy lifting for you.

When you choose JDR Metal Art to bring your gate vision to life, you’re not only investing in the peace of mind of your own security but also a piece of art that enhances your property’s curb appeal.

Day after day, our driveway gates are continuously adding substantial value to hundreds of homes, farms, ranches, estates, and businesses all across the USA.

The only question is: “Shouldn’t yours be next?”

Made in USA

We Promise You:

Unsurpassed Customer Service

Unlimited Design Revisions

Unparalleled 20 Year Warranty

Unbeatable Experience

What Our Clients Say:

“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!!”

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driveway gate custom design

4 different gate types to choose from:

1. Traditional & Ranch Driveway Gates

These kind of gates are of a more traditional style and typically incorporate pickets, wrought iron or plasma cut scrollwork, and/or custom plasma cut logos. We most often build this type for Southern homes and farms, and ranches out West.

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2. Tree Driveway Gates

Probably our most popular style, the tree themed driveway gate designs can feature just one large tree or the tree can be combined with animals and background scenery of your choice. Our tree driveway gate designs are custom designed however you see fit. They can be plasma cut or laser cut from either steel or aluminum.

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3. Wildlife Driveway Gates

Perfect for hunting resorts, wildlife preserves, or the entrance to your home or weekend getaway. Our wildlife driveway gate designs are custom designed with the exact animals and background scenery you want. We’ve created everything from deer and elk to bears, turtles, squirrels, owls, pheasants, bald eagles, alligators. The wildlife designs are plasma cut or laser cut from either steel or aluminum. We design the gates to complement and enhance the unique character of your property.

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4. Equine/Horse Driveway Gates

Great choice for farms, ranches, horse rescues and homes. Bring you entrance to life with artistically created metal silhouettes of horse & rider, mules, donkeys and related livestock. Our equine driveway gate designs are custom designed with the exact animals you want. We can turn a world champion show horse into a beautiful, lifelike silhouette that is plasma cut or laser cut from either steel or aluminum.

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━━━ custom gate design work

If you’re looking for something totally new & unique, we will happily create a brand new custom driveway gate design from scratch!

We also have hundreds of beautiful gate designs already made which you can choose from and customize however you see fit.

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━━━ recent gate projects:

Indianapolis driveway gates with oak tree gate design, deer, a squirrel, turkeys and cedar wood posts.

Indianapolis Driveway Gates – 16′ Metal Art Oak Tree With Cedar Posts

Fancy Custom Driveway Gate Design for A Thrilled Indianapolis Property Owner These incredible Indianapolis driveway gates started as our customer’s idea a … Read more
Atlanta driveway gates with wrought iron and black powder coated finish with wood arch overhead and stone columns, and also concrete driveway and gate openers.

Atlanta custom driveway gates | 20′ traditional gate Design

Atlanta Custom Driveway Gates: Elevate Your Security & Curb Appeal Welcome to JDR Metal Art, where aesthetics meet security, and your property … Read more
Driveway gate in Gainesville Florida that is arched, black, with custom design, hanging from stone columns.

Gainesville FL Driveway gates | ranch style with birds (Cranes)

Welcome to the world of artistry and functionality as we delve into the remarkable craftsmanship of JDR Metal Art, a leading name … Read more
Orlando florida aluminum driveway gate design by JDR Metal Art with 2x6 and 2x8 rectangular aluminum tubing frame with arches and 6x6 aluminum posts besides masonry columns.

Orlando Driveway Gates | Custom | Extra Heavy Duty | Aluminum

Orlando Aluminum driveway gates Built with care by: Hello to all; here’s our latest Orlando driveway gate project. It’s a huge 20′ … Read more

━━━ Learn more about our gates

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? Here’s an article that explains the differences between steel vs. aluminum driveway gates.

Steel Driveway Gates

We most commonly create steel driveway gates because they are so strong and durable, and less expensive than aluminum. Much like its precursor iron, steel is more susceptible to corrosion (rust) than aluminum when exposed to moisture and oxygen. To overcome this, our steel gates get a rust-fighting zinc rich primer coat first beneath two more layers of powder coat.

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Corten steel metal driveway gate hanging from rock columns.

Wrought Iron Driveway Gates

Wrought iron gates are also very strong and durable. Because they are typically made from the thickest of materials, these are very heavy gates that require heavy equipment to install, and a larger gate opener to automate.

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Wrought Iron driveway gate by JDR Metal Art, hung from masonry columns.

Aluminum Driveway Gates

Aluminum driveway gates are the lightest material, easy to install, more resistant to corrosion, but require the far more cleanliness and preparation than steel before welding and powder coating to achieve the highest strength and durability possible. Also, the material is more costly than steel or wrought iron.

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Dual swing aluminum driveway gates.

━━━ Gate Automation

Driveway Gates with Automatic Openers:

Here are some of our entrance gates working with automatic gate openers. We have yet to meet anyone who likes to get in and out of the car or truck to open and close their gate! These systems can be set up to run with either standard electric or solar power.

We recommend Liftmaster and Apollo gate operator systems.

━━━ Plasma Cut driveway gates

What in the Heck is plasma cutting?!

Plasma cutting is where the magic happens…

A hot jet of compressed air and charged plasma that is as hot as the sun’s surface blasts through sheets and plates of steel and aluminum, creating strong and durable metal parts of practically limitless shape & size. We’ve been utilizing plasma cutting since 2004 to create beautiful decorative elements for driveway gates.

━━━ custom Driveway Gate Hinges

Our Driveway Gate Hinges Are Rather Unique:

Most gate companies buy their hinges pre-made (often from foreign countries). As for us, we build the entire hinge mechanisms for each and every driveway gate ourselves.

Our gates & posts simply bolt together which allows for a simplified on-site install with no need for welding, making the installation a breeze.

Most J-bolt type hinges use a 3/4″ rod, ours are 25% thicker! And there are several inches of adjustability built in so the gates can easily be kept level.

There is no need for hinge maintenance because the gates swing on heavy duty 2,000lb load rated sealed roller bearings.

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Been thinking about the benefits of buying and installing a drive way gate?

A quality driveway gate adds a substantial protective presence to your property, your family and your privacy. The peace of mind a well-built driveway gate gives you is hard to overstate. You can check out our following articles to learn more:

━━━ FAQS

Have questions about driveway gates?

Here you will find answers to some of our most frequently asked questions!

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. 

Some local 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.

swinging driveway gate is much easier to install and automate than a sliding driveway gate. A sliding driveway gate requires more room to operate in most instances,  and is more expensive to automate than a swinging driveway gate. A sliding driveway gate requires extra supports welded to the end of the gate for a cantilever style sliding gate.

A single swing gate is typically used for up to a 12′ wide driveway. Anything larger than 12′ wide generally will be a dual swing gate. A curved driveway may be better for a dual swing gate, depending on which side of the curve the gate hinge post will be located.

If you live in a rural area then you most likely will not need to apply for a driveway gate permit if you want to install a new driveway gate on your property. City or county planning may require a permit to install or replace a residential driveway gate, but not in every instance. Consult with the local building department to confirm.

The batteries need to be tested yearly and typically last 3-4 years before needing replacement.

Yes, with the proper planning and tools anyone can install our driveway gates because the gate simply bolts to the post, there is no need for any welding. The gates can be set down on wood blocks laid on the ground to get the desired ground clearance, bolted to the gate post, and the post hole filled with concrete.

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.

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.

Depending on the gate design and material, from $400-1000 dollars per linear foot. Therefore a 10′ gate panel would be anywhere from $4,000 to $10,000.

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.

If you choose one of our existing driveway gate designs there is no charge. For new gate designs, depending on the complexity of the project we may require a design deposit of up to $1,000.

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.

The best gate designs for driveways should balance function with form. A driveway gate design makes an impression as to the owner’s personality. The gate design should be created from either steel or aluminum for metal driveway gates. JDR Metal Art has over 100 high-quality driveway gate designs and creates brand new gate designs every month.

Start designing a ranch gate by first getting the measurements together, such as the width of the opening and the desired height of the gate. Then think about whether you want the top arched, flat, and with or without decorative elements such as finials (spears). A ranch gate can be old-world wrought iron style or a modern ranch gate with a stunning plasma cut artistic design of ranch animals such as horses and equine, cattle, bison, or exotics. 

The single steel swinging gate design is the most functional type of driveway gate because it only requires one gate post and can be easily installed. The double open swing gate is more complex as it requires two gate posts and takes more effort to make sure the swinging gate panels align properly when they are in the closed position. Design: Swing Steel Gate For Home, Farm, Ranch or Estate.

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. 

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. ontent

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.

For a sliding driveway gate, it can be built to practically any width up to 40′ or more. The largest we’ve built is 37′ single slide gate that had to be shipped on a flatbed trailer. For a swinging driveway gate, even the best driveway gate openers can only handle up to a 16′ or 18′ single swing gate.  We’ve built many 16′ single swing gates. 

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.

For driveway gate clearance above the ground, we typically see clients going with 4″ to 6″ ground clearance. For clearance between the gate and the gate post, there should be 3.5″ to 4″ of clearance. For clearance between the gate and a latching post (single swing gates) we recommend 1″ space so hands can’t get crushed when the gate is going into the closed position. 

Driveway Gate Sizes Are as follows:

We build 10′ driveway gates, 12′ driveway gates, 14′ driveway gates, 16′ driveway gates, 18′ driveway gates, 20′ driveway gates, 22′ driveway gates, and 24′ driveway gates. Custom gates are sized to the inch, up to 40′ long.

The metals we use are only of the highest quality. All our stock steel and aluminum is stamped “Made in USA.”

For our steel driveway gates we always use a minimum of 1/8″ (.125 inch thick) material thickness for all gate construction.

Load bearing components such as the hinge rails are always at least 3/16″ in wall thickness.

For our aluminum driveway gates, the minimum material thickness is 3/16″. 

Our standard mounting posts are made from 4×4″ square tubing with a minimum of 1/4″ wall thickness. We also build 6×6, 8×8 and larger gate posts.

Electric driveway gates come in a wide range of sizes, designs and quality. The average cost to install an electric gate is between $8,000 to $25,00, with average customers paying around $12,500 for a single swing 12 foot automated gate completely installed from start to finish.

There are typically two options. If solar power will work for your application (you need at least 4 hours of direct sunlight per day to provide an adequate charge), you can install solar panels that are rated for a solar capable gate opener such as the Liftmaster LA 412 (residential duty) or LA 500 (commercial duty).

If you are running AC power to the site, you will need to install a 110 volt 20 amp power supply to one side of the gate entrance, where the gate opener control box will be located. 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.

Most gate openers contain either 12v or 24v batteries which are charged with 120v electric or by a solar panel. Only the largest gate openers, such as the Liftmaster CSW200, are run directly by 120v AC power.

Electric gates consume very little electricity at a single-family residence. The gates use practically no power while they are in standby mode. A single fully charged battery will open and close a gate 300 cycles without being charged.

A gated community will use much more power, but still not enough cost to be more than a passing concern.

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.

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