Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer installation and automation of your custom driveway gates?
Yes, we can install driveway gates anywhere in the continental US.
Often times our customers perform the installations DIY using the help of our informative guides and 24/7 available (on request) phone support.
We’ve also built excellent working relationships with a nationwide network of gate installers who are familiar with installing our gates, as well as providing automation services and long-term preventive maintenance & safety checkups.
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 will my driveway gate cost?
Depending on the gate design and material, from $200-500 dollars per linear foot. Therefore a 10′ gate panel would be anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000.
What is the process for buying a custom driveway gate?
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 you charge for custom designs?
Existing gate designs are free. For new designs, depending on the complexity of the project we may require a design deposit of $30-$299.
How long does it take to build my custom gate?
Our lead time to completion is usually 3 to 4 weeks from the time a down payment is made. Larger or exceptionally intricate projects may take longer to complete.
How will I get my driveway gate?
We can either deliver or have it shipped directly to you via freight. We have shipped to the majority of the lower 48 states.
If you ship a gate to me, is it insured against damage?
Yes, each gate we ship to our clients is guaranteed to arrive in its original condition and is covered by freight insurance.
Shipping & Cost Info
How It’s Done
Each driveway gate package is carefully palletized on a protective wooden crate with thick foam padding, shrink wrapped, banded and shipped to its destination via common carrier, typically UPS Freight and FedEx Freight.
There are several options for receiving your new driveway gate package.
- The first option, pickup from a local freight terminal, is usually the least expensive.
- The second option is delivery to a commercial address with dock or forklift and is typically more expensive than terminal pickup.
- The third option is residential delivery. This can add several hundred dollars to the shipping cost. 3-4 individuals can cut the straps, open the the skid and offload the panels in a half hour. A lift gate can be ordered that will lower the skid to the ground for an added fee.
All Orders qualify for FREE SHIPPING to your local freight terminal!
Shipping costs directly to a home or commercial address typically adds $200-$500. Very large projects (usually 14′ or longer when palletized) may incur overlength fees.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept personal & business checks. We also accept credit/debit cards or Paypal.