Metal Driveway Gates
Steel & Aluminum Gates
by JDR Metal Art
Types of Metal Driveway Gates:
Due to their intrinsic practicalities, steel and aluminum are the two favored metals when it comes to building metal driveway gates. Other types of metal driveway gates include corten steel, stainless steel, brass, copper, and bronze.
Differences Between Metal Driveway Gates
The are several noteworthy differences between steel and aluminum driveway gates. Being informed about the differences will help you make the best choice for your entrance gate. Al
Steel Driveway Gates
Steel is the most common type of metal driveway gate. Steel is easier to work with than aluminum and cheaper to purchase. It’s also heavier than aluminum and tends to rust over time.
Aluminum Driveway Gates
Aluminum is the 2nd most common sort of metal driveway gate. It is lightweight but more difficult to work with than steel. It must be cleaned thoroughly prior to welding for best quality.
Other Types of Metal Driveway Gates
Copper is very beautiful although prohibitively expensive to work with. One viable alternative is to put a beautiful copper powder coat finish over steel:
An aluminum metal driveway gate with copper powder coat finish:
Bronze is another very expensive metal which makes it very unaffordable for most. An option is a bronze powder-coated finish over steel or aluminum substrate:
Here is one of our tree themed driveway gates with an aged bronze powder coat finish.
Corten Steel Metal Driveway Gates
Corten steel can also be used to create metal driveway gates. It’s about twice the price of mild steel, but is used for aesthetics when a self-sealing rustic finish is desired. There is some debate about exactly how much Corten steel actually seals, as some notable Corten steel art installations have suffered over time from the typical staining experienced with mild steel.
Single Swing Metal Driveway Gate
Dual Swing Metal Driveway Gates
Metal Art Driveway Gates
JDR Metal Art’s metal driveway gates are made however the customer wants them. We make them from steel or aluminum and can finish them to match any of the more exotic metals such as copper or brass. If you need a metal art driveway gate, please take a moment to fill out the form below for a free quote!