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Metal Driveway Gates

Driveway gates with tree design by JDR Metal Art and installed by Innovative Fence Solutions.

Getting the perfect metal driveway gates for your property might seem like an impossible task but no worries. Simply give us a design theme you are passionate about and we’re going to get to work designing an unbeatable unique design for you that you can’t find anywhere else!

Metal driveway gates are becoming more and more popular across the nation. JDR Metal Art’s metal driveway gates are made in many styles such as ranch and traditional, plasma cut horse themes, wildlife themes, tree themes and more! We work with both steel and aluminum when building metal driveway gates.

Types of Metal Driveway Gates:

Aluminum tubing vs steel tubing for building custom driveway gates.
Steel and aluminum driveway gate frame tubing. Side by side comparison of the two. The aluminum is bright and shiny while the steel is dull and rusty.

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.

Steel gate hinge being welded.
Welding 1/2″ thick steel driveway gate hinge bracket to back side of metal gate.

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.

Palm tree driveway gate with fence accent design.
Aluminum driveway gate panel on the welding table.

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:

Copper metal driveway gates

An aluminum metal driveway gate with copper powder coat finish:

Aluminum metal driveway gates with copper 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:

Bronze metal driveway gate with pickets.

Aged Bronze:

Here is one of our tree themed metal driveway gates with an aged bronze powder coat finish.Bronze powder coated iron oak tree gate, 18' wide x 7'6" tall in the center.

Corten Steel Metal Driveway Gates

Corten steel metal driveway gate hanging from rock columns.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

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Steel driveway gates with horses grazing and dogs in foreground. 12′ single swing for Louisville, KY driveway entrance with brick columns and decorative lighting.

Dual Swing Metal Driveway Gates

Metal art driveway gate covered in snow with barn in the background.
Dual swing metal driveway gates with snow, hanging from native limestone columns in southern Indiana.

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!

Metal art driveway gates for ranch entrance.



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