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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.
Metal vs Wood Driveway Gates:
Differences Between Metal Driveway Gates (Aluminum vs. Steel)
Shown below are steel and aluminum driveway gate frame tubing that are typically used. 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.
Aluminum (Left) & Steel (Right)
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 metal driveway gate!
Steel and aluminum are both popular materials for driveway gates, each with its own unique advantages and disadvantages. Here’s a comparison of steel and aluminum driveway gates:
- Durability: Steel gates are generally more durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions, heavy impact, and attempted break-ins better than aluminum gates. However, steel gates can rust over time if not properly treated, while aluminum gates are rust-resistant.
- Maintenance: Aluminum gates require less maintenance than steel gates, as they do not rust or corrode. They also don’t require repainting as frequently as steel gates, as they are powder-coated for additional protection against fading and chipping.
- Weight: Aluminum gates are lighter than steel gates, making them easier to install and operate. However, this also means that they may not be as strong as steel gates.
- Customization: Both steel and aluminum gates offer a variety of customization options, including style, color, and design. However, steel gates can be more easily customized for intricate and ornate designs due to their strength and durability.
- Price: Steel gates are generally more expensive than aluminum gates, as they are heavier and require more materials to manufacture. However, they are also more durable and can last longer than aluminum gates, which can make them a better investment in the long run.
In summary, steel driveway gates are more durable and stronger, making them a better option for those who prioritize security and long-term durability. Aluminum gates, on the other hand, require less maintenance and are more cost-effective, making them a better option for those who prioritize affordability and low-maintenance. Ultimately, the choice between steel and aluminum gates comes down to personal preference and the specific needs of your property.
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 metal 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!
Hopefully this article has provided you with an informative experience about metal driveway gates! Are you interested in having the best metal driveway gates built for your home, farm, ranch or estate? Thank you for considering JDR Metal Art for your customized metal driveway gate needs. We are excited to offer you a unique and personalized metal driveway gate design that will add both aesthetic and functional value to your property.
Our team of experienced expert designers and craftsmen specialize in creating custom metal driveway gates that reflect your unique style and preferences. We use high-quality materials, such as durable metals and powder coat finishes, to ensure that your gate is built to last beautifully for many years to come. We work closely with you to understand your specific needs and preferences, and we will provide you with a comprehensive design proposal that meets your requirements and budget.
We are confident that our custom metal driveway gates will exceed your expectations and provide a lasting value to your property. We look forward to working with you to create a beautiful and functional gate that reflects your unique style and enhances the security and privacy of your property.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation.
The Team at JDR Metal Art.