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MAKE YOUR PROPERTY ENTRANCE IMPRESSIVE WITH A BRAND NEW DRIVEWAY GATE DESIGN!
Our Gates Feature Any Design Theme You Want!
We will help you make a gate that is not only secure but appealing to the eye. Whether it’s a traditional or modern themed gate for your farm, ranch, home or business…let’s get it done!
Whatever your needs, we work with you one-on-one to find out what your needs are and to give you different ideas and options to make your gate project a successful one.
JDR Designs & Builds Only the Highest Quality Driveway Gates
Although we specialize in plasma cut driveway gates there is no such thing as “cutting corners” at JDR Metal Art! Our highly detailed gates are built with a great deal of care and all of our work is top notch when complete! These aren’t the typical Lowe’s driveway gates or Tractor Supply driveway gates, or even eBay driveway gates, that are all made in a foreign country using substandard manufacturing practices.
How To Build Driveway Gates: A Great Gate Requires The Right Materials
First things first: the metals we use are only of the highest quality. All our stock steel and aluminum is stamped “Made in USA.”
The Outer Gate Frame & Inner Design
For our steel driveway gates we always use a minimum of 1/8″ (.125 inch thick) material thickness for all gate construction. For our aluminum driveway gates, the minimum material thickness is 3/16″. Load bearing components such as the hinge rails and posts are always at least 3/16″ in wall thickness.
Driveway Gate Posts
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.
We prefabricate the posts and hinge block mechanisms for each gate we build. That allows for a simplified installation with no on-site welding required. The hinges bolt together and are adjustable so that the gates can be kept level.
We Make Our Own Driveway Gate Hinges
We designed and make our own maintenance-free sealed bearing driveway gate hinges with a 2000lb load rating (per gate leaf). No greasing is required to keep our driveway gates swinging freely. They are easily adjustable for the gate installer.
Steel & Aluminum Entry Gates
Nearly all of our gate designs can be built from either steel or aluminum. What’s the distinction? We’ve got a short primer on the difference between steel vs. aluminum driveway gates.
We Build Steel Custom Driveway Gates
We most commonly create steel driveway gates because they are so strong and durable.
Much like its precursor iron, steel is more susceptible to corrosion than aluminum when exposed to moisture and oxygen.
We Build Aluminum Custom Driveway Gates
When the situation calls for it, we also build aluminum driveway gates.
Aluminum gates are a good choice for those who need a lighter gate or heightened corrosion resistance. Aluminum is less than half the weight of steel and has a very high strength to weight ratio.
Although aluminum doesn’t actually “rust” it will still corrode in the form of “white rust” when not properly coated.
Green Friendly Powder Coated Custom Driveway Gates
Once upon a time we painted our gates. Then we learned through experience that powder coat painting provides a far better solution than wet paints could ever hope for. Since 2014 we have done our powder coating in-house. Many gate companies either elect to outsource their powder coating elsewhere or resort to wet painting. Doing our own powder coating in-house is excellent for us because it greatly increases the finish quality and brings much faster turnaround times than with outsourcing the powder coating. This results in a longer lasting, higher quality product. We mostly make black powder coated gates, but also can make the drive way gates green or white, etc. Powder coat is considered environmentally friendly compared to liquid paints because their are no VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) which are emitted during the curing process. There is far less waste as the excess powder coat (overspray) can be reclaimed and recycled.
Sandblasting Improves Coating Adhesion
Before being powder coated the metal must be free of any rust, oil or dirt and that is accomplished by sandblasting the driveway gates. This gives the powder coat maximum adhesion. Powder coat that strongly adheres to the prepared surface of the custom driveway gate is much less likely to allow corrosion beneath the coating.
Our Powder Coating Capacity = 20′ long x 9′ tall
With our powder coating line we have the capacity to powder coat anything up to 26′ long and approximately 9′ tall. It is extremely rare that there is a driveway gate too large for us to apply a beautiful powder coated finish to.
The most critical aspect of metal finishing is, of course, proper part preparation and pretreatment. As mentioned above use sandblasting to remove all rust, mill scale, and dirt from the metal gate surface. We also add eco-friendly cleaning and pretreatment solutions to prepare a very clean, oil and oxide-free metal surface. This sets the foundation for an extended coating life. It also eliminates toxic impact upon our environment.
Each steel gate receives a coat of zinc rich primer for added corrosion resistance. This primer gives our steel gates an outstanding amount of resistance to the formation of rust, even when the powder coat has been scratched all of the way down to the metal.
This is followed by top coats of exterior grade polyester powder coating that is baked to a beautiful finish. Some metallic finishes even get a clear coat or we can add a clear coat on special request!
Our standard topcoat color is a 60% gloss black specially formulated for high color retention and resistance to the elements, which is important because driveway gates spend nearly all their time in the outdoors with very little protection other than the paint coating.
Aluminum gates are still sandblasted but they receive two coats of topcoat instead of any primer. The first layer of our polyester top coat acts as a primer layer on the aluminum.
The second layer is essentially just an added layer of protection that we like to put on for an even longer finish life.
Powder coat is more durable than paint, yet any dings or scratches incurred during installation are easily touched up with the corresponding Rustoleum paint color to keep everything looking great and corrosion/rust-free.
Nationwide Gate Shipping – Fully Insured
We guarantee that our gates will arrive in original condition. We contract with only the top rated freight carriers to have our custom gate creations delivered to our clients who are located nationwide. As frequent shippers we secure high level service at the lowest prices available for our valued clients.
Gates are always securely wrapped and crated with foam packaging inside and also fully insured in the unlikely event that damage would ever occur during transit.
Our clients often opt to pick up their new custom gates from their local UPS or FEDEX freight terminal themselves, or send their contractor to do it for them.
If residential delivery is the chosen method then gates and posts can also be offloaded from the freight truck either by forklift/skid steer or the skid can be quickly broken down upon arrival and the gates and posts offloaded by hand, one by one, with the help of several friends. Most gate panels weigh 250 lbs or less (more for much larger gates). Trucks with lift gates are available for our smaller gates at an extra fee.
We Build Swing & Double Swing Farm Gates
Our custom farm gates make your farm entrance stand out from the crowd. We build these farm gates for a wide range of farms such as cattle farms, horse farms, elk farms, deer farms, sheep farms and practically any other type of farm you might own or manage!
We Build Swing & Double Swing Ranch Gates
Ranch gates are a great way to keep livestock inside your property while keeping unwanted vehicles out. Our custom ranch gates are designed to integrate with your overall ranch theme. Your ranch is unique in it’s own way and ranch gates provide an opportunity to show it.
Driveway Gate Blog with a Selection of Our Recent Projects
Be sure to check out some of our recent gate projects over at our Driveway Gate Blog. There we regularly post content about the driveway gates we ship nationwide to our customers.