As we discussed last week in our piece on commercial gates, there are many styles and materials to choose from when designing a new fence gate. When working with the team at Hercules Fence of Richmond, you will likely have to consider many different factors that can determine which types of fences and gates would be best for your property. In the final installment of our three-part series on gates, we will explore what factors come into play when you plan for a new fence gate.
Your Facility’s Security Level
First and foremost, you must think about the level of security that you require for your property. If you are a higher-security facility, you will likely consider taller fences with gates that lock. Discuss your security needs with your fencing contractor to ensure that your facility is adequately protected. On the other hand, a property that does not need a secure perimeter can likely do well with a simple decorative swing gate.
Typical Flow of Pedestrian and Vehicle Traffic
When it comes down to it, gates are portals through which vehicles and pedestrians may enter. Think about the flow of vehicle and foot traffic on your property. Where are folks most likely to want to walk or drive to get from point A to point B? Is there a fence blocking the way? A well-placed fence gate can make getting from one place to another much faster, and you may even limit accidents by providing an alternative to fence hopping.
Number and Location of Gates
Once you have determined where gates will be most useful for vehicles and pedestrians, take a look at the surrounding architecture and landscape. Think about what locations make sense. Avoid placing your new fence gate directly beside bushes or trees. They can grow in a way that obstructs your entrance, and their roots can disturb your fence’s foundation. You should also consider how many gates you think you will need. High-security properties will likely opt for fewer gates, as each entry carries the potential for a perimeter breach.
Design and Aesthetic Needs
Finally, determine what aesthetic you are looking for for your new fence gate. If you want a gate that blends in, use the same material as the surrounding fence. Decorative gates made of wrought iron or wood can lend a gorgeous focal point to any fence. Consult the team at Hercules Fence of Richmond to learn more about the material and design options for your new fence gate!
Hercules Fence is Here to Help
No matter what type of fence you have decided on, Hercules Fences has the expertise and equipment to construct your dream fence. Our experienced team can help meet your fencing needs, whether they are residential or commercial, for the right price. We proudly serve Albemarle County, Amelia, Ashland, Augusta, Buckingham, Caroline, Charles City, Charlottesville, Chester County, Chesterfield County, Colonial Heights, Cumberland County Dinwiddle County, Fluvanna County, and Fort Lee, Virginia, VA. Give us a call at 804-752-7992 or visit us online. To see examples of our work and keep in touch, don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Flickr, and Pinterest.