An Outdoor Wooden Gate Can Add A Charm
A simple wooden gate is a basic addition to any property that can add both security and privacy to a fenced-in area. A wooden gate add a charm to your home that no other type could ever do. Unfortunately, buying or installing a wooden gate may not be as easy as it seems. You need to take a lot of things into considerations. The first thing to consider is your budget. This will determine the kind of wood that you should buy as well as the design and finish of the gate. You can hire a contractor to take care of the project or you can choose to do it on your own to save money. Whether to automate the gate or not is also often based on the budget. There are two kinds of lumber that can be used for gates, hardwood and softwood. Softwood is less expensive and easier to work with than hardwood. Before buying a material for your project, ask the wood dealer on which material is best for your driveway. Ask how durable the wood is, what special equipment is needed to bolt the screws and hinges to the wood and if it is resistant to bugs, decay and rotting.
You need to decide whether you want an automated gate or not. If you want it automated, you can choose from a swing or a sliding gate. Typically, wooden gates need to be polished every 3 to 4 months. You should also check every latches, hinges or automated parts for possible damages. Re-applying the protective coating is also important every few years for the up-keep of your wooden gate and to protect it from harsh weather conditions.