Wrought iron driveway gates bring a number of advantages when you decide to install them, such as appearance, security, safety for your children and pets, and privacy. They are often overlooked when houses are being planned, but if you have a fence around the rest of the house, why would you leave the main entrance open?
This type of gate will look classy, which will increase the attractiveness of your home as well as giving it a sense of style. In turn, the enhanced appearance of the property will increase its value should you decide to sell (along with the other benefits from installing this fixture).
You can also choose between various patterns for decoration, which allows you to match the style of the rest of your exterior. Even when you leave the entrance open, visitors to your home can hardly fail to be impressed if you have decorative wrought iron driveway gates for them to pass as they come in.
Being able to lock the entrance to your driveway is also very useful for security purposes. Many people who put up fences around their home just leave a gap for vehicles, which completely negates the advantage of having a fence for more than cosmetic purposes. If your house has no easy access points, however, thieves are far more likely to simply move on.
For this reason many insurance companies will give you a discount on your home and contents protection if you are able to block easy access to your property. You could therefore end up actually saving money in the long run by being able to lock the entrance of your driveway – and the stronger it is, the better.
Apart from keeping out people who you don’t want on your property, wrought iron driveway gates are very effective at keeping children and pets in. Your kids and animals will be freer to run around outside if they can’t get off the premises, and you won’t need to supervise them quite as closely if they want to go play out front.
In fact, when you have the perimeter of your property completely surrounded, you don’t need to have a fence separating your front and back yards. By taking this out you can massively increase your functional outdoor space, which is great for giving the kids and dog more room to play as well as giving you a huge space to use for garden parties and barbeques.
In addition to keeping your children and pets in, you will also be keeping any potentially dangerous animals such as vicious dogs out of your property. Kidnappers who may be passing by and looking for opportunities to take a child will not be able to get to yours either, meaning you don’t need to sit outside for every minute of playtime.
If you install an intercom system you will be able to tell exactly who is coming onto your property. Apart from deterring criminals, this lets you keep out unwanted visitors such as Jehovah’s Witnesses or salesmen.
It will also be much harder for any nosy neighbours to look into your home and garden when the gate is closed. This preserves your privacy and means that your front yard doesn’t always have to be perfect. Additionally, it helps to prevent thieves from seeing anything valuable that you have left outside, or deciding that you must have things worth stealing based on the car you drive.
The benefits of being able to block and lock your entrances are many, including visual appeal, security, privacy and keeping your children and animals safe. Many of these benefits are only enhanced by making the structure stronger and heavier, so wrought iron driveway gates are a perfect addition to any house – particularly if the front yard is large.