When choosing a gate the most common materials are metal or wood. Metal and wood both create two completely different looks but there are a few key things, which you may need to consider before making your selection. Here is why we feel that steel is the best option.
Steel is one of the sturdiest materials known to the man, the properties which make steel useful are
- It is strong
- It is corrosion resistant
- It is durable and may even last a lifetime
- It is aesthetically pleasing
The best part with gates made of steel is that, they are durable, easy to operate, fire, moisture and insect resistant, and they can be molded, and customized into any shapes according to the needs of the user. These gates are aesthetically very pleasing and sturdy at the same time.
Maintaining your gates
Steel gates are incredibly low maintenance. If rust is seen on the surface it should be rubbed off with sand paper, then primed and provided with a fresh coat of paint. Although the initial cost of steel gates is more expensive, unlike wood they won’t deteriorate over time. There long life makes them an ideal gate for your house, creating little to no hassle for many years to come.
Galvanizing can also protect the surface of steel from rust and other corrosion effects. The coating is done by dipping the surface of steel in molten zinc. This coat is then allowed to dry to create a long lasting zinc coating on the surface of steel gates.
Fencing Superstore gates are made from galvanised steel which is much more resistant to rusting. They are also able to powder coat them in a variety of colours. To find out more about Steel gates, click the following link: