A driveway gate protects your family and improves your home’s value. There are different types of gates, and you should know which among them is right for your home. However, it is important to consider some other important factors before selecting a gate, including finding the proper size.

Look at Your Driveway Size

The common driveway gate sizes are 10, 12, 14 and 16 feet. Driveway usually measures between 9 and 24 feet wide, with most towards the smaller end of that scale.

The driveway gate should be a little wider than your driveway entrance. Use a tape measure, and measure your driveway. Use a smaller single gate for a straight driveway. Use a wider double gate if you have curves on your driveway. 

Consider the Vehicle 

Aside from the size of your gate, consider the type of vehicle that passes through your driveway. Large vehicles need wider spaces to turn when they pass through the gate opening. However, wider gates are not ideal for some homes. The larger the gate, the more expensive the materials. 

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