A fence with a gate system is ideal, especially if your neighborhood isn’t very safe and there are security issues. Again, a fence with a gate works well when you desire privacy for your family and pets. People have relied on wooden fences and gates for years as they are affordable and look great. Wood is the first material preference for fencing projects, but they have grave drawbacks. Firstly, wood is a material that won’t last long enough as it can’t handle weather extremes. A wooden fence and gate need heavy-duty maintenance, otherwise they would start decaying, and there is no recourse other than replacing the entire fence line along with the gate. This fencing gets very expensive as you must replace the entire thing within two to three years. The best alternative is to use a vinyl fence gate instead of wood or other material. If you are thinking about metal gates and fences, then again, be prepared for them to rust and the paint chipping off. Vinyl fence gates are an excellent choice for numerous reasons.
Vinyl fence gates are better than metal or wood, and here are a few reasons why vinyl material is more coveted for fence gates.
A vinyl fence gate is a one-time investment. Although wooden materials are more affordable, the heavy-duty maintenance and lack of durability make them a costly choice in the long run. Vinyl gates do not rot, rust, warp, or crack. You can expect a vinyl gate to last 30 years or longer with minimal maintenance. Made with thicker vinyl sheets, these high-quality gates are exceptionally strong and do not need frequent repairs or replacement. Moreover, vinyl gates made from 100% virgin PVC material are recyclable, which makes them a more cost-effective choice than any other alternative. Duramax manufactures these high-end products keeping in mind longevity, which makes them an affordable choice compared to other ordinary vinyl fences and gates.
DuraGrain vinyl fence – Replicating wood
If you are fond of the aesthetics of a wooden fence, then the DuraGrain vinyl fence gate can do the trick. The DuraGrain vinyl gate is a wood-grained material that looks exactly like real wood but has all the characteristics of vinyl. This means you get the style and allure of a wooden gate, but this gate will not rot, decay, attract termites, or lose its luster due to weather extremes. The strength and resilience of the DuraGrain vinyl gate comes from its cellular configuration – 100% virgin vinyl. As a result, this gate is weatherproof, waterproof, easy to maintain, and can be installed within a few minutes. DuraGrain vinyl fence gates are selling like hotcakes as Americans love the low maintenance feature coupled with the wooden aesthetics.
A perfect fence gate should blend with the property’s design and provide a layer of security. A fence offers good security; but the gate adds more privacy and protects the entire family. Completing the fence with a gate is a great idea, and when you choose vinyl gates, you can decide on various designs and colors to make your property look more beautiful. The versatility of vinyl makes them a huge favorite among residential, commercial, and industrial property owners. You can now book an appointment with Duramax experts to discuss the variety of designs and styles available. In addition, the gates come in all sizes and can be painted to match the color that will complement your property.
Ease of installation
Installing a vinyl fence gate is like a snap. For installation, you need a string line, gravel, post hole digger, fence system, and spray paint.
Determine the property line and the legal code, then mark the exact location. You need to keep at least an 8′ gap between the posts.
After this, you can temporarily use the hole digger to set the posts. You can also add a few inches of gravel right at the bottom holes to ensure good drainage.
Then, get a string line to run from the top edges to the corner posts. You need to ensure the string line is leveled and only after that the remaining line posts can be installed at the same height.
Next, assemble the fence panels as per DIY instructions from the DIY guide that comes with the Duramax Fence kit. Make perfect post holes with similar widths at the bottom and top of the hole, then permanently set the posts. Lastly, apply PVC cement on the insides of the post caps to install the top posts.
The bottom of the gate should be aligned with the fence line. In the end, you need to mount the hinge to the gate and mount the gate to the post – then, finally, attach the latch. You can even attach accessories by applying vinyl adhesives at the top of the posts and holding the attachments for ten seconds.
If you want enhanced security, then here are a few things worth considering:
- Install an alarm near the vinyl fence gate
- Elevated cameras near the fence are a good idea
- Install lights on and around the fence gate
- Lay a log or cement at the entrance of the gate so no one can burrow anything underneath
- The fence gate should be of the same height or taller than the fence line
- For added privacy, install the fence panels tightly next to one another
To learn more, you can request a free consultation today. Our fence gates come customized within two weeks at factory-direct rates. Get a no-obligation quote today!