Entry Gate FAQs

Carnahan-White Fence Company has been in business since 1952. We specialize in everything for fences and gates, whether you want a wooden privacy fence for your yard or a secure, sturdy aluminum fence to protect your property. 

In today’s blog, we answer frequently asked questions about entry gates.

What is an entry gate?

An entrance gate offers a practical and secure entryway to your residential or commercial property. 

What are the most important functions and features of an entry gate?

A high-quality gate provides several essential features and functions for your home or business:

Security. Keeping intruders and trespassers off of your property is the most vital function of an entrance gate, which is why it should be sturdy.

Reliability. A gate must open and close properly over the course of its lifetime. As such, your entrance gate must be installed correctly and maintained regularly.

Durability. Your investment in an entry gate is not small, so it needs to last for decades. Materials are sturdy enough to withstand the elements, and any coatings on the gate should protect it from wear and corrosion.

Usability. Your gate allows for easy egress and entry to your property. Access to and from your property must happen seamlessly and the same way every time, whether your gate is automated or not.

Aesthetic Appearance. Even though there are so many practical reasons why you need an entry gate, it should look good. Do you favor a traditional style? Would you rather have a modern look? Talk to your fence installer about having a great-looking gate for your property.

What materials are entry gates made of?

Fence manufacturers offer many types of materials, including but not limited to:

  • Wrought iron
  • Steel
  • Aluminum
  • Chain link
  • Wood
  • Vinyl
  • Composite
  • Bamboo

Materials can change the prices and installation times of your entry gate. Colors also vary greatly.

Can I put a gate on my driveway?

Yes, you can install a gate on your driveway. First, you must check if that is legal where you live. Your entry gate must also follow any property codes, restrictions, and more. You may need to get a permit to build or install it. A quality fence installation company can guide you through the process of installing a gate for your driveway that follows all local regulations and standards.

How much does an electric driveway gate cost?

Prices vary from $2,000 to $5,000 for an electric driveway gate, including materials and installation. An automatic opener may add $250 to $700 to the cost.

Prices for an electric driveway gate depend on:

  • Size
  • Materials
  • Functionality
  • Additional accessories like intercoms, cameras, keypads, sensors, and automatic locks

Do entry gates add value to my property?

They add curb appeal to your property if you plan on selling it at some point in the future, and hard values may increase your property’s value by as much as 5 percent. This depends on market conditions and locale of your property.

Need an entry gate in Southwest Missouri?

Reach out to the pros at Carnahan-White Fence Company! Give us a call at 417-883-0733, and we’ll talk about installing a high-quality entry gate for your property.