Swing gates: how to choose the best designs for different houses (110 photos)
It is known that many owners of country houses are also car owners. Based on this fact, in the process of building or acquiring a house and, accordingly, a garage, they have to think not only about a solid and attractive entrance to the site, but also about organizing a convenient entry and exit.
In other words, think about installing the appropriate entrance group in the fence: the main entrance and the entrance to the garage. During such deliberation, many people come up with the idea of installing beautiful swing gates.
Requirements for fencing and entry areas
The fence, including the entrance area (gate) should be as strong and rigid as possible. The territory must be reliably protected from intrusion, have resistance to breaking and withstand other mechanical influences.
The design of the gate must have optimal weight, be heavy enough and, accordingly, resistant to strong gusts of wind. At the same time, it should not be bulky. The process of opening and closing the sash manually should take place. The same requirement applies to the use of an automatic drive.
Another requirement is related to the external design of the gate. Since this part of the exterior design of the house is the most noticeable, its appearance must meet aesthetic requirements and the design issue needs to be carefully worked out.
Today, metal swing gates are in great demand. First of all, it attracts structural strength, external design and an automatic control system for the movement of paintings.
In addition, it is also important that the idea of making swing gates with your own hands is not a fantasy, but is quite realizable.
The main advantages of installing swing gates
The acceptable price of the finished product when compared with analogues of other types of entry barriers.
Not a complicated setup. This, first of all, concerns those who decided not to resort to professional help and conduct work on their own. Of course, in the presence of certain skills and the necessary working tool. Gate installation work is usually carried out within three days.
Providing a large selection of design solutions. You can design your own version of the appearance of the structure or use samples from specialized catalogs of manufacturers.
It will not be superfluous to use the Internet services. On the pages of many relevant sites among various colorful photos of swing gates, for sure there is a suitable option.
Universality. The design of metal swing gates can be adjusted to any acceptable dimensions of the vehicle.
Durability. Given that the swing gates are made of metal or profiled sheet, their service life is estimated at several decades without repair.
Automation criteria for swing gates
The most profitable option for swing gates will be an automatic form of control. It is this option that the majority chooses. Of course, automation for swing gates requires certain costs, but all of them quickly pay off and in the end there remains only a factor of convenient use of the design.
At the present stage, two types of electric drives have been developed as specialist control systems: linear and lever.The greatest demand is linear. The principle of its work is to shorten and lengthen the stem. A similar drive for swing gates is used by 95% of consumers.
The advantages of linear electric drives.
- Simplicity of design.
- Reliable system of work.
- Acceptable price.
Installation of a linear drive involves the purchase of a set of necessary elements of an automatic system. A full description of the kit is provided directly upon purchase. The price is determined according to the model.
As for lever actuators, their reliability and power is significantly inferior to linear counterparts. The main drawback of the lever control system is weak self-locking. When exposed to strong winds, there is the possibility of an involuntary opening of the gate.
Installation of metal swing gates
So, as stated above, swinging metal gates to the cottage can be installed independently. To do this, you need to have the necessary skills, acquire the right material and plan the work correctly.
The initial stage is always considered design. Preliminary drawing on paper of marks of arrangement of oar gate. The main design parameters and the binding to the house are also indicated there.
Along the way, in the process of drawing up the drawing, the type of the product is finally determined. If it represents the entrance to the territory, then, most likely, the gate will be installed with a gate, if not in the garage zone.
In no case should you neglect the initial stage. Do not be upset if, for some objective reasons, drawing a swing gate cannot be done independently. There are many ways out of such situations.
Firstly, you can order a drawing in a specialized organization involved in the design and installation of such structures. Secondly, do not forget about the Internet. There today you can get a lot of information on any issues. Surely, having found the desired page, it will be possible to familiarize yourself with many drawings and choose the most acceptable one. So in any case, the situation is completely solvable.
The second stage is the procurement of materials and tools. The calculation of the required amount occurs in the process of drawing up the drawing.
To install a metal gate, you will need:
- two supporting pipes of square section 100x100 mm .;
- rectangular pipes 40x20 mm. and 60x40 mm .; metal corner with a shelf width of 20mm.
- galvanized plastic sheeting with a polymer coating that protects the structure from various mechanical damage.
As fasteners, screws or steel rivets are purchased to firmly connect the corrugated board to the frame.
Additional materials are the primer composition for metal processing, anticorrosive paint composition, cement-sand mortar for fixing metal racks in the ground.
Among the working tools you need to have: a grinder with a set of grinding and threaded disks, scissors for cutting metal, a paint brush and a roller for painting metal products, a welding machine and the required number of electrodes,a drill and a set of nozzles, a screwdriver, as well as a set of measuring tools, including a tape measure, building level and goniometer.
Last point-installation of automation
A separate item can be considered the purchase of an automation kit. You need to choose it carefully, since the installation of the gate will be considered completed when the electric drive control system is installed.
Installation instructions should be included in the basic kit. In extreme cases, you can make an application to the appropriate company.
You can of course turn to the same Internet for help, but there is a risk of getting incomplete information. So it’s better to approach this problem professionally and acquire instructions of guaranteed quality, according to which a system that works without failure will subsequently be mounted.
In general, if you approach the work with due attention and show patience, as a result, the house and the entire private territory will be under reliable protection. It will be even more pleasant to realize that the swing gates were mounted without outside assistance in the person of professional teams.
Photo of a swing gate
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