Choosing a Gate for Your Home

Choosing a gate for your home is a difficult question because you want to make sure that you choose a gate that is durable, appropriate for your budget and is aesthetically pleasing. Here are a few tips for selecting a gate as well as the types of gates that are available. 

Wrought Iron Gates

Wrought iron gates are excellent when it comes to design colours and choices and they are made to last. However, they are not recommended for the climate of Singapore because of the fact that they are prone to rust due to the humid air. Wrought iron gates do offer security because of the fact that they are very heavy.

Aluminium Gates

While aluminium gates get low marks for durability and choices with regards to designs, they are rust resistant. This single advantages does not make the case for an aluminium door as a recommended option for a door, however they are still found in Singapore on some homes.

Wrought Aluminium Gates

Wrought aluminium gates are considered to be an ideal option for the climate of Singapore. Other types of gates can not stand up to the humid weather and will rust. If your home is located near the coast, you should definitely opt for this type of gate if you want a gate that will last. Wrought aluminium gates also provide the latest options in design because of the fact that it is the newest material on the market for gates. 

Stainless Steel Gates

Stainless steel gates are known for their durability. If you are looking for a gate that will not rust in Singapore's hot and humid climate, this one is a good option. In addition stainless steel gates can last for decades and you can expect that in 20 years, a stainless steel gate will look exactly the same way it did years ago. The only drawback is that stainless steel gates do not offer the range of designs and colours that are offered by other types of gates.

When it comes to pricing, stainless steel gates and gates that are made from aluminium are typically more expensive. Therefore, you should consider your budget when selecting a door. However, paying more upfront for a door could save you money in the long-term because it means that it will be less likely that your door will need to be replaced.

Many gate manufacturers also offer warranties on their products. Before you purchase a gate, talk to the installation service to find out exactly what the warranty details are. This could save you money if parts of the gate need to be replaced in the future. If you are looking to get away from the standard designs, you can also inquire if there are covers available for the gate that you want as many gate manufacturers offer these additions.

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