Modern fence gate design is here to stay.
People are looking for alternatives to the same old wood fence gate that drags, sags and falls apart.
This post will show you how build a fence gate with wood, vinyl, bamboo, metal…
…or any type of rigid material you want.
A modern-looking DIY fence gate that won’t sag and makes your property look fantastic.
Installed by thousands of contractors and DIY property owners at homes and businesses across the nation.
Our adjustable fence gate kits add strength, security and elegance to your fence or wall opening.
Let’s start with the basics.
What is a Fence Gate?
A fence gate is a type of hinged, sliding or rolling barrier installed in a straight section of a fence or wall to secure an opening in the fence and to provide access to an interior location on your property. A fence gate provides ingress and egress capability to control the flow of people and pets into or out of your property.
A few common gate types include: privacy fence gate, picket fence gate, masonry fence gate, pool fence gate for a pool privacy fence, garden gate, walkthrough gate, yard gate, courtyard gate and others.
The most common fence gates are built entirely out of wood.
And every once in a while you’ll see a gate that includes a metal frame for support.
But the fact is.
While these gates are cheap to build, they typically fall apart within a few years.
We’ve all seen wood gates that look like this.
The problem with this kind of gate.
Is that its design allows the far end of the gate to drop over time.
You end up dragging the gate along the ground (which can cause pickets to come loose).
Or you lift it every time you open or close it to avoid dragging.
Over time the lifting and dragging wears out screws and fasteners holding the hinges.
And the problem just gets worse.
A Better Fence Gate Design
If you’re going to install a new gate for your fence, you might as well make it a great one.
They say that a new fence can add value to your home.
And even if you’re not replacing the entire fence…
…a high-quality fence gate can really boost the curb appeal of your property.
Plus, you can expect to get 3 to 4 times longer life out of a quality gate versus your typical wooden gate.
Check out this beautiful horizontal metal and wood fence gate.
This gate was built using the gate kit we’ll explore further in this post.
Modern Fence Gate Design Trends
Fence gate design has come a long way.
Property owners are more discerning when it comes to privacy fences.
Horizontal fences are a major trend right now.
As are wood and metal fence combinations.
Gate design has followed suit.
People are looking for more original ideas for their gates.
Wood Fence Gates
Just because you have an all-wood fence does not mean you can’t upgrade your gate.
Instead of replacing your gate with the same wood gate design…
…why not build a stronger, better gate!
Check out this beautiful double gate.
The combo of a powder-coated black metal frame with cedar pickets really makes this gate stand out.
And stand up… for a long time.
PVC Fence Gates
Maybe you’re looking for a PVC fence gate.
Instead of installing an all vinyl gate…
You might want to look at a metal and vinyl gate.
The fence gates below are actually double gates installed on a commercial property.
These gates secure equipment inside an enclosure.
Fence Gate Ideas & Inspiration
Let’s look at some more fence gates built using our gate frame kit.
With our kit.
We’ve seen customized gates built from a wide variety of materials, including:
- Western red cedar
- Eastern red cedar
- Cypress boards
- Treated pine
- Ipe boards
- Wood pallets
- Barn wood
- Vinyl planks
- Composite planks
- PVC planks
- Hardie board
- Metal screen
- Wood rails
- Black slats
- White slats
- Metal sheets
- Metal panels
- Perforated metal
- Etched metal
- Lattice panels
- Wood & iron
- Welded wire
- Cattle panels
- Reclaimed wood
- Corrugated metal
- Ribbed metal
- Stone veneer panels
- Brick veneer panels
- Wrought iron
If using wood to build a fence gate, you can select the stain color of your choice.
Let’s take a closer look at how our gate kit works.
How to Build Your Own Gate
Our gate kits come with everything you need to build your own unique gate.
The design of this fence gate has been perfected over many years.
The gate includes a modern-looking black metal frame.
Designed with a channel on all four sides to encase the infill material of your choice.
All metal includes a heat-fused (baked on) powder coating for excellent longevity.
And the width is completely adjustable to fit the space you need for your gate.
Our gate kits can even be racked to accommodate the slope of your yard.
While we offer cedar and PVC infill materials…
…some customers provide their own infill as well.
The design of your finished gate is entirely up to you!
We’ve seen gates built with anything from welded wire to bamboo to corrugated metal to pipe and various types of composite materials.
If you’re building your own DIY fence gate…
…this kit makes it easy.
Watch this gate assembly video…
…to learn more about how our gate kit goes together.
Everything You Need For Your New Gate
Our gate can be mounted directly to your wall system or to metal fence posts.
If you have wood fence posts, we recommend replacing the posts on either side of the gate with metal.
We offer fence posts for your convenience.
Fence gate hardware includes heavy-duty adjustable hinges to level your gate and a fence gate latch & lock.
For double gates, we offer an optional drop rod.
We offer fence gates for sale online.
Or you can call our offices to order your gate.
If you are in the market for a new privacy fence, we would love to help you out.
We ship DIY privacy fence kits all over the nation.
Let us know if you have any questions at all!
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