When planning to install a new gate, either for your home or an industrial warehouse, there a few factors to consider. It also applies to single and double swing gates.
Do you know if you need a single or double swing gate? Hopefully, the information in the following post will help you determine which gate suits you the best.
Let’s look a the pros and cons of single and double swinging gates.
PROS OF A SINGLE SWING GATE:
- Costs less as need only one automatic opener (if you decide to use automated gates instead of manual gates).
- You need half of the hardware (hinges, bolts, etc.).
CONS OF A SINGLE SWING GATE:
- You need a more swinging distance behind your single swing gate.
- Heavier duty posts are needed to hold all the weight of one gate.
PROS OF A DOUBLE SWING GATE:
- You need less swinging distance behind your double swing gate than you would with a single swing gate.
- Double swing gate provides a much wider opening, be it for a driveway or other purposes.
- Have a more aesthetic look as you can open the double swing gates from the middle.
CONS OF A DOUBLE SWING GATE:
- You need more hardware compared to the single swing gate.
- Automatisation is much more expensive as two motors are needed to open each side of a double swing gate.
As you can see from the above, your choice comes down to three main factors: physical restrictions, aesthetic value and, of course, the budget!
Physical restrictions mean that you need to know how much space do you have surrounding your swing gates. Is there enough for a single swing gate or a double swing gate? Do not forget to take the measurements before you rush into buying and installing the gate.
The aesthetic value of the gate may matter. It is not that important when installing the gate for industrial purposes, but it may be relevant when installing a new gate for your beloved home. For example, as mentioned previously, double swing gates have that classical look as they open right down the middle.
The last factor is your budget! It might be the most essential factor of them all. Your local gate installers should be able to provide you with a relevant free fencing quote on your request.
Do not forget that you can always combine the two gates together: have a double swinging gate for your driveway and a single swing gate next to it for pedestrians!
Still not sure if you want or need a single or double swing gate? Contact Diamond Fence today and our experienced fence and gate experts will be able to help out!
Call us on (03) 9753 4566, shoot us an email on email@example.com or just get a FREE online quote.