It's best to provide your Homeowner's Association with a dimensioned drawing of your proposed project, as well as a printed photo of the specific Prowell product. This insures the association understands the quality of the product you are considering. Otherwise, to them, a gate is a gate is a gate. They will also likely want
Typically, the benefit of solid panels for privacy. And the aesthetics of wood over iron. The versatility of what can be done when designing with wood as opposed to the limitations of what can be done with iron or steel. In addition to complimenting the architectural aesthetics of the residence.
A double gate for a 12' opening (meaning two 6' wide gates), at 6' height, at 2-1/4" thickness, will weight approximately 125 lbs per gate. For an opening of, say, 16', with two 8' gates, will have each gate, with it's steel frame, weighing approximately 225 pounds. Embedded gates weigh approximately 275-300 lbs
If your driveway slopes up, toward the residence, you may need to have your gates open out, toward the street. The alternative is to have the gates set high enough off the drive when closed so they will clear the high point of the rising drive slope when fully open. You can determine this height
For overall widths less than 12', you can use 6x6 wood posts, steel posts, or masonry columns, to which we provide wood jambs. Our 4.5" ball-bearing butt hinge with 2-¼" hinge screws is sufficient. For more on setting wood posts, it is important to visit Setting you Posts. For widths over 12', you will need
If your gates are to be automated, automation contractors are normally involved. Oftentimes your general contractor understands the process and can manage this himself. And on occasion the resourceful homeowner. Automation itself is fairly complicated. Not just selecting the correct motors and their installation, but trenching power to the site as well as understanding all
Within the Drive Gate Base Costs page there are several options determining the applications. Option #1 are those overall opening widths that are 12' or less, requiring no steel frames. An approximate weight per gate of 125 lbs. Created with a system of joints that prevents these gates from ever sagging. Mounting to wood 6x6