Are you wanting to increase the security, look, functionality and feel of your home? If so then electric driveway gates are the perfect solution! We absolutely love everything about automated gates, and we want to assist you in getting the information you need, to be able to decide what driveway gates will be the perfect addition to your home.
So, besides the electric driveway gate functionality, material, and look of your gate, a key choice you have to make when selecting your driveway gate is if it’s a single or double gate. There are benefits to each of these selections and your choice will depend highly on your preference and the layout of your drive as well as your choice for driveway security.
A single gate, simply put, has one lever and is either a swinging, sliding or bifold driveway gate. One pro of single electric driveway gates is that there’s only one motor, resulting in a lower chance of malfunctions. In addition to this, the gate is installed quicker as single automated driveway gates only require one set of hinges and this is how the majority of these electric gates will open and close. Due to there being one set of hinges, the single driveway gates tend to be much easier to lock. This eliminates the need for lockable bolts, which connect the two doors in a double driveway gate.
An electric single gate is normally attached to a single pillar which can put large amounts of stress onto the post and if extremely poorly maintained can become an issue; however, this is very rare. If you’re wondering how to properly maintain your electric gate, check out our blog on electric driveway gate maintenance. Because of this single hinge structure, which is often the case for single electric driveway gates, to open and close your driveway gate it will need a larger amount of space than an automated double driveway gate.
Subsequently to this, one pro of installing an automated double gate is that it opens with a fifty-fifty split, resulting in your driveway gate opening with only half the radius required. These gates can be fitted in tighter driveways and are much more frequently purchased so have a much larger variety. This allows a greater deal of customisation, ensuring you get your perfect electric gate with no comprise. As mentioned earlier, these automated double gates require two motors, resulting in a higher chance that one will malfunction – however this is the only real negative in purchasing an electric double gate for your driveway.
Therefore, if you’re looking to have electric driveway gates installed in your property, there are different requirements for double and single driveway gates; such as the opening radius. If you’re blessed with a large amount of space, then enjoy selecting from a wide range of both single and double driveway gates. However, if you’re struggling for room we recommend going with a double automated driveway gate.
If you need more information on selecting the perfect automated driveway gate, check out our blog on which security gate is right for you.
Here at ABCA Systems, we have a dedicated specialist automation division based out of our London office; specialising in the installation, maintenance and repair of automated gates, doors and intercom entry systems. So whether you're looking to install or maintain an electric security gate, driveway gate, automatic door or a security entry intercom; ABCA Systems can help. We proudly offer FREE, no-obligation home surveys for all automation enquiries. Call us now on 0333 305 0142 or email us at email@example.com.