While we may not work on gates and ironwork, we’re pretty passionate about helping you add value to your home while protecting your cars, your tools, and your family. That’s why we’re looking at gating off your driveway as something that homeowners should do in addition to investing in their garage doors. While a garage door will check off all of the following prints from adding security to increasing your home’s curb appeal, there are also benefits of adding a gate to your home.
Improve Your Home Security
When you invest in gating off your driveway, you add a layer of protection to your home’s security. A gate is a great way to keep the unwanted company away from your home and off of your property. While an intruder with enough perseverance would be able to climb just about any gate, there’s no way that somebody could hop your gate without attracting a lot of attention from your neighbors. Additionally, even if anyone does manage to home your gate, the chances that they will make it back over with anything of value is much lower than if they could make a run for the street.
Increase the Value of Your Property
Who doesn’t love the idea of making an investment in your home that pays off later on? When you gate off your driveway, you add more than just to your home security, you also increase the value of your property. When you’re selling your home, potential buyers will love the idea of purchasing a home that has that added level of security and they will be willing to pay more for it. When a home has all of the benefits of a gated off the driveway— the increased security, safety, privacy, etc. home appraisals will also come back higher.
Added Safety for Your Pets and Children
The days of our parents letting us play in the streets until the street-lights turn on are pretty long gone. The truth is that these days you really don’t know if your kids are going to be safe playing in the front yard, but that’s why gating off your driveway is a great way to add safety. With a gate between your property and the road, you will be able to let your kids and pets roam the front yard without worrying about them wandering off into the street.
It Adds Convenience
Do you know how convenient it is to have a garage door that opens automatically at the push of a button? A gate for your driveway offers the same level of convenience. In fact, many modern gates use the same technology as your garage door opener to open and close at the push of a button. Talk about convenience!
Adds Curb Appeal
We’ve talked about how a freshly painted garage door or brand new panels can add so much curb appeal to your home, but if you wanted to take it a step further you could add a gate with stylish ironwork to make your home look that much nicer. This is definitely something that you will want to consider if you want to make your home look nicer from the outside without needing to invest too much money into restoring the front of your home.