Deciding Which Gate is Best For Your Home

Deciding Which Gate is Best For Your Home

Do you want to buy a gate, but you don’t know which style is best for your home? Well, you are in luck! The team at Chaytor Waikato has been designing and installing fences and gates for nearly 50 years. We’ve seen it all, and we’ve created this guide to help you figure out which type of gate suits you and your property the most.

After a modern, simple aesthetic?

Colour slats and DuraPanel gates are your go-to Colour slat gates are a popular choice across the Waikato. Made up of horizontal, powder-coated aluminium slats, they offer a streamlined look and a durable finish. They are fairly low maintenance, so they’ll stay looking their best with only the occasional clean needed.

If you believe less is more, you’ll love the simple design of DuraPanel with its single top and bottom rail. With pedestrian, swing, and sliding gate options, they’re perfect for both pools are front boundaries.

In it for the security? Try tongue and groove or solid slats

If your top priority is security, the tongue and groove slat gate is a great choice. The slats are close together, making it very difficult for anyone to see through or get past.

Made from a solid panel of aluminium, solid slat gates also emphasize security and privacy, making them excellent for nosey neighbours or households craving privacy on a busy street.

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Like some light with your privacy? Look at louvres or vertical gates

Louvre gates are made of adjustable angled slats which can be maneuvered to offer privacy while welcoming in sunlight. Louvres look sophisticated and elegant, and make for a bold statement around your home.

Vertical slats offer similar benefits of security while still allowing light past your property’s barrier. Vertical gates offer clean lines and are perfect for homeowners who want privacy and style in equal parts.

Want timber without the warping? Try shadowclad or cedar

Both shadowclad and cedar gates offer the best of both worlds: they embrace the warmth of natural wood while pairing it with the durability and weather-resistant properties of powder-coated aluminium frames.

Still haven’t found what you’re looking for?

Whether you have a sloped section, want a gate with an intricate curved top, or are after a particular style, Chaytor Waikato has a gate for you. And if you can’t find something you love, we also offer custom-made gates. Get in touch today and let’s get your gate style sorted!

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