- What material are you looking for? Wood (pressure-treated or cedar), vinyl/PVC, composite, metal, chain link? Different material classes have different price points and even variability within the class.
- What is the purpose of the gate or fence? If it’s a security gate in an industrial setting, for example, we wouldn’t advise a chain link gate. If it’s a privacy fence and gate you’re looking for, any of the wood, vinyl or composite materials would provide that purpose.
- What is the surrounding area like? We would have to take a look at the property to see if there are other cost-driving factors such as a sloped or uneven ground.
Other factors that influence the final ticket price include the gate contractor’s experience as well as the grade of materials used. For example, even within the chain link option, there are different gauges that determine the strength and thickness of the wire, and therefore the price.
Style options are also available for the customer to choose. You may be choosing between the single gate swing style, the double gate swing style or the sliding gate style. In certain cases such as driveway gates, you may also have to decide between a manual versus an automatic gate. Each of these options comes at a different price point.
At Guelph Fence, our priority is installing a gate that is strong and functional. For instance, you may admire a pretty gate from afar, but have no idea that the latches were attached at the wrong junction points, or that the proper reinforcements have not been made in the sloped ground. In Guelph and all of Ontario, having a gate that can bear the wildly swinging climates is of paramount importance. So while we care a lot about the gate’s aesthetics, our focus is on a functional gate that will provide the safety, strength and security our clients need.
We look forward to meeting with you and assessing your property for an accurate estimate of your gate, whether it will be attached to a fence, or a freestanding structure. Either way, rest assured that Guelph Fence will install your gate with care and precision. Just ask our past customers who were pleased with our work. We’re confident you will be happy with our work, and we back it up with our satisfaction guarantee.