If you’ve been thinking about having driveway gates installed on your San Jose property, then you might have some questions. One of the most common questions that people have when it comes to these gates is whether they are really all that important.
At Access Commercial Door Company, we know a lot about gates, including driveway gates, and while they are not just for residential properties, we’ll discuss this situation from that perspective.
What are driveway gates used for?
When you step back and think about it, what do notice when you drive past a house that might not be visible from the road, or is, and has a driveway gate closed toward the end of the driveway?
If you’re like most people, you’re thinking that the homeowners are either not home or they simply don’t want any unsolicited calls coming to their home, knocking on their door, and asking them if they want to buy the latest product or gadget, or if they’ve been saved.
In other words, you might drive past these homes and simply assume that those gates are telling the world to keep away, stay off the property, or ‘no trespassing.’
That sounds reasonable enough. So is that something that you would like to convey from your driveway? Are you tired of cars turning around in your driveway? Are you just concerned that too many solicitors and salespeople keep coming onto your property and disturbing you in the evenings when you’re trying to relax after a long day at work?
If so, then you might be the ideal candidate for driveway gates.
Would you need multiple driveway gates or just one?
Well, that would depend on the property. If you have a circular driveway, then you have two entry points. In that case, there wouldn’t be much of a point to having one gate over one part of the driveway. Maybe you only drive onto your property in one direction, but would someone who doesn’t live there or know you understand that? What’s to say that a salesperson would come in the other driveway to get up to your front door?
If you have a circular driveway with two entrance points, then you should certainly consider two gates across the driveway.
What about letting people in?
There are a number of driveway gates that don’t rely on motors to open them. They would require that you get out of the car, open the gate, drive through, and then close them behind you. For some, that’s not a major concern, but for someone who goes in and out during the day or throughout the week, that can become a bit of a nuisance.
What happens if you’re expecting guests and you don’t want to keep the gate open? Then either your guest would need to get out of the car to open it, or you would have to walk down to the end of the driveway to let them in. This might be something that you don’t mind, but when it all comes down to it, having convenience is one of the better aspects of driveway gates.
When you have driveway gates on your property, you want to be protected but you also want to be able to open them without a major hassle. While it’s nice and sunny in this part of the world quite often throughout the year, it might not be a major problem to walk over from the car to open the gates. However, what about when it’s raining?
What about when it’s pouring? That nice break to get out of the car is no longer going to be refreshing. It’s going to be downright annoying.
So if you decide on driveway gates for your San Jose home, consider have them open through the use of a motor driven system. You could open them from inside your vehicle, like a garage door.
Can businesses rely on driveway gates?
While we have been discussing driveway gates from the perspective of a homeowner, there’s no reason why a business owner can’t benefit from these types of gates, too. Maybe you have a parking area. You will still likely have an entrance. If so, and you want to make sure that customers don’t pull into the lot after hours, then you could certainly benefit from a driveway gate.
These gates will tell the public that the business is not open, and it can also indicate something else as well. It could tell people who are thinking about pulling into the parking area to rest, to get into trouble, or just to leave their vehicle while they carpool that this is not acceptable here.
Businesses throughout the Greater San Jose area have driveway gates for a variety of reasons. Some businesses will only accept people onto their property who they know, who can be verified, or who have an appointment. This can help to keep the company and its employees safe and secure.
Now that you know what the benefits are for driveway gates, and you are sure that you want to look into having them installed on your property –home, business, or both- then you deserve to have the best company in the area to discuss your options. That company is Access Commercial Door Company.
Access Commercial Door Company has been designing, building, and installing all types of gates, including driveway gates, for clients throughout the San Jose region for more than a dozen years. We have vast knowledge and expertise to be able to help you determine what would be the ideal gates for your property.
There are actually quite a few options when it comes to driveway gates, including form, function, and style. If you thought that gates were gates, then you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Contact us today to learn more about the type of gates that we offer, that we can design, and how affordable they are. Within a matter of weeks, you could have brand new driveway gates protect your home or business in San Jose.