Pedestrian gates are a superb addition to your home or business. If you are considering installing a pedestrian gate on your property, but are feeling uncertain about how to choose the right type of pedestrian gate for you, then we have you covered. In this guide, we have highlighted the main questions you need to ask yourself before installing a pedestrian gate on your property and provide invaluable answers to assist you in making the best decision. When looking for pedestrian gates that are high-quality, can be customised to your needs, and have bespoke designs, Glow Innovations is the pedestrian gate manufacturer for you.
Questions to Ask Yourself Before Installing a Pedestrian Gate:
Installing a pedestrian gate is a highly beneficial investment for your home or business. Ensuring that you select the best type of pedestrian gate for your functional and aesthetic needs will make sure that the pedestrian gate was a worthwhile investment for your property. To assist you in installing the perfect pedestrian gate at your home or business, we have outlined the essential questions to ask yourself before you decide on your pedestrian gate.
1) What is the Purpose of the Pedestrian Gate?
To start on your journey of installing a pedestrian gate on your property, you first need to ask yourself what the intended purpose of your pedestrian gate will be. Understanding the purpose of your pedestrian gate will then help you decide on other important features, such as whether you have a manual or automatic pedestrian gate or the design style of your pedestrian gate. We have highlighted a few of the common reasons why homeowners or business owners will install a pedestrian gate on their property.
Convenient Access: Whether you are a business that has clients regularly frequenting your office or a home with a constant need to access your property from the road, a pedestrian gate will offer you unbeaten convenience. Rather than needing to invite guests through your driveway gate, you can offer a convenient access point to your property with a pedestrian gate.
Increased Safety: For businesses, a pedestrian gate can offer additional safety by controlling who is allowed access to your property. This can give you and your employees peace of mind that only trusted clients are entering your business. For homeowners, a pedestrian gate can ensure that your home is kept safe from unwanted people entering your property.
Elevate Curb Appeal: Both homes and businesses can add a pedestrian gate to increase the curb appeal of their property. Increased curb appeal can increase the value of a home and make your business an inviting space for clients to enter. Rather than just having a bland perimeter wall, you can install a beautifully designed pedestrian gate that is both functional and eye-catching.
Decrease Insurance: Increasing safety on any property is beneficial for reducing the monthly premium on your property insurance. The safety of a pedestrian gate through controlled access to your home or business will be a contributing factor to the overall safety of your property and thus work towards bringing down this monthly expense.
2) Manual or Automatic Pedestrian Gate?
You next need to decide whether you would prefer to have a manual or automatic pedestrian gate. Manual pedestrian gates will have to be opened yourself and will usually have a lockable latch. Automatic pedestrian gates will have an automatic opening system, such as an electric lock that can be opened from within the property. There are various automation options for pedestrian gates, allowing you to find the exact functionality for your needs.
Deciding whether to have your pedestrian gate as manual or automatic can be impacted by your desired purpose for the pedestrian gate. If your pedestrian gate is simply for curb appeal and will not regularly be used, you can opt for a manual gate. If you are looking for a pedestrian gate to increase the convenient access to your property, the safety of your property, and work towards decreasing your property insurance, an automated pedestrian gate is the way to go.
3) Single-Swing or Double-Swing Pedestrian Gate?
Pedestrian gates can either have a single-swing opening or a double-swing opening. When deciding which would be better for your pedestrian gate, you need to ask yourself what size you have available for your pedestrian gate and what type of impression you are trying to make with your pedestrian gate. A single-swing pedestrian gate is suited to a small entryway and will be quick and convenient to enter through. A double-swing pedestrian gate is suited to a larger entryway and will add an element of grandeur to your entrance.
4) Steel, Wood-clad, or Nutec-clad Pedestrian Gate?
You need to carefully consider what type of material you would like to have your pedestrian gate manufactured from. Pedestrian gates are usually available in steel, wood-clad, or nutec-clad. To help you decide which material is best suited to your needs and property aesthetic, we have listed the advantages and any potential disadvantages of a steel, wood-clad, or nutec-clad pedestrian gate.
Steel Pedestrian Gate: A steel pedestrian gate will be extremely strong and durable, offering you exceptional safety for your property. Steel pedestrian gates can be painted to your desired colour and can have ornate designs or details to increase the aesthetic value of your property. The one downside to a steel pedestrian gate is that there are often wide gaps in between the steel bars, thus reducing the privacy of your property.
Wood-clad Pedestrian Gate: Wood-clad pedestrian gates will have a wood cladding made out of a wood of your choice to offer warmth and natural touch to the exterior of your property. Wood-clad pedestrian gates are usually made with a steel frame for strength and longevity, ensuring that these are a safe pedestrian gate option. The one downside to a wood-clad pedestrian gate is that you will need to perform regular maintenance on the wood.
Nutec-clad Pedestrian Gate: Nutec-clad pedestrian gates are made from a cement and fibre material for extreme strength and longevity. There are multiple design choices with a nutec-clad pedestrian gate, making this gate a superb option for increasing curb appeal.
5) Who will Install my Pedestrian Gate?
The last question you need to ask yourself about your pedestrian gate is who will be the one to install it on your property. With pedestrian gates, you have three installation options.
Firstly, you can decide to install the pedestrian gate yourself. This is a cost-effective solution and if you are handy with tools and levels, then you can competently install your pedestrian gate yourself. An automatic pedestrian gate may require a higher skill level, and you should always hire a professional to do the electrical work for your automated pedestrian gate.
Your second option is to hire an independent installation company. An installation company will save you any time or effort that you would need to spend on installing the pedestrian gate and offer you excellent installation quality. The downside to a professional installation company is that there will be an additional cost and it can be difficult to find a reliable installation company where you can trust that they will install your pedestrian gate at a high standard.
Your third option is to enquire with your pedestrian gate manufacturer if they offer an installation service. This is a highly convenient option as you will not need to spend any time or effort searching for a trusted installation company or installing the pedestrian gate yourself. Another bonus to using the manufacturing company to install your pedestrian gate is that they may be a more affordable option than an independent installation company.
Glow Innovations Pedestrian Gates:
Glow Innovations is a proudly South African manufacturer of pedestrian gates. We offer a truly customised approach to the design of your pedestrian gate. We understand that your functional and aesthetic needs will be unique, which is why we offer you unlimited control over the choice of material, automation, design, and any extra features of your pedestrian gate. With Glow Innovations, you can create the perfect pedestrian gate that will be suited to your property and needs.
We design and manufacture a wide range of ClassiSteel™, wood HoriClad™, and nutec HoriClad™ pedestrian gates. We select the best steel for our steel pedestrian gates and use this steel as the frame for our wood-clad and nutec-clad pedestrian gates to offer you unbeaten quality and longevity. We have a wide range of wood options for our wood-clad pedestrian gates and colour options available for our nutec-clad pedestrian gates so that you can install a pedestrian gate that reflects your style.
In addition to the manufacturing of pedestrian gates, we also offer an installation service. Our team is comprised of highly experienced installers who will quickly and expertly have your manual or automated pedestrian gate installed on your property. When you are looking for the best of both worlds, Glow Innovations pedestrian gates are the way to go.
We offer a wide range of pedestrian gates that are designed to suit any home or business. If you are looking for a truly personalised style, we offer a range of bespoke designs. These include the Bakoven Pedestrian Gate, the Woodstock Pedestrian Gate, the Parklands Pedestrian Gate, and more. For all our bespoke designs, you can find them available on our website.
About Glow Innovations:
Glow Innovations is a Cape Town-based manufacturer and installer of pedestrian gates, driveway gates, fencing, burglar bars, balustrading, electric fencing, structural steelwork, custom engineering, and automation. We offer a wide range of products and services to ensure that we are your one-stop shop for any possible safety, aesthetic, or functional needs on your property.
Our experience in manufacturing and installation is extensive. For the last 20 years, we have produced long-lasting products designed by specialists and provided all of our clients with personalised service. You can trust that with Glow Innovations, you will receive unbeaten quality in both our client service and our manufactured products.
We offer design solutions to architects and designers. If you are an architect or designer in need of a specifically designed driveway gate, pedestrian gate, or any other product, we will happily meet you for a consultation and discuss your design, function, and budget requirements. Our design solutions allow architects and designers to focus their attention on other important aspects of the building project.
At Glow Innovations, we took a deep breath and decided to do the homework which will enable our potential customer to have control of the design for their own driveway gate. Because information is power, we want the customer to know more before purchasing. To this end we have curated our most popular designs into an online store – https://shop.glowinn.co.za – which allows immediate pricing. Also we are embarking on a campaign to educate the market to allow customers to do more research and know more before making this large decision.