Aluminium gates are an increasingly popular choice when choosing a new gate. There are so many different options available now, but how do you choose and what are the benefits of each?
Like any type of gate, aluminium gate prices vary considerably depending on the options you choose.
Aluminium as a raw material is generally more expensive than steel but because aluminium has outstanding strength and durability, a gate made in aluminium will last you far longer. So whilst it is an investment it will have a longer lifespan than a traditional wooden or steel gate, it won’t need any maintenance and because it is lighter than steel or wood there will be less stress on your automation so that should last you longer too.
There are many types of aluminium gates available from bolted, welded and bolted, bonded and bolted to fully welded aluminium gates and in different profile thicknesses too. A bolted gate will cost less than a fully welded gate because of the manufacturing process. A bolted gate also isn’t as strong as a fully welded gate.
The thickness of the profile used to make the gates will also impact on price. A thicker profile means more aluminium and therefore a higher price but also a stronger and more robust gate.
When buying an aluminium gate the saying ‘you get what you pay for’ really comes into it’s own. If you want an aluminium gate that will last a lifetime then a fully welded gate with a 3mm profile is the perfect choice.