How To Get The Most From Your Steel Gate

If you’re considering fencing in your property and/or adding gates then why not consider using steel? Strong and durable, steel is popular both for commercial or industrial fencing as well as for residential use.

There are many benefits of using steel fences or gates including:

  • Safety and security

  • Enhances your property’s entrance

  • Custom design

  • Hot dip galvanising and powder coating

We’ve listed some tips below to ensure you get the most of our steel gate or fence.

Find an experienced fabricator

Whether your fence and gate is for your business or your home, external appearances need to make a good impression, so it pays to visit an experienced fabricator, such as Metro Steel, who can customise a solution which complements your landscape and surroundings. To ensure you’re getting the best advice, always visit an expert.

Consider your coating

Steel comes with a variety of finishes but as far as fences and gates are concerned, you’re most likely to need a powder coating or galvanised finish to protect it from the elements and corrosion. Powder coatings are a great choice because with so many colours available, you can pick one that matches your brand (in the case of commercial use) or choose a colour that enhances your brickwork or driveway. If you’re not sure which is best for you, then your fabricator should be able to offer advice.

Regular inspections

Following installation it’s always wise to keep a regular check on your gate and fence. Look for any deep scratches which could reveal the metal beneath its coating, making it more susceptible to rust. If you do spot any significant damage then call in a professional who can strengthen any weakened areas. You should be able to see any visible signs of damage or wear and tear yourself, but as the years roll by, it’s probably best to call out an expert to check for smaller details you may have missed.

Keep the surrounding area neat and tidy

It makes sense to keep the area surrounding your gate and fence clear from debris and weeds. Not only can such things prevent your gate from opening properly but it impacts on the external appearance of your property too. What’s more, any build up of soil or leaves could encourage insects to move in, and this could weaken structural fittings.

If you’re in need of steel gates or fencing then Metro Steel can help. With over 100 years combined experience in the industry, we know our steel! Why no give us a call on 07 3204 1000 to discuss your requirements or drop by our facility at Kabi Circuit, Deception Bay.

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