Cap & Trim or Dog Ear
Add-ons are a great way to take a gate to the next level.
Metal frames dramatically increase the strength and longevity of the gate.
Stain/paint can make the wood pop.
Handles add functionality and style.
Things to consider:
What is the look I am going for? What is the primary goal of the gate?
We build a lot of traditional gates that will attractively blend into your home or more modern gates that will make your neighbors do a double-take every time they drive by. In any case, the gate will function as a layer of security to your home.
What is my budget for the project?
Our most budget-friendly gates are the Dog Ear and Cap&Trim styles, while Horizontal gates with custom welded frames tend to require a larger investment.
How big do I need my gate?
Gates over 48" wide we will generally recommend a custom welded metal frame for structural support. Usually trash cans will fit through an opening of 42".
What is my layout?
Check out the diagram below to think about how a gate will fit into your home.