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driveway gate installation cost

Install / July 29, 2018

Installing a driveway gate at your home not only adds a welcoming or elegant entrance, but it can also add security as well. There are many different types of driveway gates on the market and one can be found that will suit just about any home or driveway.

Depending upon the type of driveway you install, you can also add a bit of value to your home if you decide to sell. Potential home buyers view driveway gates as a nice upgrade and make them feel better about the safety of the driveway and home.

In this Driveway Guides article, we will discuss the most popular driveway gates as well as how much you can expect to pay to have a driveway contractor install one at your home.

Keep in mind while looking at these prices that installation costs will vary by area. You can save upwards of $500 if you choose to install the posts yourself when you consider this is the most labor intensive part of the installation process.

Aluminum Driveway Gates

Some people think that an aluminum gate is the “cheap” way out, but they have come a long way and are now available in a wide variety of strengths. They can also be found in many different types such as arched, tubular and slide and be a good choice if you are on a budget. Since there are many different types and sizes, costs will vary quite a bit.

Gate Cost: $1800 – $3800
Installation Cost: $1100 – $1800

Wood Driveway Gates

Wood or cedar driveway gates have become very popular in the last few years and they will fit perfectly with many different types of fences. You do not need to have a split-rail fence to install a wood gate because they fit well with wrought iron or metal as well. Wood gates are not only strong and sturdy, but also add curb appeal to your property. There are quite a variety of wood gates from simple split-rail types, plank and also large, ornate carved wood.