Many people think that wood is a weak material, and whilst it is softer than steel, it is far from weak. Here are six benefits of using wooden gates.
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- Cheaper Than Other Options
Wood is relatively inexpensive when compared to gates made from steel or plastic. There is a cost attached to the maintenance of a wooden gate, however with such a low entry price; wooden gates remain an attractive option for many looking to purchase a gate for their property.As wood is a cheaper option, it is far less expensive to have a fully enclosed gate. Many forms of metal gates are made out of bars; this could allow passersby and potential intruders to look inside your garden. Protect your privacy and save money with a fully enclosed wooden gate.
- Strong And Resistant To Damage
Many people think that wood is a weak material. However, many shields during the Middle Ages were made from wood and they had to protect people against weapons made from iron and steel. Why would they choose to build a shield out of a ‘weak material’?The truth is that wood is not weak. Wood is a very durable material and your gate will stand strong against the force of the elements. As long as you make sure that you give it the correct protective treatment.
- It Grows More Beautiful With Age
Unlike metal or plastic counterparts; wood has a unique ageing process that many find very aesthetically pleasing. With the proper protective treatment your wooden gate will last for many years and show off its age beautifully.
- Environmentally Friendly
Compared to metal and plastic, wood is a much better option for the environment. With the current concerns regarding climate change, it’s important that we all do our bit to make the world as renewable as possible.
- Easy To Repair
Compared to metal or plastic, wooden gates are easy to repair. Should your gate be damaged the timber needed to repair your gate is much cheaper than the materials and expertise needed to repair a metal or plastic gate.
- Highly Versatile
Wooden gates can be used in a variety of different applications. You can use them as a side gate, allowing for convenient entrance to the rear of your property. However, make sure you invest in some quality ironmongery in order to prevent intruders gaining unwanted access to your property.Wooden gates can also be used in various other applications such as field gates, estates gates or internally within your garden to divide individual sections.
Buy Pre-Built Or Build Your Own
For those looking for the simple option, we supply pre-built gates. All you have to do is install them. However, for those looking to craft a unique gate for their property, we supply frames, timber, aggregates and any tools you might need in order to craft your perfect gate.