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Cost of Driveway Gate Installation


By ProMatcher Staff



Driveway Gate Installation Cost



The cost of driveway gate installation will increase or decrease based upon a number of factors. This article is intended to provide you a checklist of questions to ask yourself and your contractor. This key will serve as your guide: $0 = no additional cost, $ = standard cost, and $$ = increased cost.

What type of driveway do I have?

$0 – When the driveway is both flat and straight

$$ - When the driveway is sloped or curved (Some modifications may need to be made to the gate in order for it to open properly.)

What type of gate do I need?

$ - Single panel (swing or slide)

$$ - Two panels (swing or slide)

What material will the gate be made of?

$ - Vinyl

$$ - Aluminum

$$ - Wood

$$$ - Steel or Wrought Iron

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How will the gate be operated?

$ - Manual operation

$$ - Automatic operation (It may be necessary to enlist the services of an electrician.)

How will the automatic gate open?

$ – When an AC motor is installed on a lightweight gate

$ - When a DC motor is installed

$$ - When a solar-powered motor is installed

How will the gate be automatic gate be controlled?

$ - When the gate is opened with a remote

$$ - When the game is opened with a keypad, key card, or cell phone

$$ - When the gate is opened by voice control or fingerprint

Do any extra security features need to be installed?

$ - When a driveway alarm is installed

$$ - When security cameras are installed

$$ - When an intercom system is installed

What accessories do I wanted installed with the driveway gate?

$$ - When lighting fixtures is installed with the gate

$$ - When decorative pillars or columns are installed (This may require laying a concrete foundation to support the extra weight.)

$$ - When the gates are customized. (For instance, adding your last name or house number to the gate)

$$ - When the gates are hand-painted.



Ask the Pro:

1. How long do you expect the installation of the driveway gate to take?

2. Is cleanup included in the cost estimate?

3. Do you have any references I could contact?

4. Would it be possible to see any of the projects you’ve recently worked on?

5. Are you and your crew insured?

6. What type of gate would you recommend?

7. Does the driveway gate come with a warranty?

8. Is there a warranty on the workmanship?



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Orlando, FL 32803

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