Saturday, 2 March 2013

Build and Install the Gates of your Home Wisely

Have you ever seen a house without doors and windows? Of course not and the reason is simple. A house needs doors, gates and windows for security purposes. Gates provide that extra bit of security that a house requires so that the inmates are safe. Gates fortify a house and keeps intruders at bay.
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Gates also stop trespassers, thieves and robbers from entering the premises and causing harm to the inmates or the property. These gates can be made from various sorts of materials like:

  • Steel
  • Iron
  • Wrought Iron
  • Wood
The two most common material used to build gates are iron and wood. While most people opt for iron gates, there are many who also like to install wooden gates. Both types of gates can be used to protect the premises of a house. Many say that iron gates are better than wooden gates and many think otherwise. 

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Well, we can weigh out the pros and cons of both the materials. As iron is tougher than wood most people opt for iron gates. Breaking through iron gates is very difficult as nothing but high heat can damage iron. Burglars and trespassers will find it very hard to break into houses with iron gates. These gates are thick and cannot be discreetly sawed into. Even if intruders try and cut through iron, they won’t be able to do it without making noise. However, no matter how tough iron gates are, they are a bit on the expensive side as compared to wooden gates.

Wooden gates are very attractive and have an old world charm to them. Many people install wooden gates so that the exterior of their house looks attractive. Wood has a habit of wilting under its own weight and loosening up at the joints. However, wooden gates are cost effective and cost less than iron gates. If a really hard and thick plank of wood is used to make the gates, then breaking through it cautiously without making noise will be impossible. 

Also, one should install gates keeping in mind the weather conditions of the city. If the city is damp most of the time and receives a good amount of rainfall every year, they should not even think of installing wooden gates because wet wood tends to weaken and becomes vulnerable. Before installing gates in your home, it’s very important to check all the pros and cons of the material the gate is made of.

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