Aluminum gates are less costly than steel gates. If you like an elaborate and very decorative gate, the cost of wrought steel may be a hindrance, but with aluminum, the same design can be within your allotted budget.
Aluminum custom made gates are very light, making them a lot easier to open compared to those made of iron. This may be a less important point when it comes to automatic gates, however there may come a time when you need to open your gates without the help of electric power. Also, aluminum only lets minimal tear and water on the rollers and hinges sliding gates. Because materials are not heavy, the automated opening system will surely stay in good condition for a longer time.
Since aluminum is not damaged by rust or corrosion, your gate can serve you well for many years. Consider various options in construction to get the best choice for your aluminum gate. A gate built out of hollow aluminum tubing can offer great aesthetic value to your home without spending a lot. However, this provides less security and protection because the hollow tubing is too light. So choose solid-cast aluminum that is ½ to ¾ inch thick. A gate made of solid aluminum rods inside is likewise a great choice. These aluminum gates are a bit heavier but way lighter and cost cheaper than iron gates while providing almost the same level of security.
Appearance and Options.
When talking about sheer beauty, an aluminum gate is just as elegant as a metal gate without the added cost. You also have a wide choice in terms of colours, styles, and sizes.
Maintenance is out of the question with aluminum since it does not corrode. Unlike with wrought metal, you are not required to scrub or sand to get rid of rust, treat using rust inhibitor, prim using rust-proof primer, and finish using rust-proof paint. With aluminum custom made gates, you can save time, money, and effort in maintenance; plus they are usually coated with enamel that is capable of enduring different types of elements without flaking, chipping, or cracking.