There are many options you can choose for your gates. Swing gates can be a very good option, but cantilever gates can still be another great idea, depending on your specific circumstances. A cantilever gate is typically supported by rollers, which are placed behind the fencing system.
There are certain advantages of swing gates as compared to their Cantilever counterparts. For instance, they usually take up less space. In this respect, we should note the fact that Cantilever gates have to be about fifty percent longer than the driveway opening, in order to counterbalance the mounting posts’ weight.
At the same time, a quality swing gate can cost less. That is due to the fact that they are smaller and they do not require so many materials to be manufactured. Because swing gates are not supported by mounting posts, the gate frames do not need to be as solid as cantilever gates.
And because they are lighter, swing gates are easier to install. Moreover, having a gate that goes down to the ground level has several benefits. For instance, if you have a dog, it will prevent your pet from getting out of your yard. At the same time, this type of gate keeps wild animals away from your property.