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Hi, I’m Cherie – welcome to my blog! I have three children, all of whom like to bring their friends around to play in our garden. Sometimes I think the whole neighbourhood is out there! I can’t keep an eye on the kids all the time when they are outside and I have been worrying about what might happen with our pool. I’ve taught all our kids to swim, but not all their friends are confident around water. We decided that the best thing to do would be to upgrade our pool fencing so that kids couldn’t access the pool without someone letting them in. I started this site to share some of tips and advice we got when we were choosing the right kind of kid-safe fencing for our pool. Hope you find it useful!

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Automatic Residential Gates: Comparing the Common Configurations

The right driveway gate is crucial for your residential property. This feature will enhance your general security by deterring unauthorised intruders. Moreover, the gate will provide protection by confining your children and pets within the boundaries of your home. If you are planning on installing a new gate or upgrading your existing one, you should consider choosing an automatic gate. This will maximise your security and convenience because you can operate the feature within your vehicle. There are different configurations of automatic gates that you can install in your home, so consider this brief comparison of the common types before purchase.

Sliding Automatic Gate

The sliding gate configuration is one of the most popular designs for residential applications. As implied, this structure consists of the gate and rollers that are fitted at the bottom of the panels. These rollers are supported on a special metal track, allowing the gate to conveniently ride along horizontally. When this gate is open, the panels will be parallel to the fence, so the sliding configuration is considerably economic in terms of space. The only significant drawback is that the track is close to the ground, so it often collects dirt and debris. This track must be cleaned for optimal performance.

Swinging Automatic Gate

The swinging gate is the simplest configuration, and it is favoured by homeowners because of the low costs of purchase and installation. As suggested by the name, this automatic gate is hinged to a frame that runs along the fence. This allows the feature to swing open like a regular door. You can choose an out-swinging door or the in-swinging alternative depending on your preference and habits. The primary downside of a swinging door is the extra space required. In simple terms, the gate covers a significant area under its arc when open. Therefore, you must leave sufficient space for clearance.

Bi-Folding Automatic Gate

If you have limited space for your new automatic gate, consider installing the bi-folding configuration. This does not require a long fence to accommodate the panels when open like the sliding gate. In addition, the swing arc space required by the gates is quite limited. The bi-folding gate is built with by hinging together two gate panels. Typically, the design requires the use of two gates, such that the entire space is covered by four panels. When you activate the opener, the gate will open at the centre and each side will fold as it swings open.

There are other suitable automatic gate configurations, so explore all options before installation.