There are many different types of gate designs that you can choose from, but which one is right for you? Typically, the gate design will match your fence, but other options are available based on your preferences and needs. In this post, we’ll go over a few of the main categories and style types to help you get a better idea of available options.
Nail-up gates are the most common and affordable option. They will typically use a “Z-frame” to support the pickets. While nail-up fences and gates are simple, there are actually quite a few variations you can choose from, as you’ll see below.
Flat-top Z-frame Gate
Dog-eared Z-frame Gate
Horizontal Picket Gate
This style of gate can also include a lattice, so it’s a good choice for anyone who wants their gate to perfectly match their fence if they also have a lattice.
Picture Frame Gate with Lattice
Wide gates can include double-drive gates and sliding/rolling gates and are a good choice for anyone who wants to secure their driveway. A double-drive gate has two gates that close together in the middle. A rolling gate is contained within a single frame and rolls open along a track. Rolling gates are ideal if you don’t have enough room for a large gate to swing open. Gates wider than 5 feet require more support and use a steel frame instead of wood.
If you’re interested in seeing even more gate designs, be sure to check out our gallery here.