Gates > How to Measure For Your Gate
This section is to aid the do-it-yourselfer with the information needed
to successfully order and install our garden walk or driveway entrance
gate by using our easy how-to steps. Please call our toll free number
or e-mail us if you need any further assistance.
- First choose from one of the styles in this web-site
- After choosing the style you can now add your personal touch by
selecting any additional finials, castings, inserts or letters for
that one of a kind look to suit your needs and preferences.
- Now that you have finished your design of your new gate a few measurements
need to be determined. Let's start with how wide of an area needs
to be covered in the gates closed position (see example). The best
way to determine how wide your opening will be is to measure in the
If you are mounting the gates on existing columns or pre-made
posts purchased from us measure the top width from inside column to
inside column and measure the same way just above the ground level
from inside column/post to inside column/post. We will deduct the
and calculate the exact measurements to allow for hinges etc... once
you supply the opening dimensions.
- If you are installing your gate(s) to concrete columns you need
to purchase a set of column mounts for each gate leaf. To insure that
your columns are built correctly you can download
and print a pdf and use it for reference.