There is a wide variety of automatic driveway gates for home and business owners to choose from. You’ll be able to choose the design, materials, and style of your gate, as well as what kind of power source and motor it depends on. This gives you the flexibility to find the perfect gate for your needs.
Single swing gates use a single gate piece and open in the same way that a standard bedroom door would. Typically, swing gates open inward to avoid stretching out beyond the property they protect. Swing gates are generally the least expensive type of automatic driveway gate due to the simple opening mechanism compared to other gate styles. These gates cost between $500 and $3,000.
Bi-Fold Swing Gates
Bi-fold swing gates use two pieces for the main gate and open simultaneously, similar to French doors. The prices for bi-fold swing gates are slightly higher compared to standard swing gates, averaging between $1,000 and $4,000.
Sliding gates are some of the popular options because they can look more substantial and potentially offer greater privacy depending on what materials they are made of. These may cost between $500 and $3,000.
Vertical Pivot/Lift Gates
These gates are more common on commercial properties and warehouses, or a residence where space is especially limited. Basic metal lift gates can be relatively affordable ranging between $500 and $4,000. Custom luxury designed wooden or aluminum lift gates can cost as much as $12,000 or more.
Curving Sliding Gate
A curving sliding gate can be an excellent option if you prefer the design and aesthetic of a sliding gate but are restricted on spacing. With curving sliding gates, the gate will round a corner and change directions when opened. In some designs, the gate itself may also be curved at an angle and simply slide along an angled track when opened.
Wrought Iron Gates
Wrought iron gates provide a classic look, durability, and can be very cost-effective. However, they generally don’t provide the same level of privacy as wooden gates. Prices for wrought iron gates typically range between $600 and $4,000.
Wooden Electric Gates
Wooden gates can give you a sophisticated or luxurious look to any property, with the added benefit of the increased privacy that comes with a gate that can’t be looked through. Wooden gates can be some of the most expensive options ranging between $300 and $4000. Certain premium options like cedarwood can provide enhanced durability but come with a higher initial investment.
Vinyl Electric Gates
Vinyl gates provide a less expensive alternative ranging in prices between $200 and $1,000. However, vinyl gates can be more prone to damage and offer less durability.
Aluminum Electric Gates
Aluminum gates can provide a sleek and modern look, as well as a lightweight design, but they tend to carry a higher price tag and can be more prone to denting, ranging between $2,000 and $4,000.
Steel Electric Gates
While heavier than aluminum gates, steel gates can be more affordable and more durable to damage. Steel gates typically range between $600 and $4000.
Other Automatic Driveway Gate Costs to Keep in Mind
The average installation cost of an automatic driveway gate is between $820 and $3328. You will need to include this figure into any gate option you consider.
The total cost of your gate investment will ultimately depend on the materials, size, and features you chose for your gate, as well as local labor costs. Luxury or custom gate designs and additional security options such as cameras, detection sensors, and intercoms can add hundreds or thousands to your total costs. Fully equipped automatic driveway gates can cost more than $12,000.
Looking for a simple swinging metal gate or a more luxurious custom cedarwood slide gate? Let a trusted professional help you find the ideal gate that will cater to your needs.