5 Things to Avoid When Choosing Gate Systems
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5 Things to Avoid When Choosing Gate Systems

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  • Post published:April 7, 2022

Choosing the right gate system for your personal or commercial property can seem daunting. There are many important factors to consider. Gates can help any property increase its property value, add security, and boost its visual appeal. However, the process of finding the right gate system that works well with existing architecture, is within your price range, and is reliable takes dedication and attention to detail. Luckily, you don’t have to search for your future gate system alone. MFR Corp is here to help you create, install, and maintain your gate system today. Set up your consultation today to get started, and visit our website for even more information about what we have to offer. 

Here are five things to avoid when choosing a gate system. 

Jump In Without Researching Gate Systems

One of the biggest mistakes you can make in searching for a system is to jump in without any background research. Just like any investment or renovation project on your property, adding a gate system requires time, money, and important choices. While you don’t have to become an expert in all the different types of gating systems, it’s wise to do some basic research. Once you know the basics, the average price, and different factors, you can compare this to your budget. This will also help you generate ideas that you can bring in and show your MFR Corp designers. Our MFR Metalco engineers are continually conducting new research to make things easier for our clients. If you are unsure of where to start, just give us a call and we would be happy to help you compare options.

Not Setting a Budget for Gate Systems

At MFR Corp, all of our fence and gate systems are affordable for businesses and homeowners alike. However, many people forget that setting a budget is an essential step in staying on track during your search. With economical design such as our Amego or Twinbar eninger gate systems, we have an affordable option for everyone. Your budget will help guide your choices in the design, installation, materials, and even style of your gate. 

Forgetting about Useful Security Features 

It’s also important to think about useful security features that you might want to incorporate. Avoiding this step can be a costly mistake, especially if you own a business that relies on security systems to protect your assets. Even if security isn’t your main reason for adding a gate system, it’s worth taking the time to research some unique security features that could add value. MFR Corp designs all our fences with security features to protect what matters most to you. 

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Not Comparing Swing Versus Slide Gate Systems

Another mistake is not considering all of your options. One critical aspect is whether or not you want a swing or a slide gate system. MFR Corp provides both options for commercial, industrial, and residential applications. Swing gate systems are a little more traditional, but can be adapted to meet your particular style preferences. We also have some designed for larger gates with double-swing or bi-fold swing systems. Swing gates also come with standard panic exit systems for your safety. 

In contrast, a slide gate system can be used in multiple settings, including for homeowners looking to add some landscaping to their homes. We implement V-Track design, cantilevered, or Top Track Transom designs. Furthermore, slide gates can be single-leafed or double-leafed, depending on your individual needs. Access and monitored gate control systems are available. 

Ignoring Specialty Gate Systems

The final mistake you might make during your gate system search is ignoring specialty gate systems. While a specialized gate solution isn’t for everyone, many people can benefit from a customized gating system. You can work with our expert gate system designers to craft your ideal system. Businesses and homeowners alike choose our specialty gate option for greater control of their system’s aesthetics. 

Our designers can work with any design you prefer, including slide gates, swing gates, telescopic gates, ground retracting gates, and large gates exceeding 150 ft openings. Furthermore, we can create multifold or accordion-style gates, motorized controlled gates, and even curved and radiused gates, which add a certain level of sophistication to your property. Whatever you dream up, we can help you create and install it. 

Visit MFR Corp Today

Finding your future gate system can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. However, by working with MFR Corp’s expert designers, you can create the gate system of your dreams. We have over 25 years of expertise crafting secure, durable, and beautiful gate systems for industrial, commercial, and residential properties. MFR Corp uses the latest technology with environmentally-friendly processes to bring our clients the best-quality gate systems on the market today. You can reach us at 815-472-9086 to get your custom quote today.


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