Whether you are a new homeowner or have owned your home for several years, one of the most common concerns among homeowners is security for their property and family. The good news is there is a way to provide additional security while also increasing the aesthetics and value of your home. The solution is a gate system. If you are wondering if an electric gate system would be a good choice for you, here are four reasons why adding a gate is a smart choice.
If you are searching for a comprehensive security system for your property, an electric gate system will act as the first line of defense by allowing you to prevent potential threats. A security gate provides increased protection against burglars, and it prevents your home from being an easy target for intruders. Not only will a security gate protect you against intruders and trespassers, but with an added security camera, you can also avoid unwanted guests.
Children and Pet Safety
Both children and pets are natural wanderers. A security gate can help to keep your children and pets within a safe boundary, preventing them from wandering away or chasing a toy into the street where there is a risk of them getting injured by oncoming traffic. Security gates will protect visitors from having an accidental run-in with pets and prevent your pet from running off.
Improved Curb Appeal
Your home’s curb appeal is the first impression that visitors and those passing will have of your home. A gated entrance will instantly improve the curb appeal of your property, and there is a wide range of options to choose from, so you can coordinate the gate with your landscaping and house. This is the ideal way to add a personal touch to your home’s curb appeal. For example, you can choose a rod iron, arched gate to blend in with your Victorian style home or a steel, flat top gate for a more modern look; the styles and sizes are almost endless.
Increased Property Value
When you install an electronic gate on your property, it increases the resale value of the property and should you decide to sell, you will get more buyers interested in your property. Not only will this increase your property value, but it may also help to lower your homeowner’s insurance premium. Because additional security reduces the risk of burglars, it means less risk of homeowners filing a claim, so many insurance companies offer discounts to homeowners who install security measures for their home, which includes an electronic security gate.
When you’re ready to install a gate, it is important to discuss the options available with a professional company. Be sure to address any questions and concerns you may have during your initial contact with the company doing the install. For example, don’t forget to ask about a manufacturer’s warranty or how to open the gate should the opener malfunction.
To schedule your consultation about installing a gate on your property, contact us at American Garage Door. We look forward to hearing from you.