At Buzz Custom Fence, we are passionate about combining security with stunning, yet functional design. Meet with a member of our design team at your home or view driveway gate options at our showroom near downtown Fort Worth. We look forward to creating a custom driveway gate that enhances curb appeal and security.
Choosing a Gate Material
for Driveway Gates
What do you want your gate to be made out of? All of our gates are designed for strength and built to continue working for decades with minimal maintenance or repair. Your gate may match your fence – it could be wrought iron, aluminum, vinyl or wood – or you may opt for a contrasting material. Perhaps cedar with iron bars would be the most beautiful solution.
You can further customize a gate with wrought iron finials, pewter or glass decorations. We will help you assess the durability and practicality of these materials, as well as their aesthetic value. And since all of our gates are custom fit and installed to a driveway, they will always work beautifully.
Choosing How Your
Driveway Gate Opens
How your gate opens is important for convenience and maintenance. Depending on the gate purpose, specific needs, and location, not all gate opener options will be possible. Buzz will work with your budget and requirements to choose a gate that looks and opens to your situation.
Ideal for commercial properties, especially when vehicles are entering and exiting at the same time. Sliding automatic gates also take up less space and are compatible with heavier gate materials such as wrought iron and steel. Double sliding gates allow for the fastest entry and exit, although maintenance can be an issue.
A classic design and are common for manually powered operation. Automating a swinging gate is fine for homeowners, but for an apartment complex or business, swinging gates can damage vehicles and block sidewalks. Swinging gates can be inward or outward, depending on obstructions and security requirements. Double swinging gates are another option and when automated, create a grand entrance. Double swing gates do have more moving parts than a single swing gate and can cost more in installation and maintenance.
Vertical pivot gates
Typically used for high-security commercial applications: power stations, military bases, etc. When in a closed position, it is one of the more secure types of gates.
Before and After Driveway Gates Projects
in North Dallas & Fort Worth
Automatic Driveway Gates
Solar Powered Driveway Gates
The Texas sun is one of our most precious resources, and it’s free. Solar automation is growing in popularity and not just with the environmentally conscious. New solar gate systems are more durable and can withstand frequent use, making solar an option for residential and commercial applications. Solar automation is more expensive up front than electric, but incentives do exist. Dallas Fort Worth homeowners can receive a 30% federal tax credit on solar gate installation costs and the price of panels has come way down. Buzz will work with you to determine if solar is an option for your Texas home or business. Learn more about our solar powered gates.
Electric Powered Driveway Gates
Electric gate openers are cheaper to install and more reliable. Solar requires direct sunlight which may not be possible with tree lined and shaded properties. If your home is located near a busy street, road dust, dirt and grime can mean regularly going out to clean panels. A solar charge may not keep up with gate demand – depending on traffic, weather and panel size. Buzz recommends electric as a backup and the systems we install are often compatible with solar and electric. Learn more about electric automated gates.
What Customers are Saying About Buzz
Excellent Gate and Openers!!
Buzz Custom Fence Installed 2 custom sized driveway gates with electric openers. The whole system looks and works perfect!! We couldn't be happier! We strongly Recommend!!