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Replacing the Entry Gate

Replacing The Entry Gate

If you have an entry gate with fencing, updating and upgrading this aspect of your home can be an ideal way to make the outside of your house all the more appealing to those who are passing by. In this sense, this form of remodeling adds to the curb appeal and greatly improves the overall appearance of the neighborhood, usually leading to improving the value of your home in the meanwhile. If you don’t have an entry gate or fencing at your home, another equal option to this is replacing the entry door where most people gain access to your residence.

Depending on the size of your gate or door, this is generally a project that you can handle on your own. If you’re really concerned about it or feel overwhelmed, you can always invest in using a professional service. Some door and gate services have their own installation crew which can be used to setup the gate or door of your choice. However, for the most part, these types of installations are easy to accomplish on your own if the door or gate isn’t particularly heavy.

Measure out the length of the door or gate and order an option that holds the same measurements. You may have to change the fencing if it is an option available on your property. Some people may determine that their gate or fence is too small and may opt to upgrade to a completely larger size, which can also be accomplished. Generally, the vendor of these items will provide you with some instructions on their installation onto your property. If not, you can contact a local service for some basic guidance. If you are installing fencing, a key point to remember is that you need to securely stake and penetrate the fence into the ground. Usually, there are a few ways to do this depending on the type of fence that you have invested in.

Installing a large door of any size is generally not a one-person project. If you are going to accomplish this on your own, you should generally ask for assistance. Most home improvement stores or installation services can provide you with some general installation assistance for a nominal fee.

Amy Wright
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Amy Wright is the Lead Editor of Remodeling Central. When she isn't playing with her dogs she is trying to remodel a classic Chicago style brownstone with her husband.