Benefits of Aluminum Railing Gates

11 Feb 2021 Railings

Adding a gate onto your deck’s aluminum railing can be a great way to improve security and safety, especially for pets and small children. At Vista Railings, they understand how beneficial aluminum railing gates can be. That is why they offer a selection of aluminum gates that complement their different aluminum railing styles.

Some of the benefits of aluminum railing gates include:

1. Less Maintenance

Compared to other types of gate materials (iron, steel, wood, etc.), aluminum railing gates are virtually maintenance free, as they will not rust or corrode over time. Thanks to their powder-coat finish, aluminum gates will never need to be painted or refinished and can simply be washed with soap and water to keep them looking like new for years to come.

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2. Ease of Installation

Since aluminum is a lightweight material, aluminum gates are fast and easy to install and often do not require the help of a contractor or installation technician. Aluminum gates can also be adjusted to follow the slope of a hillside, making it easier and more cost effective to install aluminum gates on uneven terrain compared to other types of gate materials. All aluminum gates from Vista Railings come with a latch, catch, hinges, and all of the necessary hardware for ease of installation.

3. Longer Lasting Parts

The moving parts in an aluminum gate (hinges, latch, etc.) do not require the same amount of upkeep or lubrication as parts on a steel gate do. This is because aluminum gate parts are often designed to perform better in extreme weather conditions, including dirty and icy conditions. Choosing to install a gate with longer lasting parts, means spending less time and money on repairs and maintenance for your gate.

4. Extensive Design Options

Similar to aluminum railings, aluminum gates are also available in a range of different colours, styles (picket and wide picket), and heights (36″ and 42″), making it easy for you to find the perfect gate for your aluminum railing system. All aluminum gates also swing 180 degrees (90 degrees in and 90 degrees out), providing easy access to the deck when needed.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of aluminum railing gates, or if you are interested in one of their aluminum gate products, please contact Vista Railings at 1-800-667-8247. Their team of railing experts would love to help you select the perfect aluminum gate for your specific railing system.