Installing a condo gate may seem an easy task, however, it requires many decisions that will depend exclusively on our need and budget, since the appropriate gate can help strengthen the security of our property as well as beautify it, two factors that will significantly affect property value,
But how much does it cost to install a condo gate?
The Price of installing a condo gate ranges between $ 700 and $ 1080, it will depend on several factors:
Size: the space we have to install the gate, will determine the size of it. We can not change this factor
Material: There is a wide variety of materials available in the market. And your choice will influence both aesthetics, safety and budget.
The most common materials are:
Wood: It is the most economical, in addition to being very attractive visually, however it must be taken into account the type of wood to choose, to calculate the cost of periodic maintenance, in order to avoid future damages that may lead to the need to install a new gate
Aluminum: A great advantage of aluminum is its weight, it is quite light, ideal if an automatic system is used, since the weight would not affect the performance of the engine. In addition to being resistant to rust and low maintenance.
Iron: An iron gate, can be a great choice in terms of security. But they are very heavy, so you would need a high quality system if you want automated. As for the design, it can be done with beautiful designs. Beauty and safety, surely increase the value of your condo.
Steel: If safety is your concern, a steel gate is your ideal choice. Although its beauty does not make them the first option of any designer. But you must consider, that this material is much heavier and of course, more expensive. However, the high value is rewarded with its durability and safety.
Number of doors: You can choose between a single panel gate, or a double panel gate. A double panel gate will obviously be up to 50% more expensive. Choosing this option will not only depend on your budget, but also on your need. In small spaces, a double panel gate can facilitate entry, although they are not the best option in terms of safety. In both cases an automated system can be installed.
System: Manual gates are more economical, but require a person to open and close. This can be uncomfortable in places with many visitors. A manual gate can be the option for someone who will use the door primarily for their privacy and would use it when entering and leaving their property instead of receiving guests. An automatic gate is not necessarily the most expensive option. But you must decide what type of automation suits you. There is a good variety of options and some at low costs. You can choose between a numeric access panel for security code, very comfortable and economical, but if you choose this option, we recommend that you change your password periodically, to prevent many people from learning it.
Card readers are a good option, but they are very personal, since you can not deliver a card to every frequent visitor. The remote controls, are the most common and economical option, can be placed next to the keys and avoid losing. Simple and practical.
Workforce: Unless you are a professional in the area, the DIY option should not be on the table. The ideal is to obtain skilled labor, which can offer a reliable and guaranteed service. A professional, will charge a fair price according to the material of the gate, the model, and your requirements. In some cases this can add to the price, but it is a plus worthwhile. In addition, there are professional labor companies that offer great discounts and benefits.
You must decide between each of the options offered by the market, taking into account your needs, your taste and your budget, and that will be decisive in the Price.
After having considered all the factors that affect the price of your Condo Gate, you can decide the style of it. The variety of forms and models is almost infinite, sure, it will be a very fun process.