How Do Driveway Gates Add Value to Real Estate?

Written by Posted On Saturday, 02 March 2019 17:14
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A driveway gate is often the first as well as one of the main focal points of a gated property and hence will create a lasting impression in the minds of visitors, passersby and potential buyers alike.

The value added to a property by a driveway gate will of course be determined by the appearance i.e., the design, quality and condition of the gate itself.

Curb appeal
An attractive driveway gate gives a definite boost to the curb appeal and therefore value of the property it graces. A skillfully designed decorative gate merges with the surrounding landscape and creates a landmark whereby the property is memorable and easily recognized by visitors and the local community alike. A custom gate can also be designed to complement or even incorporate the architectural design aspects of a home, lodge or other structure. The beauty of an intricately designed driveway gate becomes ingrained in the minds of all who visit or pass by.


A driveway gate provides a secure, physical barrier to unauthorized vehicles attempting to gain entry to the property. It is readily apparent to all that heightened security measures have been taken to safeguard the property. A gate is a visual deterrent that sends a strong message to potential thieves or vandals who take notice of the increased security. If you have pets or children a closed gate can help prevent them from wandering down the driveway and out to the road. If you own a fenced farm or ranch your livestock will be better contained. Family, pets and visitors alike will all enjoy the benefits of increased security afforded by a quality driveway gate.


Peace of mind can be found in the privacy and solitude behind a closed gate. It's no wonder that peace of mind is so often cited as the main reason for installing a new driveway gate.  A driveway gate is not only a physical barrier to entry by the outside world but also a mental barrier between public and private. You don't have to worry about being interrupted by strangers while at home enjoying your private life. You don’t have to entertain unexpected company. A closed gate says it all. Your home, farm or ranch thereby becomes more of a sanctuary.


New automatic driveway gate systems can conveniently be controlled from practically anywhere via a smartphone app. Gone are the days of expensive intercom and call relay systems. Access for qualified visitors can be granted by you at any time with the swipe of your phone screen. Once one has experienced life with a fully functional automatic gate opener they probably won't ever want to go without one again.


Driveway gates can be a reflection of whether or not the property owner takes pride in their property. A beautiful, well-maintained driveway gate is a visible testament to the pride put in the property. On the other hand a rusty gate or one with dysfunctional automation will naturally lead people to wonder what state of disrepair the rest of the property might be in. 

In summary, a high quality gate is an excellent way to increase the value of a property. They not only protect property but make it more appealing and enjoyable.

JDR Metal Art provides driveway gate solutions for clients nationwide who wish to increase the value of their property.

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Justin Rose

I am driveway gate designer and builder with over 20 years of experience in the gate industry. I work with a great group of clients from all across the country to add security and beauty to their homes with artistic metal driveway gates. We have built driveway gates that are installed in over 30 states and counting!

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