Driveways and Remote control Gates

It can be very frustrating to finish a long commute only to have to get out of the car, open a gate, drive through it, get out of the car again and close the gate. With this in mind another trendy feature for your iron driveway gates is to install an automatic gate opener. Electric gates provide indispensable convenience, allowing a gate to be opened without ever having to leave your car and therefore eliminating all those cumbersome steps.

When purchasing electric gates you need to consider a few options. The most obvious is deciding whether you want your driveway gate to open by sliding or swinging outwards. Swing gates are more aesthetically pleasing but you must take into account the opening radius depending on the length of the gate. Sliding gates will eliminate this issue as they retract rather than swing out.

You will also need to consider how much power is required to open and close your driveway gate. The amount of power is dependent on the size of your gate, how it opens and how many times it will need to be opened each day.

Finally, how will your gate be accessed, and by how many users? Electric gates are operated by a controller which sends a signal to the opening mechanism.

There are several options for your controller:


�Wired keypads

�Keypads with intercoms

�Key card operated controllers

�Controllers operated by remotes or telephones

Each of these features will affect the price and your final decision should be based on your budget and personal preference. Once you have taken all these points into consideration you can narrow down your options and choose the best Driveway Gates for your specific needs.


Vinyl Fencing

Socal preferred builders has established itself as a reputable company that does Vinyl fencing for residential homes. Socal preferred builders has been in remodeling for over 10 years and has taken an early adoption to Vinyl fencing.

What are the Benefits?

There are so many benefits for vinyl. Traditional wood fencing has for outside purposes tends to rot from rain and other weather conditions. It needs paint from time to time and always is victim to termites and other insects that eat at the wood and destroy the fence.

Vinyl fencing is safe from all weatherization issues that affect materials such as metal and wood. Metal tends to rust and wood has a list of its own faults. Vinyl fencing is a one time installation and that’s all you have to worry about. Its clean, doesn’t require painting. It does not rust, rot, or get damaged unless it was done intentionally.

Most vinyl fencing distributors, like socal preferred builders offer a life time warranty for the materials used. Professional installation at fraction of the cost.