Welcome to the February 2009 issue of our Airmet Metalworks Classic Metal newsletter! Our featured article offers valuable information for beautiful, high quality and long lasting automatic biparting driveway gates and fence work. Our goal is to provide you with all the information you need in order to make confident decisions for your own special projects.
|Gate and Fence Features - What You Need to Know|
Hinge assemblies are an important feature of our gates. In order to maintain their smooth and effortless movement, we utilize large diameter stainless steel pins, ball bearings and grease fittings within each assembly. Even though not visible to the eye, we intentionally use high quality and heavy duty internal hardware in order to further ensure reliability and long life of all moving pieces.
Gate operators are electric/hydraulic for smooth, strong operation and long life. We also offer a hidden underground unit if the client so prefers. Installation of a pinhole camera is a valuable security option. This camera is installed inside the call box housing and allows the resident to see who is at the gate. An automatic magnetic exit loop allows guests to exit without use of the remote. And in the event of a power failure, a battery back-up system maintains a continuation of service until power is restored. Additional gate features are further described in the article below.
Our gates and fences are made of solid bars rather than hollow tubing, which rust from the inside out. The solid bars not only make the finished product extremely sturdy and heavy, it is also period correct. After completion of the fabrication process, we recommend a hot dipped galvanizing process for unrivaled durability and corrosion resistance. This process coats the iron with zinc which protects the metal from the elements. Once this application is completed, we carefully prepare the entire project again and finish with a special top coat. A variety of custom colors are available, ranging from mineral bronze patina to, our personal favorite, traditional "satin black".
Magnificent Automatic Driveway Gates and Fence