?Your entrance gate is the first introduction to your home and thus many people choose to go all out when putting up an entrance gate or driveway gate. Thank goodness for custom designs as it has given homeowners the liberty to be able to get a driveway gate that they really love.  
 
Custom gates are designed and can be made of any materials that the homeowner wishes to use. Wooden entrance gates always make a nice gesture and oozes elegance and style whereas iron gates can be made to look modern and contemporary. For larger estates and long driveways, some homeowners prefer to have grand gate entrances to give that feel of royalty and regal charm. These are of course to have a grand entrance made will be more expensive than regular entrance gates but they make a wonderful investment.  
 
Some entrance gates are made to operate automatically which saves a lot of time and is much safer. Security gates can be found at most homes as well at malls or other public places. Security gates can also operate using a remote and for extra security some estates prefer to use an intercom system or a key card or phone system to control who comes in and out.  
 
Often driveway gates operate via sliding on a track, but they can also operate by swinging open and shut or by a mechanical arm or boom. Most of these gates are installed to have them operate automatically. Companies who install driveway or entrance gates sometimes also offer to install automatic gate openers and be called out for maintenance.  
 
It is important to keep maintaining entrance gates so that they operate without fail throughout the years that the homeowner has them and also to make sure that problems are detected and fixed before they become real big problems. The price to have an entrance gate fitted and installed can be affected by many aspects including the materials used in the manufacturing process, whether they work automatically or manually. If the owner wants an electric security gate they will have to pay for the gate opener as well as the installation costs.