The first impression for those passing in front of a residence is its façade and consequently its main gate or access to the garage. The gates have different styles, from the simplest to the most elaborate, with a mixture of materials and compositions of textures. Because of this, they must be designed so that they have a visual harmony with the construction, uniting the model of the gate with the desired style for the facade.
The residential gate can be automatic or manual. There is a certain specification for each application – for example, in a garage door, the ideal is that the opening is automatic to prevent the resident needs to leave the car to control this access.
Know the main types of gate, openings and materials
For easy viewing, we separate the main types of gates, their openings and the most popular materials for use. Check out all the tips with pictures below:
The automation of the gate and its opening is always more practical, however, it is necessary to verify the time of operation of this system, to guarantee security and privacy to the residents. Remembering that material is a crucial point in choosing an automatic gate, the lighter it is, the easier and quicker it is to open, in addition to requiring a lower energy expenditure of the motor that makes this move.
If you plan to save money on your work, it is worth betting on manual opening. Where a rail is installed so that the gate can travel more easily on this axis. In the future, the villager can change the manual opening by an automatic: the rails can be adapted without the need to change the model of the gate.
Gate to open
There are three types of system most used for opening the gate: open, run and the swingarm. The open is the most traditional, which only requires an internal space for the opening of the leaves. This is one of the most common options for small and restricted entries.
The sliding gate slides in a horizontal line, requiring a space on the facade for it to run freely. Its opening can be either manual or automatic.
The tilting gate model is one that opens upwards and does not need as much free space as the others cited. It may be the ideal solution for building that wants to take advantage of every space in the garage.
About the materials of the gates
When choosing the ideal material for the gate, the choice is to choose the one that accompanies the style of construction, and may have an industrial style, contemporary, for a house on the beach, a farm and among other variations. The iron gates are those that have the most traditional and cheap finish. Those looking for a modern option, choose an aluminum, glass or wood model: they are three materials of high quality and that give a current appearance the facade of a residence. A strong tendency in the choice of materials is the corten steel, it has high strength and is generally closed without any casting. Check out the main materials of residential gates:
Wooden and aluminum gate
Curtain steel gate
15 inspirations from gate models in residential projects
With the large number of gate models available, it is difficult to choose which one is right for your home. After all, they must identify with the architecture of the residence as a whole. That’s why we separate some models and visual styles to inspire you, making your choice easier:
Picture 1 – Residential sliding gate.
Ideally, the size of the gate should accompany the height of the facade wall , forming a uniform and harmonic extension. In the above design, the gate is made of iron with horizontal pipes and has the automotive opening system that facilitates the entrance and exit of automobiles from the residence.
Picture 2 – The smooth plate allows a more impact color in the painting.
Picture 3 – The grail allows the complete view of the architecture of the house.
In this project, the hollow gate has received the manual opening system. The ideal is to use them in closed condominiums, since they guarantee more security to the residents.
Picture 4 – The rules regulate a little that visual entrance bringing more privacy to that access.
Picture 5 – The pivoting models play and give movement to the facade.
Picture 6 – The combination of the cor-ten steel with the brick in sight is perfect to highlight the hues of these materials.
Playing with the tone on tone is also a technique used in the erection of the facade. In this project was no different, the gate received a darker shade than the brick, forming a harmonic combination for this set.
Picture 7 – To give the contemporary air, the same model was used leaked in the gate and in the superior detail of the facade of the residence.
Picture 8 – Here we can also see this harmony of materials accompanied by a same finish.
Picture 9 – In addition to highlighting the access with the pivoting door, the cast effect gives the facade a more light weight.
Picture 10 – Here the mixture between the open and the closed allows the privacy and the control of the ventilation.
Picture 11 – Residential aluminum gate.
The aluminum is light and grayish material, a neutral color that guarantees a sober and stylish facade. To keep up with the modern look, combine with a concrete wall and materials with neutral colors.
Picture 12 – Gate to residential condominium.
Picture 13 – The painting on the steel plate allows to accompany any style of facade.
Picture 14 – In this project, the brick and the wood follow practically the same shade.
The beauty of wood is that it has a myriad of different shades. In the case above, the idea is to leave the building forming a single neutral plane with noble coatings.
Figure 15 – The wider gate openings create a larger connection to the sidewalk.