There are many types of gates we can choose to install on the main doors of our Housing Development Board (HDB) flats, condominium or private property but one of the most popular choices is the metal gate. Not only do they add security and privacy but they can also improve its appearance. Stylish yet durable, they will outlast any other material like wood or vinyl, especially in humid conditions like Singapore.
In this article, An Digital Lock will take a look at some of the key benefits of metal gates. Read on to see why you should consider installing one for your main door.
1. Strengthen Security
Security is the main concern for many of us. Metal gates are much harder to break into than wooden gates. In addition, they look intimidating and sturdy, acting as an excellent deterrent to unwanted visitors who know that it will be more challenging to gain access.
Adding a digital lock such as this Loghome LH-310MG RFID lock designed explicitly for metal gates is perfect for adding another layer of security for your home. Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) locks transmit radio frequency signals to a keycard or fob, negating the need for a physical key. To learn more about them, read our guide on how a RFID digital door lock works.
2. Easy Installation
Metal gates are a breeze to install and built to last. Sturdy and durable, they can withstand wind, rain, and humidity, unlike wooden gates that might warp under excessive moisture, especially if they are made of inferior quality wood.
There are a few things you need to take into consideration before installing your metal gate. Firstly, you need to make sure that the metal gate is the right size for your door. You’ll have to measure the width of your door and the height of your gateposts. You then need to use these measurements to calculate the length of the metal gate.
The next step is to drill holes in the posts and attach the hinges. You can then fix the metal gate in place using screws or bolts. Sounds like a hassle? Fret not, because at An Digital Lock, we provide installation of metal gates islandwide across Singapore. Choose from our huge range of sturdy metal gates for your HDB home and let us install it for you.
3. Stylish Exterior
Metal gates have always been seen as a very stylish option for homeowners. They can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any home, increasing the aesthetic appeal of your property.
Metal gates are available in a wide range of styles, as they are able to be shaped easily into different designs. They give you the freedom to choose an aesthetic that is a perfect match for the rest of your home’s decor or one that suits your personal preference. With numerous styles or colour combinations, there will surely be a metal gate for you .
4. Durable Nature
Metal or wrought iron gates are incredibly durable, capable of withstanding strong winds, moisture, and bad weather. They will last way longer than other materials like vinyl or wood and will be well worth the financial investment.
A gate made from metal is also resistant to impact from someone or something crashing into it. In a HDB flat, a careless neighbour might crash a cart or piece of furniture into it. With a sturdy metal gate, this wouldn’t be much of a problem at all!