Installing a new residential fence takes time, effort and planning. Sometimes, we get so involved with the details that we forget about another important element in the planning process – fence gates! Gates are an important feature to consider and deserve a bit of thought. Below we’ve listed some points to consider when deciding how many gates you need for your next Derry, New Hampshire residential fencing project.

Consider the Size Of Your Property and Fence Location 

Do you have a small lot? Having one walk-through gate may be all you need. Is your yard on the larger side? You may consider having two gates so you can access your yard from different points on your property. Does your fence act as a boundary with a neighbor? Or does it run across the back side of your yard? You may not think you need an extra gate. However, if the kids throw a ball over the back of the fence, having that extra access point could make it a whole lot easier to retrieve it.

Considerations for Residential Properties

If you’re planning a Derry, NH residential fencing project, consider the entry points you may need for automobiles, lawn care, recreational vehicles, or leisure activities. For example, you’ll want a double gate that has easy access if you have many drivers frequently entering or exiting the driveway. 


If you have maintenance workers that need access to your lawn with a wide lawnmower, you may want to consider a wide single gate. Do you have large recreational vehicles like boats, trailers, or RVs that you want to park on your property? Then a double gate may be needed to accommodate these needs. It’s important that you think about your everyday needs and even consider your requirements for the future as well. 

Types of Fence Gates by Ultimate, a Fencing Contractor in New Hampshire

Ultimate Fence, your professional New Hampshire fence company, offers a variety of material and style options for fencing and gates to choose from. If you’re looking for an attractive yet durable option, aluminum fences may be the best choice. Vinyl fences are a low-maintenance choice and come in a variety of styles. If you want a practical yet affordable fence, chain link fences may be the best fit for you. Visit our website to see the various options we have to offer. No matter which fence type you decide to go with, we have a gate that will work with your project.


Here are some typical gate options you will need to consider for a new fence installation.


Single/Standard Gates: This single-door gate is usually the same height as the rest of the fence and has one swinging door. It can feature a number of design elements from latticework to arched tops and is available in different widths.  This gate should be reinforced to keep it from sagging and warping, and the latch system should be strategically placed.


Double Gates: While many people opt for a single standard gate, they often like to have an additional double gate to allow easy entry for larger items, such as lawn maintenance equipment or recreational vehicles.


Pool Gates: Although gates and fences can be decorative or simply functional, they can also provide security to keep your family safe. When considering a gate for your pool area, keep in mind that many municipalities already have regulations in place, and the experts at Ultimate Fence will ensure that your pool gate will meet those requirements.

Ultimate Fence is Here to Help You With Your Fence and Gate Needs

Whether you are installing a traditional vinyl fence, an elegant aluminum fence or a practical chain link fence, a properly installed fence gate will allow you to access your space quickly and easily. Gate designs differ almost as much as fence designs, but the fence experts at the New Hampshire fence company, Ultimate Fence, are knowledgeable in all elements of fence design and construction, including gates! Give our fence contractor in New Hampshire a call at (603) 818-3619 or contact us online and let us help you plan your next fencing project!