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3 Benefits of Aluminum Deck Gates

Aluminum Gates, Deck Safety | March 16, 2023
Benefits of Aluminum Deck Gates

If you have a railing system or are looking to install one soon, you may have considered adding an aluminum gate to the system. Though aluminum gates are optional features, they are highly recommended for decks connected to stairs, ramps, or pathways as they can significantly enhance safety for these spaces. As leading providers of quality aluminum railing products, the team at Vista Railing Systems knows how beneficial aluminum gates can be for every deck. That is why we have compiled a list of 3 benefits of aluminum deck gates to demonstrate how they can enhance your outdoor living space.

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3 Reasons to Add a Gate to Your Deck Railing System

Aluminum gates offer the following benefits for every deck or patio:

1. Enhanced Security and Safety

A sturdy aluminum gate can significantly enhance safety for your deck or patio as it will block access to the stairs for pets and young children. Gates can also help prevent accidental falls or trips in slippery weather as they provide an additional area to grab onto if needed. In addition to the safety of those within the confines of your deck, an aluminum gate can help keep certain animals out of your space, further enhancing safety and security. Aluminum gates can also be powder-coated like the rest of the railing system, ensuring lasting durability and ease of maintenance for years to come.

2. Increased Appeal

While aluminum picket railings are aesthetically pleasing, the gap they leave at the top of stairs or pathways can be an eyesore for some homeowners. An aluminum gate can add a finishing touch to a picket railing system, joining two sections together to create a unified appearance. This gate can then open 90 degrees in either direction as needed, allowing you to enhance safety without compromising functionality. A variety of style and colour options are also available for aluminum gates, allowing you to select the ideal option for your current railing system, your siding, and other exterior elements.

3. Easy Installation

Aluminum gate kits include a latch, catch, hinges, and all necessary hardware to make it easy to install the gate onto an existing aluminum railing system. This allows you to easily modify your deck and increase safety without worrying about specialized tools or additional adapters.

To learn more about our aluminum gates or to inquire about our other patio railing products, get in touch with the experts at Vista Railing Systems. We can be reached by call or text at 1-800-667-8247 and will work with you to determine the perfect solution for your needs.