Many companies offer aluminum gate
and fence products. Why don't we? Amazing Gates has been working with steel
for the past 19 years and we continue to be impressed by its strength and
longevity. While aluminum has become popular for gates and fence due to its
corrosion resistance and weight, steel is a stronger alternative. With a Hot Dipped Galvanized undercoat and a baked on Powder Coat finish, a steel gate or fence will outlast an aluminum gate or fence. That's why we
offer a10 YEAR WARRANTY on the steel frame of our gates.
Our Gates and Fence are Dipped, Not
During the Hot Dip Galvanizing process,
the gate or fence is dipped in multiple solutions including the molten zinc
that cover the inside and outside of the tubes. This 12-step process prevents
the gate from rusting from the inside out. We do not paint on our galvanizing.
Our Gates are Powder Coated
Our gates are not only hot dipped
galvanized, but are also finished with a TIGER Drylac Powder Coat. The powder
coat is applied with an electrostatic spray gun then melted and chemically
cross-linked at substrate temperatures of between 160 and 200°C (320-400°F). The resulting coat finish is smooth and durable, the same as powder coatings
used in the automobile, construction and architectural industries. And our
powder coatings are environmentally friendly because they are solvent free,
unlike liquid coatings, and do not pollute the air, soil or groundwater!
Below is what a hot dipped galvanized
steel gate with a beatiful powder coat looks like (our Hyde Park driveway
Our Gates are Strong, Easy to Install,
Easy to Maintain
Steel is a stronger alternative
to aluminum. It is heavier and resists impact. It will not require banging
out to fix dents. The weight of the gate can generally be managed by two
people. Please see what our customers say about their installation experience -- most of the installations were done by
two people without machinery. Also check out our installation videos and watch our gate being installed.
Aluminum Gate (not an Amazing Gate)
Quality Gates, Quality Gate Openers
A steel gate is managed easily
by the selection of openers we offer. Most professional openers feature a
soft start and stop and are designed to handle the weight of a gate. If you
already own a lesser rated opener that requires a lighter gate, you might
want to consider aluminum.
Our gates and fence will not sag
under weight or stress. This allows for longer fence panels and thus fewer
post holes which means less labor on a fence installation and wider, stronger
Video of our production plant and the making of an Amazing Gate. Have questions? 1-877-313-8901
When is Aluminum Better?
Shipping costs for aluminum are
typically cheaper since the fence or gates will weigh less. So if shipping
costs are your primary concern, aluminum may be a better choice. Please be
sure to compare all the extras (such as bringing the gate to your site, and
not just to the shipping terminal for you to pick up) included in your shipping
costs from other gate companies, as these can add up. We don't charge you
any more than the shipping company and we get a significant discount for
you. In fact, we get the discount, and you pay the shipper. We don't take
An aluminum gate or fence does fare
well in wet conditions for a certain amount of time. If you do choose aluminum
be sure that it is protected with a baked on or dipped powder coat finish
so your gates or fence do not lose their finish and eventually corrode. Rust-oleum
paint is often recommended to maintain the gate's finish -- it is a good
idea to do this frequently with Aluminum gates that are not protected by
a powder coat finish.
If your primary concern is corrosion
resistance, we suggest you use steel with a Hot Dipped Galvanized undercoat and a powder coated finish which will outlast aluminum and paint and
look much better.
If you have any
questions or concerns about using steel compared to aluminum, please give
us a call at 1-877-313-8901.
Bent Aluminum Fence Panel
(not an Amazing Gates Product)
Broken Aluminum Post (not an Amazing Gates product)