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Frequently Asked Questions - Ornamental Five Bar Wood Gates
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Q.) May I order a custom size wood gate?
A.) At this time, we offer these gates in the following approximate sizes: 4', 5, 6', 7, 8', 10, and 12' wide. You may order and install these as a single swing, or double swing gate. Custom-sized gates are offered, but accrue additional lead time. We would need the exact opening side between gate posts, or columns (inside to inside measurement). Please fill out our Sales Request Form to request a quote and estimated lead time. If you have exisiting gate posts, these may be able to be 'pulled' and rest to the proper 'opening size' to avoid custom gate pricing which is higher, and longer lead times. If the gate is slightly too large, you may consider mounting the gate on the backside of the gate hinge post. This is actually the preferred method of mounting gates in the UK we're told. A considerable amount of adjustment is provided for with some of our gate hardware which will account for fractions of inches here and there.

Q.) Does gate hardware come with these gates?
A.) All gate hardware is sold separately, hinges and latches. We carry hot-dipped galvanized hardware, powder coated over galvanized gate hardware, and stainless steel gate hardware. Visit our gate hardware catalog for our current and complete offerings.
Q.) Can I finish my gate in a different color? Do you offer other colors?
A.) You may repaint your gate(s) if you choose, but re-painting is certainly not necessary. We do not offer any other colors at this time.
Q.) Is lumber kiln dried prior to gate construction?
A.) Yes, lumber is dried down before built into a gate.
Q.) How heavy are these gates?
A.) Weights vary per gate style and width. The gates get lighter per foot, the wider they are made too. A Cambridge 10' wide gate is approximately 55 lbs. An Oxford style gate, 10' wide, is approximately 66 lbs.
Q.) Can I attach my wire fence to these five bar gates?
A.) Yes, you may attach farm and field, woven wire, welded wire, and chain link fencing to these gates. Staples are commonly used.
Q.) How difficult are these to install? Can an average homeowner do it?
A.) Yes, most five bar gates can be installed by the average homeowner. Common hand tools such as a drill, crescent wrench, tape measure, shovel, and post hole diggers will be required. We have an assortment of high quality fencing tools we can ship with your gates!
Q.) Do you have a fence style to match your five bar gates?
A.) We've had customers use Cambridge style gates as corrals, and sides on barn stalls, portable horse fences, etc.. We offer western red cedar split rail fence, treated split rail fences, and WV lap rail fences in wood which compliment this gate style nicely. Vinyl post and rail is also nice to consider.
Q.) I really need a gate tomorrow, rushed, can you help?
A.) If you are near NE Ohio, you're welcome to come pick it up! Alternatively, it is sometimes possible for us to ship quickly and get you a gate in a few days or so. Please contact us at 1-800-355-2335 from 9-5 eastern time for personalized service.
Q.) I am a fencing contractor interested in becoming a dealer. How do I do that?
A.) Dealer inquiries are welcome, please send fill out our Sales Request Form to make contact. Proof of a legitimate business (yellow page ad, business card, etc.) and a commitment to our product line is required. Technical assistance, dealer discounted demo gates, and marketing materials are provided. Discounts are based on volume and cumulative sales. Five bar gates are an excellent addition to professional builders and fencing contractors' product line.

General Gate Info I Gate Prices I Gate Photo Gallery I FAQs I Brochure I How to Hang your Five Bar Gate