The gate shown at left fell out of the back of our truck during a local delivery. While driving at 65 MPH on a major highway, the gate was picked up by a gust of wind, flew high in the air and landed on the highway. It was also run over by a truck before our delivery crew was able to recover it! As you can see, there was no structural damage to the corners or any of the joints; only 3 Trex balusters (spindles) were broken!! Now that's a gate that will not sag and will hold up for many years to come!! (Perhaps, we should make a warranty claim to Trex for their balusters not holding up? )
Picture Shown: Azek Gate Kit & material retails for $750; several hours of labor required to put together and construct!
(It may look like Henry is falling asleep on the job, but he is actually on his coffee break!)
Picture Shown: Competitor's gate made from Transcend Top Rail material requiring a turnbuckle/ cross support bar selling for $700 or more.
2) Why do we use 2 X 4 Trex material for the Frames of our composite gates?
Actual Trex Railing material is smaller in dimension and has only one side finished. It does not work nearly as well as the composite stock material we use.
We could use Transcend Top Rail for the material, but it is hollow. This presents several construction challenges and would require an extra turnbuckle support. In addition, the cost of the material & labor is prohibitive. In our opinion this design is inferior in terms of strength and looks. There are similar issues using TimberTech top railing. The added cost of the material and labor involved results in a selling price of at least $600 for a standard size gate.
3) Why buy a Pressure Treated (P.T.) or Clear Cedar Gate from us?
A) Our P.T. and cedar gates are constructed to the same demanding/exacting standards of our composite gates! We use only #1 Grade stock material made from 2 X 4 stock sizes. The spindles are cut down from 2 X 4 stock; instead of just using 2 X 2 stock to ensure a better fit & look. (Please see our Product Line Page for more info and details on our handmade P.T. & cedar gate design system.)
B) Our prices are extremely competitive and you can count on getting the best gate possible for the money!
Please compare all of our products to any competitors that you may find; we think you will choose us (and that it will be an easy decision for you).
Pictures Shown: Another example of a gate kit that requires hours to put together. Very small screws and parts that result in an inferior design that requires a cross bar support and still will not hold up over time! Cost of kit & material is over $450!
(Example of Our Special Gate Frame Reinforced Miter Corner Holding Over 100 lbs. of Weight!!)
1) Why buy a Trex, TimberTech, Fiberon, Veranda or Azek Gate from us?
A) First of all, we would be very surprised, if you were able to find more than one or two companies on the Internet that sell deck gates constructed totally from authentic composite stock material. And even if you were able to locate an Internet or local dealer using these materials, it is very doubtful that their products would match the quality, strength and beauty of our exclusive construction design for a comparable price.
B) If you were able to locate another vendor, we are sure that their deck gates would turn out to be inferior to our products for these reasons:
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