USA: Garden Gates: Garden Gate Manufacturers
ABOUT GARDEN GATES
Popular types of garden gates include: Iron, Aluminum, and Wood. Iron garden gates are normally made of steel, but are designed to resemble traditional wrought iron fencing. They can be combined with iron garden fencing, which is normally supplied as panels, about three feet square, with a spear post at one end which can be driven down into the ground. Aluminum garden gates are normally powder coated, giving a maintenance-free finish, and are available in a range of colors. Some designs have exposed vertical pickets; others have a smooth top rail.
Aluminum garden fencing and gates are made up of cast upright pickets and horizontal rails. These are supplied as pre-fabricated panels, for attachment to upright aluminum fence posts. Wood gates may be made of Western Red Cedar, or more durable hardwoods such as Ipe and Teak. They are available in wide variety of solid and slatted designs, with curved or straight tops.
LEADING USA MANUFACTURERS
The following leading manufacturers have comprehensive websites, with information on all aspects, including online catalogs, colors and materials for garden gates.
A Rustic Garden. The A Rustic Garden website is based in Mount Sterling, Illinois. It offers a range of rustic iron garden fencing and gates. Other product ranges include: Arbors, Gazebos, and Garden Accessories. A Rustic Garden also offers cast iron urns, planters, wrought iron fencing, window boxes, plant stands, and country antique furniture. The iron Rustic Fencing is available in three and four foot heights, and garden gates are similarly available in these two heights. The fencing is made from steel in interlocking sections comprising one spear post and one piece of fence. The distance between the vertical rods is 3 1/8"; the fencing can therefore be used to enclose pets above this size. The website of A Rustic Garden contains a Customers' Picture Gallery showing iron garden gates and other rustic products in use.
Jerith: Aluminum. Jerith Manufacturing Company is a third generation family owned business, based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It claims to the the largest and oldest maker of aluminum garden fencing and gates in North America, and has been in operation since 1961. The company is a member of the Powder Coating Institute and the American Fence Association. Jerith manufactures six styles of powder coated aluminum garden fence, some of which have exposed pickets, and some of which have a smooth top rail. Matching garden gates are available. Fences and gates are available either to Residential specification, or to the more robust Industrial specification. Jerith offers a Lifetime Warranty on all its aluminum garden gates. The Warranty covers Jerith products against rust, defects in workmanship and materials; also chipping, peeling, and cracking of the finish.
Universal Forest Products. Universal Forest Products, which is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, employs more than 10,000 people and is a prominent USA producer of pressure-treated wood and engineered roof systems. It is a leading supplier of wood fencing and wood gates. It offers four main product ranges: Spaced Picket Wood Fencing, Privacy Wood Fencing, Semi-Privacy Wood Fencing, and Post & Rail Wood Fencing. Picket Fencing is available with rounded pointed and Gothic picket tops. Semi-Privacy fencing is available as Shadowbox slats, or with Lattice Top. Each of these ranges of fencing offers matching garden gates. In addition to wood fencing, Universal Forest Products supplies: Structural Lumber Products, Engineered Wood Components, Packaging Components, Wood Composite Decking, Plastic Lattice, Trellises, Arches, Framing Products, and Forming Products for concrete construction.
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