Measuring for a Single Gate:
- Measure the width both top and bottom, block to block.
- Then measure the height from the finished grade (concrete, rock, dirt, etc.) to the top of the wall.
- The standard height of the gate is 68″.
- When measuring for your gate, DO NOT take off anything for a gap. Please give us a measurement down to the 1/8″. (Example: 49 3/8″)
- Next, stand on the OUTSIDE of the opening, looking at where the gate will go. What side do you want it to hinge on? The right or left? Most gates hinge on the side away from the house.
- Next, looking at the gate from the outside, decide which way the gate will swing. Do you want it to swing into the yard or out away from the yard toward where you are standing?
- Standard gates swing OUT. Gates that swing IN will be a Special Order: they require a latch post which will add $30.00.
Measuring for a Double Gate:
- Same procedure as the measuring for a single gate EXCEPT, double gates can swing either in or out (not both). Double gates also require a cane bolt. A cane bolt is a drop pin that holds one side stationary so the gates don’t blow around in the wind and it allows you to walk through one side without having to open both gates.
- Like the single gate measurement instructions: a. measure the width top and bottom, block to block b. then measure the height from finished grade (concrete, rock, dirt, etc.) to the top of the wall
- The Standard height of the gates is 68″.
- When measuring for your gate, DO NOT take off anything for a gap. Please give us a measurement down to the 1/8″: (Example 49 3/8″)
- Stand outside of the opening looking at where the gate will go. Would you like the gates to swing in or out? Cannot swing both ways.
- Look from the outside of the gate opening, decide which side you would like the cane bolt to be on. The cane bolt typically goes on the side away from the house.