Wood slats offer “natural beauty”. However, the beauty may be short lived if not maintained regularly. Composite slats have the look and feel of real wood, however they don’t require any painting, staining or oiling.
To keep the natural look, we have always recommended keeping it simple with linseed oil thinned out with a little bit of paint thinner (The color of your slats will darken slightly). Your local hardware/paint store will also offer similar deck protectants that include a UV protectant. Depending on how much sun exposure your gate receives, we recommend treating your natural wood slats annually or bi-annually.
We have found that spraying WD40 onto a micro-fiber rag and wiping down the entire gate works best. Yes, WD40. Try it and you’ll love it too!
Not a problem! All of our gates are built custom per gate opening to ensure a perfect fit.
This is actually a common problem; especially in the “East Valley” due to the expansive soils where farmers had previously tilled the land. If the block column isn’t wobbly, it is possible that the foundation has only settled and doesn’t need replacement. If your gate is in good shape, it may be worth modifying it to fit the now smaller opening. Otherwise, it might be best to go with a new gate with adjustable hinges to avoid more problems in the future.
Not a problem! Gates and masonry is one of our unique niches. No matter the shape and size, we can help!
Though it is a perplexing question, it’s all a matter of perspective.