How a Gate Can Increase Your Home’s Security

Break-ins are one of the most common household crimes in Australia, with hundreds of thousands of homes being broken into each year, and almost as many being subject to attempted break-ins.

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Building secure boundary fences and gates, or even just repairing your existing fencing and gates, can act as a big deterrent. Research has shown that burglars are less likely to attempt a break-in if a property seems secure or there are obstacles they’ll need to overcome. For instance, if a burglar needs to climb a fence, or try to pick a lock on a gate or is faced with an automated gate, they’ll be more likely to leave your home undisturbed.


So, what fencing and gate options can help increase your home’s security while also maintaining your home’s aesthetic?


New Gates and Fences


Every house should have a fence and secure gate, even if you live in a safe or rural community. They not only help to create clear, easily identifiable borders, they create privacy and extra home security.


However, when installing a new gate or fence, there are a few things you should consider. For example, your fence shouldn’t be so high that it blocks out the sun and makes it feel like a prison, but it also shouldn’t be so low that people can easily jump over it. Shorter picket fences are fine for a front yard, but when it comes to your backyard, something higher that offers extra privacy and security will prove valuable in terms of your own comfort, but also for re-sell value and blocking out street noise and etc.


The same goes with your gates. If you have a gate separating your front yard or driveway from your backyard, you want to ensure not just anyone can walk through it. In this regard, a higher, lockable gate will come in handy.


For a clearer idea of fencing and gate regulations in your local area, and any guidelines regarding fencing heights, talk to the team at Perth Handyman Services.


Fence and Gate Repairs


A dilapidated fence or broken gate will provide about as much security as no fence at all. If your fence and gate are falling apart, the wood is rotting, the metal rusting, the panels are coming loose or the locks on your gate are no longer functional, it could be time to undertake some repairs.


At Perth Handyman Services, we offer fencing and gate repair services. Whether you have a wooden gate that needs to be repaired, a Colorbond fence that’s seen better days or you want a new metal gate or wrought iron fence installed, we can help.

We’re also qualified welders who can repair an existing fence or gate saving on money and not changing the look of your fence or gate.  As many fences and gates fade over time if you need to replace fencing panels or a gate, the colour will not match the existing fence or gate and can look out of place.  Where possible we will save the existing fence portion or gate so that there is no change in colour.  However, many old colours don’t exist anymore, making it impossible to match existing colours. But don’t stress, we can also assist with re-painting any repaired fences and gates.


Finding time to undertake property repairs can be tricky, especially when you work full time and have other family responsibilities to juggle. This is where we come in. We can do the work for you, leaving you the time you need to enjoy your weekends.


For more information surrounding our fencing and gate construction and repair services, call us on 0401 962 511.

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