Benefits of Aluminium Gates Vs Wooden Gates

As technology evolves and premium materials become more effective, it is important to be aware of the benefits when choosing the right gate for your property. 

Aluminium gates provide many significant benefits over wooden gates, making aluminium our material of choice when it comes to engineering high quality products.


We have listed 5 key benefits that come with choosing aluminium for your gates;

1. Bespoke Designs

With huge variety in style and design, an aluminium gate can be tailored to meet your requirements. Whether it’s the traditional style of a wrought iron gate or something modern and elaborate in design, aluminium works equally well for gates that open automatically or manually.

2. Weight

Weight is an important factor when it comes to choosing the right gate. Unlike many wooden gates, aluminium gates are lightweight making them easier to open, close and stop. This causes less wear and tear on the tracks, rollers and hinges of aluminium gates – increasing the lifespan of automated opening systems.

Aluminium gates are also easier to install due to their lightweight nature.

3. Maintenance

As a natural material, wood requires more regular maintenance in terms of re-staining and repainting to avoid deterioration. Aluminium is rust free, easy to clean and can withstand the elements without cracking, chipping or flaking – eliminating the need for regular maintenance.

4. Durability

Aluminium is naturally a very durable material that stands up well to corrosion and rust, and unlike wooden gates will not absorb moisture. At Crocodilla, our gates are supplied with an incredibly protective finish to help avoid corrosion, reduce maintenance and increase life span.

5. Cost

The cost of aluminium gates is now very comparable to wooden gates. This has resulted in an increase in those choosing to use aluminium for its strength, durability and many design style options. At Crocodilla, we can also cater and quote for more bespoke requirements ensuring you receive the highest quality product at a competitive price.


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At Crocodilla, we are specialists when it comes to providing you with high quality aluminium Driveway Gates, (both manual and automated), Garage doors, Verandas & Glass rooms, Awnings and much more! 

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