One of my all-time favorite gates that Jeffery designed and built is Zan Talburt’s driveway gate in Azle, Texas.  I am a super-fan the “braided” look he gave the metal.   I’ve been told for a long time that Zan and I would hit it off, so I finally took the... read more


(as much as God allows) Calling to tell you that the expensive gate operator we installed or repaired was smoked by lightning and isn’t covered by any warranty, is a painful conversation that we would like to avoid. Our phone rings after every storm.  This year feels... read more

How to decide – single vs double gates or slide gates

The ideal gate configuration for your situation depends on many factors including physical restrictions, aesthetics and budget. As you are considering the designs for your driveway, keep the following in mind: Single Swing Gate: • You only need one automatic opener,... read more

How to fix a broken driveway gate

Determine if the problem is mechanical or electrical. You have a mechanical problem if something is wrong with the: Physical gate Gate hardware Automated equipment such as the gate opener, the access control, or the reversing/safety devices To determine if you have a... read more

Protecting Your Custom Iron Gate

Custom iron gates are truly a work of art in their own right!  Whether a gate is adorned with majestic angels, an image of a beloved pet or an idyllic mountain retreat, the beauty of the artistry associated with these lovely creations cannot be debated; and many of... read more

3 Ways to Beautify Your Business Location

If you own a business with a physical address, you are well aware of the added expenses that go with owing real business property verses one that is on-line.  Lease expenses, utilities, insurance, additional team-members, maintenance costs, etc, take a financial... read more

3 Reasons to Install a Gate Operator

A gate operator is a mechanical device that automates the opening and closing of your gate. They could be electric, solar powered or hydraulics actuated. These are some popular reasons for installing an automatic gate operator.   Security. The primary reason... read more

Two Entrances that are Enhanced with a Custom Gate

Custom gates come in a vast array of styles, sizes, designs and prices, and run the gamut from being fabricated from wood, to iron, to aluminum to combinations of metals and wood. Any entrance are beautified when embellished with a custom gate.  Here are two... read more

How to Extend the Life of Your Gate Operator

You take great pride in the gate you own. It’s a reflection of your home’s ambiance, your unique personality, your special interests or your business’ brand.  Not only should your cherished gate be well maintained, but your gate’s... read more

8 Brands of Gate Operators

If you have decided to install an automatic swing-open or slide-open gate for your home or business, then you have been faced with the challenge of deciding which brand. You’ll need to analyze what you need and the requirements for your project. While there are many... read more

3 Tools That Will Help You Maintain Your Iron Gate

Iron gates are timeless; and their history dates back thousands of years.  They offer classic sophistication, unrivaled durability and enhanced security.  Maintaining these beauties – whether wrought iron or cast iron — is not difficult as long as a... read more

3 Ways to Make Your Yard More Private

Privacy is a coveted thing, especially when you are in the comfort of your own home. Glaring headlights, pedestrian traffic, road noise, and even wind can hinder the level of enjoyment and privacy in a yard. When choosing how to make your own yard more private, there... read more

3 Types of Durable Gates

Adding a gate to your property is a wonderful way to add value, give curb appeal, or aid in the security of your home. There are a number of things to consider when looking for a material for your gate design. Cost, maintenance, and durability are important factors,... read more

3 Reasons To Invest in Custom Iron Gates

We at Aberdeen Custom Gate and Iron have provided quality ironwork for over twenty years. Custom constructions and daring designs are our passion and expertise. Our ironwork methods are customizable, which allows the needs of each and any customer impeccably met no... read more

3 Reasons Why People Love Gates

Utilizing gates for one’s property used to be reserved for the wealthy; and though some very exclusive gates can run into many thousands of dollars, gorgeous estate gates can be, surprisingly, affordable for most homeowners.   There are a number of reasons... read more

History of Metal Fabrication

Metal fabrication refers to the processes of heating, pounding, compressing, cutting, bending, twisting, welding, polishing, machining and assembling various metals – such as alloy steels and brass – as well as raw material forms – such as sheet and bar stock – into... read more

Five Amazing Uses of Iron

The term ‘iron’ can be a bit confusing; but in a nutshell, wrought iron is an iron alloy with a reduced carbon content of less than 0.08%.  Then, there is cast iron which has a carbon content ranging from 2.1% to 4%.  Interestingly, 90% of all... read more

5 Great Uses for Fences

Many homeowners might envision the classic white picket fence used to decorate their yards when they hear the word fence, but the truth is, there are so many other uses for these nifty home accessories.  Since fences can be made out of a variety of materials and... read more

All You Need to Know About Chain Link Fences

If you have been around long enough, there is a good chance that you have seen chain link fences in a variety of places.  In fact, chain link fences are the most popular types of fences used today for industrial, commercial, and residential purposes.  Clients love the... read more

All You Need to Know About Ornamental Fences

When you think about ornamental fencing, what types of things come to mind?  If you envision ornate, prestigious, and stylish fencing options, then you are definitely on the right track!  Did you know that this attractive style of fencing was popularized over 50 years... read more

Five Ways to Customize Your Home

Owning a home is personal – it fosters an emotional experience that creates a deep sense of belonging, pride and accomplishment.  And along with home-ownership, comes the delight with being able to customize our homes any way we see fit; and there are a number of ways... read more

3 Gates that Make a Statement

It is no surprise that installing a gate on your property is a great way to boost curb appeal and get the attention of onlookers.  With all of the many options available on the market today, it is more than a possibility to find a gate that perfectly suits your needs... read more

3 Custom Gate Design Ideas

It is no question that a front gate can make or break a property’s curb appeal.  Having a beautifully designed gate will most assuredly boost the value and appearance of any given home.  Regarding gates, there are many options around today, making it easy for property... read more

Want to Beautify Your Business Location?

If you own a business with a physical address, you are well aware of the added expenses that go with owing real business property verses one that is on-line.  Lease expenses, utilities, insurance, additional team-members, maintenance costs, etc, take a financial... read more

5 Famous Fabricated Signs

The brilliant thing about signs is that often times they are unforgettable.  They are meant to grab our attention and remind us of a person, place, or thing.  Made in eye-catching colors and creatively crafted, signs have a way of sticking in a person’s mind for a... read more

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