How to Avoid A Wimpy Looking Gate

A crooked, sagging or dragging gate doesn't convey strength and security.  They are wimpy-looking and ugly. This is especially sad when you took care and pride in designing your dream gate entrance to welcome guests and add value to your property. What causes a wimpy...

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Jeff Toney sent us the following testimonial about his experience with Aberdeen Custom Gate & Iron. "We like working with people who are experts in their craft and combine that with excellent customer service. After reviewing some of Jeffery’s work and discussing...

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Tips to Avoid Wind and Rain Gate Hassles

  Spring ushers in March winds, April rains and thunderstorms – none of which are friendly to gates. Try these tips to keep your gate working and repair costs low. We discussed some low-cost surge protection in our blog about gates and lightning. A plan for surge...

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Color Psychology and Your Gate

According to the psychology of color, your gate entrance could either say “NO TRESSPASSING” or “WELCOME”. Do you know what statement your gate color is making? Or, what color you should paint your gate to make it communicate what you want? I thought...

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Powder Coating vs Painting and Avoiding RUST

After we have poured our hearts into a new gate design and fabrication, the finish can be the icing on the cake that makes everyone “OOH” and “AHH”.  Or, it can be completely distracting in all the wrong ways … like orange hair on an otherwise beautiful brunette....

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Custom Ranch Gate – Burton’s CLIENT PROFILE

As one of the very few registered British White cattle breeders in the United States, Pam and Jimmy Burton love to promote and talk about the breed that is unfamiliar to most of us. Of course, I think I can identify most any breed because I grew up on a cattle ranch,...

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The Old Liberty Schoolhouse – CLIENT PROFILE

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 time...

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How to Protect Gate Operators from Lightning

(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...

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How to Fix a Broken Driveway Gate

First, let's rule out any non-electrical issues.  Shut the power off, disconnect the gate arm (if it’s a swing gate), or disconnect the chain (if it’s a slide gate).  Try to move the gate open by hand. If the gate opens easily, then the gate itself is not the culprit....

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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...

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