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New Orleans Single Gates - Create a Grand Entrance and Enhance Security

Driveway gates can increase the value of your home by up to five percent – with good reason. A driveway gate provides a grand entrance to your home; it’s a signature design element that creates a stately first impression for visitors.

However, driveway and entranceway gates don’t just add impact to your entrance. Automatic gates also increase security and prominence. An automatic gate will only open for you, and it’ll close behind you, leaving unwanted visitors, solicitors, and trespassers unable to reach your house. If you’d like, you can even secure your gate with a keypad, so that visitors with a four-digit entry code are allowed in while others are not.

If you’re considering installing an automatic gate, give us a call. Big Easy Iron Works offer single gates for New Orleans homes, as well as double gates, swing gates, and more. We’d be happy to discuss the many options available and help you choose the single gate option for your home, business, driveway, or entranceway that works best for you.

What is a single automatic gate?

A single gate is a wrought-iron or wood gate installed at the end of your driveway. It can be installed alongside a fence for added security, or simply between pillars for a stunning entrance feature.

There are two types of single gates:

  • A swing gate generally swings toward your home when it opens. By swinging inward, the gate allows you to pull off a busy street faster and requires less space horizontally than a sliding gate would.
  • A sliding gate slides to the right or left when it opens. By sliding smoothly to one side, the gate conserves driveway-to-curb space and is nearly invisible when open.

Why install a single gate?

You may wonder: if I install a gate, will it really secure my home? Will my friends still be able to visit? Will it require much maintenance?

You’re not alone – many of our clients wonder the same things. Here are some of the reasons many of our clients eventually decide in favor of a single gate:

  • Single gates enhance security because they create a barrier to entry for trespassers. Once you install a gate, your home will no longer be an easy target. Would-be trespassers will likely move on rather than attempt to figure out the security features.
  • Gates can be installed with passes (like garage door openers), keypads, and intercoms. This means you can create a universal key code to open the gate or ask each friend to individually “buzz in” – whatever you’re comfortable with.
  • Electric gates don’t require much maintenance; they only need to be oiled about once a year and our team can help you with any annual maintenance needed.
  • Single iron gates and wood gates don’t take up much room, which is helpful for homes with narrow driveways.
  • Single gates are the most subtle option of the gates; while it does create a “grand entrance” effect, it’s less showy than a double gate.
  • Our New Orleans single gates come in many designs and materials that match our clients’ aesthetics.
  • Our gates are worry-free; if your automatic gate needs repair in the future, you don’t have to do it yourself. Just call us and we’ll fix it for you!

Our local, reliable, and talented contractors would be happy to design and install a new single gate with you. If you have any questions about whether a gate will resolve your concerns, feel free to contact us – we’ll answer any questions and help you make a well-informed decision.

Local gate installation and repair

Iron doors - Big Easy Iron WorksA top concern our clients express is, “What if my automatic gate malfunctions?”

While our gates are also equipped with a manual mode that can be switched on (so that in the unlikely event of automated failure, you won’t be stuck in your driveway). Our work comes with industry guarantees so if anything breaks down under warranty you’ll be covered.

That’s why we always recommend our customers choose a local gate installer who also services automatic gates. Our team is just down the road and can be there in no time flat to get your gate back up to speed fast.

If you’ve been searching for an “electric gate contractor near me” – if you’ve been looking for a trusted gate installer – we’re your team. We’re based here in New Orleans LA, and our professionals have extensive experience providing automatic wood and iron gates for the people in our community.

And if something happens, and your gate malfunctions? We’ll be out fast to make the necessary repairs. Because we’re your neighbors, too – and that’s what good neighbors do.

Other Services

After installing your automatic gate, you may decide to spruce up other areas of your home and yard. If you’re interested in renovating other areas of your home, we offer the following services (among others):

  • Interior iron-wrought railings to add personal flair to your New Orleans home
  • Custom iron-wrought fences to complete your yard security in a style that matches your existing landscaping and architecture
  • Security windows and doors to prevent break-ins
  • Patio doors to refresh your home’s look and match the elegance of your new entrance
  • And more!

Driving Directions

Big Easy Iron Works is 9 minutes away from Plaza Tower and is 13 minutes away from Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar.

Directions from Plaza Tower— Take Simon Bolivar Ave, Lasalle St, and Louisiana Ave to Magazine St. Turn right onto Magazine St.

Directions from Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar— Take Ursulines Ave to N Rampart St and then turn left at the 3rd cross street onto N Rampart St. Continue straight onto S Rampart St and then take St Charles Ave to Magazine St. Turn right onto Magazine St.

About New Orleans

If you’re new to New Orleans, welcome! We built our business here because this city is like none other. From its incredible food scene to wildlife, and even historical monuments, there’s something here for everyone.

Here are a few of the first things you should do to get to know the city:

  • The Cabildo: This building has played a key part in New Orleans’ history. It was the seat of the Louisiana government in the 1800s, the place where the Louisiana Purchase was made, and more. Today, it’s a museum housing rare artifacts and stories from Louisiana’s past.
  • The French Quarter: Yes, it’s a well-known tourist spot, but it’s also one of the hubs of the city. As a new local, you can take one of the many walking foods, history, or cocktail tours to get to know the local restaurants and businesses that make this area their home…maybe you’ll even find your new favorite place to grab some gumbo!
  • City Park: Bigger than Central Park? Yep. World’s oldest collection of living oak trees? Absolutely! This is one of the treasures of our city. Hike the park on your own, or go on a guided tour to spot some of the well-camouflaged wildlife.

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Business information

Big Easy Iron Works
625 Celeste St Suite 504-E,
New Orleans, LA 70130

What Our Clients Say

“Great job on the iron gates! I can’t believe they finished installing the iron gate and repairing our fence. A lot of my neighbors recommended Big Easy Iron Works and I can see why they trust them so much. Very professional workers came and the owner checked up from time to time. Great experience.”

– Vanessa Johnson

“You have my respect for Big Easy Iron Works! Thank you for staying true to your word about quality service. They helped install our new iron fence and it exceeded my expectations to be honest. They explained everything they would be doing every day of the job. I really recommend them for those living in New Orleans. Hire them for your fencing needs.”

– Billy Anderson

“I contacted Big Easy Iron Works because most of my neighbors recommended them to me. I am satisfied with the time that they took to finish the work repairs with my wood fence. The fences they placed turned out nice and they looked like they would last longer. I would also recommend them to my friends in New Orleans.”

– Shirley Oaks