Our 10′ and 12′ double gates should always be supported with wheels. Our gates have steel frames so they also have a little weight, if you do not put them on blocks when closed or wheels they will pull the post and sag over time. It does not matter if you use a gate post insert and concrete, they will sag if you do not support them. You can also add a center brace to your gates for $50 per gate, this is recommended for 12′ gates specifically. Make sure you do this as there is no return or warranty on gates.
Pre-Assembled Gates From the Manufacture
You MUST measure your gate before setting your post. If the gate is coming from the manufacture we do not know if the gate you ordered will be the exact size as your invoice or if it is made to fit the opening. For instance, a 4′ gate on your invoice may not be 48″ it might be 46″ and is made to fit a 48″ opening.
Single gates: Add 2″ to the width of the gate. For instance a 4′ gate would have an opening of 4′ 2″
Double Gates: Add 3″ to the width of both gates. For instance 2 – 4′ gates would have an opening of 8′ 3″
Kit Gates From Wholesale Vinyl
All of our kit gates come with internal steel frames!
Gates include heavy duty powdercoated steel latch, hinges, galvanized drop rod and a steel/aluminum gate post insert!
Its always best to assemble your gate and measure before you set your post. You want to add 1″ per hinge and latch gap to the width of the gate.
Your gates are the size you ordered. Your pickets will come with your fence. The pickets in the box are just packing material.
Custom Width Instructions
Please watch this video on your gate assembly. After you set your post, get your measurements and cut your rails and steel down. Make sure you cut your steel 3/8” shorter than the rails, this accounts for the welds on the pegs. (this is not a step in the video since your gates are outside our standard kits) General rule of thumb is to have an inch gap. If you want an inch gap here is the formula to cut the rails and steel.
Double Gates: The opening ÷ 2 – 4 3/4 = rail – 3/8” = steel.
For instance: 120” ÷ 2 = 60” 60” – 4 3/4 = 55 1/4 = rail…… 55 1/4-3/8 = 54 7/8 = steel.
Single Gates: The opening minus 5 1/4 = Rail – 3/8” = steel
For Instance: 48 – 5 1/4 = 42 3/4 = rail – 3/8 = steel which is 42 3/8