There are a few considerations when deciding between a slide or a swing gate:
- Cost: Swing gates generally cost less than sliding gates
- Space: If there is limited space along the fenceline you may not have room for a sliding gate. So in this situation a swing gate will be necessary.However, you may have limited space inside the property as well. A swing gate must be able to open fully following the driveway. This factor is frequently the reason people opt for a sliding gate instead.
- Contour: If you have an uphill driveway, a swing gate would need to open outwards towards the road (and the waiting car) provided the gate stays within your property boundary.