How to Make Your Gate Measurements

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Instructions for measuring gates:

1. Opening (handing)-stand on the street side of
the gate to determine in/out and left/right.

Left/right refers to the side of the gate the hinges are on when viewed from the street.

2. Height is measured from the finished floor to the desired top of the gate.

3. Width is measured wall to wall, or the full opening if there are no walls. We will calculate the size of the posts and determine the actual size of the door.

4. Measure width at the bottom, middle and top of the opening. Select the SMALLEST measurement.


  • moving handle
  • fixed handle
  • strike electric
  • lock/cylinder
  • interior/exterior
  • interior/exterior


  • in/out
  • left/right