How Much Does it Cost to Install a Fence Gate?

There’s not much point to having a fence without an opening, since it would be very hard to get in or out of the property. However, a fence opening often benefits from having a gate. Including a gate in your fence can increase security and privacy while providing access to the space.

The price for a gate can vary widely, since it could be a small residential gate or a large, electric commercial gate. Here are some of the options available from Security Fence & Construction.


There are a number of decisions to make when picking out the ideal gate for your property. Size and material are important factors. Gates can be made of a different material from the rest of the fence. They can even be attached to brick walls or set between hedgerows. There are also choices for hinges and latches for the gate.

A gate could be a single width or a double width. Gates also have several ways they could function. They could swing or roll and be manually operated or have an electric operating system. In addition to residential swing gates, we also offer sliding gates, barrier gates, and walk through gates.

It’s important to select the gate that fits your needs best. That depends on whether people or vehicles use it, the surrounding terrain, security needs, and style desires.


The cost of installing a gate at home is affected by the materials, the size, and whether the gate is installed at the same time as the rest of the fence. There are also extra features that can increase the price.

A standard-size gate is 4 feet wide, and a double-wide gate is 8 feet wide. The double-wide gate can have a caster system included to make the gate easy to roll aside for vehicles.

According to Thumbtack, gate installation can range from $75 to $400 for a 4-foot-wide gate or $150 to $800 for an 8-foot-wide gate. Wooden gates are the least expensive, at $75 and $150. A chain-link gate is also on the less expensive side, at $100 for a 4-foot-wide gate.

Vinyl gates are on the higher end, at $300 or $400 for a 4-foot gate and $800 for an 8-foot gate. Gates over 8-feet-wide can run more than $1,000. These price estimates include both materials and installation costs.


Security Fence & Construction also specializes in fencing for commercial properties. We offer gate operators, barriers, gates, and turnstiles. Our gates are for either pedestrians or vehicles and can be manual or automatic.

They can be installed inside warehouses, near entrances or pools, and across driveways. Commercial properties may want to add coded keypads, card readers, radio controls, intercoms, or telephone entry controls along with the gate.

With their size and added features, commercial gates are usually more expensive than basic residential ones. The cost of a 28-foot caster-wheeled chain-link gate runs about $800 to $1,000. The price for a vinyl gate that’s more than 8-feet wide is $1,200 to $1,500.

According to, the average cost of installing an electric driveway gate is $1,909 and ranges between $757 and $3,122. Manual driveway gates run from $1,500 to $4,000. Selecting an automatic driveway gate is even more expensive. They cost about $7,000.

Security Fence & Construction has helped homeowners and business owners in the greater Minneapolis area for more than 30 years. We’re here to help you too when you need to select a gate for your residential or commercial fence. Contact us with any questions or to request a quote. We’re available online and at 612-788-4729.