Installing a Gate Spring Hinge on Your Lawn Gate

Homeowners install lawn gates to keep pets and kids from destroying their lawns. But if the gate is left open, it defeats the whole reason of installing it. If you often forget to close the gate, the best thing to do install a gate spring hinge. The installation can be done even after the gate is built.

The type and style of gate spring to install depends on the construction of your gate itself. There needs to be an upright surface that is wide enough on the hinge side of the gate for you to be able to install the gate spring. Install a spring that is tight enough especially if the gate leads to an enclosed swimming pool area for it to close automatically. On top of that, the gate also needs an automatic latch for it to lock safely in place when it closes. This helps in keeping unsupervised children out of the pool area.