If you've got a beautiful adobe, stucco or concrete fence, it's likely to stand the test of time. Unfortunately, however, you cannot attach a matching gate to this type of fence, as the material is too heavy to make a gate out of. However, you can attach a metal or wooden gate to the opening in your stucco fence. Here's what you need to keep in mind:
1. Choose a rustic fence.
To match the rustic and formidable style of your stucco fence, consider choosing a rustic or classic style fence gate. For example, a painted wood gate reminiscent of old barn doors is a great option to consider. Also, get creative with colour. As the fence is likely to be the same colour, use the gate to add a burst of extra colour.
2. Use fence posts
Although you may attach a gate directly to the stucco or cement, the attachment will be more secure if you use posts. If you attach the posts to the stucco, you can easily attach the gate hardware to the posts. Then, as the gate opens and closes, the post absorbs the pressure rather than the cement.
3. Drill holes in the posts.
To attach the gate posts to the stucco, you need to start by drilling holes in them. Drill holes that are slightly smaller than the screws or bolts you plan to use. Once you have the holes drilled in your posts, hold them next to the stucco and mark lines at the points where you want to put the corresponding holes in the stucco. Then, use a hammer drill or a masonry drill bit to put the holes in the stucco.
4. Utilise long bolts.
Once you have the holes lined up, you need a bolt that is long enough to go easily through the fence posts and into the stucco. Use a bolt that is long enough to provide a very sturdy anchor in the cement. If possible, also seat a washer in the post to hold the bolt a bit more securely.
5. Attach the gate.
Once you have the post in place on both sides of your opening, it's time to install the gate. The gate should be installed to the post just as you would normally install a gate onto to sets of fence posts. Don't put any extra hardware into the stucco fence—the hardware holding up the posts should be all that you need.