We are absolutely thrilled when our customers share finished project photos are we are able to see our newest additions installed!
Essential to the longevity of gate hardware is the gate stop. In this installation, the client used a wood gate stop running down the entire height of the post. If you aren’t using a wood stop, gate stops are included in all of our packages – and for good reason! You can read more about them in this blog post (and parts 2 and 3), but in short, your latch-arm and catch are meant to latch the gate, not stop it. A gate stop will – and will protect your hardware from damage caused by a gate slamming shut (not to mention, keep your warranty valid).
Lastly, since bronze doesn’t contain any elements that can rust, this hardware is good to go for the long term. Over time you can see a patina, but you won’t see rust. Bronze has a living finish that is never pristine. It’s always reacting to its environment in beautiful and unique ways.