Some popular designs for steel gates include plain picket style, curved top, and webbed designs. Also popular are ornamental gates featuring horses, deer, trees, bears and dogs. Designs such as sea shell scallops, waves, Greek motifs and modern lined designs are also common.
Steel gates are available in several opening styles as well, including single swing, bi-parting swing, vertical pivot and vertical lift gates, and single and bi-parting rolling slide gates.
Common paint colors include black, bronze, rust, white and green, which should all be water-resistant. They weigh between 300 and 500 pounds, depending on the design and amount of material used.