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10 Easy Pieces: Gate Braces

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10 Easy Pieces: Gate Braces

February 12, 2019

After some years, it’s inevitable that a garden gate—be it made of wood, vinyl, or composite—is going to sag, and drag, just a little. To update your gate, you’ll need an adjustable steel or wire brace, connecting the top and bottom of the gate on a diagonal. Here are our favorite options.

The Everbilt Anti-Sag Gate Kit can be consistently updated by adjusting wire tension; $loading=
Above: The Everbilt Anti-Sag Gate Kit can be consistently updated by adjusting wire tension; $11.98 at The Home Depot.
The Nationwide Industries Black Steel Adjustable Gate Brace Kit for vinyl and wood is $4
Above: The Nationwide Industries Black Steel Adjustable Gate Brace Kit for vinyl and wood is $42.99 at Amazon.
Made of tubular steel and powder-coated to resist the elements, the Gate Brace is 43 inches wide. (It is not intended for “corner to corner” installation; see photo for illustration). The brace kit comes with four wood screws and six self-tapping metal screws for installation; $38.95 from Amazon.
Above: Made of tubular steel and powder-coated to resist the elements, the Gate Brace is 43 inches wide. (It is not intended for “corner to corner” installation; see photo for illustration). The brace kit comes with four wood screws and six self-tapping metal screws for installation; $38.95 from Amazon.
The Wood Hardware Anti-Sag Kit is designed for correcting dragging or sagging wood gates. Made of zinc-plated metal, the kit is available at D & D Technologies.
Above: The Wood Hardware Anti-Sag Kit is designed for correcting dragging or sagging wood gates. Made of zinc-plated metal, the kit is available at D & D Technologies.
The Adjust-a-Gate Steel Frame Gate Building Kit is made with a truss cable system made for supporting wood, vinyl, and composite material; $44. at Amazon.
Above: The Adjust-a-Gate Steel Frame Gate Building Kit is made with a truss cable system made for supporting wood, vinyl, and composite material; $44.19 at Amazon.
The Stanley Hardware Anti-Sag Gate Kit is made of zinc-plated metal and designed for easy installation; $.99 at Amazon.
Above: The Stanley Hardware Anti-Sag Gate Kit is made of zinc-plated metal and designed for easy installation; $19.99 at Amazon.
The True Latch Telescopic Fully Adjustable Gate Brace is designed for easy installation (can be hand-screwed in) and made in the US; $5
Above: The True Latch Telescopic Fully Adjustable Gate Brace is designed for easy installation (can be hand-screwed in) and made in the US; $52.97 at Amazon. For more visit True Latch.
The Ace 7.5 Inch Silver Steel Anti Sage Gate Kit supports up to 7.5 feet of diagonal bracing; $.99 at Ace Hardware.
Above: The Ace 7.5 Inch Silver Steel Anti Sage Gate Kit supports up to 7.5 feet of diagonal bracing; $14.99 at Ace Hardware.
The Garden Gate Hardware Brace is made of a steel adjustable frame; $83.99 at Rona Home & Garden.
Above: The Garden Gate Hardware Brace is made of a steel adjustable frame; $83.99 at Rona Home & Garden.
Another brace from Nationwide Industries, the Non-Sag Gate Kit for Wood Gates is an affordable $9.
Above: Another brace from Nationwide Industries, the Non-Sag Gate Kit for Wood Gates is an affordable $9.21 each at Hoover Fence Co.

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