Included Standard Finish Options
Galvanized Carriage Bolts and Nuts:
Galvanized carriage bolts and nuts are standard as they will not rust as quickly as zinc coated carriage nuts and bolts. Stainless carriage nuts and bolts available at cost.
Arizona Gate Refinishing installs standard* composite slats for less than natural wood as there is less labor involved
*Non-standard sizes or special order slats are an additional cost
Heartwood/Rustic Redwood are the same Composite Slat marketed under different names (available in standard 3.5" x 69" or 4.5" x 69") Can be special ordered in 6.5" x 70"
Example of Installed Heartwood Slats
Rustic Cedar/Jatoba are the same Composite Slat marketed under different names (available in standard 3.5" x 69" or 4.5" x 69") Can be special ordered in 6.5" x 69"
Example of Installed Rustic Cedar Slats
Rustic Barnwood/Cape Cod Gray are the same Composite Slat marketed under different names (available in standard 3.5" x 69" or 4.5" x 69") Can be special ordered in 6.5" x 69"
Example of Installed Cape Cod Gray Slats
Heartwood, Jatoba and Cape Cod Gray are available in standard sizes and special order sizes.
Natural Wood Slats and Stain/Sealer Colors:
Cedar Wood Slat
We use premium cedar wood slats with a rough finish. Arizona Gate Refinishing does offer the cedar in a smooth finish at an additional cost, see Additional Options below for more information.
Red Cedar -
Cedar Glow -
Golden Maple -
Cedar Solid -
Natural Redwood -
Pine Wood Slats -
Pine wood slats have a smoother finish than cedar, Arizona Gate Refinishing does offer pine slats at an additional cost.
Smooth Finish Cedar Wood Slats -
If you prefer a smooth look to your wood slats Arizona Gate Refinishing can sand your cedar wood planks for a smooth finish at an additional cost.
(rough cedar on left, smooth cedar on right)
Custom/Privacy Slat Cuts:
Custom cuts are for gates with arched tops or other custom cuts. The additional cost for custom cuts depends on the intricacies of the cut.
Privacy cuts are for those customers preferring less see through (gap) between the slat and gate frame slat channel for increased privacy. See the following example pictures of a gate with and without a privacy cut:
Gate Without Privacy Cut
Gate with Privacy Cut
Replace Self-Tapping Screws with Carriage Nuts and Bolts:
In order to save time and money new gate installers/manufacturers are now using self-tapping screws to mount slats to the gate. Unfortunately this is not the most secure or long lasting means to mount slats, especially when mounting natural wood slats as natural wood contracts and expands more than composites.
In addition, self-tapping screws are easily over-torqued resulting in the screw shaft weakening and in a short time as the slats contract and expand the self-tapping screws will fail and the slats will begin to come loose or bow as can be seen in these pictures:
Arizona Gate Refinishing can resolve this issue by drilling through the back tubing (see picture below) to accommodate a carriage nut and bolt for a longer lasting more secure means of mounting slats to the gate.