POSTS CEMENTED INTO GROUND:
- Either Post will easily support our Residential Single Swing Gates and our Residential Double Swing Gates. Check the POST CHART on the 2nd half of the Residential Gate Post product page for recommended lengths. Some customers like to move up to the 2.5″ x 2.5″ post for the bolder look.
Furthermore, you can, if you want, purchase our 3″ x 3″ or 4″ x 4″ Gate Posts (see Commercial Gate Posts); however, we do not ‘PUNCH’ these posts to accept a fence panel insertion / connection… if your application includes fence panels + gate(s). You can order Straight Mount Brackets to connect the residential fence panel(s) to our 3″ x 3″ or 4″ x 4″ posts.
SURFACE MOUNTING OF POST:
In this scenario, we recommend using the 2″ x 2″ posts only for gates up to 4 1/2 feet high. For higher gates, we strongly recommend ordering the 2.5″ x 2.5″ post because this post has a larger welded plate than the 2″ x 2″.