Great Extra Tall Gate
fromthedesert from California
This is the fifth gate I have purchased in the last three years. Each is different and each meets the expectations I had for them. That said, let me say that my expectations are very high. I would rather pay more for quality than less for value. This is a high quality gate (great for the price), is very nice looking and works very well. I selected this particular gate for its height, safety features, and product reviews. I particularly like the self-closing gate feature. In addtion, I appreciated the manufacturer including two different sizes of extentions. This saved me alot of time trying to size the gate and then having ot wait to install it until another extension arrived. Just a word of caution; take your time installing the gate and read all the directions. It is a pressure mounted gate, whether or not you install it using the cups. I would not install this directly on drywall (consider adding 1" x 4" to disperse the pressure on the wall), nor would I install it on stair banisters as the tension could result in damage. And, if I were using it as a "top of the stairs" gate, I would probably replace the cup screws with longer ones as they are a little short for my liking but this is my only complaint with this product. Otherwise, I am very pleased with this gate. Please note that the opening size listed is for the gate only and does not include the opening size if you use the extensions. I used the gate and one extension for an opening of 35".