This gate works pretty well. The best feature about it is it's adjustable width. Also, once it's in place, it will stay in place. Occasionally I have to remove the gate. This takes a few minutes, and a little stress on the fingers trying to turn the large plastic screws at each corner. One of the screws at the bottom corner doesn't work as well as it should, but the gate still functions fine and fits my doorway. Despite this, I like the gate and would buy this product again.
I bought this for our new house. I haven't installed it yet, but I can say from experience with two other Cardinal gates these are fantastic. We are currently using the same gate at the top of steep steps and it still works great after three years. I also had the extra tall Cardinal gate with extra wide panel for my large dog to keep in a space while at work (purchased elsewhere). Being able to just swing the door shut and it locking automatically is great with full hands (I just turn and look to be certain it's closed with two small kids around). Honestly, our mechanically inclined 3.5 year old figured out how to open it at three years old. We just wrapped a small bungee cord around the base of the lifting latch and he doesn't have the strength in his fingers or hand to lift it anymore, but we can continue to use it with ease. I highly recommend this gate. Never ever use a tension gate at steps. Cardinal makes it easier and so much safer.
Beautiful bronze color. Very handy to have the hinged gate. Love the overall appearance. It has a very expensive look. Can use the tension mount or screw into wall for extra safety. Will order this gate again!
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