About Boerboel

About Boerboel

Since 1978, Barrette has been an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of vinyl, aluminum and wood fencing and railing products. Now, we’re introducing the ideal product line to accompany our fences – Boerboel Gate Solutions. Like a loyal guard dog, Boerboel gate hardware products are strong and dependable. Whether you require security, safety or convenience, Boerboel’s innovative hinges, latches, drop rods and other gate accessories are the perfect complement to any gate, offering industry-leading features that serve as your eyes in the yard – and adjust to your unique needs. Boerboel is always on duty, keeping your home SOLID. SIMPLE. SECURE.

What You Need to Know

Common Gate Components:

Fence Post – Vertical support from which the hinge and gate hangs. The post also attaches to the fence panel.

Gate Upright – Vertical part of the gate where you mount the hinge arm. Size varies based upon the dimension and style of the gate.

Gate Width and Weight – Width is the horizontal measurement of the gate. This measurement, along with the weight of the gate, will determine the load capacity your hinge can support.

Gate Material – Common gate materials include wood, vinyl, aluminum and steel.

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Adjustment instructions for the popular 3-way adjustable Wrap Hinge:

Mother Nature can make adjustments to your gate without you even knowing it. Over time, especially in colder climates, posts can shift due to ground freeze or simply from repeated use, causing a gate to become out of square. That’s one reason why Boerboel has developed 3-way adjustable hinges, offering the flexibility to adjust your gate horizontally and vertically, as well as customizing the closure tension.

To achieve vertical adjustments loosen and move the screws that mount to the post.

Horizontal adjustments can be made on the arm of the hinge mounted to the gate by either loosening the screws or shifting the barrel. Channels in the mounting plates allow the hinge to slide up, down, in or out to get your gate back into square.

To adjust tension loosen the bottom bolt on the hinge barrel. While holding the bottom bolt in position, turn the top bolt with second wrench toward the “+” sign stamped on the hinge barrel to increase the speed the gate will close. Turn toward the “–” symbol to decrease the gate speed. For manual gate operation you can disable the self-closing feature by making one full rotation towards the “–” symbol. Once you have the speed adjusted to your needs, lock the tension in by tightening the bottom bolt.


What works for you?

Boerboel has a variety of hinge solutions to choose from, whether your gate is wood, vinyl, aluminum, steel, chain link, or a farm gate. We offer a range of styles such as butterfly hinges, ideally suited for aluminum and steel gates, as well as strap and wrap hinges, which work well on wood or vinyl gates with reinforced posts. Our hinges come in compact, standard and heavy-duty grades – whichever fits your gate material, key gate components, and style preference. A complete list of hinges by style and grade can be found on our website, or on the product packaging itself. Once you select the right hinge for your needs, you can complete your gate system with latches, drop rods and accessories.

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Weather Protected

Our entire line of steel or aluminum manual gate hardware products are zinc plated and then powder coated to withstand extreme weather conditions. An assortment of our gate hinges and gate latches are also available in stainless steel, which provides the ultimate resistance to extreme weather conditions.

Self-Closing vs. Manual

Adjusting to Your Needs

Boerboel Gate Solutions offers industry-leading features that serve as your eyes in the yard – and adjust to your needs. Our self-closing hinges mean that a gate is never left open unless you want it to stay that way. Our Tension Control™ Technology is an innovation that is adjusted by the spring-loaded mechanism within the barrel of the hinge. Increasing and decreasing the tension of the spring will determine how fast or slow the gate will swing. You also have the option to disable the self-closing feature for fully manual gate operation. Close your gate the way you want – fast, slow, or somewhere in-between.


All of the Boerboel products go through rigorous testing to make sure they support our Limited Lifetime Warranty.


Testing Type One

Cycle Testing

Any of our hinges that offer manual or self-closing options must go through and surpass 10-year full-cycle testing with 5 openings and closures a day. A cycle is defined as a full open/close segment; this testing duplicates, in accelerated form, the use a customer would subject the product to in the average lifetime of the product. To ensure endurance and performance under normal and maximum conditions of usage, the hinges are tested in various stages and under different conditions, from temperature variants to degree of closure. We also have products being tested and monitored in the field.

Testing Type Two

Salt Spray

All of our Boerboel gate solutions go through industry standard ASTM B117 Salt Spray testing and surpass to support our limited lifetime warranty. B117 is the standard for testing corrosion resistance. We simulate exposure to a corrosive environment such as a seaside location, testing for variables such as salt, temperature, and humidity. In general, 1000 hours equates to 15 years of generic environmental exposure.