It is a screw-mounted gate, so will take great care with assembly but will have a sturdier fit over pressure-mounted gates which aren't appropriate for the top of a staircase. Equipment necessary for install includes: an electric drill, a 9/64" drill bit, a screwdriver and a pencil. A level is also a good idea to make sure that it is installed true for a durable assembly and best fit. It can be made to swing in either one or both directions, but has a removable swing-stop mechanism that prevents it from swinging out over the top of the stairs.
The most commonly cited likes for this product are:
- Very easy to install
- Easy to open and close with one hand
- Sturdy and durable wood
User reviews frequently note these disadvantages:
- Many users obtain better quality screws for installation