Pressure Gates can be installed without damaging walls and other surfaces. The rubber tipped threaded spindle rods push against the wall for a secure yet gentle grip, and can be easily removed without scraping. This particular gate is 20% higher than your typical baby gate, making it ideal for older children and pets as well. It can easily be operated with one hand, making it ideal for stairways and doorways. The durable steel alloy makes the gate last a very long time.