Here are some FAQs many of our customers seem to ask. If there’s anything you want to know about driveway gates that isn’t answered below, feel free to give us a call and ask us yourself.
How do I know when my gate opener is due for periodic maintenance?
The easiest way is to keep a log and mark your calendar. You should also perform a visual inspection of your gate opener every so often, to see if you find any visible signs of damage. Be sure to test the safety features as well, to ensure they're working correctly and that the gate does reverse when an obstacle gets in its path.
Are electric gates dangerous?
The process of installing an electric gate is certainly not dangerous but problems can arise if the earth grounding is not done correctly. Since this involves dealing with electricity, you should leave the installation and repair of your electric gate opener to professional technicians who know exactly what they're doing.
What are the basic maintenance procedures for gate openers?
There are four main tasks that should be performed. These are inspection, cleaning, adjustment, and lubrication. Obviously, before anything can be done, the condition of the unit's different parts should be visually evaluated. If they are covered with dirt and dust, they need to be cleaned. Adjustments are to be done if there are loose or misaligned parts, mainly the sensors. The chains and gears should be lubricated to ensure their smooth performance.
Do I need a driveway gate?
Be realistic about your needs when considering a residential gate installation. While gates can enhance both the security of your home and its curbside appeal, they’re not a substitute for common sense and they’re not a cure-all for every security concern. Make sure that you have a realistic, practical list of what you want your new system to provide. Be very specific.