It is becoming increasingly affordable for property owners to own an automated front gate. Whether you have a manual and aim to convert it by attaching a modern gate opener system, or you are considering installing an entirely new design, automatic gates are more widely available now than ever before. Deciding on the right system for you can be a grueling process of elimination, and there are some vital aspects to consider before committing. Following are some of the most important hints to think about when choosing the right one for you.
It is common for driveways and front gardens to have a slight or obvious gradient to them. It is with ascending surfaces where you need to be particularly careful. Many gate and opener designs will be significantly more strained if they are installed upon an ascending driveway or surface. In some cases it can become necessary to purchase and fit additional modifications to increase the power capabilities of the system. The harder an opener motor and its components have to work to open and close the gate, the sooner they are likely they will need expert gate repairs down the line.
All decent opener manufacturers will issue guarantees to cover their elopement. Adding the wrong modifications to them can void these guarantees, so you must be careful to only use equipment that they specify is suitable.
If your gate struggles in any way before you have it upgraded, these issues are very likely to persist after you have converted them to be automatic. Only a perfectly functioning manual gate can be automated successfully. Common issues like post Imbalance, tight hinges, track and roller damage will all impede the performance of any opener you install on the gate. In most cases they are even likely to cause gradual damage the new opener over time.
Garage Door Repair Little Neck can help to check and confirm whether or not your current circumstances are suitable for an automatic gate upgrade. We can offer gate repairs for any design of manual or automatic gate and ensure your automation upgrade is fitted perfectly.