Welcome to our FAQ page. Scroll down to read the answers to some common questions about our automatic gate repair and installation services. For more information, feel free to contact us either online or by phone.
What are the factors to consider when choosing a new automatic gate?
According to our experts when making a choice on what new gate to install in your driveway, consider your preferences and requirements. You should consider how much space you have in your driveway, the material you want the new gate to be made of and the type of mechanism, meaning, how it will move. DIfferent properties and people will have different preferences, so it's important to consult with professionals (like us) to ensure you're making an informed decision and that you don't neglect to consider any factor.
Is a pedestrian gate advisable?
It is a sound decision to have a pedestrian gate in addition to your main entry system. This will ensure a more convenient monitoring of the people coming in and out of your premises. With a pedestrian gate, you'll be able to allow those who use public transportation or those who choose to park outside of your premises to enter and leave much quicker, which will help to prevent long entry lines and a traffic jam outside your property.
How many pressure edges does an automatic gate need?
Ideally, most automatic gates would need 6 to 8 pressure edges, otherwise known as safety edges, but it completely depends on the site itself. It's important to place these pressure edges in the right position so they function well and provide contribute to the safety of you and your car.
How long does it take to install a gate opener?
At least 4 hours is usually the allotted time for a full gate opener installation. This includes the time it takes to attach the brackets but burying or neat positioning the low voltage wires can take some extra time. It's imperative that this type of project is only carried out by professionals.
Should I consider pressure-treated wood for my gate?
Wood can be the most aesthetically pleasing type of gate material if it’s treated properly. Unfortunately, Gate Repair San Diego does not recommend pressure treated wood, as it tends to warp easily, and the mechanism needs to be very precisely aligned to ensure that it opens and closes correctly. Other types of wood are much better, and cause less problems. Get in touch with us to learn more.
How do I choose the right gate material?
Gates come in many shapes and sizes. They can be made out of aluminum, iron, wood, or even steel. The choice depends on what’s important to you, curb appeal, low maintenance, durability or some other attribute. Aluminum is the easiest to maintain, but not the most durable material. Wood and wrought iron gates are usually the most aesthetically pleasing, but need the most attention and upkeep. Steel often provides the best security, but it can rust.