Find excellent solutions and tips for various automatic gate related problems and scenarios. Read the suggestions below to learn what you can do to get the most out of your system.
Check the condition of the gate rollers often
Sliding gate rollers are crucial as they facilitate the smooth movement of the system. If they get damaged or worn, they can impede the movement speed of the system and may even cause it to get stuck or to fail to open or close, especially if they break. You should check them on a regular basis to make sure no problems are starting to develop. If you find anything wrong, be sure to give us a call.
Paying attention to local easement law before installing a new driveway gate
Before you install a gate on your property, check your local easement standards. Often, the county has jurisdiction going well beyond the actual edge of the road – sometimes up to sixty or seventy feet. If you’re planning on installing a gate close to the main road, double-check with the county zoning office to make sure that you don't infringe on the county’s easement.
Maintaining swing gate actuator models
If you own a gate opener of this type, maintaining it is fairly easy as you just have to use a silicone spray to lubricate the tube that moves inside the arm. Contrary to popular belief, regular oil and other rust repellents aren't advisable as they tend to lead to sticky accumulations of dust and dirt. Doing this on a regular basis, every six months or a year, for example, can have tremendous benefits when it comes to service longevity.
Keep weeds and other types of vegetation away from your gate
Grass or weeds that extend their propagation into walls where gate hinges are located can cause problems. Routinely removing the weeds before they manage to get inside the opener and causing problems is very important if you want to avoid such issues. It's always better to spend a little time with preventative maintenance than having to call for repairs afterward.