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For questions about gate repair and door maintenance, our experts have the right answers.
Sprinklers are reaching my gate. Is this okay?
No, it is definitely not okay. Moisture of any kind can eventually damage even the sturdiest of gates, as wrought iron, steel, and wood can all be vulnerable to moisture. Given that these are the most common materials driveway gates are made of, it stands to reason that the least you can expect is not to have to deal with constant sprays of water.
What are the different types of gate openers?
The type of system you have will determine which type of opener you'll need. Swing and sliding gates work very differently, and their motor units will be a reflection of that. The main difference is the drive system, that can be a ram or an articulated arm, or even a chain drive similar to the type often used for garage doors. There are many variations, each with different benefits and potential disadvantages. If you're looking for a new unit, our experts can help you with the decision and the installation.
What are the most important parts of a gate?
While there are different kinds of gates, and even more models of gate openers in the market, there are certain parts that you need to pay more attention to. Our Gate Repair Glendale specialists say that the operator arm, the motor, the connectors, and the remote are important parts of any gate opener system, and should be cared for very well.
What should I watch for when inspecting my driveway gate for damage?
Our specialists recommend that you take a close look at all the the moving hardware parts of your gate. Pay close attention to the hinges and track, depending on which type of system you have. There may be all sorts of signs of damage not easily detected by the untrained eye. Be sure to also check the electric opener and test the system's safety features. Make sure your intercom system is also fully functional and has no reception or physical issues.
When is a sliding gate more suitable than a swing-type system?
If the location of your new driveway gate is going to be near a main road, a swing-type mechanism may not be an ideal choice. A sliding gate requires lesser out front as it only moves laterally along a track. Of course, when you do have a lot of available space at the start of your driveway and not a lot of room alongside it, then a swing gate would be the preferred choice.
What is better: a keypad or a remote control?
Experts at Gate Repair Glendale recommend the use of keypad over a remote control. The keypad gives more security as you have to program codes to grant access to your premises. It also can be programmed to have the gate opened longer or deny access by locking out anybody. The keypad contains a command “Hold Open” that keeps the gate open and “Lock Out” to lock the gate completely.