Here are some expert tips and advice that can help you maintain your automatic gate system and ensure that it sees a long and useful service life. Want more information? Our FAQ page is just around the corner.
Avoid DIY gate repairs
DIY repairs sound cheaper, but they can end up being far more expensive than just getting a professional to get the job done right the first time. Without proper training and the correct knowledge on how to handle automatic gate systems and their different components, a short-term easy DIY repair solution could mean greater problems in the long run. That's without even mentioning all the potential dangers involved in trying to fix a gate system by yourself. You're far safer letting someone like our experts handle things.
Consider getting a wireless keypad for your driveway gate
The keypad contributes to higher security and greater convenience. If you need somebody to use the gate temporarily, you can just give them a temporary access code and then change it afterwards. Similarly, if you or someone else from your family doesn’t have a remote control at hand, it will still be possible for you to open the gate with the keypad.
Don’t use light lube for gate hinges
These hardware parts bear a huge amount of weight so you should apply only heavy grease to them. Pin hinges, which are found in smaller gates such as garden ones, should be greased at least once a year. The right way to apply grease is to use a specially designed gun tool. Its nozzle should be set at the specially designed grease fitting.
Pay special attention to the opener’s circuit board during gate maintenance
Ensure that the circuit board stays firmly in place and that its compartment is properly fastened to the rest of the opener system. Run a careful inspection of the component and its box and watch out for bugs and their eggs. Remove any that you find right away. The second step of the solution involves sealing the holes which the insects may have passed through.