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Excellent tips on gate repairs are found on this page. Learn how you can use the best of technology to enter your property with great gate remotes and how to take care of parts.
Choose your entry system
Most gates these days are at least equipped with a remote opener. Depending on your level of traffic and need for privacy, an intercom system or even a video intercom upgrade can be an essential part of your gate. Experts at Gate Repair West Hollywood recommend a home inspection and consultation to determine what kind of system your residence can support before deciding to upgrade to a higher level.
Consider a photocell sensor
A popular addition to gate systems is a safety feature called a photocell sensor. Every gate is different, and the area around it can be complicated and littered with other objects. A photocell sensor uses active infrared beams to monitor the entire area and determine if a car or person is within range. It will prevent the gate from moving if it detects a foreign object.
Maintaining self closing gates
The hinges of self closing gates should be oiled and maintained well, especially those that are built around a swimming pool. If you are unsure about the type of lubricant to use, then our gate repair West Hollywood experts can help in lubricating and maintaining gates.
Align hinges carefully
The pivot point of the hinges should always be in a straight line otherwise the gate will be creaky or in worst cases will not swing. If the gate is perfectly straight, you can easily align the hinges, by turning them to 90 degrees of opening. This gives a natural straight edge to position the hinge.
Installing a swinging gate
If you want to install a swinging gate at home then there are a few factors that need to be considered. When you are constructing the driveway, ensure that the distance under the gate is constant and they should always open inwards and away from the traffic. Our gate experts advise homeowners to first set up the gate posts and if you are likely to use columns, and then do not hang the gate from the column but use a steel bracket that is welded to a post inside the column.
Maintaining wooden gates
Wooden gates aren’t very easy to maintain. Splits, loose nails and a fading finish are constant problems. Sand down the area first then paint to stop the wood from rotting.
When choosing a pool gate, follow the CPSC guidelines
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recommends that the gate should open outward from the pool. It should be self-closing and self-latching too. The lock must be childproof. The gate and the fencing should be at least 4 feet tall. They must not have handholds and footholds, as a child could use these to climb over.