Gates & Gate Automation
The gate is the final piece in any fence construction. It is a vital part of your fencing system that serves both functional and aesthetic purposes. Gates can open and close manually or have an automatic system for opening and closing. An automated is an impressive addition to any fence that offers a range of benefits. Automated gates are convenient to open and close and can also enhance the overall value of your property among other advantages.
Choosing Between Swinging Gates And Sliding Gates
When it comes to gate installation, you can either choose between a swinging gate or one that slides to open and close. Asides from personal preferences and the need for convenience, space is a major factor that motivates a choice between these two options. Most people get a sliding gate when they have limited space to spare in their driveway. Swinging gates typically require more space to open which makes sliding gates a better option in such cases. On the flip side, swinging gates require less maintenance compared to sliding ones. For a sliding gate, you will have to constantly clear the tracks from debris to avoid jamming among other maintenance considerations. Swinging gates are also easier to install and cost less to install compared to a similarly sized sliding gate.
Can An Existing Gate Be Automated By a Fence Company Near Me?
Many homeowners wonder if it is possible to set up their existing gate to open and close by itself. We are glad to inform you that this is possible. At Thornton Fencing pros, one of our top specialties is the conversion of existing manual gates to automated ones. Our experts are skilled to modify regular gates and motorize them using gate openers. This way, you don’t have to replace your existing gates entirely to enjoy the benefits of an automated gate. However, it is important to note that this comes with some issues for some gate types. If a gate is not originally designed to be automated, motorizing it may sometimes place extra stress on the gate and reduce the life expectancy of the gate. In any case, you can get in touch with our experts to further provide suggestions on the possibilities of having your old gate automated/
Automated Gates After-care
Automating your gate is only one half of the job, we take things further by offering aftercare for all automated gate installation. Once the installation process for your gate has been completed, it is important that you ensure that the system continues to operate smoothly. Your automated gate is a machine with moving parts and this means regular maintenance is needed to ensure that it keeps on operating smoothly. Part of our services as your fence company is to offer ongoing gate maintenance services to ensure that the system continues to function efficiently and serve your needs for many years to come. Get in touch with us to schedule routine checks and servicing for your gate system.