Common Issues With Automatic GatesDecember 17th, 2015

For most homeowners, finding things that they can add to their residence that are functional and appealing is a top concern. Taking the time to figure out which additions make the most sense will help you make the right decision. Having automatic gates installed around a home is a great way to add more curb appeal, which is important, not only for selling your home, but the presentation of your home to both your friends and neighbors alike.

After the gate is installed, the homeowner will have to stay on the lookout for these common automatic gate repair issues:

The cold weather can be problematic

During the colder parts of the year, a homeowner may begin to notice more problems with their automatic gate. The colder weather will make it hard for the metal components of the fence to move freely. Calling on the same professionals that performed the automatic gate installations will help a homeowner get to the bottom of their issue. Usually, the repair professionals will be able to lubricate the moving parts of the gate. This will help is to move freely and can reduce the amount of repair issues that the homeowner has. The longer that the homeowner waits to get their automatic gate lubricated, the more damage they will have to ultimately deal with.

A total lack of movement

If the automatic gate around a home gets to where it will not move, the homeowner will have to take swift action to fix it. This type of issue is generally caused by a problem with the motor or electrical system that is built into the gate. The homeowner will have to call in a professional to handle this type of issue due to the complexity involved. Getting a professional to come in and troubleshoot the system will allow the homeowner to get down to the bottom of their power issue. In some instances, the gate’s motor may have issues and will need to be replaced. The professionals will have no problem getting to the bottom of these issues and performing the appropriate repairs.

The gate does not stop as intended

Having an automatic gate that will not stop can be very dangerous and problematic to a homeowner. Generally, this issue is caused by a bad motion sensor. Getting the sensor repaired will require a person to ire the right professionals. Attempting to replace this part without the proper experience will usually lead to even more problems for the homeowner. Hiring a professional is the only way to get the right replacement parts and installation work needed. Usually, the professionals will come out and troubleshoot the sensor problems before letting the homeowner know what needs to be done. Before making a hire, a homeowner will need to research each of the automatic gate repair companies in an area to see which one is the best qualified for the work they need.

Issues with the gate staying on track

In order for an automatic gate to work correctly, it will have to stay on track. Over the years, the door to the automatic gate may become a bit warped due to continued use. If the gate is warped, it will be very easy for it to get knocked off the tracks. Having this part replaced is usually the best way for a homeowner to stop this issue. The money that is paid to a professional for their work is worth every penny and will help to keep the automatic gate functional. Attempting to repair an automatic gate without previous experience is a recipe for disaster.