A fence with a gate provides a good layer of security for the house, subdivision, or commercial building within the fenced area. However, it can also provide hassle and aggravation if the gate forces people to get out of their cars to open and close it. The obvious solution to this problem is to use an automatic gate.
Automatic gates can be triggered a number of ways. Residential versions often work much like automatic garage doors in that they’re operated by remote control. At subdivision entrances, the methods of operation vary.
Residents can activate them by using a key card with a control panel, a remote control, or by talking to a person in a gate house who pushes a button inside. Commercial buildings and complexes typically use the same types of control systems as residential neighborhoods, though gate house operation will be more common when high security is needed.
With all of these different control mechanisms, it’s no wonder that there is a strong need for automatic gate parts at any given time. A failed controller may do more than force people to get out and move a gate manually. Many gates have systems that won’t move except under their own power. Some types of gates are just too heavy to move manually. Either way, people can be stuck on the wrong side of the gate if the controller won’t work.
Sometimes, automatic gate parts are needed not because of the controller, but because something else has worn out. Gate rollers, pulleys, and other mechanical aspects are moving parts, and are subject to mechanical abrasion, jamming, and other such problems. Regular maintenance can extend their lifespans, but eventually, it’ll be time to replace critical moving elements.
For those who are handy with tools and machinery, repairing an automatic gate is mostly a matter of getting the parts. Most people, however, will need to hire a company like Ace Garage Door Company in Oklahoma to fix their gates. Garage door companies are already familiar with fixing automatic access systems, and will often take care of outside gates as well as doors.