The addition of an automatic gate adds significant curb appeal as well as convenience to the homeowner. Additionally, it gives off a perceived exclusivity and adds increased security. These factors consequently add value to the home. Chris McGoey at Crime Doctor’s states “adding an attractive automatic entry gate system can add $50,000 or more to single family home values.”
Due to the restricted access thieves will bypass a home which is gated. Aside from the obvious benefits of security, an automatic gate adds a huge level of convenience to the homeowner. The ease of getting into your property with the use of your cell phone or the click of your remote cannot be overlooked.
There are many types of automatic gates to choose from for both commercial and residential use:
Congratulations if you already a gate owner. Every existing, new or potential gate owner needs to have a maintenance plan for their gate and gate opener and equipment.
Be aware of rust forming on your gate or screw device. This can be caused by heat or humidity. Spray WD40 in the areas that have rusted. Lubricate your post and gate brackets. Please do not overlook the gate hinge. This needs lubrication as well. Take the time to grease the ball bearings with automotive grease.
When planning your preventative maintenance schedule, perform check ups every 3 months and do the lubrications once a year.
If you live in an area with weather challenges, you need to pay extra attention to your gate. If your gate is leaning, reinforce it. If your gate is the old very heavy type, you might consider replacing it with a light weight decorative aluminum gate.
There are several factors to consider when thinking about purchasing a gate system for your residence:
If you are considering a new or replacement gate or grille, please call AM/PM Door Inc. at 1-800-286-3667. Our knowledgeable representatives are happy to assist you with all your gate needs and we will come out and give you a free estimate. Feel free to browse the pictures on our website and familiarize yourself with the different types of gate options.