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Learn more about the most effective tips for gate repair and maintenance. Also learn about the effects of moisture on gates and what to do to protect the material. What do you know about swing gate hinges? Get to know your gate!
Moisture affects gates
Moisture is the worst enemy of many materials and your gates would be affected, too. Wood gates would warp and eventually ruined by mold and a steel gate will corrode. When the material is highly damaged, the gate won't provide the necessary protection and it's good to prevent such problems with the application of overlays, which are made especially for these purposes. It's also wise to get galvanized steel.
The importance of swing gate hinges
Hinges are usually ignored or underestimated in such big mechanisms but they are extremely significant for the stability of gates. Loose hinges could create serious problems because other parts depend on them and will get loose, too. The solid sliding gates could get off their tracks and that's why it's important to check the screws often. It's also vital to get galvanized hinges to avoid erosion.
Learn the four parts of your automatic gate system
A typical automatic gate system in Tarzana has four important parts. The first is the power, which is, of course, needed for the gate to operate. The second is an interconnecting wire, usually found in dual operating gates. This connects the control panel to the opposite end of the gate. The third is the photobeams, which are mounted on gate posts and are activated when a pedestrian crosses it. The last important part is, of course, the opening device, which facilitates the opening and closing of the gate. Each one must be present for the system to function properly.
Recommended security features for an electric gate
Security cameras, sensors, keypads, and key cards are some of the must-have features that you may want to consider for your automatic gate. Our technicians are willing to assist you in installing these additional features for your full security.
Watch out for rust on hinges and latches
Watch out for rust on gate latches and hinges. Rust can be removed with a wire brush and then the hinge or latch should be covered with rust-inhibiting paint.
Choose ornaments for your gate carefully
There are plenty of beautiful decorative elements, but in addition to deciding on the right style for you, you should look closely at their quality. The ones made of steel are generally the strongest and most durable. However, they usually have more basic shapes. The aluminum casting ornaments can withstand the damaging effects of the weather, but they are not among the strongest. The cast iron creations are tough and have good durability.