Want some useful advice that will help you get the most out of your automatic gate? Then take a look at the tips our experts provided below.
Inspect swing gate hinges closely as part of your regular maintenance routine
Check them for signs of rust. While a bit of rust is easy to remove, if a hinge has begun to corrode significantly, it should be replaced as soon as possible, to prevent a more serious problem from developing. You should also watch out for loosening and bending. Loose hinges should be adjusted accurately while bent ones will need welding repair before they break off completely.
Minimize the mess when lubricating the driveway gate chain
Instead of applying the grease directly on the chain, add it to a piece of cloth first. Use a generous amount, but be reasonable. Then gently wrap the cloth around the chain and slide it along its entire length. You should engage the gate to turn the chain a little bit so that you can cover all sections. This method is simple and quite neat.
Always consider the estimated useful life of a new gate opener system
Most modern gate openers can last for around 10 years with proper maintenance. The replacement of an electronic component or a hardware part is usually required no more than once or twice during this period. When it comes to solar panels which are used for powering openers, their useful life is between 15 and 20 years.