You can find the answers to all sorts of common gate-related questions right here. If you want to know how to deal with various issues and learn how to get the most out of your gate, then the following FAQs can help.
Are there differences between swing and sliding gate operators?
Yes, there are differences; the gates move in different ways, so it only makes sense that their openers will behave differently too. Swing gate operators usually have arms attached to the gate panel which makes its movement possible. Since sliding gates roll to the side, they don't need arms and are usually pulled via a chain or a reinforced belt. Naturally, the components of each type of opener vary significantly, and it's imperative for you to choose according to the type of gate you have.
Should I get wheels for my swing gate?
Extra wheels can offer some added support for swing gates. They can take some of the load off the swing gate hinges, which means you can expect those (the latter) to last longer as a result. You must, however, make sure your property is suitable to have wheels installed. If there is a slope, for example, adding rollers to the gate may have the opposite effect.
Is a gate intercom with integrated CCTV a good choice?
If you don’t have a video surveillance system put in place already, such an intercom system could be very useful. It is simple to install and you can keep an eye on what’s going on around your gate without the use of extra surveillance equipment. Of course, the perimeter covered by the intercom is limited, so adding some CCTV cameras at a higher angle can also benefit you.
How is the tension of a sliding gate adjusted?
There are special tensioners designed for this purpose. Usually, there is one at each end of the chain. They look like long bolts with hooks which the chain is attached to. By tightening a tensioner, you make the chain tighter and vice versa. Remember that it should not be too tight or too loose. A sag of around two inches is regarded to be normal for gates of a standard size. Be sure to seek professional assistance before attempting any DIY adjustments, as you could end up damaging some part of the system accidentally. Gate Repair Long Beach is here to assist you should you need us.