Tag Archives: Automatic Gate

Explore the Four Most Popular Gate Materials

Explore the Four Most Popular Gate Materials The choice of material affects upfront expenses, future expenses, and the service life of your gate. And because a burglary can cost a homeowner an average of $2,661, it pays to be critical of the materials you choose for home security. To help you decide, 4 Sure Gates compiled the most popular gate materials for home and business owners in Texas. Wooden Gates A perennial favorite, a wooden gate never goes out of style. It complements most properties, but it’s best for homeowners who want a...

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5 Signs You Are Working With a Good Gate Contractor

5 Signs You Are Working With a Good Gate Contractor For each successful project, you hear horror stories, such as contractors taking off with $4000 worth of deposit or getting charged for not finishing the work they agreed to. It’s not always easy to find a good contractor. Unless you’ve been provided reliable references, you will not be able to confirm a contractor’s reliability until your project is already underway.  If you have doubts about the company you hired for a gate installation or automatic gate repair, these five signs will...

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4 Signs Your Property Needs an Automatic Gate Replacement

4 Signs Your Property Needs an Automatic Gate Replacement It’s no secret that automatic gates increase the value of your property. In fact, having a gate drastically increases your home’s value by as much as $50,000 or more. However, over time, natural wear and tear and other factors will contribute to the decline in its lifespan. And while repairing your gate will naturally be your first instinct, it may be more cost-effective in the long run to simply replace your automatic gate. Which option should you take? If you are unsure whether your...

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Does Your Wooden Gate Need Professional Repair? Here Are 3 Common Issues

Does Your Wooden Gate Need Professional Repair? Here Are 3 Common Issues Wooden gates are strong and sturdy structures that many homeowners favor because it adds to the curbside appeal and provides an additional layer of security and privacy to a home. Additionally, wooden gates can last a long time with proper maintenance. Because they are made from a natural material, however, it is susceptible to wear and tear, as well as regular damage. As an attentive homeowner, you’ll have to keep an eye out for signs that your gate is in need of professional...

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Most Common Questions about Gates for Commercial Properties

Most Common Questions about Gates for Commercial Properties According to the U.S Bureau of Justice Statistics on crime, the most common types of property crime committed across the country in 2019 were larceny or theft and burglary. And as a business proprietor, your building or property is especially enticing to criminals. Thus, it would be in your best interest to ensure that your employees, resources, and infrastructure are safe from intruders. In this regard, installing gates along the perimeter of your property becomes your first line of...

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Does Your Property Need Swing or Sliding Gates?

Does Your Property Need Swing or Sliding Gates? The average driveway costs about $4,433 and homeowners can pay anywhere from $2 to $15 for every square foot. This adds up to a substantial amount. If you want to make the most of this expense, you’ll have to look into each component of your driveway. Gates are one of the most important of these components; choosing between a swing or sliding gate is the first decision to make. Compare the two options to identify which style is better for your budget, security needs, and aesthetic...

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Why You Need Automatic Gates at Home

Why You Need Automatic Gates at Home A lot of burglars determine whether a house has valuable objects worth stealing by simply looking at the yard. According to Reader’s Digest, a burglar gets clues from things like the flowers in the garden, the toys scattered on the lawn, and many other seemingly innocent items. One of the best ways to prevent this, of course, is by building a wall or a fence around your property. And with an enclosure, you’ll need an equally secure gate for your drive- or walkway. An automatic gate offers...

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Gate Operator Buying Guide for Homeowners and Business Owners

Gate Operator Buying Guide for Homeowners and Business Owners If you’ve settled on an automatic gate, you’ll need a reliable and high-quality gate operator. These machines seem simple: they open your gate when you’re passing through and close it afterward. However, this straightforward task requires precision engineering and high-quality electronics. A malfunctioning gate opener can injure or even kill you. It’s not something to cheap out on. If you want a gate opener that’s safe to operate and lasts long, there are a variety of factors you...

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Why You Should Upgrade to a Wrought Iron Gate

Why You Should Upgrade to a Wrought Iron Gate If you’re thinking of improving your property’s entrance and front-yard elements, now is the best time to do it. After all, spring brings everyone out of hibernation—especially after Texas’ freezing winter—so you can expect visitors or neighbors to drop by. One way you can do this is to upgrade your weathered gate to a fancy-looking one, like wrought iron. You can choose various materials to raise your front gate’s aesthetic appeal, but you can never go wrong with wrought iron....

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Choosing the Right Gate Opener for Your Automatic Gate

Choosing the Right Gate Opener for Your Automatic Gate Now that you’ve selected your gate’s size, color, and material, it’s time to consider whether you want to go automatic or manual. If your gate is fairly small and made of a light material, going manual is no problem.  But having a heavy and solid gate may require automation. Automation makes it more convenient to open and close your gate, often with just a click of a button on your remote control or smartphone. You don’t have to get out of your car or require someone inside your house...

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