If you are looking at adding some privacy and security to your commercial property, or even your home, installing an automatic sliding gate is an excellent way to go. There will be no more worrying about unwanted guests making their way up your drive. And, not only can they look great, but they will increase the value of your property too. But remember, as with most outdoor products, regular security sliding gate maintenance is essential. No matter what type of gate you choose, some maintenance and security gate repair will be necessary over time.
Let’s review some security gate maintenance guidelines:
An obvious one, but cleaning your gate will help stop it from collecting dirt and, if made of iron, prevent rust from forming and damaging the metal. You don’t even need soap and water, just hosing down the gate every couple of months will do the trick. If you are running your gate with solar power, clean the solar panels at least once a year. If you experience a lot of wind and dust in your area, make sure to clean the dust and grime off the panels even more often.
Maintaining the electrical components is also vital, mostly since the circuit board sits outside and is exposed to the weather, bugs, and dirt. Although it should be properly housed to minimize any outdoor interference, this can never be guaranteed.
Depending on your sliding gate, you may have to lubricate some parts to keep them in tip-top shape, especially if they aren’t sealed. You should also grease the wheels or hinges and chains to make sure your gate opens and closes with ease.
It’s also a good idea to hire a professional to perform regularly scheduled security sliding gate maintenance checks on your automatic gate, especially if you know you won’t have the time to do this yourself.
A professional service should include:
- Safety checks of photo-cellular beams, loop detectors, open/close stops, safety barriers, or emergency fire functions.
- Motor servicing that includes pressure, force, manual operation, clutch, brake, motor brackets & oil levels, etc.
- Gate hardware checks on the hinges, wheels, bolts and fixings, locks, gate tracks, guide rollers, etc.
- Electronic controls also need to be looked at including fuses, output voltage, connections, wiring, control box condition, etc.
- Access control functioning of the remotes, pushbuttons, free exit loops, intercom open commands, safety commands, etc.
Ensure you know your gate and all its equipment so that you know how to care for it. Since they are quite an expensive investment, it’s essential you keep up regular security gate maintenance for them to last a long time.
How We Can Help
All Pro Door Repair has been professionally installing security gates and other residential and commercial doors, frames, and services since 2001. We work with only the most skilled installation and maintenance technicians to ensure you receive the best quality service in the country.
Because we order in bulk, we’re able to negotiate lower prices than on an individual level. And, we then pass those savings on to our customers. That’s just one of the benefits of working with Dallas-Fort Worth’s premier residential and commercial door repair and service company.
For all your security gate installation, maintenance and repair needs, contact us today! Call us at 972-624-1515 and get a free estimate.