An automatic gate can be a great way to boost your home’s security and curb appeal. However, even the highest quality gate and opener has a limited lifespan and will eventually need to be replaced. While there are circumstances where an automatic gate can be repaired, there are others where it will be in your best interest to have an outdated gate replaced. Here are just a few signs indicating that your automatic gate may need replacing.
Your Gate Won’t Work
One of the clearest signs that it may be time to replace your automatic gate is if it will no longer open or close. If your gate has stopped working, you should first check to make sure that there are no obstructions preventing your gate from working. If there are no obstructions, then your motor, or the entire gate, may need to be replaced depending on the situation. If you have an older gate, it may be more cost-effective to replace the entire system than to try to track down a motor that will work with your gate.
Spare Parts Aren’t Available
Similarly, you may also want to consider replacing your entire gate if repairs with an older gate have become frequent, and if it is getting harder to find replacement parts for your gate. The older your gate is, the more costly it will become to track down spare parts when something goes wrong with your gate. At some point, you will need to consider if you would be better off replacing your gate, as a new gate would have parts that will be much easier to replace should you experience problems down the line.
Your Gate Lacks Safety Features
If your automatic gate is particularly old, then it may not have the basic safety features that come standard on gates now, such as sensors that prevent a gate from closing onto a vehicle or person passing through the gate. If your gate does not have these basic safety features, it is critical that you have it replaced in order to protect you and your family.
Contact us to learn more about how you will know when it is time to replace your home’s automatic gate.