We repair all types of gates, entry systems and accessories. Garage Door Pros is committed to providing a professional service to all it’s customers and always with a smile.
Gate Operator Repair
Telephone Entry System Repairs
Iron Gate Repair
There are many different reasons why your gate has stopped working. First of all and most obviously, your gate operator needs power to run – make sure that the gate’s electrical breaker is turned on. If you don’t have a dedicated breaker for the gate or you don’t know where it is, look for signs that your operator has power. For example: you should hear a clicking noise coming from the operator when you press your remote.
If you established that the operator has power, the next step is to make sure nothing is physically interfering with gate’s movement – it could be a stone on the track, a plastic bag caught in the gears, etc. If this is the case, your motor might need to be reset. It is mostly a minor repair, and sometimes just turning the power off and on does the trick.
Beyond this point we suggest that you call the pros for further troubleshooting, you can cause more damage if you start messing around with the operator when you are not sure of what you are doing.
It is always better to take care of your gate before it stops working completely. When one of the following occurs it is a good time to have your gate serviced:
The chain is very loose (if it is touching the ground then service is due for a long time…).
When the gate opens or closes, it is slamming against the post.
Grinding or squeaking noise.
The gate is moving slower then it used to. In any case we recommended having your gate serviced at least once a year, depending on frequency of use.
Servicing your gate should include the following:
Adjusting the chain tension (for slide gates) or springs tension (for overhead gates).
Lubricating hinges (if it is a swing gate), chains, guide rollers
and wheels (in case of a slide gate).
Making sure gate’s travel time is adjusted properly.
Verifying that all safety devices, if present, are functioning properly.
Making sure that gate is moving freely, and that gate’s environment is nice and clean.
Most gate operators are equipped with a built-in reverse sensor. This sensor stops/reverses the gate when it hits an obstacle. If your gate is installed in a commercial property (residential buildings with more than four units are also considered a commercial property), you are required to have at least two safety devices installed (UL-325 industry standard).
Even though you don’t have to, we recommend having an additional safety device installed, to completely prevent contact. Your gate operator might already have the reverse sensor, but before it will reverse it will possibly cause damage to your vehicle. For a relatively small investment you can prevent this from happening.
These are a few of the most common safety devices available today:
Photo-eye. The photo eye sends and receives a signal across your driveway, when this signal breaks your gate reverses. This is a good inexpensive protection for kids, vehicles and pets.
Loop sensor. The loop sensor is installed under your driveway, and using a magnetic field detects your vehicle. This is a very reliable protection for vehicles, and very commonly used in commercial properties.
Miller-edge. This touch-activated sensor is a long piece of rubber installed on the edge of your gate. When it hits an obstacle the sensor sends an immediate signal to your operator to reverse. It is a good protection for vehicles.
These gates can be of the single or dual variety, or they could be slide or estate swing gates. Regardless of what style you have, your security could be compromised when any of these models isn’t in the proper working order. In addition, faulty electric gates could potentially be dangerous or fatal.
We recommend keeping an eye on your automatic gate on a regular basis. That way, at the first sign of trouble, an issue can be dealt with at a much lower cost than a full-blown automatic gate repair.
It really doesn’t matter if you have electric or iron gates protecting you, or whether this is an automatic driveway or community entrance gate. Garage Door Pros has pretty much seen it all during its time in serving the residents of the Tri-Valley area.
Reasons for Gate Repair
So exactly what can go wrong when it comes to needing such gate repair? For starters, a hinge can break due to age or rust, or it might need welding. It could focus on the wheels on the gate or the post could need repairs. Each of these drawbacks can be a hassle from having your automatic door serve the purpose it was intended to when it was first installed.
That broken wheel might be why your gate is moving so slowly, or it could be related to a loose chain, a worn out bearing or something as simple as a little more grease. The loose chain or other part may relate to your gate dragging, which occurs with normal wear and tear, but needs to be addressed.
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