If you’ve been thinking about installing or replacing your gate we’re here to help. A new gate is a major improvement for any property and Automatic Gates and Garage Door Pros will get it done right. Our services include gate repair, maintenance, and installation. We provide automatic entry solutions for homeowners and business owners alike.
Choosing the right style of gate is also important, and our team is always happy to help make your decision easier with photos, samples and suggested options that will fit your needs and budget. There is no limit to design options. Any gate style or design you dream of we can make it a reality. We stand behind our security gate solutions and won’t leave until the job is done.
Our staff works with both residential and commercial clients, so if you need an automatic entry gate for your supply yard or warehouse, we’ll take the proper measurements and install a gate that will hold up to any requirements. If your loading dock needs a new overhead door, we’ll provide a free quote on a modern and more efficient door at the same time. Above all, we want you to feel safe when using your gate. When it closes behind you, we want you to feel confident that no one can access it or scale it and enter your property.
If you need gate repair or installation, give us a call at 925-872-2342.
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We repair gates, entry systems and accessories of all types. Automatic Gates and Garage Door Pros is committed and happy to provide a professional service to all our customers.
Gate Operator Repair
Telephone Entry System Repairs
Iron Gate Repair
First of all, the most common reason why your gate has stopped working, is that your gate operator needs power to run. You need to ensure that the gate’s electrical breaker is turned on. If you don’t have or can’t find a designated breaker for the gate, look for signs that your operator has power. For example: when you press your remote, you should hear a clicking noise coming from the operator.
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, to prevent causing more damage, by 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 overdue…).
When the gate opens or closes, it is slamming against the post.
Grinding or squeaking noise.
The gate is moving slower than it used to.
In any case we recommend 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 sliding gates) or spring 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 the 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 reverses 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 signals, and in case it senses an obstacle, it stops the gate from closing and may prevent damage or injury to kids, vehicles and pets. When this signal breaks your gate reverses.
Loop sensor: The loop sensor receives signal when its magnetic field is disrupted by a vehicle and operates the door or gate. This is a very reliable protection for vehicles, and very commonly used in commercial properties.
Miller-edge: The Miller-edge touch sensor is a piece of rubber installed on the edge of your gate. When the sensor hits an object, the sensor sends a signal to reverse. It provides good protection for vehicles.
We repair gates of all kinds: single/dual variety, slide or estate swing gates. It’s important to remember your security could be compromised regardless of what gate you have, when any of these gate models isn’t in the proper working order. Most importantly, faulty electric gates may be dangerous or even 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 gate or community entrance gate. Automatic Gates and Garage Door Pros has seen it all.
So exactly what can go wrong when it comes to gates? For starters, a hinge can break due to age or rust, or it might need welding. The wheels or the post could need repairs.
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. The best thing to do is to call an expert for a professional diagnosis.