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Here are practical and effective gate repair tips to ensure long term security. So, it's best to know what to do when the gate is rotten. You can also read about ways to avoid sagging gates and similar problems.
Automating your manual gate?
Yes, it is possible. However, it may still depend on the condition of the manual gate itself because there are several factors that you should consider. Feel free to ask for assistance from our professionals to evaluate the gate’s condition.
Check the gate tracks often
Rolling gate tracks are important since they guide the rollers. Since they're constantly exposed to dirt and elements, they'll get dirty a lot. It's important to keep them clean and free from sticks and other objects, which will prevent the movement of the sliding gate wheels.
Replace rotten gates
Your steel gate is supposed to keep your property secure and although Gate Repair Tujunga is an expert in rotten gate repair, the best way to ensure safety is by installing a new gate. You could actually save more money if you replace the rotten gate instead of repairing it.
How to avoid sagging
To avoid your gate from sagging, our gate repair experts suggest looking closely at the support posts. Make sure that you have the right tools for the job; most of which can be found in any hardware store in Tujunga. Note the height of each post; a spirit level may help you here. Then, examine the hinges on the posts. Remove the bottom hinge first by taking out the lag bolts using a ratchet, and then do the same with the top hinge. Shore up the post according to the height you desire, then screw in new lag bolts on the hinges, starting from the top side then bottom.
What to Do With Rotten Gates
The wood braces in gates get rotten and when they do, it will be time to do a repair job. If you know a little carpentry, all you have to do is to cut the areas of rotten timber and fill the gaps with wood fillers. If you see larger portions of the wood braces rotten, it is best to replace the wood brace.
Checking Hinges of Your Gates
In the hinge area of gates, you will find fittings. These fittings need to be greased regularly to facilitate easy swing of the gate. At times hinges get cracked around the joints where they wereoriginally welded. To ensure that these hinges are in good condition check for cracks around the joints; you might need a hinge welding repair job or replacements.