Driveway gates offer several advantages. They provide security by preventing unwanted visitors from entering your driveway. They also give you more privacy, because you won’t have strangers driving up to your door. If you are interested in a driveway gate, you may be wondering what to expect during installation.
Planning Your Gate Installation
Your gate installation begins with planning. This includes choosing the location for your gate, the material and style of your gate, whether it will be automatic or manual, and an estimate.
Choosing a Location: First, you’ll need to choose a location for your gate. Generally, you’ll want a space that allows you to pull off the road while the gate opens. You’ll also need enough space to get your vehicle through the gate. How wide you’ll need your gate depends on your driveway and the vehicles you need to accommodate.
Gate Material and Style: Now that you know where your gate will go, it’s time to choose the material and style of your gate. There are many options to choose from, including wrought iron, wood, and vinyl. Styles range from classic to modern, so you are sure to find a gate you love.
Type of Gate: We offer many types of gates to meet different needs and preferences, including swing gate installation in Spring, TX, and automatic gate installation. Other options include sliding gates, metal panel gates, electric gates, and solar-powered sliding gates.
We’ll discuss your gate options. If you are unsure what type of gate you want, we can help you decide. Once you’ve made a selection, we’ll give you a cost estimate, so you know what to expect. We’ll also discuss how long the process will take.
The installation process usually takes less than a day, so you can continue with your daily activities.
During the first step of installation, we will focus on excavation and preparing to install your gate. If a conduit run is needed, we will excavate for it. We will also excavate for the posts and track, and get these installed.
Next, we will install the posts and footings. The next step is to install vehicle detection and control wires if you’ve chosen an automatic gate.
Now we are at the exciting part. Installing the gate itself. It’s an exciting day. You can finally see the project coming together. The gate operator and controls also get installed at this time. Once your gate is installed, we will add any needed finishing touches
Learning to Use and Maintain Your Gate
Now that your gate is operational, we will take the time to show you how to use it. We’ll walk you through operating your gate, step by step. We’ll also ensure that you are happy with your gate.
It’s also important to learn how to maintain your gate. You’ll need to clean the gate regularly, to remove dirt and debris. You should keep an eye out for pests, which can interfere with the electrical components. You may also need to lubricate your gate periodically, depending on the type of gate you have.
If you need professional gate maintenance and repair, contact us at any time. We understand that it’s important for your gate to function properly, so we offer 24/7 emergency service. We also provide scheduled maintenance to keep your gate functioning properly.
Gate Installation with A&J Gate Operators
If you are interested in a swing gate installation, automatic gate installation in Houston, TX, or gate maintenance or repair, contact A&J Gate Operators. We have many gate styles to choose from and offer friendly professional installation. We also offer gate repair, so we can maintain your gate after installation as well.