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February 7th, 2017Electric Gates: What to Ask Yourself Before Buying
Electric Gates can be a wonderful addition to a home! They’re easy to use and can even make everyday life more straightforward. For example, you’ll be able to enter your driveway at the touch of a button. Nevertheless, electric gates aren’t for everyone. To ensure that they’re the right choice for you, it’s important to ask the following questions.
Will An Electric Gate Serve Its Purpose?
An Electric Gate is wonderful for some while being unnecessary for others. Before you take the plunge, it’s wise to think about how this gate will serve you. An electric gate is a great option for those who live in an area where their exterior needs to be secured yet, they don’t want to be inconvenienced by the inaccessibility of their homes. In this case, an electric gate can maintain security while easily opening at the touch of a button.
However, if you don’t require this mix of security and accessibility, an electric gate might be an expensive and unnecessary feature. After all, simply stepping out of the car and opening the gate is a straightforward task for most of us.
Do I Know My Local Regulations?
Some places have special regulations when it comes to electric gates. Before installing an electric gate, ensure you’re on the right side of the rules,
What Kind of Space Do I have?
Think about where you intend to put the electric gate. Is this space large enough to contain the gate and the equipment that goes with it? If so, think about what kind of electric fence you would like. For example, sliding gates are more space efficient than ones that open outwards.
Am I Prepared to Deal With Complications?
When they’re working, electric gates are very handy. However, as with all things technology related, they sometimes malfunction. You have to ask yourself if you’re willing to deal with complications. Is this something you have the time, energy, or money for?
If you’re perfectly fine with encountering these complications, make sure you’re prepared. Ensure your supplier carefully walks you through the procedure, and provides a key for manual overdrive. In times of power outages, it’s also handy to have a battery back-up.
At A&G Fencing, we don’t install electric gates however, we do provide a range of gates from decorative and stylish walkway gates to large, heavy-duty, driveways. We’d also be happy to coordinate you getting one. All of our gates are designed for your home and are dependable and convenient. If you’re interested in finding the right gate for you, feel free to connect with us.