At GateKraft, we regularly see people attempt to install automatic gates themselves only to realise the process is far more complex than anticipated. Enlisting professionals to undertake the installation is important largely from a safety perspective but take a look at the following considerations the experts never fail to overlook if you need further convincing.
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Professionals know that the dimensions of the gates being installed will determine how much power is needed for the automation to work. If the power is inadequate the system will operate slowly and burn out far quicker than it should. It’s worth noting that your warranty will be invalidated if the wrong automated system is installed for incorrectly sized gates.
Often overlooked when novices install their own gates, is whether the gates can work manually in the case of a power failure. If gates wobble or scrap along the ground when opened manually this should be rectified before the gates are automated.
If you are installing underground systems it is vital to ensure drainage is adequate as machinery that is constantly waterlogged will eventually fail.
We are also aware of the latest technological advances in terms of entry, which makes life more convenient for not only authorised vehicles but also delivery drivers and visitors entering on foot.
Employing professionals ensures your automatic gates work to their potential avoiding any compromises to your security. Manufacturers issue lengthy warranties for gates that are installed by professionals, which are often invalidated when non-professionals attempt to install gates themselves.
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GateKraft are professional gate manufacturers and installers. Our installations are first class, guaranteeing your safety and the reliability of your driveway gates. For more information get in touch with us on 01494 611 111.
At GateKraft we install automated wrought iron gates to add security to your property. They help you feel safer in the comfort of your own home and deter unwanted visitors from entering your home.
The benefits of wrought iron gates
Automatic wrought iron gates add convenience to your life by removing the need to exit the car to open/close your gates, with operation possible via key pad or remote.
Wrought iron gates add style to your home, creating a look of grandeur, separating you from your neighbours. Gate design options are optimal and can as be plain and simple or as intricate and detailed as you would like.
Gates made from wrought iron tend to last longer than other metal or wooden gates. There are fewer requirements for repairs and replacement as long as you get them serviced as specified by the manufacturer.
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Wrought iron gates create a delectable entry way to your home. At GateKraft, we can help you come up with a unique design to befit your home. For more information about wrought iron gates in Aylesbury, get in touch with the GateKraft team on 01494 611 111.
At GateKraft, we understand that everyone has different preferences when installing driveway gates. Wooden gates are a popular choice, but there are considerations to be taken that will help you identify whether wooden gates are the right option for your property. Here we consider the advantages and disadvantages of wooden gates.
Advantages of wooden gates:
- They can be painted or stained any colour to accomplish the look you require
- Wood is a very versatile material, allowing you to achieve a rustic or polished appearance
- It is a sustainable, natural material
- Often less expensive than wrought iron alternatives
- Wooden gates can be close boarded allowing for total privacy
Disadvantages of wooden gates:
- Wooden gates require consistent upkeep and maintenance
- They need repainting/restaining annually
- Gates with need regular treatment to protect from the elements and insects
For more information about wooden gates get in touch with GateKraft on 01494 611 111. We design, manufacture and install all types of gates in and around High Wycombe.