A Short Guide to Residential Gate Openers03/09/2014 Back To Blog
It is hard to open the driveway gate manually every time you need to go out or get in. This is the reason why many homeowners choose to install residential gate openers. These systems use electric motors and opening mechanisms in order to operate automatically. They can be operated remotely and even have an intercom system integrated. Find out more about them before you get one for your gate.
Openers for All Types of Gates
You can find an opener for your gate no matter what type of opening mechanism it has. There are systems for sliding systems and for traditional swing models as well. It does not matter whether there is a single or dual slide or swing. There are even openers for roll up gates.
The design of the panels is irrelevant for the compatibility and the operation of the opener. You can easily find an opening system for a solid panel design and for one with bars. You can expect the integration to be perfect and for the mechanism to operate effectively at all times. Similarly, the make of the structure is irrelevant. It can be metal, wood or tough plastic.
You should not worry about the size and the weight of the structure either. You can readily select the power of the motor so that it matches your gate. The typical opening mechanism uses tough metal parts which are treated in order to be perfectly weatherproof. Even wrought iron gates will not be a problem for a reliable opener.
All openers come with electric motors. They are connected to the grid of the property so that they can perform optimally at all times. Most opening systems available at present can be operated remotely. You can use a gate remote in addition to a standard keypad. You can choose to add intercom to the system as well. With intercom installation, you will enjoy a much higher level of security in addition to greater convenience.
As a buyer, all you have to do is to select an opener and arrange its installation.