Intercom Install & Repair

Intercom Install & Repair

Our Door and Gate Repair in Sherman Oaks California has worked very hard to be the best driveway gate company in the community. We do our best to provide driveway door and gate repair service that defines the nature of this industry. If you need door and gate repair service then you definitely want our driveway gate contractors to provide a variety of driveway gate services for you.

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Automatic Gate

Automatic Gate

They city has to offer everyone from small parks to museums to a bustling night scene. No matter what your interests are, there is to satisfy any desire. Even in areas such as this, residents look for ways to add privacy and security to their properties. Some people turn to security cameras or a security alarm and others buy a dog.

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Gate Opener

Gate Opener

Many people seek out different ways to add privacy and security to their properties. Some ways are basic such as adding a security system or motion lights. Other ways are more direct such as a gate surrounding the property. When a gate is installed, a gate opener is needed. There are many different types of openers that are used.

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How Does Weather Affect Different Gate Materials?

12/07/2013 Back To Blog

When choosing between different materials for a residential gate installation, it’s important to know what you’re getting yourself into.  Since your whole system is outside, the weather has a cumulative effect on it.  Different materials react in different ways.  Here’s a little glimpse on what you can expect in extreme weather conditions of all kinds.

Wood: Warping and Molding

Wood is perhaps the most popular material, but be prepared for a host of weather-related problems.  Pressure-treated wood – which you should ask about, if only to make sure your potential system doesn’t include it – warps terribly, and since gates have to be precisely aligned in order to open and close correctly, pressure-treated wood isn’t a great option even if you give it plenty of gate service.  Regular wood is better, but you still have to watch for freezing conditions.  Water can get into small cracks in the wood, expanding when it freezes and widening the cracks, weakening the wood overall.  Prepare for a lot of maintenance service.

Wrought Iron: Hinges and Rusty Parts

Wrought iron is perhaps the best-looking material, but it’s also temperamental.  You’re going to need hinge welding repair fairly often, and corrosion is a real problem.  Rust is going to be your constant enemy with a wrought iron gate.  You also have to be very careful to select the specific type of wrought iron – a large percentage of the material isn’t weatherized and doesn’t have powder coating, which means it’ll basically fall apart under adverse weather conditions.

Metal Gates: Sturdy yet Heavy and Dangerous

Metal systems, often on rollers, are the cheapest but also the heaviest.  You really need to be careful trying home repairs with them – have 24/7 emergency repair on your speed dial and don’t take them off the rollers yourself!

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