How to Deal with Problematic Gates05/17/2014 Back To Blog
Who can deal with a broken gate? The point is to take care of occasional problems as soon as possible and before the system is beyond repairs and completely ruined. If you reach this point, you will simply have to replace it. We often forget that by taking care of small issues one by one every time they pop up, we actually eliminate the possibility of finding our rolling gate in pieces! Well, you might not find it in pieces literally but what good will it do to try opening and closing a completely dysfunctional gate? Besides, we invest large amounts in them to ensure that our properties are secured and make sure we are coming and going with comfort.
Maintenance is always the best way to prevent problems
Deal with problems today! Don't let broken rolling gate parts ruin your day and make your life harder than it is! After all, there are solutions when the problems are detected and, therefore, unless you spot a particular issue with your gate, inspections are necessary. It is also vital to pay attention to unusual noises and take care of the material. Small steps make gigantic differences.
• Is your gate sagging? This is a common problem with swing hung gates and when the arms and hinges are loose. They just need tightening and lubrication as long as the parts are alright for the weight of the panel.
Consequences: the gate will be dragged on the ground, the other parts will suffer, it won't latch properly and will create security and safety problems.
• Do you hear noises? Check the hinges, the tracks and wheels of the automatic rolling gate. Such parts will need lubrication in order to operate properly but if they are too rusty or in a bad condition, perhaps it's best to replace them.
• Are some parts rusty? This is the result of lack of lubrication and being years exposed in the rain and moisture. If the damage is not corrected with sandpaper, you will need to replace them.
• Are the storefront gate springs problematic? It's best to replace them or the door won't open/close properly and in the case of overhead gates they might also get dangerous.