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Bellevue Wood Gates

Facts You Need to Know Before You Invest in a one of our Bellevue wood gates for Your Bellevue Home

An automated wood gate is an investment that can and likely will increase the value and beauty of your Bellevue home. Get the facts now and you’ll be ready at every step.

Wood Driveway Gate Permits

Depending on where you live, you may be required to get a gate permit before you install your driveway gate. Bellevue City Hall cam help you determine if you are required to get a gate permit. Learn more about Bellevue driveway gate permits here. It is also essential to ensure that your installation technician obtains the required electrical permit before your home driveway gate installation begins.

Electricity to Power Your Gate

Electrical power is crucial when installing an automated wood driveway gate; it will need electricity to open and close. Determine whether you have a source of electricity close to your driveway gate location. If not, even in cloudy Bellevue, Washington, solar energy can provide power to your wood gate and could even be more cost effective in the long run.

Security and Access Control

In Bellevue, Washington and many other areas, safety is often the primary reason a family invests in automated wood driveway gate. The gate that deters would-be lawbreakers from entering your property is the same gate that gives easy access to family members, friends and delivery truck drivers. Your access control system makes things simple for you to monitor who comes in and out. Popular wood gate access systems in Bellevue include keyless, digital entry pads (like a 4-digit code), card readers, intercoms, and telephone entry systems. The amount and frequency of people entering and exiting through your home wood gate determines the best type of access control system to decide on for your residence.

Types of Wood Gates

When it comes to Bellevue wood driveway gates, there are two basic types: slide and swing. Space is often the determining factor for the type you pick. If your Bellevue home has plenty of space on either side of your entrance or a very short driveway gate, a sliding gate (which slides across the driveway), will likely be the right fit. However, if you are limited in space on either side of the entrance and you have extra width, a swinging gate (that opens parallel to the driveway), is often the optimum fit. A reputable driveway gate professional will visit your Bellevue home to see the size and layout of your entry and driveway first-hand. Then he or she can make recommendations that consider both the available area and your vision for your property.

Wood Gate Maintenance and Repair

Our rainy Bellevue weather is hard on automated wood driveway gates. Regular maintenance for your wood driveway gate system supplies benefits akin to routine car maintenance – it helps you lengthen the useful life of your wood gate as long as possible. A vehicle gate that doesn’t function properly could leave your Bellevue home at risk for criminal activity or pose a potential safety risk. Getting the correct gate equipment manuals and having a suitable walk-through when your gate installation is completed, is essential to being aware of your wood gates’ functionality – helping you to know under what circumstances you should call for automated gate maintenance or repair.

Safety Features

Without safety features, an automated wood driveway gate can pose significant safety risks. Safety devises can prevent physical entrapment and protect vehicles. These are some standard safety features to consider. Gate edges are devices that operate on contact and operate when touched, using pressure to activate. If an obstacle is encountered, the unit instructs the automated gate to stop and/or reverse. Photo eyes are “non-contact” devices that operate by shooting a light beam across the gate opening. Interrupting the beam will prevent the electric gate from closing, or will stop the gate and reverse its direction. Loop detectors, primarily meant for vehicle safety, are installed underneath the wood and order the gate to open or prevent it from closing on a vehicle in the path of the gate.

Contact us soon to talk with a gate systems professional about a wood driveway gate for your home.