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Facts about Woodinville Driveway Gates

Facts You Need to Know Before You Consider One of our Many Choices for Woodinville Driveway Gates

Choosing an automated driveway gate from one of our many choices of Woodinville driveway gates is an investment that can add value and beauty to your Woodinville property. Grab the details now and you’ll be knowledgeable at every step.

Driveway Gate Permits

Depending upon where you live in Woodinville, Washington, you may be required to get a gate installation authorization for your gate. Woodinville City Hall will be able to help you obtain any necessary driveway gate installation permits to get your gate work going. Your gate installation technician will apply for the necessary electrical permit to carry out the work.

Electricity to Power Your Gate

Electricity is vital when installing an automated driveway gate to open and close. Determine if you have a source of power adjacent to your gate location. If not, even in cloudy Woodinville, Washington, solar power can provide enough power to your driveway gate and could even be more cost effective as time passes. Contact us to learn more about solar power for your Woodinville driveway gate.

Security and Access Control

In Woodinville, Washington, and many other areas, safety is often the number one reason a household invests in automated driveway gate. The gate that deters would-be criminals from entering your property is the same gate that allows easy access to relatives, friends and delivery truck drivers. Your access control system makes things simple for you to remain aware of who comes in and out. Popular driveway gate access systems in Woodinville 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 driveway gate determines the best type of access control system to choose for your residence.

Types of Woodinville Driveway Gates

When it comes to driveway gates, there are two basic types: slide and swing. Space is often the determining factor for the type you pick. If your Woodinville home has plenty of space on either side of your entrance or a very short driveway, a sliding gate (which slides across the driveway), will probably be the right fit. However, if you are limited in space on either side of the entrance and you have extra driveway space, a swinging gate (that opens parallel to the driveway), is often the optimum fit. A reputable driveway gate professional will visit your Woodinville 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 space and your ideas for your location.

Driveway Gate Repair and Maintenance

Our rainy Woodinville, Washington weather is hard on automated driveway gates. Regular maintenance for your driveway gate system offers benefits akin to routine car maintenance – it helps you stretch the useful life of your driveway gate. A vehicle gate that doesn’t function properly could leave your Woodinville home susceptible to criminal activity or pose a potential safety risk. Getting the correct driveway gate system manuals and having a detailed walk-through when your gate installation is done, is essential to being aware of your driveway gates’ functionality – helping you to know under what circumstances you should request automated gate maintenance or repair.

Safety Features

Without safety features, an automated 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 when touched, using pressure sensitive sensors. They are sensitive to contact. If an obstacle is encountered, the device instructs the automated gate to stop and/or reverse.
  • Photo eyes are “non-contact” devices that operate by shooting a light beam across the opening of the gate. Interrupting the beam prevents the electric gate from closing, or will stop the gate and cause it to reverse its direction.
  • Loop detectors, primarily meant for vehicle safety, are installed underneath the driveway and instruct the gate to open or prevent it from closing on a vehicle in the path of the gate.

Contact us today to speak with a gate systems professional about a driveway gate for your Woodinville home.