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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 truth now and you'll be ready at every step.

Wood Gate Permits

Depending on where you live, you may be required to get ahold of a gate installation permit for your gate. Bellevue City Hall will most likely help you obtain any necessary gate installation permits to get your wood gate work going. It's also essential to ensure that your installation technician will be able to produce the required electrical permit to be executing the work.

Electricity to Power Your Gate

Electrical power is crucial when installing an automated wood gate to open and close. Learn if you have a source of electricity close to your 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, and many other areas, safety is often the primary reason a family invests in automated wood 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 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 wood, a sliding gate (which slides across the wood), will almost definitely be the right fit. However, if you are limited in space on either side of the entrance and you have extra wood space, a swinging gate (that opens parallel to the wood), is often the optimum fit. A reputable wood gate professional will visit your Bellevue home to see the size and layout of your entry and wood 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 gates. Regular maintenance for your wood 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 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 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.

Call us soon to talk with a gate systems professional about a wood gate for your location.

Automated Equipment Co.

10847 E. Marginal Way S.
Seattle, WA 98168
Phone: 206-767-9080


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