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Everett wood gates - Facts You Need to Know Before You Purchase a Driveway Gate for Your Everett Home

An automated driveway gate is an expenditure that can add value and beauty to your Bellevue residence. Learn the truth now and you'll be knowledgeable at every step.

Driveway Gate Permits

Depending on where you live, you may be required to obtain a gate installation license for your gate. Everett City Hall will most likely help you obtain any necessary gate installation permits to get your driveway gate project moving. It's also important to ensure that your gate installer can easily show the needed electrical permit to be performing the work.

Electricity to Power Your Gate

Electricity is crucial when installing an automated driveway gate to close and open. Figure out if you have a source of electricity near your gate location. If not, even in cloudy Bellevue, Washington, solar can provide enough power to your driveway gate and could even be more economical as time passes.

Security and Access Control

In Everett, and many other areas, security is often the primary reason a household purchases automated driveway gate. The gate that deters would-be lawbreakers from entering your property is the same gate that provides easy access to family members, 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 Everett 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 most effective type of access control system to pick for your location.

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Types of 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 Everett 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 most likely be the best fit. However, if you are restricted 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 best fit. A reputable driveway gate professional will visit your Everett property to see the layout and size of your entry and driveway first-hand. Then he or she can make recommendations that consider both the space and your vision for your property.

Driveway Gate Maintenance and Repair

Our damp Everett weather is hard on automated driveway gates. Regular maintenance for your driveway gate system provides benefits similar to routine car maintenance - it helps you stretch the functional life of your driveway gate as long as possible. A vehicle gate that doesn't function properly could leave your Everett home susceptible for criminal activity or pose a potential safety risk. Getting the correct manuals and having a proper walk-through when your gate installation is done, is essential to being knowledgable about your driveway gates' functionality - helping you to know when to request automated gate maintenance or repair.

Everett driveway gates Safety Features.

Without safety features, an automated driveway gate can pose significant safety risks. Safety devises can prevent people from being trapped in the vehicles and protect vehicles. These are some standard safety features to consider. Gate edges function on a contact basis and operate when touched, using sensors which are sensitive to pressure. If an obstacle is encountered, the device tells the automated gate to stop and/or reverse. Photo eyes are "non-contact" devices that operate by shooting a beam of light across the gate opening. Interrupting the beam will prevent the electric gate from closing, or will stop the gate and reverse its motion. 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.

Call us now to talk to a gate systems specialist about a driveway gate for your property.

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10847 E. Marginal Way S.
Seattle, WA 98168
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