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Things You Should Know Before Choosing from Redmond Wood Gates for Your Redmond Home

An automated driveway gate is a purchase that has been shown to add value and beauty to your Redmond residence. Learn the details now and you'll be well-prepared at every step.

Redmond Wood Gates Permits

Depending upon where you live, it may be necessary to get a gate installation authorization for your gate. Redmond City Hall will be able to help you get required gate installation permits to get your Redmond Wood gates project moving. It's also essential to ensure that your gate installer can easily produce the necessary electrical permit to be executing the work.

Electricity to Power Your Gate

A power supply is essential when installing an automated driveway gate to function properly. Determine if you have a source of electrical power adjacent to your gate location. If not, even in cloudy Bellevue, Washington, solar energy can provide power to your driveway gate and could even be more cost effective over time.

Security and Access Control

In Redmond, and many other areas, safety and security are often the primary reason a family purchases automated driveway gate. The gate that deters would-be lawbreakers from entering your property is the same gate that provides easy access to members of your family, friends and delivery truck drivers. Your access control system makes it simple for you to monitor who comes in and out. Popular driveway gate access systems in Redmond 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 suitable type of access control system to pick for your residence.

Types of Redmond Wood 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 decide on. If your Bellevue 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 almost definitely 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 best fit. A reputable driveway gate specialist will visit your Redmond location to see the size and layout of your entry and driveway first-hand. Then they can make recommendations that consider both the space and your vision for your location.

Driveway Gate Repair and Maintenance.

Our wet Redmond weather is hard on automated driveway gates. Frequent maintenance for your driveway gate system provides benefits akin to routine car maintenance - it helps you stretch the worthwhile life of your driveway gate as long as possible. A vehicle gate that doesn't function properly could leave your Redmond home a likely target for criminal activity or pose a potential safety risk. Getting the correct manuals and having a suitable walk-through when your gate installation is finished, is essential to being aware of your driveway gates' functionality - helping you to know when to call for 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 think about. Gate edges are devices which are contact sensitive devices that operate when touched, using sensors which are designed to be pressure sensitive . If an obstacle is encountered, the device commands the automated gate to stop and/or reverse. Photo eyes are "non-contact" devices which function by shooting a light beam across the gate opening. Interrupting the beam will prevent the electric gate from closing, or will make the gate stop and reverse its motion. Loop detectors, primarily meant for ehicle safety, are installed underneath the driveway and cause the gate to open or prevent it from closing on a vehicle in the path of the gate.

Do get ahold of us soon to talk with a gate systems expert about one of our Redmond Wood Gates for your house.

Automated Equipment Co.

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


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