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Facts You Need to Know Before You Buy one of our Snohomish Driveway Gates for Your Snohomish Home

An automated driveway gate is a purchase that can increased value and appeal to your Snohomish home. Learn the truth now and you'll be well-prepared at every step.

Driveway Gate Permits for Snohomish Driveway Gates

Depending upon where you live, it may be necessary to get ahold of a gate installation permit for your gate. Snohomish City Hall will most likely help you get required gate installation permits to get your driveway gate job going. It's also important to ensure that your installation technician will be able to yield the required electrical permit to be performing the work.

Electricity to Power Your Gate

A power supply is essential when installing an automated driveway gate to open and close. Figure out if you have a source of power close to your gate location. If not, even in cloudy Bellevue, Washington, solar energy can provide enough power to your driveway gate and could even be more cost effective as time passes.

Security and Access Control

In Bellevue, and many other areas, safety and security are often the main reason households consider purchases of Snohomish driveway gates. automated driveway gate. The gate that deters would-be criminals from entering your property is the same gate that gives easy access to members of your family, friends and delivery truck drivers. Your access control system makes things simple for you to monitor who comes in and out. Popular driveway 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 driveway gate determines the best type of access control system to select for your location.

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 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 probably be the most suitable 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 specialist will visit your Bellevue property to see the layout and size of your entry and driveway first-hand. Then they can make recommendations that consider both the available area and your thoughts for your location.

Driveway Gate Maintenance and Repair

Our wet Bellevue weather is tough on automated driveway gates. Routine maintenance for your driveway gate system supplies benefits similar to routine car maintenance - it helps you grow the functional life of your driveway 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 detailed walk-through when your gate installation is done, 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 be aware of. Gate edges function on a "contact" basis that operate when pressed, using pressure sensitive sensors. If an obstacle is encountered, the device commands the automated gate to stop and/or reverse. Photo eyes are devices that are "non-contact" and 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 command the gate to open or prevent it from closing on a vehicle in the path of the gate.

Reach out to us soon to talk with a gate systems expert about a driveway gate for your home.



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Seattle, WA 98168
Phone: 206-767-9080

 

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