Let's face it! Rolling gates are made of terrific materials these days! The hinges of swing hung systems are extremely strong! Electric openers are fantastic, powerful and amazingly modern and convenient. Keypads have made our movements a piece of cake! Intercom systems have reinforced security and made us even lazier! Yet, we are still complaining and wondering why the automatic rolling gate makes these squeaky noises!
Well, gates are not the miracles of technology! They do need maintenance. They do need repairs. Besides, have we all forgotten that they do a tremendously hard labor every single day, are constantly attacked by the wrath of nature and are hardly treated! Absence of rolling gate maintenance will surely make the system dysfunctional and gradually unsafe! So, it's simple! Maintain your gates to be sure of your safety.
There is definitely a perfectly good reason why sensors are installed at electric overhead gates. There is an incredibly good reason why manufacturers keep coming up with ideas and new features to enhance safety. Yet, we still find an excuse to say that our gates are not safe! It's all about repairs, folks! The same way you would fix the brakes of your car you should also fix broken rolling gate parts. After all, what good will it do to keep a system with dysfunctional and worn components! The point of installing a gate is to protect your property and that's why maintenance services, good inspections and immediate repairs are part of the game.
Remember that your overhead or automatic roll up won't collapse on you out of the blue. There is certainly a problem with the system and there are always tricks and ways to distinguish which parts are problematic and can cause trouble. So, start give attention to noises out of the ordinary. Check the photo eyes often and remember that problems may arise when they are exposed extensively to the sun. Of course, we are all expected to do the obvious. We protect our children by keeping the remote off their hands. Why take risks? And remember, it's best to wait till the gate is fully open before you drive in. Cars must be protected, too!