It just wouldn’t be a decent horror scene if there wasn’t a squeaky gate leading up to the haunted house or at the entrance to a scary cemetery late at night, but squeaky or otherwise troublesome gates are not what you want for your home.
Before discussing how to end those problems, consider first what causes squeaky gates. Any type of gate will make these noises if there is friction caused by resistance. Some materials just naturally make sound when they rub against something. Often the problem is with a metal hinge, and the pieces of metal are vibrating against each other. The door itself can further amplify the sound, making it quite irritating. Friction can occur in other areas, too, if the gate isn’t properly calibrated.
The resolution for these problems can be two-fold. Adding the proper lubrication for the type of material will reduce the friction and thus the noise. If the gate has twisted or wasn’t installed properly, adjustments can resolve the problem. Large gates such as those for driveways can put a lot of pressure on the hinges, and this can throw them out of alignment from time to time, requiring readjustments.
If you are having problems with any gates at your Charlotte, North Carolina home, call on us at Timber Fencing. We install gates of all sizes and types, so we have the expertise needed to resolve issues with them, as well. If your gates need to be for some reason, we can take care of that, as well. Give us a call today with any questions you may have about fencing or gates. If you don’t want your gates to sound like they belong on an old mansion full of ghosts, let us help!