Our team at Timber Fencing has extensive experience in the fencing industry, and that means we know a lot about gates. While our gates are designed to last for many years, eventually they will wear out and need to be replaced. In this article, we will go over a few signs that you need new gates for your fence—if you notice any of these things happening to your existing gate, don’t hesitate to give us a call.
• Physical Damage- The first and most obvious sign that your gates need to be replaced is physical damage—for example, if a wooden gate is rotting or a metal gate is rusting, it’s clearly time to replace the old gate with a new model.
• Improper Alignment- Another sign that it may be time to replace your gates is if they are falling out of correct alignment. If your gates start to scrape the fence as they move or hang crookedly from their hinges, we encourage you to give us a call to consult our team about how best to fix the problem. We’ll walk you through your possible options and provide the effective repair or replacement services you need to take care of the issue.
• Motor Problems- If your gate has an automatic opening mechanism, another sign that you may need to replace the gate is the system developing motor problems. Over time, your gate system’s motor will wear out, which is likely to cause the gate to get stuck or take longer to fully open and shut. In this situation, the best option is often to replace both the gate and the opening mechanism.