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When choosing a security gate for installation to your property, most people decide they want it to be iron. Where people struggle is knowing whether or not they want a solo gate or a dual gate. A solo gate is a single moving frame and a dual gate features two frames that move oppositely. Let’s explore the pros and cons of each to better help you decide which gate is the best option for you.
The advantages of dual frame swinging gates is that they require less swing distance and they are relatively easy to install since the gate’s weight is distributed across two individual frames. Double gates offer a more balanced and traditional look, some would even say they give a more elegant look as well. They also open faster because they have dual operated motors.
The cons of dual frame swinging gates are that you will need dual operates which makes them more expensive and they tend to need more maintenance over time.
For these types of gates, you only need one operator, so they are less expensive than dual frame swinging gates. They are easier to open since only one frame needs to be opened. On the other hand, solo frame gates need twice as much distance to open since there is only one long gate. They are also more challenging to install because of their weight.
Having a gate offers so much protection, as well as aesthetic appeal to your home. Iron gates are the most popular because people favor the look of them. But, there are also wooden gates and several other types to choose from. Reach out to a gate specialist at OC Gates today for more information.
One of the best ways to add curb appeal to your home is to add a security gate to your Orange County property. But, it is also a great idea because it adds protection for you and your family. In addition, residential driveway security gates give you a sense of privacy. Let’s explore the tops reasons why adding a security gate to your California home is wise.
A fancy or modern security gate will offer two things as a first impression, first: it will add beauty to your home and second: it will let people know that your home is protected. It will add a “grand entrance” to your home.
Residential security gates can be installed to operate manually or automatically. Most people opt for the automatic gate for convenience and added security. If your home is equipped with a security gate, then it also warns potential thieves to stay away. You can add security cameras and an intercom entry system to your residential gate as well.
You property value will majorly increase after the installation of a residential security gate. It is also important to check with your insurance company, because some insurance companies offer a discount for having a security gate because they are confident in the level of protection it offers.
You can rest easy at night knowing your family is safe. They also help keep pets from running off as well. You will also feel a certain sense of privacy from a residential gate at your home. You know that only people with access or only people you approve to be let in can enter your home. Call OC Gates today and we can get your home gate installed!
Add another feature to your gate with an intercom! An intercom is a great way to add additional gate security and to also know who is by your property. Just as there are several options of gates to choose from, there are also several different types of intercom services to choose from. Below are a few different types you can install.
If you have a home gate, you may look into a residential intercom system. This type of system works if someone looking to enter your property pulls up to your gate, they would hit a button that allows them to be connected with someone inside. Someone inside the property would respond by refusing entry or by entering a code that allows that individuals to come in. You can also program it to where the person can enter a code on their own on some models.
Common in both residential and commercial properties, the programmable intercom system has a keypad outside the entrance. This type of system has a code that is entered before the person will be allowed access inside the property. This type of system allows you to change the codes as frequently as you see fit.
Larger building and apartment complexes typically use the auto dialer system for their gate. This system is similar to the intercom system because it dials the residence you are visiting so they can allow you entry onto the premises.
Gates are very successful at keeping unwanted visitors out, but intercom systems allow you full control on who enters and exits your property. Call OC Gates today to learn more about gates and intercom systems!
One of the many questions people ask when considering new automatic gate installation, is will it increase the value of my property? The answer is yes.
The average person in the market for a home spends less than ten seconds forming a first impression. That’s why investing in what you need to make a great first impression should be a priority. Everything that is visible to a potential homebuyer should work together to let them know you care about how your property looks.
Experts in residential real estate say that curb appeal is most important visual factor when selling a home. If a potential homebuyer doesn’t like a photo or the look of your property when they drive past, the opportunity is likely gone. Part of curb appeal is not only aesthetics, but how safe a home looks from the outside. Windows, doors, garage doors are all considered when deciding if a home looks secure. Another important feature is an automatic gate which also gives a sense of safety and security. The more barriers between them and the outside world, the safer a homebuyer will feel.
Investing in a new automatic gate prior to putting your home on the market can bring as much as an 88-percent return on your investment and add as much as 5 percent to the value to your home. It also gives a homebuyer a sense of security which is very important especially if they have small children. Another advantage to having an automatic gate is that it lowers insurance rates which can also attract buyers.
Adding a new electronic front entrance gate adds look of class to your home letting people know that whoever lives there, values their property.
If you’re a homeowner searching for ways to increase property value in order to sell or if you just want to add a look of distinction while increasing security, then a new electronic gate is a great choice. Call OC Gates to at (888) 325-7040 or (949) 444-5933 today.
Business owners are constantly looking for ways to save money. The good news is you can shrink your energy bill by simply installing solar powered gates! Solar powered automatic gate installation is a huge cost-effective way to keep your employees safe and your bills lower. Commercial gates not only keep employees safe, but they also keep your property safe. If you already have a commercial gate, look into solar powered gates. If your business does not have a gate, but you are thinking about installing one, consider installing a solar powered gate.
Installing a solar powered gate in Orange County is a great idea because the sun is shining nearly every day of the year. However, if there is a rainy day, or a day when the sun is not shining, don’t fret. The gate will still operate because of the ‘off grid’ solar system. This system produces electricity from solar energy and stores it for when it is required, which means it can operate even when the sun is not shining. There are also ‘on grid’ systems. The ‘on grid’ system is linked in to the local power company. Any unused energy accumulated by a commercial or residential solar system will be routed back to the power company. Then, a credit value will be placed on this energy.
As you can see, solar powered gates in both commercial and residential properties are a great way to save money on electrical bills. If you want more information about ‘on grid’ and ‘off grid’ systems or help deciding which one would benefit you the most, please reach out to OC Gates. We have the knowledge and experience needed to offer you the best results at the best price in Orange County & Los Angeles.
Often times people assume that gates are less reliable than garage doors. While this may seem like the case, this is not necessarily true. You may hear about more automatic gate problems than garage door problems simply because the routine gate maintenance is not getting performed as it should be, thus causing the gate to malfunction. There are some simple routine maintenance that can be done to help your gate function as efficiently and properly as possible.
Some gates have a screw drive that need to be lubricated from time to time. Find some garage door opener lubrication spray at your local handyman store. You will want to research what type of gate you have and properly lubricate the the screws. If you do not know where you should be applying lubricant, you can always reach out to the experts at OC Gates. We would be happy to assist or give you information about where to apply the spray. Often times, several areas need lubricant. The screws, hinges and other overlooked areas. That is why it is important that you know which type of gate you have, and how it functions.
A simple lubrication application a couple times a year can make all the difference. If you do not want to maintain your gate yourself, simply call over an expert from OC Gates. We service and maintain gates yearly, for a reasonable price. This simple step will keep your gate from malfunctioning when you least expect it, so consider it worth it!
If you have any other questions or need a new gate installed in Orange County, call OC Gates today!
It’s a fact of life for a wrought iron gate: it will eventually rust. Unfortunately, iron rusts easily.
Your automatic gate is one feature of your house that offers both security and beauty, so you’ll want to keep working and looking its best. When rust appears on the surface, you want to know how to remove and restore your electronic gate as soon as possible.
First, you’ll need to remove any rust and old paint in the affected area. Use a wire brush to scrape off the rust and paint. Be sure to scrub the tight places where rust can’t easily be seen. If you have heavy rust, call the experts at OC Gates.
Next, sand the affected area with coarse-grade sandpaper. When the rust is gone, go over the area with a medium-grade sandpaper to smooth it out. Then, buff the area down with steel wool, then wash it off with soapy water.
The next step is to neutralize the rust. Tiny rust particles can be left behind and can be removed with a commercial rust neutralizer or you can use a vinegar and lemon juice mixture.
Next, paint over the area with a rust-inhibiting primer for metal surfaces and allow it to fully dry. Then apply two coats of rust-resistant paint over the primer.
Regular maintenance to help prevent rust is important. Wash your gate with soapy water a few times a year. Oil all latches and springs, and use steel wool to stay on top of any rust that develops, followed with a vinegar and lemon juice mixture to neutralize.
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In today’s society, you can never be too safe. Many businesses are realizing this after it is too late. Unwanted visitors and thieves are entering places of business easier than ever, resulting in vandalism and stolen items. If you scroll through the news, you will see just how many businesses are affected by theft. Security systems and security gates provide a high level of protection to your business and employees.
Automatic or electric gate installation at your place of business is the first step to take in providing protection. Gate installation specialists, like the experts at OC Gates, come out to your building and install a commercial gate for safety. Once installed, people attempting to enter must have a remote to open it, or a code. This ensures that only authorized users can enter your facility. In addition if you have security cameras installed on your premises, you can also get a physical description of anyone who enters your property.
Slide gates slide to open and close. They are typically a bit louder than other gate options, but many business owners love these type of gates for preference. For maintenance, all debris must be clear of the track so it can easily slide back and forth. If it is not properly clean or free of rubble, it could derail or get stuck.
Just like its name, this gate swings to open and close. It is a classic type of gate that you often see at homes as well as businesses. Swing gates are popular because they don’t require a lot of maintenance.
Vertical Pivot Gates
Though a pricier option, vertical pivot gates offer the highest level of security. These types of gates are often only used for commercial businesses and they literally rise up and come down.
Contact our commercial gate installation & repair professionals today to have you Orange County business property’s gate serviced for affordable and competitive rates.