Yes, a driveway or electric gate motor can be repaired. We at One & Only Garage Door and Gate Repair refer to gate motors as gate operators. Operators consist of a metal chassis to which the motor component is attached, circuit boards, a gearbox, and other components. In other words, an operator can be repaired, but an automatic gate motor within it cannot be repaired.
Automatic gate repair is commonly performed by adjusting belts, circuit boards, and other operator components. Due to their high voltage and considerable usage, automatic gate motors are expensive. Furthermore, it is heavy enough to be installed outside, uses expensive components, and requires specialized installation skills.
The best action is to repair the security gate unless the equipment is over twenty years old. We recommend that any gate operator that is twenty years old or older be replaced because it does not meet the necessary safety requirements.
When a gate operator repair or replacement occurs, you may need to purchase additional gate safety equipment, which may create another reason for someone to consider an electric gate repair. This is similar to the concept that you do not have to add a seatbelt to an antique car, but if you buy a new car, it must include one.
This is known as a vintage exception. Replacing an automatic gate operator requires additional safety devices to meet current safety standards. It is recommended that these be installed even if the older gates lack them. If the gate operator is unsafe, we will not install a new one.
4 Signs That It Might Be Time to Replace Your Gate Motor
In the same way that most of us don’t see the need to replace or upgrade a refrigerator or a pair of comfortable shoes (in my case, my Doc Marten’s), a gate motor is an item that most of us never consider replacing. As long as it performs its duties more or less reliably, does not emit strange sounds or odors, and does not become sentient and attempt to conquer the world, most of us are content with what we have.
With the recent advancements in gate automation technology, including features such as onboard LCD-based diagnostics and modular construction, modern gate motors are also incredibly easy to service and maintain and very seldom require replacement. However, sometimes one has to let go and upgrade to a newer model.
Listed below are four signs that your gate motor may need to be replaced.
- Your gate does not open for an extended period of time
Aside from being incredibly frustrating, waiting for one’s gate to open is also extremely dangerous. Recently, a local newspaper published an article detailing the hijacking and injury of a young woman while she waited for her electric gate to open. It may be time to upgrade your gate motor if it does not meet your security requirements.
- The gate motor is most often in manual mode
In addition to being a security risk, this exposes your vertebrae to considerable trauma whenever you enter or exit your home. As of last week, the gate motor on the property where I currently reside – which I believe was used by Australopithecus africanus to control access to its cave – has been operating in manual mode, meaning the gate has beeMotors open. A replacement is probably in order if this is common at your residence.
- You are unable to understand the language spoken by your gate motor
If something goes wrong with your operator, it must provide you with comprehensive, easy-to-understand information so that you can take corrective action if necessary. Using outdated or obsolete technology, Gate motors will have you scratching your head and tearing out your hair in frustration.
- It’s impossible to find spares
We’ve all been there. Replacing a nut, spring, or component on your device is necessary, but countless suppliers have informed you that the device is too old. It will save you a great deal of time and money to upgrade your gate motor system to the latest technology for repair and service.
Is it time for an upgrade? Check out our swing and sliding gate motor range, or call us at (833) 210-3772 if you need help choosing the right operator.
How long do automatic gate motors last?
A typical lifespan of an automated gate motor (automatic gate operator, electric gate opener, etc.) is between fifteen and twenty years. Aside from being computer-based, driveway gates, most appliances, and hardware are becoming more sophisticated. This may result in shorter life expectancies due to the limited number of components that can be replaced and a higher component cost.
One & Only Garage Door and Gate Repair has repaired hundreds of thousands of gate motors. The latest technology, such as solar power or battery backup. Various automatic gate automation systems that integrate with intelligent home systems are now available, allowing users to monitor their gates anywhere with a smartphone. As a result, you are always aware of the position of your gate and can open or close it wherever you are.
24/7 Gate Motor Repair
One & Only Garage Door and Gate Repair has repaired hundreds of thousands of gate motors. We specialize in repairing all solar and electric automatic gates as well.
When you call One & Only Garage Door and Gate Repair, a live person will answer your call, day or night. A technician will be dispatched during regular business hours the same day to assess the problem. If it’s an emergency after regular business hours, your call will be forwarded to a customer service representative who will help assess the issues and dispatch a technician if necessary.
100% Satisfaction Guarantee
Our policy is to use only the highest quality materials and provide precise installation and repair services. Our customers must have the peace of mind that they will receive exactly what they have paid for. We can provide you with many years of experience, a no-pressure sales policy, and personal service that you will appreciate.
Trained Gate Motor Technicians
Our technicians, who have been with us for the last 10 to 15 years, undergo extensive training, allowing them to perform repairs on gate operators like LiftMaster, Eagle, PowerMaster, Viking, and many more. They are trained to ensure you have all the necessary safety features currently available to avoid injury to a pet or family member or damage to a vehicle. If there is no option other than replacing components in your automatic gate, our technicians will select precisely what is needed for your specific gate. We won’t use an inexpensive generic part and will provide a detailed quote and invoice for your consideration and approval.
Why Choose One & Only Garage Door and Gate Repair?
Unlike ordinary electric gate repair companies, One & Only Garage Door and Gate Repair follows a systematic process when called in for a repair issue. We have learned from our experience repairing thousands of gate motors yearly that other component failures often cause visible operational issues.
Our technicians know why they have been sent to client property, and once there, they quickly evaluate the apparent problems. The technician will look at the damages and determine if repairing the faulty components is the right choice or, given the age of the system, are better off replacing the faulty parts. Once that decision is made, our technician will walk through each component of your automatic gate to ensure everything functions as it should.
The technician will adjust components that are not appropriately calibrated, check chains for proper lubrication, and check to ensure sensors are correctly aligned. If you have in-ground loops, the technician will ensure they work properly. The best available warranty backs our work.
When you require electric gate motor repair services, you are better off selecting a company that takes a holistic approach to serving its customers. Unlike ordinary security gate companies, our One & Only Garage Door and Gate Repair takes care of the apparent problems and then steps back to look at the entire system. Before our technicians leave, they will go through every component of your gate and make sure it is calibrated properly, safety devices are installed and working, and moving parts are greased for smooth operation.
When our technicians leave, you can rest assured that your property is secure and everything operates safely. We strive to provide outstanding customer service. Contact us at (833) 210-3772 for further information. Our team of experts is here to help.