Gates are an excellent addition to homes and businesses, especially if they are automated. Automatic gates provide safety, security, and privacy. Additionally, it creates a positive impression. The question is, what happens when you click your remote control, but the gate doesn’t open? A malfunctioning automatic gate can be caused by overuse and poor maintenance. Automatic gates can be a real luxury when they work, but when they don’t, they can be a real hassle.
Automated gates can fail for a variety of reasons. The most frequent issue with gate motors is that the power cuts out because they are plugged into electrical circuits or solar-powered batteries. A gate motor can happen when a circuit breaker flips or a solar gate’s battery runs out of charge (usually caused by too many overcast days or a dirty solar panel).
There can also be problems with the access control system that runs the electric gate opener, including the remote control, intercom system, keypad, and security system. The motor, the arm that attaches the engine to the gate, or the track and rollers that guide a sliding gate could also malfunction. To fix these problems, you’ll need an automatic gate repair service.
After a long day, the last thing you want to deal with is a malfunctioning automatic gate. To diagnose and fix problems quickly, One & Only Garage Door & Gate Repair offers 24/7 Emergency Service. Our friendly and experienced gate technicians will charge a reasonable price. Whether the problem is a small gate opener or a much larger one, One & Only Garage Door & Gate Repair can fix it.
At One & Only Garage Door & Gate Repair, we offer high-quality, low-cost automatic gate installation, maintenance, and repair services that keep your gate running smoothly. Our experienced and friendly technicians are readily available to address all your Automatic Gate Repair needs. Our company is familiar with all the major brands and provides affordable and honest repairs to its clients.
The Most Common Reasons for Automatic Gate Repairs
Exposure to the elements always increases the risk of damage to an electric system. An electric gate can be damaged by:
- Thieves attempting to break in
- Debris from a storm
- Simple wear and tear.
Regardless of its cause, it should only be repaired by professionals. Gate Repair ensures the unit continues to operate safely for the remainder of its lifespan.
Gate and Gate Motor Repair On-Site When You Need It!
Gate technicians from our team can provide timely on-site solutions to problems such as:
- A gate that does not open or close electrically
- Only a portion of the electric gate closes.
- The remote control for the gate is not working
- There is a problem with the safety beam sensor on the electric gate
- A sliding gate has slipped off its track
- A gate is dragging on the ground because of an electric motor
- Having trouble raising or closing the boom gate
- There is a problem with the intercom or the keypad
- There is a problem with the solar-powered gate.
- Solar gate with flat batteries
- Failure of the power supply and blown fuses
- The storm damaged the electric gate
- Break-and-enter or vandalism
- Insurance repairs for electric gates
Our technicians are expertly trained, insured, and experienced in installing, repairing, and servicing electric gates. As part of our quick response service, we can immediately restore your gate system to full operation.
Costs of Gate Repairs
Cost for automatic gates repair can range from $130 to 450, including labor and parts.
The following estimates how much you’ll pay for typical repairs, including materials and labor.
- Basic maintenance
The gate opener should be serviced and lubricated regularly. The cost of a simple vinyl swing gate opener ranges from $110 to $225.
- New motor
It is easier to replace burned-out sliding gate opener motors than to repair them, with an average installation cost of $210 to $675.
- New gate opener
Occasionally, automatic gate openers need to be replaced. With all parts and labor, replacing an automatic gate opener costs between $1,200 and $3,800.
- Electrical repairs
Automatic gate openers can stop working when the power system that powers their motors fails. The cost of replacing a fried circuit board would range from $135 to $400. You might have to spend $125 to $250 to fix electrical wiring issues, and you might have to pay $1,300 to $3,000 to upgrade your home’s electrical panel. If you need these repairs, you will likely need to hire an electrician; their service call fees typically range from $75 to $150.
- Gate Repair
Gate repair costs vary depending on the materials and type of gate. The cost of repairing a damaged steel sliding gate with a bent track would range between $400 and $1,500.
Factors Affecting Costs
Repairing an automatic gate opener will depend on these variables.
- Gate Material
Gates with heavy weights, such as wood and wrought iron, can be difficult to repair. When stuck, heavy metal gates or sliding gates on tracks can be difficult to move by hand. Any of these factors can increase labor costs.
Having an entry system with a wireless or wired control device that fails can be a challenge to fix and can be expensive to replace. For example, replacing a keypad can range from $150 to $700.
Some gate and fence professionals charge a travel fee of $25-75 to compensate for the time and fuel required to travel to homes far away from their offices.
Emergency service. You may need emergency help if your automatic driveway gate operator fails and the manual override won’t move, leaving you trapped inside or outside your driveway. If your automatic gate needs to be repaired after hours or during an emergency, you may be required to pay an additional 20–50%.
- If your automatic gate won’t open, what should you do?
Use the manual override to release the gate and manually open it. Check for obvious problems, such as a blown circuit breaker, and reset it if necessary. Ensure the battery is charged and the solar panel is clean if it runs on a solar-powered battery. A gate repair company will charge an average of $130–450 if that doesn’t work.
- Why is my automatic gate not closing?
If the sensor detects an obstruction in the way, the issue is simple. When the power source is interrupted by a tripped circuit breaker or low battery, gates won’t close. Changing the batteries or servicing the remote control or keypad may be necessary if it stops working. Likewise, automatic gates stop if something mechanical gets jammed or the motor burns out, such as the swing arms or rollers. Replacing a burned-out motor typically ranges from $210 to $675.
- What is the average lifespan of an automatic gate opener?
There is a range of life expectancy in motors that power driveway gate systems, depending on the conditions under which they are used and how well they are maintained. The manufacturer’s warranty may cover repairs if your opener fails when it’s relatively new.
Count On Us For Gate Repair Services
Keeping your home and business secure requires professional gate repair. Our gate automation, repair, and installation experts are just a phone call away. With our prompt response, you can be assured that you will receive quick repairs, maintenance requests, or annual inspections. Get a quote or learn more about our electric gate repair services near you today by calling our electric gate experts.
One & Only Garage Door & Gate Repair meets all standards for gates and fencing systems. We provide installation, repair, and maintenance contracts for all of our motorized electrical gates.
Contact us today for FREE maintenance contract quotes or FREE advice on automatic gates. TEL: (833) 210-3772