A fence gate is usually affected more by wear and tear than any other part of the gate. It stands to reason because it’s the most used part of the fence. To freshen up posts and pickets, all you have to do is put a new fresh coat of paint on them. A fence gate, on the other hand, requires more attention. In this article, we’ll tell you all about fence gates.
Sometimes, you’ll need to replace or repair the gate hardware. Security gates and automated gates might be too sophisticated for you to do this on your own. You can call us at B.C. Fence to work on those. We’re happy to do it. However, most gates have hardware that’s easy to fix. We can still do it, but you might want to try it on your own. It’s really pretty easy to find replacement parts. They’re also easy to install. It’s a project that might take part of your afternoon. Of course, even though it doesn’t take much time, it can make a noticeable impact on your property.
Fence Gate Function
Make sure you install the right gate for the right fence when building the fence. If not, you could have problems later. Gates are more stable in their locked position. It, therefore, matters less what your gate is made of if it’s not used much. If it is used a lot, the material needs to fit what it’s supported by. Stone or metal are ideal for heavy hardwood or iron gates. The weight of these gates could be problematic for lesser materials. Gates that stick or scrape are common. You can usually solve the problem with new hardware or an adjustment to the existing hardware. If you detect a problem, don’t leave it for very long. The longer you leave it unattended, the more damage there will be to the gate.