Sliding gates can offer an impressive array of benefits. They often come with panels that fold or roll up together to lessen the space that the gate requires to function. Relative to the amount of open space that a swing gate usually needs, this can be a huge plus. The panels can also mean lower repair costs, as each panel can be replaced individually. These are huge selling points and make sliding gates perfect for those with little space to spare and looking for practicality above all else. There are certain issues to look out for with sliding designs, that if left to continue can develop into more serious issues that will require greater levels of gate repair expertise.
It is very common for sliding gates to feature track that run along the ground. These types of tracks can develop problems quite quickly as they exposed to a wide variety of threats that can inflict damage. Most floor tracks will be frequently crossed by vehicles and heavy objects while also constantly exposed to the elements. Small dents in the track can cause the gate to stall, rattle or catch. It is also possible for the track to fill with dirt over time. If it is not cleaned regularly, the court can raise in level and in some cases build enough to for the gate out of position.
For weight and affordability reasons, many sliding door designs will feature panels that are quite thin. This means the motors used to propel them can be less powerful and less energy demanding. It also means they can sustain damage more easily. Slightly bent panels are not a big issue, and can be replaced by an expert efficiently. If they are left in a compromised state however, they may impede the functionality of the system and their condition can worsen over time.
Garage Door Repair Woodinville can ensure your sliding gate is maintained to work smoothly for as long as possible. If you have a damaged or malfunctioning front yard or driveway gate, we can provide professional gate repairs for a wide range of gate designs.