Gate Opener Repair and Reliability in Raleigh, Durham, Research Triangle Park

Our arrival into the Raleigh, Durham, Research Triangle Park market has taught us two quick things.  The first is that many businesses and people are installing gate openers and entry systems, the other is that most aren’t doing it correctly.  We’ve been overwhelmed by service requests on existing gate operators and entry systems.

The biggest problem we’ve seen is gate openers (operators) installed on gates that they are not rated to handle.  Additionally, we’ve seen improper and inferior install techniques and materials utilized on too many occasions.

On commercial sites we’ve seen incorrect electrical wired pulled to support the electric motor amperage draw, causing continuos failures and destroying brand new motors.     On residential electric driveway gates we’ve seen sub-standard install methods utilized.  We suspect the reasons we’re finding these problems are due to lack of the original installers experience and decisions based on cost alone.

The solutions to these problems has been to re-do sizable portions of the original installations.

Proper planning and design up front are critical to a reliable long lasting entry system.  Doing it correctly will save you money in the short and long term by preventing frustrating and costly service calls for repairs.

When selecting someone to install your entry system make sure they’re experienced and offer an installation warranty along with the manufacturers warranty.  Get a copy of the installation warranty in writing and don’t be bashful about asking for references.

Our Raleigh, Durham, Research Triangle Park customers tell us “I just wanted the gate to work” and we get that.