There are few things more frustrating than arriving home after a long commute in Dallas-Fort Worth traffic, only to have to get out of the car, open a gate, drive through it, get out of the car again, close the gate, and get back in the car again to finally reach your garage. Having an automatic gate opener installed is the answer. Electric gate operators provide an indispensable convenience, allowing a gate to be opened and closed automatically, without ever having to leave your car.
Lonestar carries a variety of electric and solar powered gate openers and brands including the following manufacturers:
When purchasing a new automatic gate operator/opener in Dallas-Fort Worth, there are several options to consider. The most obvious choice lies in selecting between an operator that opens the gate by sliding it to the side or swinging it outwards.
Swing & Sliding Gates
Swing gates are generally preferred as they are aesthetically pleasing. However, they require a certain opening radius dependent on the length of the gate, causing them to be unfeasible where space or sloping hills restrict the motion. Sliding gates eliminate this issue as they retract rather than swing out, usually overlapping another part of the fence when open.
Powering Your Gate
If you’re trying to power a gate that is currently far away from a power source, a solar powered system is a great option that will prevent you from going through the hassle of running power to your gate. Most standard-sized gates that are only opened a few times each day are good candidates for solar automation. The second thing to consider is how much power is needed to reliably open and close your gate? That answer is dependent upon the size of your gate, how it opens, and how many times it needs to open each day.
How will your driveway gate be accessed, and by how many users? Electric gate openers must be operated by a controller which sends a signal to the opening mechanism, causing it to activate. There are several options when it comes to purchasing a controller, one can choose between wireless and wired keypads, keypads with intercoms, key card operated controllers, and controllers operated by remotes or telephones. Each of these features affects the convenience and price of the gate system, and the final decision will likely be reliant on your budget and personal preference.
The addition of an automatic gate opener in Dallas-Fort Worth can make a gate’s usefulness transparent and infinitely more convenient. The costs of installation is relatively low compared with the ease of use and peace of mind that they can provide. After considering these questions, Lonestar can help you narrow down the options and choose the best automatic gate operator that will meet your specific needs.
To find out more, please email or call 972-400-0194. We’ll give you all the information you need to make an informed decision.