Gate Openers Houston
There are few things more frustrating than arriving home after a long commute in Houston traffic, only to have to get out of the car and open a gate, drive through it, get out of the car again and close the gate, then get back in the car again to finally reach your garage. Having an electric gate opener installed is the perfect solution, and an automatic gate opener provides an indispensable convenience. It allows a gate to be opened and closed with the press of a button, and without ever having to get out of your car. An electric gate opener is the mechanized arm that helps your automatic gate open and close. A signal is sent from an access control, such as a remote control or keypad that tells the motor to open or close the gate. It will automatically reverse in direction if it hits an obstacle and can stay open if instructed.
When purchasing a new automatic gate opener in Houston, 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. If you’re trying to power a gate that is currently far away from a power source, a solar gate opener is a great option that will prevent you from going through the hassle of having to run power to your gate. Most standard-sized driveway gates that are only opened a few times each day are good candidates for solar gate openers in Houston. 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.
Electric Gate Openers (FAQ):
How Does An Electric Gate Opener Work?
There isn't much difference between an electric gate opener and a garage door opener. When you click the provided hand-held transmitter in your vehicle, a radio signal is sent to a receiver box which is mounted near the gate. The receiver carries the message to the control box that activates a circuit which initiates movement in the gate opener arm. The arm will physically swing or slide the gate open. The gate can be set to then close by pressing the transmitter button again or to close automatically after an allotted amount of time.
What Gates Will An Electric Gate Opener Work On?
Electric gate openers are manufactured to work with various swing and sliding gates.
Each has a power rating to compensate for the variety of sizes and weight of each gate.
Slide Gate Openers
Sliding gates offer a number of advantages over swing gates. A sliding gate requires less space, which allows the full length of the driveway to be usable for parking vehicles. It also offers higher security due to the stronger resistance to being pushed open than swing gates. Sliding gates will also work on an upward sloping driveway where a pair of swing gates would not be able to open inward.
SWING Gate (Single Arm)
SWING Gate (Double Arm)
Swing Gate Openers
Swing gate openers come in two basic styles: Linear and Articulated
The pictures display the Linear arm style with the arm connecting from the gate opener to the gate. The Articulated Arm style is pad mounted and works better on heavier than normal driveway gates, and in high use situations.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.
Swing gate equipment can be electro-mechanical or electro-hydraulic in nature. Electro-mechanical equipment is generally designed for the domestic user and has a duty cycle that suits family residences and driveways that are not busy throughout the day. Electro-hydraulic equipment is generally designed for a higher duty cycle and is suitable for busy entrances and prestige gates. Post-mounted operators (Mechanical or Hydraulic) are fixed to the gatepost and a sturdy cross member on the gate.
If you have a solid wood gate, the swing gate & opener are not recommended, as wind resistance can cause problems when trying to open & close the electric gate and can severely damage the gate opener. It would also create an additional strain on the wood frame.
Lone Legacy Automatic Gates in Houston carries a variety of Gate Openers that include Elite Gate Openers, Apollo Gate Openers, Electric Gate Openers, Solar Powered Gate Openers, Security Gate Openers, All-O-Matic Gate Openers, Viking Gate Openers, Eagle Gate Openers, LiftMaster Gate Openers, Elite Robo Slide Opener, Elite Robo Swing Opener, Apollo Gate Openers, Sentex Systems, Elite CSW 200 Opener, Elite SL 3000 Opener, Elite Miracle 1 Opener, and many more.
Some of the gate openers that we sell & repair include: