Can Existing Manual Gates Be Automated?

If you have watched others enjoy the improved security and convenience that an automated gate offers - like not having to get out of your car to open the driveway gate - you must have come to a point where you have wanted one for your property.

Whether it is possible to automate that manual gate. The short answer is, yes, you can automate an existing manual gate.

But often you may already have a very good driveway gate, albeit one that you have to operate manually. Generally, it is far cheaper to simply automate an existing gate than installing a whole new automated gate. Here are the questions to ask as you consider the upgrade:

What Type Of Gate Do You Wish To Automate?

The type of gate controller you choose depends on a few factors. The most important of these is the type of gate. Is yours a swinging or sliding gate? These two types of driveway gates use different gate controllers. So the type of gate is an important consideration, but it isn’t the only one:

How Much Will It Cost To Automate An Existing Gate?

The first cost you have to budget for is the gate controller. Remember, you have quite a few choices where the type of gate controller you choose is concerned, beyond that which is determined by the type of gate you are automating.

Hire A Properly Qualified And Experienced Gate Automation Contractor

Gate automation is an important and costly undertaking that you shouldn’t entrust to chancers. There is a lot that goes into preparing and modifying your existing manual gate for automation, all of which requires an experienced installer.

An experienced installer will do a proper evaluation

Safety-wise, automated gates aren’t as forgiving as manual gates. An experienced installer will do a proper evaluation to make sure there are no obstructions that may prevent the safe operation of your newly automated gate.

Choosing a properly qualified gate automation technician will save you a lot of headaches down the line.

Yes, you can automate an existing manual gate, but only a certified installer can do it right, and safely, the first time.

Jay 360 has built a strong reputation as an installer of solid manual and automated driveway gates.

We would like to help automate your manual gate. Contact us for a consultation today.
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