Driveway Gates Installation And Cost

Driveway Gates Installation

 

In general, if you have enough space we recommend using a slide gate for your driveway. Overall, considering reliability and safety, we believe it is the best option:

Wear and tear – a slide gate has a better weight distribution than other types of gates, therefore it is more reliable.

Safety – as far as safety goes, it is easier to protect your vehicles and loved ones using safety devices if you have a slide gate, because it is moving in one straight line. A swing gate, for example, has “dead zones” which are harder to cover using safety devices.

If you do not have enough space for a standard slide gate, you can use a swing gate, overhead gate, or is some cases a retractable slide gate. A retractable slide gate is a slide gate divided into two pieces, and requires about half the opening size to open into.

Most gate operators are equipped with a built-in reverse sensor. This sensor stops/reverses the gate when it hits an obstacle.

If your gate is installed in a commercial property (residential buildings with more than four units are also considered a commercial property), you are required to have at least two safety devices installed (UL-325 industry standard).

Even though you don’t have to, we recommend having an additional safety device installed, to completely prevent contact.

Your Driveway Gates operator might already have the reverse sensor, but before it will reverse it will possibly cause damage to your vehicle. For a relatively small investment you can prevent this from happening.

 

Typical Cost

  • A driveway gate costs $1,400-$3,200; powering it to open by remote control costs an additional $550-$4,500 — bringing total costs to $1,950-$7,700.
  • Single-panel iron, steel and Wood Gates Cost $1,400-$2,100. Cost depends on the size of the gate and its style. For example, a 12-foot wrought-iron gate  from Amazing Gates costs about $1,600; a 12-foot steel panel gate  at Lowe’s costs about $1,800. Single-panel gates can be automated either to swing open or to slide open.
  • Dual-panel iron, steel and wood gates cost $1,800-$3,200. Dual-panel gates can be automated either to swing open from the middle, or for both panels to slide open. Cost varies by size and style of the gate: a simple 12-foot dual-panel gate at Home Depot about $2,100, and a custom-sized Wooden Driveway Gates  costs $2,900-$3,200.

Benefits Of Garage Door Insulation And Opener

 

Garage Door Insulation

Keep the inside warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. In the winter this will reduce heating bills Particularly if your garage is part of the house, and not a stand alone garage. The warmer temperature provided by the insulation will make it easier to start your car on cold mornings, and reduce environmental wear and tear on your vehicle. This would be especially important if you use the garage as a storage room instead of place to park your car.

In the spring and the fall seasons the insulation will reduce temperature variations. For example many nights are cold, but the days are warm. This temperature variation creates condensation.

Condensation is small beads of water and it forms when warm air cools rapidly, usually forming on metallic objects. This is a big concern for electronic items in an uninsulated garage since the sensitive logic board and other small electronic parts are all made of metal (They have to be, to conduct electricity).  Over a period of many years the condensation will eventually cause corrosion on those parts and the electronics will fail, leading to costly repairs.

In the summer time the garage can get stiflingly hot. High daytime temperatures combined with little air flow create sauna like conditions which will bake anything inside, including your car. Over time, it can cause plastic parts to crack, and leather to dry out. And it’s not very comfortable to get in to drive either! Additionally, if your garage is part of the house it will heat up adjacent rooms, increasing your energy bills as the AC has to work harder to maintain temperature in the rest of the house.

Garage Door Openers

Automatic garage door openers add tons of convenience to the average homeowner’s property. While these useful pieces of technology often go unnoticed, should one ever break down, you immediately notice the difference. While breakdowns do happen, they are not that common, at least if you buy the right brand of door opener. With an automatic door, you can expect the benefits to far outweigh the setbacks.

Automatic Garage Doors provide safety

With a manual garage door it is far too easy for someone to gain unlawful entry into your home and cause trouble, whether that means robbery or worse. The world can be a dangerous place, and it is far more preferable to do all that you can to keep that danger in its place and secure your home, for yourself, your guests, and your family. If you have small children, you will especially appreciate how the automatic sensors can work to save your child’s life if he were to chase a bouncing ball under the door or come into some other form of potentially dangerous contact.

Automatic Garage Doors Are Affordable

While prices vary from one brand and set of features to the next, the real benefit of having one is that it is a lot more affordable than you probably think. Remote access is a form of technology that has added convenience and vitality to the modern world. While it is a cool concept, it has become the norm for many industries, and so it is possible to find some very affordable rates on quality garage door openers.

Automatic Garage Door Openers are convenient

Imagine getting off work one hour late. You want to beat the storm home, but that no good boss lives only five minutes from the office and he is not sympathetic to your plight, because, he figures, he’s paying you to do this. Meanwhile, you’re the one, if you own a manual garage door, that has to get out with the car still running, walk through the rain, lift up the door, return to the car and drive in. With an automatic feature, you don’t have to put yourself out there, especially when you are not in the mood to. Someone once said that in everyone’s life a little rain must fall. But with a garage door opener, you don’t have to feel a drop of it.

 

Choosing Right Garage Doors

Types of Garage Doors

Garage doors come in four basic types: They may swing out, swing up, roll up, or slide to the side.

Swing-out carriage-house doors or sliding barn doors are a good choice if you need to keep the ceiling clear or if you want their distinctive look. Otherwise, the most popular option by far is the sectional roll-up door.Before purchasing a roll-up door, measure the space between the top of the garage door opening and the ceiling or overhead framing. Standard tracks require headroom of about 14 inches. If you don’t have that, you can get low-headroom track, which costs about $100 more. There are also tracks specially made for garages with unusually high walls or cathedral ceilings.It’s important to pick a door that suits the style of your house. If you live in a Craftsman bungalow, for example, you might want something that looks like the swing-out doors found on garages behind early Craftsman houses. Manufacturers of modern roll-up doors make them in styles that mimic the old swing doors, complete with faux strap hinges on the sides and a pair of handles flanking a deep groove in the center.

Most styles, whether traditional or contemporary, feature panels, trim, and other detailing. Doors with true frame-and-panel construction tend to be sturdier than those with decorative detail that is merely glued or nailed on. Many styles have glass panels on the top row, which looks inviting from the street and brings daylight inside. You can also find roll-up doors with shatterproof glass or frosted plastic in all the panels, for a more modern look.

Wood Garage Door: Wood offers a charm and authenticity that other materials merely mimic. Wood doors can be made locally in whatever size you need, and they stand up well to bumps from basketballs. The downside is that they require frequent repainting or refinishing, especially if you live in a damp climate.Wood doors range from midprice to very expensive, depending on whether they consist of a lightweight wooden frame filled with foam insulation and wrapped in a plywood or hardboard skin (the least expensive) or are true frame-and-panel doors made of durable mahogany, redwood, or cedar. Wood doors usually carry a short warranty, perhaps only one year.

Steel Garage Door: Metal is a better choice than wood if you don’t want a lot of maintenance. Steel leads the pack because it is relatively inexpensive yet tough. Bare steel rusts, so you need to touch up scratches promptly, and steel also dents.Minimize this risk by choosing doors with sturdy 24- or 25-gauge panels rather than 27- or 28-gauge (the higher the gauge number, the thinner the metal). Or consider a steel door with a fiberglass overlay, which resists dents and doesn’t rust. Fiberglass will need periodic repainting or restaining, though, because the color fades over time.High-quality steel doors may have lifetime warranties on the hardware, laminations between the steel and any insulation, and factory-applied paint. Budget doors tend to have shorter warranties on some components, such as paint and springs.

Aluminum Garage Door: Inexpensive aluminum doors, once common, have largely been replaced by sturdy versions with heavy-duty extruded frames and dent-resistant laminated panels. Rugged and rust-proof, these are a wonderful choice — if you can spend $10,000 or so on a garage door.

Garage Door Company

 

 

At the Garage Door Company San Diego we offer a price promise and fitting expertise unrivalled by other garage door firms in the region; giving the best possible prices throughout our range of doors.

Our aftercare and support service is also second to none, offered seven days a week! Simply contact us today for more information on garage doors and garage door openers.

We even provide a free onsite survey, where one of our team will assess your garage to provide an accurate quote for a variety of door types that can be installed; whether these are manual or electric garage doors. To order a free brochure simply contact us today.

Automatic Garage Door Repair Services

Undertaking Garage Door Repairs in San Diego,  we have always taken pride in our service, ensuring that the customer always comes first.

As a developing company we always listen to the needs of our customers so we can go that extra mile and ensure complete satisfaction.

Offering garage door repairs for all door types, our team can ensure your up and over, sectional, roller shutters or side hinged doors are working at their best. With over 25 years fitting experience you can be sure your garage doors will be perfectly fitted and installed to last a lifetime.

Competitive Prices

At Garage Door Company you will find our prices are competitive. Do You have a competitors quote for a new door? Give us a call,we’ll do our best to meet or beat it! Often times we can supply you with a better quality product in the same price range. Our goal is to give you the best “Value” with top quality products, service and workmanship that’s second to none. Check out our  Garage Door Company

Buying Advice For Garage Doors

If you’re like most people shopping for a new Garage Doors  you want to accomplish 3 things: Get a really good idea how your new door will look on your home before you buy it. Show it to people you trust to get their opinion and get a price quote. You probably would also like to do all of this quickly and without any sales pressure. If that’s true you’re in the right spot.

The Precision Door Designer will allow you to find the right style door, share a picture of it on Facebook and email your selected options for a free price quote. All in less than 10 Minutes! Select a collection to begin or continue reading to learn more.

In order for you to find the right style door for your home, you need a tool that allows you to try out available options on a picture that approximates the look of your home. Using the Precision Door Designer, you’ll easily create combinations of color, panel design and windows options that quickly educate you about the right style door for your home

Once you’ve selected the options you like best, click the ‘share on facebook’ link and a picture of the door you created will automatically be posted to your wall so that you can get feedback and advice from your friends. You must be logged into Facebook.

If you are not a member of Facebook there is a way you can share a picture of your door. After you request your free quote an image of your door is saved with your selected options and emailed to you. You can than forward that email to whomever you like and get feedback. Learn more in the next section..

As you go through the designer and create the style of door you like best, the options you selected are saved automatically, so that you can easily submit it to us for a free price quote. Submitting this form does not obligate you in any way and your email address and personal information are kept in the strictest confidence.

When you choose the right company to install your new garage door opener you can be sure that you will experience all the intended features and enjoy it for a long, long time Please take a couple of minutes to watch this video. Although it begins a bit like a commercial, you will learn what to expect in a professional Garage Door Opener Installation and what to watch out for.

Guide For Buying Brand-New Garage Door And Opener

Although your garage is designed to house your car, most of the time it ends up being a store room for tools, bikes, things destined for the tip and who knows what else. Whatever you keep in it, you’ll need to be sure your garage door keeps things safe and secure. However, security is not the only consideration when choosing a garage door, as add style can also add value to your home.

  •  If you’re very sensitive to sound or have living space directly above or adjacent to a garage, a belt-driven or direct-driven model is your best choice.
  • If you live in a densely populated area, the signals from all of your neighbors’ garage door openers may interfere with your own opener. Look for a dual-frequency garage door opener, which automatically switches between two frequencies to reduce interference.
  •  This technology selects a new, nonrepeating access code from billions of possibilities every time you use the remote control. This keeps would-be burglars guessing at your opener’s code, and it also keeps your neighbor’s remote control from accidentally opening your garage door.
  •  If this feature doesn’t come standard with the unit you chose, it can generally be added as an option.
  •  This allows you to keep using your Garage Door Opener during power outages; however, it’s a rare feature, included only on a few higher-end models. Absent a battery backup, the garage door opener should have a manual release that will let you open and close your garage door by hand in the event of a power outage.
  •  Lights are standard equipment on all the garage door openers we evaluated. Look for lights that you can control independently of the door’s opening or closing; some models also come with a motion sensor to automatically activate the lights when you’re in the garage.
  • Smart/connected homes are becoming a thing of late. If you would like the ability to check on the status of your garage door (whether it is open or closed), or be able to open or close it remotely, a garage door opener that’s compatible with some type of Internet-connected controller is a must. In most cases the compatibility will be built in, but you’ll need to spring for an Internet gateway to connect to your home network. A few models have the gateway built in.

Choosing the Right Style

It’s important to pick a door that suits the style of your house. If you live in a Craftsman bungalow, for example, you might want something that looks like the swing-out doors found on garages behind early Craftsman houses. Manufacturers of modern roll-up doors make them in styles that mimic the old swing doors, complete with faux strap hinges on the sides and a pair of handles flanking a deep groove in the center.

Most styles, whether traditional or contemporary, feature panels, trim, and other detailing. Doors with true frame-and-panel construction tend to be sturdier than those with decorative detail that is merely glued or nailed on. Many styles have glass panels on the top row, which looks inviting from the street and brings daylight inside. You can also find roll-up doors with shatterproof glass or frosted plastic in all the panels, for a more modern look.

Common Garage Door Materials

Wood  Garage Doors: Wood offers a charm and authenticity that other materials merely mimic. Wood doors can be made locally in whatever size you need, and they stand up well to bumps from basketballs. The downside is that they require frequent repainting or refinishing, especially if you live in a damp climate.

Wood doors range from midprice to very expensive, depending on whether they consist of a lightweight wooden frame filled with foam insulation and wrapped in a plywood or hardboard skin (the least expensive) or are true frame-and-panel doors made of durable mahogany, redwood, or cedar. Wood doors usually carry a short warranty, perhaps only one year.

Steel Garage Doors: Metal is a better choice than wood if you don’t want a lot of maintenance. Steel leads the pack because it is relatively inexpensive yet tough. Bare steel rusts, so you need to touch up scratches promptly, and steel also dents.

Minimize this risk by choosing doors with sturdy 24- or 25-gauge panels rather than 27- or 28-gauge (the higher the gauge number, the thinner the metal). Or consider a steel door with a fiberglass overlay, which resists dents and doesn’t rust. Fiberglass will need periodic repainting or restaining, though, because the color fades over time.

High-quality steel doors may have lifetime warranties on the hardware, laminations between the steel and any insulation, and factory-applied paint. Budget doors tend to have shorter warranties on some components, such as paint and springs.

Aluminum: Inexpensive aluminum doors, once common, have largely been replaced by sturdy versions with heavy-duty extruded frames and dent-resistant laminated panels. Rugged and rust-proof, these are a wonderful choice — if you can spend $10,000 or so on a garage door.

Less expensive aluminum doors have aluminum frames and panels made of other materials, such as high-density polyethylene. Because of its light weight, aluminum is a good choice if you have an extra-wide double door; it won’t put as much strain on the operating mechanism.

Automatic Garage Door And Opener Repairs

Whether you are just looking for a reliable automatic garage door opener or you want a universal garage door opener, Action Door has it all. Our expert technicians and staff can help you choose the right Automatic Garage Door Opener that will fit the needs of your garage. If you’re in need of garage door opener repair,

Our technicians will come to you and provide you with expert advice and next steps to getting your opener repairs quickly and at a fair price.

Automatic garage door openers are relied upon to power the largest door in your house, day after day, year after year.  If your garage door is broken or poorly installed it may affect the performance of your Garage Door Opener.

If this is the case, contact us at Automatic Garage Door Openers Repairs Services Technology where our expert team can assist with diagnosing the problem and how to rectify it. Our nationwide network of dealers are also experts in garage door and automatic opener repairs and services.

We recommend that our automatic Garage Door Openers and importantly the door they are attached to, are serviced at least every two years.

As the largest moving object in your home, with numerous and complex parts, regular servicing of your door and automatic opener ensures efficient operation, long life and safety for your family.

A service may only take 15 minutes but it is a valuable investment to make and may avoid costly Garage Door Repairs over time.

Automatic Technology’s dealers have expert technicians that can travel to your home to service or repair your garage door and opener.