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5 Simple Ways to Reduce Noise Coming From Your Automatic Gate

We’re way past the days when the only choice was install noisy and clunky electronic gates that seemed to always have something wrong with them. In those days, you could hear a gate opening from way down the street. But, today, gates hardly make any noise, operate smoothly and don’t have all the mechanical problems they once had. However, they are man-made, electronic devices so you can expect some things to go wrong, but not anything like the good old days.

One of the easiest ways to know you might be experiencing a problem with your electronic gate is through how it sounds. Here are some ideas and tips to help alleviate any a noisy gate and not let the neighbors know every time you arrive or leave.

What To Do With A Squeaky Gate

All the bearings and moving parts that make contact need regular lubricating. You may need to follow the sound and check areas of the gate that aren’t the usual suspects.  Internal cogs and gear mechanisms can make a lot of noise if ignored. Use a lubricant that is rated for heavy duty use, or call OC Garage Door & Gates for automatic gate repair.

Check Your Technology

If your motor is old and outdated, you can probably expect it to be noisy. If you have an old brush motor, it can get gummed up and the brushes need to be replaced often. One the advances of today’s electronic gate technology is the brushless motor that allows for lower maintenance and a much longer lifespan. Brushless motors don’t heat up as much and operate much more efficiently than the old technology.

Chains Vs. Belts

If your gate still has chains, replacing them with belts will cut down on the noise significantly. Today’s belt systems run smoothly, quietly and last a long time.

Switch To An Underground Drive System

Above-ground drive systems are, by nature, noisy. Having an underground drive installed will cut down on noise in a big way. An underground drive system also cuts down on maintenance since it isn’t exposed to the elements.

Keep Your Gate Motor Clean

Keeping your gate motor free of debris like dirt, dust and moisture will help keep the noise down to a minimum. Anything that gets into your gate motor will slow it down and make it noisier, so regularly inspect it and remove any dirt and debris.

If problems with your gate motor go beyond simple maintenance and cleaning, OC Garage Door & Gates can help.

We serve Orange County with the area’s best residential and commercial automatic gate repair and installation. Call us today at 949-205-7699!

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