Automatic Gates That Really Work Are Our Specialty

If you have ever owned a property with driveway gates, you know that they can be one of the nicest things you own, or can be a challenge. Too often metal driveway gates can be a point of frustration, or concern if it is going to work like it should “this time” especially when the weather is bad. Many things affect the proper action and operation of a gate, including gate design and weight, how it was installed and hangs, and most of all, the automatic gate opener system. It is important to also note that the right gate for the location has to installed in the correct manner. Some applications are perfect for a wide swing gate, and others need a sliding gate to accommodate a tight turn in radius or other space concerns. Hiring a qualified supplier and installer of automated gates can solve a myriad of challenges for your automatic gate project before they happen.

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Why Are Automated Gates Sometimes a Challenge?

One of the biggest issues with having an automatic gate installed is how well the company that is doing your job knows the climate and conditions of your area. At Island Overhead Door Ltd., we always walk a client’s potential site before providing a free quote for any gate installation. Our many years of experience combined with being local offers us an edge to catch potential issues in a property layout, access and egress, or location before it becomes a headache. Things like a clear line of signal are critical for an automatic gate opener installation. The ground surface also makes a difference, especially if your application requires sliding driveway gates instead of a swing gate. We will even ask if you have pets that need to stay in or pesky animals that need to be kept out when we measure and assess the best product and type of automatic gate for your particular property and needs.

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garage door installation

When you decide to install a garage door, whether during a new build or have need to replace an old one, it is an investment.

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At Island Overhead Door Ltd. we know that a stuck, non-functional, or uncooperative garage door can be a big problem.

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We pride ourselves in creative and secure automatic gate solutions for any application.

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What You Need Is a Good Functioning Driveway Gate

Gates and gate openers tend to be affected by wind, moisture, lightning, power surges, and general terrain challenges. They also need to be well manufactured and finished to hold up to changes in weather, warm and dry summer sun, and the occasional winter windblasts that happen in our area. Those are all reasons that solid, reliable, proven over time in our conditions materials and parts need to be used in every gate opener installation in the greater Vancouver Island region. Island Overhead Door Ltd. has been in business installing overhead garage doors, aluminum fences and gates, automatic gate openers, and a wide range of commercial securing equipment since 1979. We don’t want you caught out in the wind or rain having to open a gate or door when the automatic system mysteriously fails. We are dealers for a number of companies, all with tried and true histories of quality materials and long serviceability.

Sliding Driveway Gates Solve Space Problems

Among the wonderful things about Vancouver Island are the many picturesque historical properties in the area. Some of those neighborhoods have narrow streets with limited access to the drive servicing a home or business. In many of those situations a traditional swing gate requires too much space to operate fully, limiting the choices for a secure, protective gate installation. Other challenges are in agricultural applications where a swing gate could afford more chances for livestock to escape or damage to occur to surrounding crops.  A sliding driveway gate that tucks itself away automatically might be a great solution to those property layout challenges.

Sliding gates move side-to-side, often moving behind a building, or through a hedge. If a property is fenced it is especially easy to utilize a sliding fence with an automatic opener to facilitate ease of entry and exit beside a building, row of trees, or other fixed object. Space efficient automated gates also solve the tugging and pulling of a heavy gate in inclement weather, and assure your property is protected. Call Island Overhead Door Ltd. for a visit by our experienced staff of installers. They can assess your particular needs and offer a free quote to install the best automatic gate solution for your home or property.

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Need Custom Gates? We Can Help

Many local gate installations would benefit from custom design. It might include specialized steel work, extra secure panels or materials, an unusual shape or size, or even the colors that need to match company requirements, local ordinance, or building aesthetics. In higher security operations it could include specialized touch pads or other technology features to make sure access to your building or property only happens when and by whom you want. Call or send in the contact form for a free walk of your project. We will meet with the personnel from your operation that can share what you need, and we will then create a custom quote for your particular application. We pride ourselves in creative and secure overhead door and automatic gate solutions for any application.

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