Traditionally, garages have swing doors. It is a huge hassle to manually open and close the garage doors whenever one wants to drive the vehicle out or to park inside the garage. In a manually operated garage, there need to have two persons to drive out or park in vehicles from/to garage. If the driver is alone, the job becomes even more difficult – open the garage door, drive out the vehicle, close the garage door and on the return, repeat the procedure once again. One would wish how convenient it would be if the garage door is automated and opens/shuts on its own! Considerations when choosing your garage door, it will increase your home appealing, increase your home value.
Well, with the advancement of technology, it is indeed possible to convert or install automated garage doors. With latest advances in technology, it is even possible to remote control garage gates through mobile phones these days!
Garage door is usually a large door so as to confine a vehicle within the door width. The door can be either manually operated or electric operated. The doors can be made from a number of materials – wood, metal, fibreglass, etc.. From the point of safety, the preferred material for the door would be metal. If you have a motorhome or caravan, you can have a big shed with a customized garage door to fit those vehicle’s height, read more at pros and cons of motorhome and caravan
Garage gates can be swing or sliding gates. If there is enough space in front of the gate, swing gates are ideal. However, if there is insufficient space in front of the garage, it would be necessary to install sliding gates. Sliding gates are more eye-pleasing and offer added security, simplicity and comfort to the property. Whether swing or slide, it is possible to automate the garage gates.
Automated gates are operated through sensors placed at strategic points or through a remote control that can be operated even from inside the vehicle so that the gate is opened when the vehicle reaches the garage gate to drive the vehicle in.
There are a number of providers in the Queensland State offering gate automation services. The service provides will only be happy to visit the garage location to check on the requirements, take measurements if necessary and offer a free quotation for the required service of for the gate system and installation. Most of these service providers will custom fabricate gates as per the required measurements and will install the same at the customer location. Many providers also offer the “do it yourself” option where standardized items are shipped with clear instructions for assembly and installation. Having said that, it is always preferable to let an expert do the installation as there would be number issues, minor and major, that the expert will know how to solve easily.
Another installation that is in vogue these days is the solar powered gate openers to save on energy and thus protect the environment.
There are a number of prominent automation experts located in the Queensland area such as Gate Automation, Garage Door & Roller Shutters Services – Oz Automation who provide gate repairs, servicing and installation of garage doors and gate systems, automated sliding and swing gates and doors, pedestrian gates, industrial automation and access control systems. There are also importers of well known overseas manufacturers who claim to provide better quality equipment.