How to Prepare Your Automatic Gate for the winter

Ensuring that your automatic swing gate works effectively during the winter requires some simple maintenance tips that make all the difference. Inclement weather can cause havoc on electrical systems but there are a few simple ways to avoid this.

Caring for your automatic gate during winter  

Check gate operator belts to ensure that they are in good condition. Replace them if they show any sign of wear. Common problems to look out for include stress fractures, cracks and divots.

Next, grease the hinges and all moving parts according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Refer to your user’s manual to ensure that you do not miss any gate hardware that needs to be greased. Freezing temperatures can cause extra strain on the opening and closing system so greasing helps the gate to move as smoothly as possible.

Lastly and most importantly, ensure that you have a quality gate in the first place. Gate providers such as Magic Button Automation offer high-quality automated gate systems that are easily able to withstand extreme temperatures with little maintenance on your part. Your gate provider or installer can also suggest additional maintenance tasks for the specific type of gate.

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