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Why Automatic Gate Installation Is Not a DIY Project


If you’re getting a new automatic gate for your commercial or industrial property, you may be tempted to try saving money by installing it yourself. However, there are a few reasons why hiring a professional may be more cost-effective. Here’s why you shouldn’t make installing an automatic gate your next DIY project.


  1. You’ll save time and money. While hiring a technician may cost more upfront, you may save money in the long run. If you make a mistake, you may have to hire a professional to repair it or reinstall your gate correctly. Even if it works at first, if your gate isn’t installed correctly, it may not last as long as it should. A professional can get it right the first time, and you won’t have to replace it sooner than expected. An experienced fence technician will consider environmental conditions such as wind, drifting snow and sloping ground. The tech can modify the installation so that the gate works best under all these conditions.

  2. Pros have the right tools for the job. Installing an automatic gate requires specialized tools you probably don’t have in your tool shed. A professional fence technician will arrive with all the tools to complete the job efficiently.

  3. Pros reduce safety risks. Automatic gates can be dangerous and come with various safety mechanisms like sensors and loops. These safety features may not work if installed incorrectly, leading to a severely injured person or pet. A gate technician knows how these features work and can ensure your gate is safe.

  4. You can invalidate the warranty. New automatic gates come with a manufacturer’s warranty that could be voided if you fail to get your gate installed by a professional. Most warranty contracts won’t cover defects caused by improper installation.

  5. You can add security features. Access control features increase your security and can make them easier to operate. These systems can consist of cameras, intercoms, keypads, fobs or remote controls. These features require intricate wiring that’s best left to an experienced technician.


Gates and fence installation and repair in Toronto

At City Fence Inc., we carry the market's most durable gates and fence products. Our fence builders deliver expert installation and repair services to preserve the life of your fences, gates and railings. We can also design a custom security gate system for your commercial or industrial property anywhere in the Greater Toronto Area. Contact us today to learn more or request a free quote.

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