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The First-Time Buyers' Guide to Selecting a Driveway Gate

Materials and design styles

When it comes time to purchase a driveway gate, many buyers find themselves shocked at the wealth of material and design options they have to choose from. You'll be well-served by doing some casual research on these choices. Getting an idea for what you want (and what will work for your home) ahead of time saves hassle later. However, the right gate supplier/installer should be able to do a consultation and provide expert advice on what would work best for your property.

Equipment considerations

Much of the equipment that comes along with driveway gates today involves a little bit of a learning curve. Smart technology and other advancements have lead to the creation of some seriously impressive equipment-- but that won't help you if you don't know how to use it. Select a gate that comes with equipment you're comfortable operating.

You'll likely have an array of options to select from when it comes to the equipment that comes along with your driveway gate. Your choices may include:

Traditional gate systems which are operated with remote control transmitters, RFID-activated gates for more high-security applications, telephone entry systems, in-ground sensors, optional integrated camera systems, battery backups and surge protection.

Wise contractor selection

A huge component of your driveway gate's installation will come down to the contractor you select to perform the work. It's essential to vet contractors thoroughly and comb through their business practices in order to ensure you partner with a business that's trustworthy.

Installing a driveway gate is no joke-- that's why it's virtually never completed as a DIY job. The process calls for the use of specialized tools and a deep understanding of safety requirements, welding, metal-cutting, electrical work, and land grading. The contractor that you select to perform your installation will be responsible for all of these things and more, so you should never rush or gloss over the selection process.

Keep the following in mind as you peruse contractors in your area:

Their experience. How long have they been in business? What certifications do they have?Galleries and portfolios help paint a picture of their maintenance and service options. Many contractors offer preventative and reactive maintenance services. Opt for contractors who provide service contracts. Try to select a company who can complete future repairs reliably and in a timely manner.

At Raynor Garage Doors & Gates of Lexington, we serve clients throughout the entire Lexington metro area. We're a proud supplier of Liftmaster Elite, Viking FAAC, and Door King gate openers, telephone entry systems, and accessories. Raynor Garage Doors & Gates of Lexington is the only company in the state of Kentucky that's factory-certified to install and service Elite gate operators and telephone entry systems.

We have nearly forty years' worth of experience in garage door and gate installation and repairs. For customers on a time crunch, we're often able to offer same-day services. Our team stands behind the unparalleled quality of their work and we're proud to be the best choice for driveway gate installation in the greater Lexington area. 

Looking to learn more about our products and services? Call us today to schedule a consultation or speak to a member of our team. We're committed to ensuring that you receive the supplies and services it takes to help keep your property safe, secure, and protected.


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