An automated gate could be one of the most financially viable investments you ever make, as far as home security is concerned.

However, to keep your automated gate fully functioning condition for a long time, it’s important to keep it well-maintained.

Here are a few automated gate problems that you may face, as well as how to go about them:

The gate won’t open

It’s majorly frustrating when a gate refuses to either open or close. In this case, you’ll have to step out of the car and open or close it manually, which nullifies the entire point of an automated gate.

In most cases, this is nothing to worry about, and doesn’t necessarily mean that there is an operational error. Automated gates need an uninterrupted supply of electricity to function. That means it’s very likely that the malfunction is due to a power outage or wiring-related issue.

Other than that, gates also cease to work when they are set to manual mode. In this case, all you need to do is change the settings back to automatic mode.

A non-functional remote control

This usually happens due to the simple reason that batteries drain over time. We recommend checking your batteries and replacing them every few months so you never encounter this issue.

If this doesn’t work, you might need a new remote control. It’s also recommended to have a backup remote, so you don’t have to deal with the hassle of being stuck outside your home if one of them decides to act up.

A host of concerning noises

No one wants to own a gate that scares visitors away when it opens. In most cases, it’s easy to determine the source of the noise—either the rollers or the movement track has worn down.

Noises could be a result of a track that’s not lubricated. A single maintenance visit can help address this issue.

Lastly, gates can make strange noises if there’s a pest problem. If you leave your gate untended to for too long, vermin and insects can climb into any points of ingress. As a result, the gate’s motion will be affected, and it’ll create strange noises when used.


Easy Fix Nashville doesn’t just offer gate installation services; we can also help you deal with all security gate-related issues. Get in touch to learn more about our garage door repair services in Nashville.

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