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3 of the Most Popular Types of Automatic Gates for Your HomeAutomatic gates have gained a lot of popularity in the recent years. Many of the residences in big cities, as well as bigger establishments in towns around the globe use automatic gates. The reason behind their increased popularity is that they offer convenience, security, and a great way to control the flow of people in and out of a property. Many people are familiar with automatic gates. However, they don’t know their various types or how they work. If you are not familiar with the common types of automatic gates, then read on. This guide lists the most popular automatic gate types so that you can make the best decision when choosing one for your home.

Following are 3 of the most popular types of automatic gates for your home:

1. Slide Gates
Slide gates are the most popular type of automatic gates in residential homes. They are also known as ‘V-track gates’ or ‘rolling gates’. Rollers are added to the gate to support it and aid in the gate’s movement. Sometimes slide gates require a metal track to be installed along the ground for proper functionality. Slide gates are a great option if you have limited space. Also, since a slide gate can work on an angle, it is ideal for you if your driveway is on a steep incline. By choosing an automatic slide gate, you won’t have to pay to have the ground leveled as it is required with an automatic swing gate.

2. Swing Gates
Automatic swing gates are attractive and offer the security that most homeowners are looking for in an automatic gate. Automatic swing gates are one of the most preferred choices for homeowners because they have the simplest mechanics, they are easy to install, and affordable. Although in many residential markets, they are being replaced by automatic slide gates, swing gates are still a popular choice. You can use an underground or pillar mounted system to install your automatic swing gate. Automatic swing gates require a lot of flat driveway space to operate due to the way they open and close. Because of this, they are not suitable for every situation.

3. Vertical Lift Gates
While these automatic gates are not the best looking, they are widely used due to their functionality and advantages. They are ideal for homes that don’t have enough space for a slide or swing gate. Vertical support towers are required to be installed on both sides of the automatic gate in order to help it move up and down. Apart from this, the height of the vehicles that will be using the gate is also an important factor to consider when installing a vertical lift gate as it needs to be lifted high enough to let the vehicles pass through.

Deciding which type of automatic gate to choose for your home is a big decision. These gates are expensive to install and they also need regular maintenance. If you are not sure what type of automatic gate would be suitable for you, then it is recommended that you hire the services of an automatic gate company to get helpful advice on what would suit your residence best.

For top-notch automatic gates for your home or business, Superior Gate Services is the trusted local choice.  To get ideas and to see some recent examples of our work, take a look at our gallery page. When you are looking for a new gate or any related equipment, we welcome you to either contact us through our website or call us at (855) 747-4283 and one of our friendly representatives will be glad to answer any questions you have, or arrange a free consultation with no obligation.

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I have to say that the service at Superior Gate Services was fantastic. Cindy first took my call and was super helpful and friendly.  We just bought a home that has an electric gate and we wanted it repaired and serviced.  She managed to get us into a slot the next day and called that next morning to give us a time range. Great follow-up! Our technician Sean (I hope I remembered his name correctly) was awesome and went through the repairs,  and gave several operating and home maintenance tips to my husband.  This company aims to please on all counts and delivers !!  We will be using them again and would definitely recommend them.


Kathy F - Fallbrook, CA

Superior Gate Services
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2016-06-21T16:27:20-07:00

Kathy F - Fallbrook, CA

I have to say that the service at Superior Gate Services was fantastic. Cindy first took my call and was super helpful and friendly.  We just bought a home that has an electric gate and we wanted it repaired and serviced.  She managed to get us into a slot the next day and called that next morning to give us a time range. Great follow-up! Our technician Sean (I hope I remembered his name correctly) was awesome and went through the repairs,  and gave several operating and home maintenance tips to my husband.  This company aims to please on all counts and delivers !!  We will be using them again and would definitely recommend them.

I got a quote the same afternoon I inquired, had the gate installed within a week, and Scott and his crew have always gone above and beyond to help out, even reconnecting my garage wires that the dog ripped out when they were just quoting me on the gate. If I've ever had any trouble, they go out of their way to come out promptly and help in anyway they can... Obviously without ever charging me for a visit. Highly recommend!!


Ashley L - San Diego, CA

Superior Gate Services
5
2016-06-21T16:27:47-07:00

Ashley L - San Diego, CA

I got a quote the same afternoon I inquired, had the gate installed within a week, and Scott and his crew have always gone above and beyond to help out, even reconnecting my garage wires that the dog ripped out when they were just quoting me on the gate. If I've ever had any trouble, they go out of their way to come out promptly and help in anyway they can... Obviously without ever charging me for a visit. Highly recommend!!

Nothing but positive things to say about this company. I had called them last week first when my automatic gate stopped working but then remembered that I had a home warranty so told them never mind but then it ended up not being covered. So I emailed them back and they called me the next business day and came over within an hour! Scott came out and told me it just needed some tuning up and the actual opener was in good shape and one of the best ones. So he did a tune up and he helped me change the code for my gate opener!


Megan J - Temecula, CA

Superior Gate Services
5
2016-06-21T16:28:14-07:00

Megan J - Temecula, CA

Nothing but positive things to say about this company. I had called them last week first when my automatic gate stopped working but then remembered that I had a home warranty so told them never mind but then it ended up not being covered. So I emailed them back and they called me the next business day and came over within an hour! Scott came out and told me it just needed some tuning up and the actual opener was in good shape and one of the best ones. So he did a tune up and he helped me change the code for my gate opener!

Called these guys off their positive yelp reviews after getting the run around from another contractor. They took my first service call and responded quickly and took care of the problem and worked around my schedule. Since that first call uv had two other properties needing their services and just like the first call no hassles. Show up take care of it and reasonable prices. They don't hit you with extras like some others do they fix the problem and then they do a full tune up and cleaning on the gate at the same time. My other contractor would charge extra to do the tune up. That's dumb. Just make it happen. That's what they do. They just make it happen without taking you to the bank. Thanks superior for being on the team, your a great asset.


Steve O - Temecula, CA

Superior Gate Services
5
2016-06-21T16:28:39-07:00

Steve O - Temecula, CA

Called these guys off their positive yelp reviews after getting the run around from another contractor. They took my first service call and responded quickly and took care of the problem and worked around my schedule. Since that first call uv had two other properties needing their services and just like the first call no hassles. Show up take care of it and reasonable prices. They don't hit you with extras like some others do they fix the problem and then they do a full tune up and cleaning on the gate at the same time. My other contractor would charge extra to do the tune up. That's dumb. Just make it happen. That's what they do. They just make it happen without taking you to the bank. Thanks superior for being on the team, your a great asset.
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