During the cold, winter months, our gate openers get a bit worn down. Luckily for you, we’re here to give you a few tips to prevent gate-opener burnout this month!
TIP 1: Use ice melt on the rollers. Using ice melt on rollers helps prevent ice from building up in the first place. This reduces the possibility of needing to remove ice or the wheels freezing in place. It is important to note that ice melt can increase the risk of rust, so use sparingly.
TIP 2: Clear snow away from your gate. Physically removing snow from your gate may seem obvious, but it’s still worth noting. Even a small amount of snow can become packed in around your gate roller, which can make it move slower, or even stop moving altogether.
TIP 3: Leave your gate open. Depending on the forecast, it might be worth simply leaving your gate open to prevent potential problems. If ice is a strong possibility, avoid the worry of being locked in by a frozen gate and simply leave your gate open. However, if your gate does freeze, remember that we offer 24/7 emergency services!
TIP 4: Ensure that your gate has the correct lubricant. Oftentimes, lubricants are intended to be used within a certain temperature range. Make sure that your gate is lubricated with cold-weather lubricant.