Common Mistakes to Avoid When Buying an Automatic Gate Opener

There are some common mistakes you can avoid when shopping for the best automatic gate opener. You should start by visiting websites like and get a sense of the better options for automatic gate openers. In order to spot the best automatic gate opener, you need to filter out all of the gate openers that would not be suitable for your particular needs. The only way to determine this is to first get the measurements of your gate along with the weight of the gate. Without this vital information you could select a gate opener that is simply not powerful enough to move the gate. he drawback of picking the wrong sized gate opener is that the electric motor will wear out prematurely.

Identifying the Automatic Gate Opener that is Right for You

Start by investigating the company that has made the automatic gate opener, try to find out whether the organization that makes the automatic gate opener has an active product recalls. It goes without saying but we are going to say it, do not purchase your automatic gate opener from any company that has active recalls.  When you have filtered out the automatic gate openers that do not have active recalls you should confirm the gate opener is available and if so what is the asking price.

When comparing the prices note whether the retailer is going to include the cost of installation in the quote. You may be thinking that you will do the installation yourself and save a few dollars in the process, this is very dangerous thinking. These automatic gate openers need to have direct access to your electrical power supply at all times in order to function, if it is not wired properly it could malfunction leading to serious injury or even death so leave it to the experts. If the retailer includes the installation then all your problems are solved but the vast majority of the retailers out there will not include the installation.

What you can do is identify all of the licensed contractors in your area that provide automatic gate opener installations then confirm that they are fully licensed to do this type of work. If you hired someone who was not properly licensed and an accident happened you could be on the wrong side of the law so always insist on working with a competent professional. While the cost of hiring a professional will drive up the total cost of the automatic gate opener you are going to have peace of mind knowing it is done right so your warranty won’t be voided. If you attempted the installation on your own not only would you be putting yourself at risk but the warranty would be voided as well so it is not worth the risk, leave it to the experts. Now that you know what is involved in purchasing a new automatic gate opener you should start reviewing the various options that are available to you.