Wooden electric gates are one of the many options you have to choose from once you have decided you’re in the market for an automated gate system for your residential or commercial property. In fact, there are so many options and choices to be made when it comes to getting the right gate system installed. Functionality, practicality, appearance, cost, maintenance and so many more considerations to be made.
We know it can be a little overwhelming, so our experts are always on-hand to offer advice and help you make the right choice for your property. That being said, we will take a look at some of the key facts surrounding wooden electric gates to help you make an informed decision.
There’s no denying that wooden gates, including solid wooden electric gates, have been around for a long time and can be considered to have a more traditional appearance. Of course, a wooden gate can also have a more contemporary look too. With wood having been used to make gates for so long, its a testimonial in itself - there must be something good about it right?
With the key considerations identified, we can take a look to see how solid wooden electric gates measure up to the requirements.
Wooden electric gates come in a wide variety when it comes to appearance and being visually appealing. In fact, here at ABCA, we don’t use off-the-shelf gates, all of our gates are custom-made, so there’s even more scope than usual when it comes to the design and appearance of your gate. Whether you’re going for a traditional look or a more contemporary look, a wooden electric gate can tick the boxes. Generally speaking, our gates are made from hardwoods including Oak, Iroko, Sapele and Idigbo - each with their own unique appearance. With all of our gates being custom- made, if you have a preference for a different wood to those mentioned, it’s not likely to be a problem. We can usually source the material you’d like and create the perfect solid wooden electric gate for you.
There’s likely to be a gate option that meets all of your functional requirements, but if in doubt you can call the experts here at ABCA for advice.
We also have some DIY maintenance tips specifically for wooden gates:
Regularly inspect your wooden gate. In doing so, you should be looking out for any loose screws or fittings, exposed wood, splits and cracks in the paintwork or finish, and any splits or cracks in the wood.
Protect the wood from the elements - treating and staining the wood to the timelines advised by your installer (often annually) will protect the gate from moisture damage.
Clean and wipe down your gate regularly. Bear in mind that different wood types will have different cleaning requirements. You should follow the advice given to you by the installer, specific to your wooden electric gate.
The team here at ABCA are specialists in what we do. We are here to help you understand all of the options available to you and to match the most suitable options to your needs, taking all things into consideration, including any timeframes and budget requirements you’re working towards. Get in touch.
ABCA Systems cover UK wide and with offices in key regions throughout the country, have the ability to supply, install and maintain electric automatic gates UK-wide. Our ABCA Automation head office is located in London and therefore proudly offer a same day site visit service across East, West, South and North London if there is appointment availability. Additionally, our London office is perfectly suited for the supply, repair and installation of electric gates and gate intercom systems across Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Essex, Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Berkshire and other home counties throughout the Southern counties. Look at taking the next step in upgrading your home security options by getting in contact with us to arrange one of our free no obligation home surveys with one of our in-house experts. By phone 0333 305 0142 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org now.