Surfliner Fence Company Blog

Within the pages of our fencing blog you’ll find helpful articles and interesting insights about everything that’s related to fences, gates and metal fabrication.

Are your gates starting to sag?

If gates haven’t been installed as carefully as they should have been – or perhaps sometimes just due to the passage of time – then they can start to sag a little. This also means they might not function effectively. A range of installation factors helps prevent sagging. These include depth of post holes and…
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Prepare your automatic gate for winter

Fall is finally here, and as you enjoy the beautiful orange and yellow autumn leaves, don’t forget to winterize your automated gate systems. The last thing you want is your automatic gate failing to open or close in the middle of winter. Here are three things you need to do to prepare your automated gate…
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Common signs that your gate needs to be repaired or replaced before winter

During winter, automatic gate systems that aren’t running optimally can break down entirely as a result of exposure to cold temperatures and the elements. If your automatic gate has any of the following problems, it’s time for a preseason inspection: The gate drags the ground or moves slowly. These problems commonly occur with gate weight…
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Why DIY fence installation is a bad idea

Are you thinking of installing your own fence? Whether it’s a board and post fence or a wrought iron fence, choosing the DIY approach isn’t a good idea. Here’s why: You probably don’t have the experience and skills required to properly install your fence. Instead of spending hours watching installation videos, you’ll save a lot…
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Reasons that an automatic gate starts to drag the ground

As with manual residential and commercial gates, automatic gates can start to slide or swing along the ground when they open and close. This problem can occur for several reasons: The contractor who installed your gate did it incorrectly. For example, the gate is too big for the operator to handle or the gate lost…
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How often should automatic gates be serviced?

Proper care and maintenance of your automated gate systems are vital in ensuring its safety features function correctly. It also prevents failures that can cause major disruptions to your day-to-day operations. Generally, you should service your automated gate systems at least once every six months. However, this depends on your mode of operation and your…
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Tips for increasing the longevity of your automated gate

Installing automated gate systems in your property secures your home by keeping unauthorized people and cars out. However, poor care and maintenance of your gate can affect its functionality and reduce its lifespan. Here are some maintenance tips that can help you increase the longevity of your automated gate. Keep your automated gate clean Be…
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Keeping your children safe with an automatic gate

Automated gate systems are beneficial in keeping strangers, wild animals, and thieves away from your home. However, improper installation can pose a danger to your kids. For instance, a motion sensor that isn’t correctly programmed or installed won’t detect a kid playing around the gate, resulting in a severe accident. Here are some ways you…
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Should you get an arched or straight driveway gate?

There are many benefits to having both an arched and a straight driveway gate. However, many factors go into deciding which one to choose for your driveway. Below are a few of the things that should be taken into consideration: Home style Not sure which style gate you should choose? Look to your home for…
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Which fence style might be perfect for your property?

Installing a fence, whether of a reasonably short length, or around a substantial property, means a choice of some superb options. These include: Ranch Tee and Post: steel poles and wire are a terrific choice for corralling any livestock Redwood Privacy: delivers security matched to the stunning appearance of high-quality cedar Split Rail: is a…
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Automated gate features that are ideal for long driveways

Installing an automated gate at the edge of your long driveway is an excellent way of providing your home with extra security and protection. It also allows your children and pets to play along the driveway without the risk of intruders. However, to increase the functionality of your automated gateway in your long driveway, have…
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Popular custom wrought iron gate elements

A driveway gate does more than help a home or business owner protect their property. It also serves as a first impression. As a result, many people customize their wrought iron gates with certain scenarios in mind. A property owner might select custom elements that make their gate look militaristic and intimidating to scare away…
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