Motorization of a gate: the advantages

More and more households have been attracted by motorized gates for several years. You have two options before you: either motorize the gate you already have, or replace it with a motorized gate. In both cases, the costs will not be the least and it will be necessary to think carefully so that the motorization system is adapted to the configuration of the accommodation. If you are not yet convinced about gate motorization, we invite you to continue with the article to discover the advantages.

For optimal comfort

When your gate was not yet motorized, you had to get out of the car to open it and close it when you entered or exited. This situation is not very practical if it rains. With a motorized gate, you will no longer need to move to open it. Even when you have guests over, it is possible to open the gate from your sofa. This motorized gate will then bring you more comfort in your home.

For a higher level of security

No one is safe from theft and assault. It may happen that when you get out of your car to open your gate, someone can discreetly take your computer from the back seat of the car or that when you enter your car late at night, someone discreetly enters your home. With a motorized gate, you don’t need to get out of your car, which will make you safer if you come home late. Once your car is in, the gate will close directly. It should also be noted that motorizing a gate will increase its resistance to intrusion attempts.

For a farmhouse gate

Manual opening and closing wears out the gates a lot and also when you are in a hurry, you often tend to force the gate a little. The motorization will limit the blows it will receive and however rushed you are, you will have to wait for the opening and closing. A motorized gate may also be able to detect obstacles when opening or closing. This way, your gate will be more resistant to time and you can hope to have it for several years.

For more valuable accommodation.

If you choose a motorized gate unit, it is certain that you will improve the aesthetic appearance of your home. If you want to keep the wooden gate you have, it is also possible to motorize it. In both cases, if you want to resell your house, this motorized gate will be an asset and can be presented as an argument when negotiating the sale price.

The different types of motorization

For a swing gate, you can opt for the motorization with articulated arms or for the motorization with cylinders which has foldable arms. To motorize your swing gate, it is also possible to use the wheeled system which is the cheapest on the market. To have the motorization buried, you will need to prepare a larger budget and it is only suitable for new swing gates. These systems are not suitable for sliding gates. For these, it will be necessary to install a rail motorization. The latter will not be very aesthetic, but if you want to prioritize this aspect, you will have to take a self-supporting sliding gate.

We must not forget that this motor system runs on energy. You should then already prepare for your next electricity bill. You can opt for a solar motorization system so that your automatic gate does not weigh heavily on your energy costs.