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Pacific Gates Inc Garage Doors, Automatic Driveway Gates, and More

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Pacific Gates Inc Garage Doors, Automatic Driveway Gates, and More

The Cost Of Electric Gates: A Price Analysis

There are too many little details and factors that make up the total cost of an electric (automated) gate. Consulting your insurance agent or contractor is a good idea, but you are the one who is paying. Choosing the cheapest option is a definite no-no, due to the simple fact that you get what you pay for. It's not always a viable option if you are looking for a suitable quality, and the choice depends on your needs when analyzing...


Painting Your Metal Gate: Useful Tips

Nothing freshens up the exterior of your humble abode as a squeaky clean, freshly painted metal gate. Proper maintenance can be very tedious when metal gates are in question. When the paint starts peeling, and rust starts appearing, where will you be? Cleaning takes a while and adding a new paint coating even more, but with these handy tips, your gates will look fantastic in no time. Mind The Weather First things first. Nobody wants a flash rain...


Lawn Work: Tips And Tricks For Properly Mowing Your Lawn

A well-tended lawn is what keeps the house exterior in harmony. That being said, mowing the lawn should not be taken lightly. Keeping your turf nice and tidy is an absolute necessity. This doesn't mean measuring every blade of grass, but it doesn't hurt to pay extra attention to the grass density and keeping a mowing schedule. We will look at some tips and tricks to make it easier for you: Taking Care Of The Lawnmower You will...


Preventing Pests and Bugs into Your Yard

Do you like to relax in your garden and not worry about pests and bugs roaming around? Do you have a garden that has been attacked by little creatures roaming free? Having a fence built in your yard can help keep those critters at bay. A fence that is at least 6 feet tall will ensure your privacy as well as minimize pests and bugs from ruining your garden. You will be able to enjoy your backyard more...


Do Garage doors greatly increase curb appeal?

Do Garage doors greatly increase curb appeal? Having an up to date aesthetically appealing garage door can drastically increase a home’s curb appeal. Thus increasing its market value and making the home appear more attractive. You may be wondering what is so important about curb appeal? Having high curb appeal raises the value of your home. The more attractive your house it from a street view the more value it has. This is very important especially if...


Pros and Cons of Horizontal Wood Driveway Gates

  Wooden Driveway Gates: Pros & Cons of Horizontal Designs Wooden Driveway Gates Come in Many Forms   Wooden driveway gates come in many shapes and sizes. One of the most popular varieties in recent years is horizontal driveway gates . Horizontal wooden driveway gates refers to driveway gates which are composed planks of wood on a metal frame, and oriented horizontally, instead of vertically. Here is an example of a horizontal wooden driveway gate :...


Newest Editions to Our Steel Driveway Gate Portfolio

We've been busy! Thanks to you all out there, we have been keeping very busy designing, installing, and repairing custom driveway gates across the Los Angeles metropolitan area and beyond!    We wanted to show you all some of the newest additions to our steel driveway gate portfolio, as we continue to hone our expertise and deliver the most beautiful and durable steel driveway gates in socal. Take a peek! We hope you enjoy!   ...


Automatic Driveway Gate Maintenance

Automatic Driveway Gate Maintenance Guide Generally speaking, automatic driveway gates require very little maintenance if installed correctly. However, by using the right kind of grease and lubricant on the moving parts of your gate, you can prolong its life by years. This article will discuss driveway gate maintenance requirements, the right tools, products, and how to maintain other parts of your gate system such as solar panels or control boxes.   We would like to start this...


Driveway Gate Ideas | Modern & Contemporary

Driveway Gate Ideas & Inspiration   The Styles of 2016 One of the most popular styles of driveway gates out there is Modern. Although modern and contemporary are actually two different styles, many people use them interchangibly. We hope that the following dirveway gates will inspire you when you choose your own design!   One of the most popular styles of gate that we have seen over the course of 2016 is are gates...


Selecting the Right Automatic Gate Opener for You

How to Pick the Right Automatic Gate Opener  So you have picked out your perfect gate: chosen the material, design, size, and color. Now you have to decide how you want to utilize your fancy new automatic gate. Will your gate slide open? Will it swing open? Do you want to use a remote to open it? Perhaps an intercom system would be better? There are many options on the market from which you can choose. This...


The Secret DIY Way to Restore Wooden Gates Better Than a Pressure Washer

There is a Better Way To Restore Wooden  Gates Than A Pressure Washer We Were Skeptical when we first heard of this method - We've been in the business of gates and wooden gates for years and years. Over that time, we have certainly seen some wacky DIY tips go wrong, and have heard of miracle solutions that turned out to be a huge waste of time and money. So, you can imagine how skeptical we were...


Neighborhood Safety Takes More Than Fences| Ways to Lower Crime Rate

Safety is on all of our minds- And as news events continue to happen, and we are shown over and over the amount of violance that exists out in the world, safety concerns rise sharply, and family units tend to turn inward, and focus on a tight unity between family. An unintentional consequence of this natural reaction to protect our nuclear family unit is that communities and neighborhoods tend to fragment, and eventually a once unified community can become...


Wrought Iron Automatic Driveway Gates | All You Need to Know

All You Need to Know About Wrought Iron Automatic Driveway Gates     So you have taken the step to add security and beauty to your home by having an automatic driveway gate installed. The next step is to decide which material will suit your needs, space restrictions, and budget. This article is all about wrought iron automatic driveway gates; and in it, we will cover all that you need to know, including maintenance, estimated cost,...


Electric Driveway Gates Are Not Just For Mansions

  You don't have to have a huge house to have a driveway gate - There seems to be a commonly held misconception that only houses fit for the hollywood hills should get automatic gate systems. This couldn't be further from the truth! As a homeowner, you deserve the added security and added equity that is afforded by installing an electric driveway gate, regardless of whether your home is a cozy 2 bedrroom on a quiet suburban...


How to Restore Your Driveway Gate to Its Original Beauty

  How to Restore Your Fence or Gate to its Original Luster A fence or driveway gate is a substantial investment, and as such it is important to many home owners for their fence to last as long as possible without looking too worn from exposure to the elements. Regular maintenance does wonders for prolonging the life of a fence or driveway gate, but sometimes a fence will need something extra. This article explores the best...


Do Driveway Gates Deter Criminals? The Surprising Statistics

  Do Driveway Gates Deter Burglaries? Keeping our homes and our families safe is always on the forefront of our minds. We all want to feel safe in our homes, and have peace of mind that when we are not home- our property and our things are safe and secure.  How do we accomplish this? By making our homes as unattractive and they can be to potential criminals.   This article examines some burglary statistics...


FAQ: Automatic Driveway Gates

So you have decided to purchase an automatic driveway gate- but deciding on the various options can seem overwhelming. This blog is taken straight from the mouths of our clients- it includes the most common questions we get asked, plus some additional information we think  you may find extremely helpful!   1. Can't I just install the gate and opener myself? Installing an automatic driveway gate is not a job we would recommend for anyone...


Advantages of a Wood Driveway Gate

  Advantages of a Wood Driveway Gate If you have already made the fantastic decision to protect your home and family with the added security of a driveway gate, then your next step is to decide on which of the various materials available on the market is best suited to your needs. The three most common types of automatic driveway gate are: Wood Steel Wrought Iron   This article...


How to Stain Your Wood Driveway Gate

  A Step-by-Step Guide to Staining a Wooden Driveway Gate What you'll need   Sand Paper Drop Cloth A Wood Stain (or paint) Paint Roller Painter's Tape Tack Cloth <li? Paint Brush Pressure Washer (if needed) Step 1: Prepping Your Surface You will need to start with a clean surface that is free of as much dirt and debris as you can. For...


What Type of Chain Lubricant to Use on Your Automatic Gate Opener

Chain Lubricant : Which One Should You Use?   Chain Lubricant is likely one of the most important tools in your maintenance arsenal for prolonging the life of your automatic driveway gate . In this article, Pacific Gates explores the different types of chain lubricants available on the market, ending with our pick for the best chain lubricant to use with your Automatic Driveway Gate   1. WD-40 This is probably the most common household...


Automatic Driveway Gates | Ideas

Automatic Driveway Gates offer Luxury, Safety, and Functionality for your home Pacific Gates knows the importance of safety and security when it comes to your family or dwelling. When deciding on an automatic driveway gate there are many variables and styles that most people wouldn't consider. Take a moment to look at our slide show of previous driveway gate installations, for some visual inspiration. Each slide also offers a bit of important information regarding the requirements for a driveway gate...


Residential and Commercial Steel Gate Information

Pacific Gates: Residential and Commercial Steel Gates. Most driveways can accommodate the installation of a new automatic driveway gate, but keep in mind there must be enough space to open the gate when a vehicle is parked on the driveway, as well as space for the gate operator. If your driveway already has a functional manual gate then it is possible in most cases to utilize the gate you already have and install an electric gate operator for it ....


Telephone Entry Systems: Keeping You Property Secure

Telephone Entry Systems Telephone entry systems are ideal for small, medium, and large commercial or industrial facilities, and also for those California Residents who keep privacy and security as a top priority. These systems can provide visitors access control to all kinds of buildings in Los Angeles, including: -Apartment buildings -Gated communities -Residential properties -Condominiums -Office buildings -Industrial sites Telephone entry systems work by allowing residents to communicate directly with visitors, at which point they may either grant or...


Garage Doors, and Garage Door Opening Devices

Many of our esteemed clients are unaware that beyond our standards services- we here at Pacific Gates also offer a variety of other services to help improve your security and comfort. Garage Doors Installation We also install beautiful, sturdy, custom made garage doors. Our garage doors will add a splash of style and sophistication to your home- as well as adding safety and security to protect your home and your family. Take a look at all of our...


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